There are designers – only about a few – that no matter what they do, I ‘buy’ it; because it’s cool, it’s me, and most of all it’s consistently reaches the same target in one way or another, season after season – just like Chloè does. Even though I’m not the khaki-type of girl, those desert layers that were executed so effortlessly, that they slowly made me becoming one. Loose fine knit layers, linen trousers in army khaki and off whites ruled the catwalk for the season, while the accents were created at the hips with belts, as well as at the shoulders that were emphasised. Despite some awaited masculine silhouettes, ‘A girl more sensual than before’ was seen on the runway – this is how though Clare Waight Keller, the creative director of Chloé, defined the muse of her new collection. For sure not the colours, rather the delicate fabric choices and revolving transparency gave the feminine touch – a sense of sensuality to the collection. Keller mastered something else than just the layering too; the tight accordion pleats that were so much to-die-for besides the intricate lacework and patchwork prints. All in all what we saw was more of a typically French ease than the usual sophisticated tomboy style – wondering whether we shall call it a sort of Chloè revolution, where a new kind of sensual energy took over. Bravo – I must say – we are sold!
Es gibt nur wenige Designer, bei denen es ganz egal ist, was sie machen, aber ich es sofort ‘will’! Weil es cool ist, weil es zu mir passt und weil es immer das gleiche Ziel erreicht, jede Saison – so wie Chloè. Eigentlich bin ich nicht so der Typ für Khaki, aber die Lagen und die Coolness haben mich nach und nach überzeugt. (more…)
The logo mania and the wordy statements are officially back, thank to among others the rather genius designer and our New York Fashion Week-crush Alexander Wang. Wang told style.com about his nostalgic references with the logo prints as he feels for the time when “fashion was really fun, when there was wit and humor, and it wasn’t so serious.” The in-your-face aspect of the logos and massive too-cool-to-care edge of the collection felt like Wang’s attempt to reconnect with the streets; the streets of New York City. The collection allowed to show much of the skin such as long legs walking beneath pleated skirts and short shorts, or some bare flash of midriffs being uncovered by crop-tops. The designer opted for a softer colour palette for the Spring/Summer 2014 season including pale blues, greys and black&white combinations applied on the laser-cut leathers and soft cottons, which he presented buttoned at the neck with matching boxer shorts; yet achieved a proper street style love affair.
Die Logo Mania und wortgewandten Statements sind zurück, unter andern dank des genialen Designers und unseres New York Fashion Week-Crush Alexander Wang. (more…)
Despite the strong Scandinavian roots, Cheap Monday has conquered the world; the brand is currently available in more than 35 countries through about 2000 stores across the world. Ever since the time when the first 800 pairs of jeans with the characteristic skull logo hit the market, Cheap Monday has had a rapid growth and development while staying loyal to their signature denim goods and customer friendly price range. Smelling a tiny hint of rebellion, the Spring/Summer 2014 collection – that was shown during Stockholm Fashion Week last week – suggests confidence with an in-your-face aesthetic, channelling bold artists from the 90s and customers from the 21st century. Daring to take the coolest approach, the strong street-wear vibe didn’t fail to take over the collection, showcasing collage prints, prints on prints, patchwork looks, cut-outs, large details and gold – just like nowadays’ young crowd demands.
Neben den starken skandinavischen Wurzeln hat Cheap Monday die Welt erobert! Die Marke ist aktuell in mehr als 35 Ländern und über 2000 Stores weltweit erhältlich. (more…)
Dutch model Cato Van Ee is starring the July 2013 lookbook of fashion label Mango and yet very literally rocking the leather biker jackets, combat boots and ripped denims. Since the festival season is constantly on we all want to add a sense of cool and edgy to our summer wardrobe, and that’s exactly what Mango has for us. Since the Kurt Cobain era I tend to think that blonde woman dressed in ripped jeans and chequered shirts are the hottest on Earth hence – in my opinion – Mango couldn’t have found a better model than Cato Van Ee who’s previously walked the runway from Miu Miu through Prada to Marni. Besides the pastels and sheer fabrics the grunge effect is definitely back this summer in terms of ripped and worn-out denim shorts and skirts, black leathers, boots matched with minis. How do you guys feel about it?
Das niederländische Model Cato Van Ee ist der Star im Juli 2013 Lookbook des Modelabels Mango und sie rockt buchstäblich die ledernen Bikerjacken, Soldatenstiefel und zerrissenen Jeans. (more…)
Sandra Sandor behind the Hungarian contemporary label Nanushka, reflected a deeply mysterious, yet truly modern story on her Autumn/Winter 2013 collection. Her inspiration was drawn from a book, titled ‘Conference of the Birds’, which speaks about fire as a major motif, an elemental source in the Sufi tradition. Sandra applied these motifs and contradicting elements to her collection: Black and white pieces mixed in balanced proportions with a colour palette loyal to Sufi manuscripts. The lush fabrics blended classy shapes recalled proper one-of-a-kind pieces, by merging laid-back sporty edge with folklore elements. We heart it!
Sandra Sandor, die hinter dem ungarischen zeitgenössischen Label Nanushka steht, reflektiert eine sehr mysteriöse und doch wahrhaft moderne Geschichte in ihrer Herbst/Winter 2013 Kollektion. (more…)