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
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…)
Swarovski Crystal has more than 100 years of history and is renowned for its quality and distinction, hence the fact, that Swarovski Collective selects a group of designers every show season to collaborate with, must be the greatest honour. The carefully selected talents who are chosen based on ‘cutting edge talent and ability to demonstrate exquisite craftsmanship with crystal’. To the existing list of designers consisting of Mary Katrantzou, Prabal Gurung, Giles and Rodarte the following ones will join: Alexis Mabille, Sister by Sibling and Michael van der Ham for the very first time. The initiative most of all aims to support both emerging and established designers in exploring craftsmanship and heritage. As it’s explained on Vogue, ‘As the members of the collective, each designer receives financial support towards the production of their show, as well as free reign to experiment with Swarovski crystals.’ It looks like we are looking ahead to a glamorous season, because nothing sparkles as bright as a crystal.
Swarovski Kristall hat eine mehr als 100-jährige Geschichte und ist bekannt für ihre Qualität und ihren Namen, somit ist der Fakt, dass Swarovski Collective jede Saison eine Reihe von Designern auswählt, um mit ihnen zusammenzuarbeiten, die größte Ehre. (more…)
Giles Deacon is a British fashion designer, and is best known for his playful designs, which are blurring the boundaries between high art and pop culture, through the roots of intense craftsmanship – what grounds Deacon as a designer also. The king of dark romance did a remarkable job of balancing out shapes, as well as in intricately applying laser cut techniques on the palest of antique gold, and yet again succeeded in producing couture-quality garments together with some very wearable pieces. All of his designs carry a great deal of theatrical features, where the delicate, yet strong prints and contrast of different materials rule the overall atmosphere of the collection. In his Autumn/Winter 2013 collection, most notably, the sleeves were back in exaggerated shapes and sizes, while the ethereal gowns and otherworldly creations also carried a great hint of melancholy blended strong artistic vision. Apparently he took inspiration from the idea of heaven and hell, to me though, this is just pure heaven!
Giles Deacon ist ein britischer Designer und ist bekannt für seine spielerischen Designs, die die Grenzen zwischen hoher Kunst und Popkultur durch die Wurzeln der hohen Handwerkskunst – was auch die Grundlage für Deacon als Designer ist – verschwimmen lassen. (more…)