Milan Fashion Week AW13

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I like to think I embrace Milan for it's maximalism and kitsch splendour, despite preferring to believe I'm more of a minimalist at heart, but as the beholder of my inclinations and whims, nothing I do fits in a neat box, I like to champion the simplicity as well as the elaborateness, and Milan can do opulence and elaborateness irreproachably.

○ Trussardi

Spiffy pony hair tote accessories

○ Moschino

Red + Black dominated the collection with a round of tartan and plaid. Equestrian chic, charming head-wear and emblem motifs with the leather accessory bags.

○ DSquared2

If I choose a theme for a fancy dress event, this speakeasy Jazz Club scene would be right at the top of my list, a forties fantasy fling, bringing extravagant accessories to the fore. 

○ Gabriele Conlangelo

London Fashion Week AW13 : Details Part 2

○ Simone Rocha

Continuing the transparent-tastic heels.

○ Holly Fulton

Tessellated lipstick prints and geometric art deco shapes. There ain't no party like a Holly Fulton print-party.

New York Fashion Week FW 2013

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○ Tanya Taylor

I'm relatively a neophyte to Tanya Taylor's past seasons, but I fancy this collection, wearable as-well as edgy.  

○ Belstaff

○ Milly by Michelle Smith

I have a soft spot for hologram iridescent accents and this collection is brimming with illumination of metallic's and tasty holographic accessories.

○ Miansai by Michael Saiger

Classical nautical inspired jewelry

○ Alexander Wang

The combo of fur and leather always has me wired, furthermore with the element of holographics over wool knit, the tool accordion bag means business, the boxing mitt gloves could be a little on the ropes, but boy do they look snug!

○ ThreeasFour

The zodiac signs may rule our planets, but I thought the craftsmanship and creativity was a dominating force of this collection, which was inspired by Ophiuchus, the recently discovered 13th zodiac sign. I think the black coat is also pretty wearable and distinguishing. 

○ Outerwear FALL WINTER Looks

Some of the enticing outerwear looks from NYFW for next Fall Winter season. Do you have any faves ?

{Runway} London Fashion Wk PT1 ○ SS 2013

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A well-overdue post, part 1, has been sitting in draft for far too long. Better late than never. Milan and Paris posts to come. It's November can we turn the heat on now? Just pretend it's spring & summer like they do below! 

○ Bora Aksu

Accessorizing the collection is Bora Aksu’s second collection of bags in collaboration with Bracher Emden. Laser etched baguette bags and laser cut clutches come in an array of vibrant colours and designs.

○ Markus Lupfer

I usually have a huge lust for Markus Lupfer garments, on my wish list every time! - Icy blues metallic's and nudes.

○ Charlie May

Clean feminine edgy wearable collection, with beautiful layering, my fave the tasty biker jacket. Teamed with Kat Maconie chunky gold detail statement shoes and ZanZan eyewear.

○ Maarten Van Der Horst

MVDHorst did not disappoint, rebel leading the Fashion East line-up making a dictum on throwaway fashion, printing Tesco shopping bag logos in plastic carrier materials, along with leopard and collage clash prints, as well as trenches trussed in Swarovski.

○ Sass & Bide

Origami folds and flowers with metallic adornments

○ Eudon Choi

○ house of holland

Grungey 90's girl glamour twists on the beanies, true to the forever young wrinkle.

○ Eley kishimoto

Shoes from the Eley Kishimoto x Clarks collab.

○ Christopher Raeburn

Holly Fulton

Holly Fulton’s woman is all-American and looking to the beaches of Mexico for her sun-bleached Summer sojourn. Taking a saccharine approach to life, the collection is a riot of bubblegum hues and floral optimism. With ’60s skateboarder Patti McGee as muse, the collection can be typified as laid-back and relaxed luxe. 

Vivienne Westwood red label

Statement accessories with the recognizable motif.

Photos courtesy of Fashion156 + BengtFashion + Insideouttopshop + Girl al a Mode

{Runway} New York Fashion Wk ○ SS13

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○Proenza Schouler

I'm feeling the industrial-inspired hardware closure clasp's on the fore of the Proenza shoulder bags, At first sight, I did think it was a whistle, yep I blame my poor eyesight. The angular sculpted heels can look pretty groovy on those summer nights out. 

Backstage -Proenza Schouler

Too many P's to mention in the Spring Summer 2013 Proenza collection -Plethora of Perforated leather and Patchwork Python and Photo Print. Vibrant colors of key lime, tangerine and cerulean. The handbags were my highlight.

○Louise Goldin

The architectural silhouette and layers calls to mind the uniforms on a starship voyager, a space age sporty vibe, that included crisp whites along with sandy gold, brown and cobalt blue and teal color theme. The metallic accents look cosmic.

○Michael Kors

Tasty accessories alert, I gotta say, I am doting on most of the transparent items.

○Anna Sui

Romantic trim edged printed dresses, a homage to Madeleine Castaing, a French designer and interior decorator, with a punk rock chic twist of fishnets to leather. Elaborate statement jewel, bead, cameos seashells and choker accessories. The pointed corners of the sunglasses are decorated with flowers, my highlight are the cat ear-shaped embellished hats decorated with lace and beads.  


