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Marni Spring 2014 RTW (All images: Fairchild)

Marni Spring 2014 RTW (All images: Fairchild)

Italian brand Marni was founded by Consuelo Castiglioni back in 1994, who has  been the label’s designer ever since, and has made her designs renown of iconic luxury and edge through a modern approach to materials and silhouette, juxtaposing colour, exclusive prints and textures. Her latest Sping/Summer 2014 collection included straight mid-calf skirts, bandeau crop tops and trousers that were almost cartoonishly wide. You could almost split up the the collection to a ‘purist’ and ‘excessive’ group; the latter was speaking of even ruffles and beaded embellishments applied on bombers and pencil skirts matched with sporty bejewelled visors and statement neck-pieces. The group of ‘purists’ embraced floral prints applied on flowing sheers and a bunch of powder-coloured pieces on which ruffles only detailed the edges. By the way the speciality of the show was as – due to a technical problem – the catwalk show happened in proper silence yet resulted a concentrated appreciation towards the pieces in Milan. I guess we will be seeing the pieces in the coolest editorials quite soon!

Die italienische Marke Marni wurde 1994 von Consuelo Castiglioni gegründet. Seitdem ist sie Designerin des Labels ist und ihre Designs sind bekannt für ikonischen Luxus und Edge, die sie durch eine moderne Herangehensweise an die Materialien und Silhouetten erschafft, wobei sie Farben, exklusive Prints und Texturen nebeneinander stellt. (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…)

Milan - Duomo

Milan – Duomo

I assume we can agree that with or without fashion week, Milan is one of the most amazing cities on Earth without any poetic exaggeration – although the italian fashion is a vast contribution to its beauty. Our biggest duty here is to breath in some intense fashion atmosphere and turn it into inspiration that’ll last for the upcoming colder moments too. Just after landing, we visited the Fashion Hub right next to the Duomo where we received our press passes. The rest of the day was spent with getting around, taking span-shots of places and styles, checking out the photo exhibition of The Sartorialist in collaboration with Testanera, presenting street-style photos of hairstyles role in style and personalities, titled ‘Testanera Hair Around the World’.

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The Sartorialist in collaboration with Testanera

The day continued and ended with the Byblos show and cocktail party ‘wearing’ the motto ‘Dark butterfly, fly like a butterfly and live as a woman’. For the Spring/Summer 2014 season Byblos transformed women into butterflies with a rocker soul – based on edge and elegance, the graphic combined ethic prints only strengthened the great contrast of fragility versus rock vibes that the brand is well-known for. And then finally some gin-tonics followed and great tunes by Andrea Bra’. Stay tuned for #Day2!

Ich denke wir sind uns einig, dass Mailand mit und ohne Fashion Week eine der tollsten Städte der Welt ist und das kann man ohne Übertreibung behaupten – wobei die italienische Mode einen enormen Beitrag zur Schönheit leistet. (more…)

Max Mara Fall 2013 RTW

Max Mara (all images: fairchild)

Giant silhouettes and layers upon layers is what we definitely won’t forget from the AW13 Max Mara collection. The inspiration refers to the Bauhaus period both in its colour palette and cuts, matched with suede running shoes, has surely made a statement./ Gigantische Silhouetten und Vielschichtigkeit sind die Charaktereigenschaften, die wir definitiv nicht von der AW13 Max Mara Kollektion vergessen werden. Die Inspiration stammt aus der Bauhaus Periode, sowohl bei den Farben als auch bei den Schnitten, die mit Laufschuhen aus Wildleder kombiniert wurden, und auf jeden Fall für ein Statement gesorgt haben. (more…)