Dansk Sp/Su '12 Cover: Freja Beha by Christian Brylle
Thursday, 29 March 2012
Wednesday, 28 March 2012
With the renaissance of the minaudière as trendspotters' most-clutchable accessory, jewellery house Anndra Neen could not be more apt and on-point with the latest release of their own delightfully sculptured renditions. Sisters Pheobe and Annette Stephens (granddaughters of famed painter, sculpter, and jewellery designer Annette Nancarrow, and avant-garde composer Conlon Nancarrow ...a No-Big-Deal notable) artfully sculpt mixed metals and silver into eclectic and worldly wearables at artisan studios in Mexico City...
I love the antique aesthetic of the pieces; as if they're resurfaced relics fromt the depths of the sea, which ties in perfectly to this season's play on ocean life. I'm feeling a particular personal yearning for that Open Cage Clutch. Although, one must be wary of what one chooses to tote along...with an open concept like that, the day-old rule of 'not looking through a woman's bag' need not apply...
Thursday, 22 March 2012
Wednesday, 21 March 2012
Tuesday, 20 March 2012
Friday, 16 March 2012
It's always exciting to see a new creative talent on the rise, but what of an entire culture? At the beginning of the month, ARISE magazine once again played host to leagues of Nigerian Fashion Week style scouts for a celebration of African derived talents. In its second year, ARISE Fashion Week displayed designers from within and without the continent who found inspiration in African culture. Many a delightfully patterned catwalk was to be seen, but a personal favorite was Cote d'Ivoire couturier Laurence Chauvin Buthaud of Laurence Airline...
Working with Ivory Coast craftsmen and women for the fabrication of his garments, Laurence is striving to prove that "fashion and cultures can successfully collaborate to create possibilities for the future." And what a future it shall be. In the creation of these street style gems, Buthaud is building a base for an economy in a community that has been struggling with violence and political unrest for a decade. Currently, the designer is working on plans for a learning space where youth will be taught fashion skills such as sewing and knitting.
And so, you go Laurence Airlines, you look fly, and you help pull a community out of the economic pits. I believe what we have here is a win-win kind of deal...
Monday, 12 March 2012
Thursday, 8 March 2012
Designers were feeling volume, straight cuts, and short fits for our nether regions in the A/W 2012 season...
|Calvin Klein Collection|
|Top Shop Unique|
Tuesday, 6 March 2012
For now, we wait. Although, I must say that with all of these high-profile design house takeovers going on this season, the fresh starts of the Spring 2013 season could not seem farther away...
Friday, 2 March 2012
This is Maarten Donders. He is a crusader for the fading craft of poster and album art. Nostalgic stylings, whimsical lines and coloring, and dark matters marry in some of the most kick-ass cover art I've seen this side of the 1970s. He also keeps a collection of illustrated musings in his moleskine that are rather nice to look at...
Hats off to you Donders for keepin' it real in the face of MP3s, pint-sized Cover Flow, and Facebook music event pages!