The dragon ear cuffs look super, there's many on the high street right now, would like to get my paws on one. I've been faffing around lately, now I am playing catch-up posting the London, Milan Paris and Fashion week, I seem to do this every season! Particularly since the latter fashion weeks have me more regaled.

Photos courtesy of Sonny Vandevelde + Vogue + Gobackstage 

Parsons MFA Spring/Summer 2013

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The new MFA in Fashion Design and Society course at Parsons The New School for Design, ( a highly selective program initiated by Donna Karen ) showcased its first 18 graduates from all-over the globe, the show was held during MADE Fashion Week at Milk Studios. This first graduating class is truly international – its 18 students represent Australia, China, Italy, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Norway, Peru, Switzerland, Taiwan, The Netherlands, United Kingdom, and United States.

Jie Li

Highlights : avant-garde pastel pieces, customised  headphones / headdress rhinestone floral my little pony 

Jie Li, 26, is from Beijing, China. During her studies at Parsons, she was a finalist in the Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty graduate fashion design competition organized by the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute. Her work addresses the most fundamental of elements of designing clothes, that of craft, technique and making. For her graduate collection, she combined pleating and quilting, overlapping multiple layers of chiffon to create new colors.

Beckett Fogg

Highlights: oblong textured minimal clutch bags, seamlessly embossed leather and chiffon, clean silhouettes

Beckett Fogg, 24, was born and raised in Lexington, Kentucky. She graduated from the University of Virginia in 2010, where she earned a BFA in Architectural Design, minoring in Studio Art. Upon completion of her undergraduate degree, she moved to New York to study at Parsons, where she interned with Badgley Mischka, Cynthia Rowley, and Peter Som. A capsule collection she created as part of a special project with Donna Karan was selected to represent the United States during London Fashion Week as part of the International Fashion Showcase. 

Carly Ellis

Highlights: Jewellery neck-pieces and rings, sporty street-wear athletic and upbeat digital prints, below knee sport socks   

Carly Ellis, 24, was born and raised in northern England, and received her undergraduate degree from the University of Westminster, where her thesis collection was featured in UK and Vogue Italia, and acclaimed by Hilary Alexander of London Telegraph. During her time at Parsons, Ellis styled signer Rye Rye for her national tour, album artwork and music video, and worked on commissioned pieces for SuperSuper magazine and the Candy Boutique in Tokyo. Using screen grabs to capture the moment before the software has time to fully process images of newsstands, I created designs that united the original inspiration, the Ndebele tribe, enabling me to fuse three seemingly different core influences.

Lucia Cuba

Highlights the collection broadens your horizons to the forced sterilizations that have took place during Alberto Fujimori’s reign as President of Peru and many other cases of human rights abuse in Peru, I can discern the emotional personal connection Lucia has put into this Articulo 6 collection, using a fashion platform to raise social and political messages in the form of garments.  Prints on cotton and twill, Andean pollera inspired skirts. 

Lucia Cuba, 32, is a fashion designer and social scientist from Lima, Peru. Prior to coming to Parsons, she studied Fashion Design at Centro de Altos Estudios de la Moda , Peru, and earned a Bachelor’s in Social Psychology, a Master’s in Educational Psychology, and a Ph.D. in Public Health from Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia. She has participated in projects for the development of arts and culture in Peru and Latin America, and in conferences and workshops aimed at advancing the development of local emerging fashion.

Images courtesy of Milkmade + Metrovelevet 

Madrid Fashion Week - Spring Summer 2013

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I'm trying to refrain from my posts becoming clogged up with upcoming Fashion Weeks, I will make an effort to gradually update on the beguiling runway collections. For now here is a mini round-up of Madrid Fashion week Spring/Summer 2013. I'm still very reluctant to say adiós to Summer and welcome Autumn, but here I can pine over and keep myself peppy in my summer-tide bubble - a tiny tad longer!

María Escoté

Upon viewing the first sequence of the 'Sweet Cannibal Cannibal' collection, you could be espying through a hammock mosquito mesh in the middle of the Amazon. Eyes peering out to jungle prints, foliage, angry monkeys tropical flowers, felines and birds. The collection exhibits glam biker jackets shorts and vests. Thereupon lands in a new sequence of pastel shades, skater skirts and sparkly mini dresses and maxi dress bandeau's and bustier's. Thus creating alittle something for everyone, call it the sweet cannibal buffet  - my general favourite collection. 

Teresa Helbig

The designs are inspired by the gardens of Versailles of André Le Nôtre in France, the locations sounds beatitude, the lima green boots look enticing with the feminine romantic skirts with volume, punctuated with hints of fuscia and green. 

Jesús del Pozo

The venue where this collection took place looks beautiful in an unique open setting, at the Parques del Capricho in Madrid. The pieces would certainly compliment a fine summers evening, adding sophistication and feminine chic.

Made it to another Friday. Have a great weekend EVERYBODY!