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Peter Pilotto Spring/Summer 2014 (All images: Fairchild)

Peter Pilotto Spring/Summer 2014 (All images: Fairchild)

Recently following Peter Pilotto‘s collections, each time I come to realise that it’s a new match made in heaven. Pilotto doesn’t do shine nor trousers, but instead explosive prints and highly voluminous dresses. The volumed effect was inspired by the L.A.-based artist, Ken Price ceramicist, who was particularly clever at creating a sense of depth and dappled variety in his glazes. The most emphasized shape among the pieces was a sculpted bell-shaped-skirt through exploring the boundaries of futuristic versus cute and leaving a rather contradictory stamp for the season. The perfectly rounded forms and electric digital prints combinations recalled a proper vibrant feast for the eyes, this time a more eye-catching than an any practical one. I’d just certainly congratulate, cause the duo dared to show a new-idealism of being fresh and innovative, but still classic and stylish!

Immer wenn ich in letzter Zeit Peter Pilottos Kollektionen verfolge, komme ich zu dem Schluss, dass einfach jede himmlisch ist! Pilotto steht weder für Glanz noch für Hosen, aber stattdessen für explosive Prints und höchst voluminöse Kleider. (more…)

Marie Claire Fashion Days - Budapest - VAM Design Center

Marie Claire Fashion Days – Budapest – VAM Design Center (All images: Réka Pásztor Turák for SilkSoFine)

By being involved in significant Fashion Weeks both as press and two helping hands backstage whether it is London, Milan, Copenhagen or Paris for some time past, such event as the Hungarian Marie Claire Fashion Days only filled me with great excitement and curiosity – something very different, yet truly awaited. For the first time in SilkSoFine’s history we got the pleasure to spend our Friday night among the latest; as well as the well-established Hungarian talents, cream of the local media, theatres, sport world and music industry. The line-up featured ten designers presenting their Spring/Summer 2014 collections in the breathtaking VAM Design Center within the confines of an exclusive show slash VIP reception. After the lovely welcoming words of Marie Claire’s Chief Editor, Krisztina László, brands like NUBU, Nóra Sármán, Dóra Konsánszky or Dóra Abodi took over the catwalk. The night’s speciality was as the first look of each designer were worn by well-known Hungarian personalities. / Obwohl ich schon bei einigen nennenswerten Fashion Weeks involviert war, sowohl als Presse als auch als helfende Hand im Backstagebereich, ob nun in London, Mailand, Kopenhagen oder Paris, erwartete ich die ungarischen Marie Claire Fashion Days mit großer Spannung und Neugierde – weil es doch anders ist und ich mich wirklich drauf gefreut hab. (more…)

Delicate snapshots

Delicate snapshots (All images: Reka Pasztor Turak for SilkSoFine)

Currently ‘suffering’ from some post-fashion-week-syndrome, we are all thrilled, dazzled and exhausted, yet still are lively carrying each show and little detail in our heads and hearts. I’ll now make an attempt to sum up our last seven days briefly for you guys and more importantly provide a rather exciting visual treat with the usage of our own images taken by a Canon EOS M. Besides the tiredness, we are also dealing with the after effects of painful queuing in killer heels and zipping delicious alcoholic drinks, but despite all, we still wish that the season never ends.

Details from the streets of Milan

Details from the streets of Milan

This time we got to enjoy a few days of fashion madness in London, and thereafter in Milan for the very first time. Having previously lived in London, all the getting around went really smooth, mainly since most of the shows are concentrated at the Somerset House, as well as the designer showrooms that showcase an edit of contemporary and luxury designers over two floors to improve visitors’ navigation and ease. While in Milan it’s a bit like in Paris; in between the shows it’s a proper rush to get to one venue from the another, catching cabs and sort the maps.

Beloved details

Beloved details

Both cities though present the biggest names in fashion such as Mulberry, Burberry or Tom Ford in London, while Prada, Dolce&Gabbana and Valentino in Milan just to name a few, whereas in contrary to the big fashion houses, London also lines up the most refreshing and upcoming bunch of talents each season. Hence obviously there is a much bigger space for the underground scene in London; crazy blue hairs and eclectic styles strive to catch the press’ attention, while in Milan you rather spot hot brunettes arriving in heels and chic looks on red vespas wearing helmets.

On the streets of London

On the streets of London

To avoid cliches and generalisations there are argues for both; I mean London will always be the crazy, the dirty, the fun, the greatest place for the ‘anything goes’ belief. While in Milan there is an instant impulse due to the climatic zone and temperament; constant delays, matchless elegance, buzzing city life, the magical Duomo, the bella-s and ciao-s will make the Fashion Week stay unforgettable. Besides breathtaking shows, showrooms and great new connection, we enjoyed some rain and sun, croissants and cocktails here and there, the buzz around tastemakers, paparazzi, bloggers and celebrated stars. Thank you Spring/Summer 2014, you were such an unforgettable joy!

