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Lanvin Fall/ Winter 2011- 2012

Much more then a clever piece of advertising,  Lanvin displays its youth and vitality under the clever direction of Alber Elbaz. Opening scene, we can see, what we can assume as socialites, adorned in Lanvin; ready for a night of festivities. The backdrop, is the classicism we associate with Lanvin. but the subject at the foreground highlights a modern youth; the next generation for the brand, and the next generation of Lanvin.

Frankly, it’s just quite fun to watch.

Stay tuned till the end, someone makes a special appearance!

Till next time

Mo.

Get ready for 2013… with Marc by Marc Jacobs.

Spring 2013; Marc by Marc Jacobs takes you on a tour to the past. Alluding to the 80’s via a modern channel of clashing checks and stripes. The layered aesthetic gives us a slightly bohemian feel. A carefree lifestyle characterised by the contrasting colours, matching hues and clashing bold prints. The youthful vibe of this label is never diminished, the loose and relaxed cuts and fit of the garments in its array of playful colours preserves this. 


Resort 2013 features the greatest hits of fashion. Sound pieces from decades passed are reworked and remastered into a ‘new-vintage.’ The camouflage print is reworked into a younger and more playful military inspired piece, by adding a simple pale blue spot in to the traditional camouflage print. This blue spot is added within various prints and looks throughout the collection, from the embossed dots on the leather on leather ensemble, to the denim on denim ripped jeans. This feature, shared amongst this rather eclectic collection binds it together. The overall use of contrasting prints, light knits, textures and colours is used in keeping with the youthful and vibrancy of the label. The casual attire is characteristic through the use of soft cottons and loose silhouettes, which evokes comfort and activeness.

Till next time,

Mo.

Face to Face: Karl Lagerfeld with Net-a-Porter.com

An interesting and enchanting interview with Karl Lagerfeld by none other then Karl Lagerfeld himself. See the slightly humorous and quirkier side of one of the world’s most renowned Fashion Designer as he discuses ‘the muse’, being chic and what it takes to be Karl.

Till next time.

Mo.

Swedish Hasbeens… My first Swedish love

As our tutor periodically reminds us, designers are visual people and what is more visualising then the nostalgic images of Swedish Hasbeens Spring/ Summer 2012 collection of delectable candy coloured clogs.

Revitalising the 1940’s/ 50’s active wear scene, brought to light comfort and a rejuvenating lifestyle.  

The beautiful images echoes the playful colour palette and the liberating energy, sport and leisurewear brought. The video artfully documents movement and our alliance with fashion on our feet. The wonderfully choreographed sequences not only showcase this delightful collection, but also the sculpture of the human body and its perfection.   


Be inspired: http://www.swedishhasbeens.com/inspiration.php

Till next time

Mo.

Confessions of an Internet shopping addict… 1

I must share; since I discovered ‘MOSSMAN' late last year, I haven't been able to bypass this label ever since.

Mossman encompasses the beautiful (and often hard to achieve) idea of ‘less is more’.  Using colour as the inspiring medium, the collections which I have acquainted myself with, uses classic and simple cuts; yet challenges this by using a combination of fluid and stiff fabrication.

The collection displayed is from the current ‘Chemical Romance’ collection. I love the Bold and energetic colours in this collection. The combination of metallic knits, leather pants and striking prints gives these looks a great tactile quality.

Unfortunately, the website doesn’t showcase all pieces in store, but does provide a great teaser.

Till next time…

MO.

Burberry Prorsum Womenswear Autumn/Winter 2012…

Taking a few cues form Burberry for the upcoming winter; accessories is key and colour blocking is here to stay. 

Bright pop colours of summer has been replaced by deeper hues and natural shades; teal, crimson and mustard replaces the emerald green, reds and yellows.

There is such a strong tactile feel to this collection, contrasting colours, fabrics and even quilting! The blend between the classic Burberry is cleverly crafted with a modern raw edge.  The detailing really deserves a second look, make sure you watch the last 5 minutes of the video, it shows a very brief outline of conception to execution of a design/ look, but there are some lovely close ups of details you wouldn’t see from the catwalk.

You also can’t miss the cute bow belt detail incorporated into every look.


Till next time,
Mo.

In love with the Navy…
You simply can not bypass navy, for it’s classic qualities, and sheer elegance. I have never seen navy in a bad light and its’ the perfect; much softer substitute to black.  
If you’re trying to fight of an all black wardrobe this up coming winter and not too comfortable with colours, then try navy. You can bring it to the office with conservative corporate styles and take it out at night with fun mix and match pieces. It’s such as trustworthy colour that will never go out of fashion.
 
Use navy as an accent on an outfit; navy trimmings on a cream dress with classic matching navy point shoes. Or, a navy dress for the office. Try a contrasting colour for a jacket and handbag to stay up to date with the colour blocking this season. 
Casual navy: use whites, creams and tans to soften the dark hues of navy and make it a casual attire.
Till next time,
Mo.

This is an awesome and refreshing video which shows you 25 unique ways to wear your scarf with any outfit.  It is not your average tutorial video, but a great piece of editing; lots of fun to watch, featuring some great tips.

Can’t wait to try out a few of these over winter.

She also has some great, yet simple styling videos; and a great collection of ideas in styling, fashion and photography Take a look at ‘Wendy’s Lookbook’ here

Till next time.
Mo.