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Highlights of Fall/Winter 2010 Part 2

Mar 18

continuing on my favourite collections of the season…

Anna Sui

The perpetual hippie, Anna Sui, produced another signature collection layering knits, furs and Art Nouveau prints.  I love the burgundies and earth tones used in the collection and the way in which multiple patterns were mixed to piece together complex eye candy. Some of my favourite pieces include the fur trimmed moccasins and the creative take on leopard print. Complete collection here.

Blumarine

Anna Molinari’s Blue Marine fashion collection was all fun and kitsch with it’s glitzy looks for Fall 2010 collection. As ultra girly as ever Blue Marine offered outfits decked out in silvery sparkle, animal print and lots of fringe. Shiny leather rocked out some of the looks, punctuating in deep blacks an otherwise light pastel palette. Complete collection here.

Burberry

Christopher Bailey created a strong showing for Burberry, with his burnt colour pallet and endless stream of wearable coats in every desirable silhouette. From military to oversized to prim-and-proper Burberry had it all without losing any cohesion in the collection. Thigh high leather boots, wrapped bodice dresses and amazing textured fabrics completed the look. See complete collection Here.



Highlights of Fall/Winter 2010 Part 1

Mar 17

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Minimalism might be the spirit of this season but it was the collections that displayed  luscious fabrics, extravagant embellishment and the touches of playful fantasy that caught my eye. The following are a few of my favourite collections this season.

Andrew Gn

It is easy to love Andrew Gn’s collection what with it’s liquid like satins, opulent lace embellishments and Rococo styling. His mostly black and charcoal colours were offset by a few muted tones in reds, yellows and greens but it was his various styles of military jackets that were the show stealer. See whole collection here.

Unique

Topshop’s Unique collection should first be applauded for whoever their choice of genius styler was. The array of furry animal hats, antlers and the bushy caveman eyebrows showed a sense of humour while the clothing was skilfully detailed and very wearable. Surely to be a hit with this seasons buyer. See full collection here.

Kane

Not generally the biggest fan of Christopher Kane, I was quite taken by his combination of lace, leather and embroidery in this season’s collection.  The bright colours in blues, pinks, yellows and purples were a stark contrast to the black and created almost folkloric, hand-crafted look. See entire collection here.



More from Spring 2010 Runway

Oct 30

Favorite of A listers and critics alike, Marchesa has struck a chord amongst the fashion elite with their unquestionable glamour and sophistication. The opulent gowns of this season collection, were inspired by the opera Madame Butterfly and featured couture tailoring in their exquisite kimono wraps, show stopping ruffles and amazing, paper-esque cutouts. Their collection can be viewed in full here. Check out their website here for past shows and info.

Marchesa

Known for his intricate embroidery, Mumbai born, Naeem Khan has scaled back his evening wear this season and has come up with a more youthful and accessible collection filled with desirable separates. I especially loved the little embroidered dresses, which looked to me something out of a Nordic fairytale but could just as as well have been inspired by the bright luscious fabrics and beautiful motifs of India. See the entire collection here.

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Prints, beautiful colour prints!

Oct 15

Part 1

Soo… It’s been a while since my last post, apologies for that! Life has been busy but I will try to make up for it. I have been scrambling to catch up on all my work as well as researching the fashion shows I missed this season. I am in the mood for colour these days and some collections caught my eye for their brilliant prints and colour combinations.

Marc Jacobs, the ever favourite of New York Fashion Week showed his younger label ‘Marc‘ to an eager crowd this season. I loved the youthful, playful silhouettes and combination of prints. The overall look as usual from Jacobs was a beautiful homage to vintage and was nicely styled with extra large bows.

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In Paris, Dries Van Noten produced a collection that as a whole was a bit inconsistant and could have done with a bit of editing. When he did strike the right chord though, his pieces were amazingly beautiful and elegant. His ethnic fabrics ranged in colours from purples, mustard yellows, oranges, the deepest burgandies and blues and brought to mind exotic lands of Morroco and the Far East.

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Dai Fujiwara designer for Issey Miyake, showed an interesting mix in Paris this season. The show started off with simple cuts in pale shades and abruptly changed to a psychedelic pallette paired with strange knits. Although there was not a lot of sense to be made with greatly varied looks in his collection there were some stand out pieces that caught my eye. Hand dyed clothes in brilliant colours, amazing prints, a celtic textile (inexplicably thrown into the mix), and a creative way of draping his fabrics make the collection worth note.

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One of the first design labels I started to follow, Kenzo never fails to create something that dazzles the eye and inspires the imagination. This season has not fallen short of expectations as Kenzo paints a scene of a dessert nomad, styled in beautifully sumptuous colours and textures. As well as following this seasons top trends such as large waisted Kimono style belts and ultra sheer fabrics, Kenzo has created a collection that is sure to please the fans.

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Graeme Black

Feb 26

Lately I have been tied up researching textiles, completing various self-projects and muddling about with my fashion homework from Central St. Martins. My brain is spinning at the moment so I decided to take a breather and make a post. Even though it feels like only a few weeks ago Spring was parading down the catwalk, the newest fashion season is already upon us. I am eagerly awaiting several collections but it was one collection that caught my eye today. With the lovely backdrop of Spencer House and the ostentatious eighteenth-century decor, Graeme Black presented a glamourous ensemble. Graeme says he was inspired by the Natural History museum, marbled prints and crystaline textures. I definately see 1940s and a hint of Blade Runner thrown in with the styling but whatever the case he shows unique well tailored pieces for those wanting to make an entrance. See full collection here.

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Three Lovely Vintage Ladies

Aug 18

I recently came across these three amazing vintage connoisseurs. Each has their own impeccable fashion sense, unique style and quirky way of combining their rare finds into gorgeous vintage looks. If you are into vintage and haven’t checked these sites, do so now. First row – The Snail and the Cyclops. Second row – Sally Jane Vintage. Third row – Liebe Marlene.

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