Wir leiden aktuell ein wenig am Post-Fashion-Week-Syndrom, wir sind begeistert, überwältigt und erschöpft und gleichzeitig erhalten wir jede Show und jedes klitzekleine Detail in unseren Köpfen und Herzen am Leben. Ich werde jetzt versuchen, unsere letzten 7 Tage kurz für euch zusammenzufassen und was noch viel wichtiger ist, euch einen ziemlich spannenden visuellen Leckerbissen anbieten mit Hilfe unserer eigenen Fotos, aufgenommen mit einer Canon EOS M. (more…)

Pollini showroom - Spring/Summer 2014 collection (All images: Reka Pasztor Turak for SilkSoFine)

Pollini showroom – Spring/Summer 2014 collection (All images: Reka Pasztor Turak for SilkSoFine)

Despite our Fashion Week travels are over by now, I still owe you a report from our last day in Milan. We weren’t sure whether it’s really happening or only stepped in our sweetest dreams, but  the morning view was rather gorgeous; a spacious white showroom fully packed with exceptional shoes and bag designs à la Nicholas Kirkwood for Pollini. The label is providing us with the best quality leathers and crafted designs since over 60 years now, each piece exclusively made in Italy.

Antonio Marras Spring/Summer 2014 - Milan Fashion Week

Antonio Marras Spring/Summer 2014 – Milan Fashion Week

It was more than a pleasure visiting the lovely team and showroom and the visual pleasure just continued  with Antonio Marras‘ show that showcased heavenly fairies, prom queens twisted grunge flare, through painted watercolour textiles and delicately draped backs in voluminous silhouettes. The collection was inspired by the whimsical sculptures of Kathy Ruttenberg and yet blurred the boundaries of fashion and art with it’s painterly prints and textural contrasts by recalling a pure poetic vision of 17th-century floral gardens. Then a light picnic at the very bohemian Maliparmi garden and a collection review at the originally Scottish brand, Ballantyne’s showroom followed. Grazie Milan, see you soon!

Unsere Reise zu den Fashion Weeks ist nun vorbei, aber ich schulde euch trotzdem noch einen Bericht von unserem letzten Tag in Mailand. (more…)

Ports 1961 catwalk show - Milan Fashion Week

Ports 1961 catwalk show – Milan Fashion Week

What a beautiful second day we had in Milan yesterday, starting with a delicious breakfast with the girls from Castor and continuing with reviewing the latest Giles and Mantù collections from up-close (literally up-close, I got to try on an outfit!!!). Full of delicate textures and digital prints, Giles carried on his signature lip prints applied on cool dresses, volumed pastel pink coats and appliquéd onto chiffon sleeves, while the digital prints pictured Kate Moss.

Castor showroom - Giles & Mantú

Castor showroom – Giles & Mantú

Mantù also did something truly beautiful; with the inspiration board picturing detail-rich architectural master pieces, the dresses spoke of the same; beaded collars, floral embellishments and clean lines featured their Spring/Summer 2014 pieces. The highlight of the day though was the Ports 1961 show for the very first time in SilkSoFine’s life – from the first to the last minute our attention was driven by the stunning palette of walking beauties. The collection lined up colours from wintery whites and blacks to warm late summer slash autumn camels through springy pinks reminding me of the four seasons, in the shapes of boxy coats, A-line skirts and pleated dresses. The day ended with proper ‘dolce vita’ feeling in the companion of delish cocktails and light dinner.

Wir hatten gestern so einen wundervollen zweitenTag in Mailand! Er begann mit einem leckeren Frühstück zusammen mit den Mädels von Castor und anschließend schauten wir uns die aktuellen Giles und Mantù Kollektionen aus der Nähe an (und ich meine buchstäblich aus der Nähe, ich durfte sogar ein Outfit anprobieren!!!). (more…)

3.1 Phillip Lim's Spring 2014 RTW (Images: Fairchild)

3.1 Phillip Lim’s Spring 2014 RTW (Images: Fairchild)

Yet another big and beloved name, 3.1 Phillip Lim shown his collection during New York Fashion Week that we couldn’t help not reflecting on. Lim’s Spring 2014 collection is based around the idea of elements and the ecosystem, showcasing earth-coloured statements, while even having the runway made of salt crystals. To the question of ELLE whether he has always been interested in science, he answered the following: ‘Yes, I have! I am an evolutionary designer and find myself always thinking it must all exist for a reason.’ The collection once again provided the ultimate in-s for the upcoming season regardless of any romantic summer flairs, it rather showcased raw landscapes, ‘a brute yet beautifully charged ecosystem’ reflected on luxurious fabrics. Not to forget about styling, the mirrored Linda Farrow x Phillip Lim sunglasses only strengthened the edginess and volume of the structured pieces as the models feet slightly sinked in the pure white salt crystals as they down the catwalk.

