While viewing Armand Basi's Spring / Summer 09 collection, a previous buy sprung to mind, a sheer top I got a little while ago mainly because it had a dragon print on it, however seeing this collection led to a few improvisations with the sheer top which has become one of my favourite pieces in my wardrobe at the moment...
25 September 2008
24 September 2008
Music and Fashion often intersects and I love artists that often do this, over the last few years, there has been a rise in Female musicians who take pride in their personal style, for example the likes of Roisin Murphy, Dandi Wind, Ebony Bones, and so many more.
There have been some more female musicians I have recently become very fond of, not just their music but more with their personal style which I thought I might share with you all, here are a few of my favourites
The Broken Hearts - Includes Nisha Thirkell and Amber Jane Butchart, influenced by the likes of Josephine Baker and Marlene Dietrich, their style is very retro, vintage, 20's flapper girls.
I particularly love Paloma's stage costume's, some of which have been designed by Petra storss which offer services such as designing stage costumes, art direction and Props. Some clients include the likes of NME Magazine.
This is the mirror dress...
Posted by Thérèsa at Wednesday, September 24, 2008
16 September 2008
I absolutely love the prints in this collection, especially the glittery/beaded jersey in the first picture, the leg wear in this collection is absolutely adorable (I want them all... nothing greedy about that, besides I can never have enough tights) particularly the polka dot tights and pink knee-highs.
Posted by Thérèsa at Tuesday, September 16, 2008
15 September 2008
Personally Rodarte's SS09 collection as well as that of Alexandre Herchovitch and Jonathan Saunders completely stood out and amazed me during the Spring 09 New-York Fashion week.
In this article, the sister's discuss their inspiration for their SS 09 collection , this completely shed a new light on the way I see the collection and a better understanding of how the whole collection came about. It apparently took two months with an art dyer to get the right shade of print and colour for the pieces in their collection.
The sister's obsession with Japanese horror movies and the colour red were inspirations, particularly the red from the DVD cover of Korean movie - A tale of two sister's, which I have heard a lot about as well as some great reviews... another must buy on DVD then. Another inspiration was the film Pretty in Pink which I remember watching and led to my obsession with Molly Ringwald and her style, she was also in the film The Breakfast Club... Uber cool, guilty pleasure movies, a little cheesy (a necessity for 80's teen movie) however I would recommend them for a fun weekend watch.
The article described a silk dress which was smudged with a vicious black from the collection as if "Channel's little sister fell down a well, emerged with a dead stare of the possessed and hair over her face"... this is what I'll call a perfect description for some of the pieces in Rodarte's SS09 collection (in a good way and also a compliment).
Posted by Thérèsa at Monday, September 15, 2008
10 September 2008
Posted by Thérèsa at Wednesday, September 10, 2008
09 September 2008
Sometimes you when you come across something so great and wonder how on earth did this pass me by and why haven't I seen this before, well this was the reaction that kept running over and over again in my head when I came across and went through Anna Holvik's work, Holvik recently graduated from Central Saint Martins, 2008 to be precise.
Anna Holvik's has previously assisted Richard Nicoll for some work experience, after which she was taken on by Lanvin in Paris where she worked under in Alber Elbaz.
This variety of work experience must have come in very useful and probably influenced her graduation collection which is extremely impressive.
The concept behind her graduate collection was initially inspired by science fiction cinema and Eco politics which then led to making use of engineered materials, illusions of transparency and ideas of protection.
Their are many pieces from the collection that are very complexly structured, for example the structure of the coat is maintained with the use of parachute inspired harnesses. The layers and structure of the pieces in this collection are quite complicated, however this complexity is toned down with the use of absolutely beautiful colours which include floral colours as well as Tye dye.
The pieces in the collection also include materials like weaves, transparent or sheer fabrics, hand-knitted cords and metal silver snakes.
With work like this, I am very sure and hoping Anna Holvik is going to be a name we'll all be hailing as the, (as much as this term makes me cringe) "the next big thing" in the near future.
Posted by Thérèsa at Tuesday, September 09, 2008
07 September 2008
The Autumn 08/ 09 film features the very dashing Simon Woods appearing in three frames on the screen, the film is directed by filmmakers from Colonel Blimp, a London company who have made music videos for the likes of Massive Attack and many more.The film is visually stunning and looks quite complicated in terms of the technology used.
The music used is a mix created by Michel Gaubert who does Colette’s mix Cd's and runway soundtracks for a variety of designers. His mix for this film includes music from the likes of LCD Sound System,Lou Reed, Portishead and many more which adds an element of fun to the film.
Stefano Pilati made use of women's fabrics to make all the pieces for the YSL Menswear Spring 09 collection, he portrays this feminine and soft element for the Spring 09 film which is more airy, dream like and romantic. The film is very visually beautiful, it features another dashing actor, Jack Huston, however I think my favourite of the two has to be the Autumn 08/09 film.
The two films are shown below...
Posted by Thérèsa at Sunday, September 07, 2008
04 September 2008
Posted by Thérèsa at Thursday, September 04, 2008