Confused, surprised, and extremely curious were just a few of the emotions that surfaced as I began to review the Acne F/W 2012 collection. I had to do a fact check and make sure I did not miss a major replacement in the house, but Jonny Johansson was right in his place, only stepping into [...]
Fairy meets warrior in Antonio Berardi’s S/S 2012 collection. Beautifully crafted sequencing over soft flowing silks pointed loud and clear to the armour reference Berardi mentioned. It was nothing we had not seen in the past but craftsmanship of this nature always deserves to be highlighted.
Richard Nicoll’s S/S 2012 collection was feminine with a futuristic kick. Layers of silk were punctuated with hooped hems giving it that extraterrestrial touch that set his looks apart from all the other silky full length looks we have seen for S/S 2012.
Sexy contours paired with oceanic inspired prints set Peter Pilotto’s S/S 2012 collection off this season. The body conscious silhouettes used construction details that paralleled wetsuits. It felt futuristic and tech but contemporary at the same time. Loved the prints!
Roksanda Ilincic went full throttle sporty-chic for her S/S 2012 collection. Ofcourse that dichotomy almost always suggests great use of color/blocking on relatively simple silhouettes, and that is just what we saw in this collection. She did mention that for this collection one of her major devotions was modernizing old school craftsmanship and silhouettes.
There is no denying that Mary Katrantzou is one of the most dynamic new conceptions to the fashion world. It was clear to us when we featured her back in 2008 for her graduating collection that this talent was here to stay. Season after season she has continued her avant-garde exploration of textile development to [...]
Oh so 60′s! I felt like I traveled back in time to the 60′s as the models strutted down the runway with their long hippie locks paletted in Holly Fulton’s highlighter looks. Holly Fulton has become one of my most anticipated shows for London Fashion Week. Her reoccurring signature Art Deco prints have made me yearn [...]
Mathew Williamson’s S/S 2012 presented his usual ultra feminine silky printed looks but those were not the hero pieces for me. I fell really partial to the more embellished looks, which have always been his strength as well. The intricacy of the cut-out pattern paired with feather details made those dresses real showpieces. The concept [...]
Despite her more experimental construction techniques and unconventional use of organza Ann-Sofie Back’s S/S 2012 retained a sophisticated simplicity that easy to absorb. The collection was all very wearable. In some of the looks she took what seemed to be very simple patterns and used shoe string belts to gather or create closures that gave [...]
Julien Macdonald’s S/S 2012 collection was nothing short of amazing! The craftsmanship and detail in the gowns blew my mind. I really loved the embroidery on tool, I felt like the models were fairies rising from the underground. We have seen the tattoo style many times in the past but rarely does it work so [...]
With everyone going modern, sleek, and sporty this Spring 2012, Burberry Prorsum is running in the totally opposite direction. Why? Because it can. Choosing to “celebrate things that take time to do”, Creative Director Christopher Bailey turned out one of the most memorable lineups of LFW – detailed with handcrafted natural wood toggles, crocheted raffia, [...]
I have to ask myself, will it ever be too much? Will I ever see a Mary Katrantzou‘s collection and feel like she just went too far? I really really doubt it but she mixes so much together I don’t even know how it works. Every Katrantzou look pours out on the runway like a [...]