Noch ein weiterer großer und geliebter Name, 3.1 Phillip Lim hat seine Kollektion während der New York Fashion Week präsentiert und wir können es einfach nicht lassen, über sie zu schreiben. (more…)

Barcelona, Summer, Adriana Lima and Desigual are the keywords of these next few lines of text, despite I’ve got the feeling that this time the images speak better. I’ve shortly referred to Barcelona in my previous post but nothing in details. Barcelona Fashion Week is a bit like Barcelona itself; it’s loaded with energy, it’s romantic arty and colourful; it’s vibrant just as the features Desigual carry. Desigual is renowned of its unique vision of mixing and matching prints and colours – each piece has a spirit and promotes the perfect attire for the Spanish climate while constantly aiming to emphasise female beauty. The core message of Desigual is that the brand envisaged an image in which people dressed in a different ways; in clothes that helps to generate positive feelings and are affordable to all. Besides the colour and print invasion no one less than Adriana Lima spiced up the atmosphere during the show! Well done Barcelona and Desigual, you know how to attract attention!

Barcelona, Sommer, Adriana Lima und Desigual sind die Schlagwörter der nächsten paar Zeilen des Textes, abgesehen davon, dass ich das Gefühl habe, dass die Bilder diesmal viel mehr Aussagekraft haben. (more…)

(source: theones2watch)

Left: Simonas Pham, Right: Niclas Hüntelmann (source: theones2watch)

While checking out the latest Jil Sander menswear collection from Milan Fashion Week – in which Jil chose to use colour and did it with real precision and charm – started to wonder what and who is today’s male idol, what makes a man/boy charming in the real world versus on the catwalk. From the woman point of view I would say a man is to be man if you know what I mean; masculine, tidy yet slightly stubbly, stylish but not overly dandy. That’s our husband/boyfriend/lover-to-be; but what about the new generation of literally beautiful boys? Hazel eyes, freckles here and there, curly tresses and slender proportions suggesting a bit of untouchability…being a blank beauty so to say is rather in today. But beside the new wave of male models; in fashion, sometimes the reminiscence faces of the old ‘in’ (which was more man-like) walks in and still attracts – it often takes the form of nostalgia but that’s a drag. I guess there is no conclusion of this post nor an answer, it’s a challenge for us to accept, understand and catch up with the latest male in-s; but if you ask me David Gandy is my eternal idol. What do you ladies say?

Während ich die neuste Jil Sander Männerkollektion von der Mailänder Fashion Week betrachtete – in der Jil sich entschied, Farbe zu benutzen und dies mit großer Präzision und Charme tat – fing ich an mich zu fragen, wer und was heute eine Männeridol ist und was einen Mann/Junge in der realen Welt gegenüber dem Catwalk charmant macht. (more…)

Chanel Fall 2013 RTW (all images: fairchild)

Chanel Fall 2013 RTW (all images: fairchild)

Today’s post draws inspiration from my experience last week, as I dropped by to Danish designer, artist and musician, Henrik Vibskov’s first solo exhibition, showcasing exclusively his artworks, catwalk installations and photography. His shows deliver the perfect harmony of garments-catwalk set-music, where fashion and art genuinely melts together. To look at other examples we can just take the eponymous Chanel shows, where the catwalk turns out being just as carefully and intentionally dressed as the models. The setting of a catwalk show is almost just as important for designers as their actual runway collections. The backdrop relates and enhances the significance of a collection’s theme and can intensify emotion or create a specific atmosphere of another ‘world’. Undoubtedly, a catwalk’s aesthetic can have a huge impact on fashion show attendees, but definitely so when it’s all seem to be in great harmony, and meant to impress and seduce the crowd. Those epic magic 15 mins of ‘excessive pleasure’, I call it, which encompasses a season’s creative effort and sweat.

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Der heutige Post wurde inspiriert von meinem Ausflug der letzten Woche, als ich zur ersten Einzelausstellung des dänischen Designers, Künstlers und MusikersHenrik Vibskov ging, auf der exklusiv seine Kunstwerke, Catwalk Installationen und Fotografien gezeigt wurden.  (more…)

Cara Delevingne and Kate Moss walking for Louis Vuitton - Fall 2013 ( image courtesy: fairchild)

Cara Delevingne and Kate Moss walking for Louis Vuitton – Fall 2013 ( image courtesy: fairchild)

I reckon that you all have heard about Kate Moss and Cara Delevingne, and also about Cara Delevingne being frequently referred to as the ‘new Kate Moss’. If you know how they look, you immediately realise that it isn’t much about having the common outer traits. One thing they share for sure is that they both made a stir in the fashion industry and success came fast to both of them. Before Kate there was a strong preconceived idea of what beauty was and she effortlessly changed it, while – besides undoubtedly being the new beauty idol – Cara has rather made a difference with her inner traits. She has a great energy, and it’s rare in life that you find a person who honestly doesn’t care, and does it in a rather cool way. It sets a good example for the fellow models. It’s the fresh vivacious smile where her biggest charm lies. In basically a year or two, she made it to all the runways, has been on the cover of Vogue, appeared in ads for Burberry, Chanel and H&M, and is currently the face of the Yves Saint Laurent Beauty campaign. Delevingne’s star is clearly in the ascendant, and many have hailed her as the successor to Moss’s crown – most probably very rightfully…

Ich schätze, ihr habt alle schon mal von Kate Moss und Cara Delevingne gehört und auch, dass Cara Delevingne häufig als ‘die neue Kate Moss’ bezeichnet wird. (more…)