Thursday, September 30, 2010
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Friday, September 24, 2010
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Erdem's calicos and florals were inspired by his visits with Jane Pritchard, the curator of the upcoming Ballet Russe exhibit at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. The folk patterns gain new life on these finely-tailored dresses, and the layered lace pieces are almost angelic in their loveliness. The pure beauty of Erdem's aesthetic is taken to new levels with this collection, combining old artwork with new silhouette to a state of pure loveliness.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Mary Katrantzou was a print innovator from her first collection just a couple seasons back, but she's really outdone herself this time. In fact, we haven't seen anything this exciting and innovative in a long time. Here, interiors have jumped from background to foreground, landing with precision onto beautifully-tailored dresses, and set off by tromp l'oille details like curtains drawing back, lamphshades as skirts, and wall sconces as necklaces. The effect is opulent and magical, and yet totally elegant and wearable.
Monday, September 20, 2010
Coinciding with an exhibition at Somerset House, the upcoming publication released in October on Matthew Williamson captures the colorful and pattern infused designs of this British fashion icon. This is sure to be another book to add to the shelf for pattern lovers.
13 Oct 2010 - 30 Jan 2011
Friday, September 17, 2010
Marchesa wowed the crowds at New York Fashion Week with this stunning collection of dresses, and some harem-pant outfits. A sculptural lace cut-out dress that looked like it was made of stiff paper curled around the model like a Frank Gehry structure. Oversized painted florals reminiscent of china pattern adorned a sculptural blue dress. Then, there were the drapey gauzy numbers, hanging off lattices of jewels and chains. Every piece was like a work of art, new but also in line with the Marchesa lineage.
For Marc Jacob's premium line, the look is 100 percent Studio 54. The prints are optical and Missoni-esque, the fabrics look positively polyester, and the colors are burgundy, mustard, nude pink, and army green. For the take-down line Marc by Marc, there is a more modern infusion of bright color, drapey fabrics and a 40's influence. Nautical stripes play a role, and there are small-scale criss-crossed stripes that almost resemble a floral.
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Monday, September 13, 2010
Some of our favorite prints from New York Fashion Week so far, are from Vivienne Tam's collection. The laces are varied and unique, with crocheted doilies as inspiration, and the ethnic mixed prints have some beautiful color and texture. Her inspirations ranged from Asian temple facades to Middle Eastern frescoes, and the overall feel looks comfortable, relaxed and natural.
Friday, September 10, 2010
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Monday, September 6, 2010
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
coin purse by Cole Haan Genevieve, lace Up Oxford Pump by Opening Ceremony.
It's back to school time again, but no Catholic schoolgirl plaids here. Prada and Peter Som work plaids onto vintage shapes while Ivan Grundahl drapes an oversized graphic plaid with an interesting fade. Accessories are also playing with the tartan pattern, and it seems the plaid trend is not going away any time soon. The nineties have only just begun...