In case you are already missing the warmest season, the Hermès Spring/Summer 2014 collection is definitely something for you as Christophe Lemaire took the Hermès woman into the jungle. Lemaire’s big influence was Henri Rousseau, the French artist, who painted jungles without ever having seen them. The venue just as much recalled a summer-atmosphere as did the collection; deep green jungles depicted the beautiful landscape of the Amazon. The range of summerish looks spoke of botanical freshness, embracing warm earth-colours and head-to-toe floral prints. The loose garments such as 3/4 trousers, straight dresses and trench-like airy coats flowed effortlessly around the body in a comfortable, yet slightly feminine manner. Relaxed silhouettes indicated the tropical-ease-of-living, while some statement leathers contrasted – or rather balanced – the simple culottes and low-cut shirts. By carefully sticking to that effortless chic that defines the Hermès look, it’s was both natural, wearable, and not least lovable.
Falls ihr schon die warme Jahreszeit vermisst, dann ist die Frühjahr/Sommer 2014 Kollektion von Hermès definitiv was für euch, denn Christophe Lemaire nahm die Hermès Frau mit in den Dschungel. (more…)
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…)
Stella McCartney SS14 (All images: Fairchild)
Apparently our Stella McCartney fascination will never end and this is more than statement, however what we have witnessed was proper minimalism in terms of her latest collection. Whether it is genius or just simply not appealing to you, decide it on your own, but let’s line up some of our pros. To go against purity, the richly detailed Opera Garnier venue provided the perfect backdrop for the smart-chic collection, that was much about ease and carefreeness. Modern elegance could best describe the nature of the collection, that included laced dresses, tops with alligator skin reassembling prints, rounded sunnies and large volumed shoulders on shirts. Putting an emphasis on understatement, Stella’s Spring will bring us laid-black glam that has both feminine, sporty and lingerie-like elements. But whether light-as-air and fluid-as-a-story-to-tell, this neutral coloured game with transparency versus opacity, only made it straight into our hearts and top of our wish-lists. Are you guys with us?
Offensichtlich wird unsere Faszination für Stella McCartney niemals enden und das ist nicht nur so daher gesagt. Was wir jedoch bezeugen durften, war purer Minimalismus, was ihre neuste Kollektion betrifft. (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…)
Because the Finnish knows how to colour up your lives – Finnish brand Marimekko provides you not only with clothes for the body but with clothes for your home as well. The lifestyle brand has just shown its Spring/Summer 2014 collection during Copenhagen Fashion Week and opened its awaited store on the shopping street of the Danish capital last week, showcasing both garments and interior goods. Asymmetric stripes, endless flower prints and intense colour mixes ruled the catwalk at the Radhus for a moment – providing the brightest refreshment among the Scandinavian designers together with Moonspoon Saloon. I believe that a Marimekko piece is a must have in every woman’s wardrobe with an attitude to enhance a joyous life. No matter what the next season’s trend forecast is, Marimekko’s imagery always take the fun approach in terms of colours and shapes while predicting the idea of ‘always look on the bright side of life’ feeling.
Weil die Finnen wissen, wie sie euer Leben bunter gestalten – die finnische Marke Marimekko bietet nicht nur Kleidung für euren Körper sondern auch Kleidung für euer Zuhause. (more…)
I’ve just recently come across Animale’s Spring/Summer 2014 collection – and backstage video made during their lookbook shooting – as browsing Sao Paulo Fashion Week’s website. The summer 2014 campaign from Animale star the always gorgeous model, Karlie Kloss who poses for Henrique Gendre in the dreamy video dressed in designs inspired by the island of Bali. Karlie Kloss is an American model mostly known for her work in Vogue US and runway dominance – and by the way she’s just turned 21. The Animale pieces this season are all about fluidity and drapery paired with bold prints and clashing patterns, while embracing asymmetric cuts. Besides all the fluidity and flowing silks, the accessories built in the garments gave sort of a structure and not least an edgy twist to the collection. Watch beautiful Karlie Kloss in motion and check out the full lookbook here.
Ich habe erst kürzlich Animales Frühjahr/Sommer 2014 Kollektion gesehen – und das Backstage Video, das während ihres Lookbook Shootings entstand – als ich mir die Website der Sao Paulo Fashion Week anschaute. (more…)
The much awaited Copenhagen Fashion Week is yet to come so it’s time to refresh some memories from last season. To start with a truly and eternally beloved one – by staying loyal to her signature style, Stine Goya invited us to a trip to the Moon with her latest Autumn/Winter 2013 collection. The designer – blessed with a great imagination – took the inspiration from the movie called ‘A trip to the Moon’, which was one of the first movies with special effects. Stine added colour splashes to the otherwise mostly pastel palette completed with some black and white pieces, which she topped with foil-print effects and golden details for the sake of recalling the textures of the moon. The inevitable golden elements and specifically mosaic prints are the key details season after season, which strongly belong to Stine’s world and way of adding hand-embroidered details. Her magic talent to create poetic and beautiful collections that are embracing designs with a story behind literally shined through again. Watch the new ‘A trip to the Moon’ short film a la Stine Goya!
Die lang ersehnte Kopenhagen Fashion Week wird erst noch kommen, also ist es Zeit, einige unserer Erinnerungen der letzten Saison etwas aufzufrischen. (more…)
Diane von Furstenberg Fall 2013 RTW ( All images: Fairchild)
Diane von Furstenberg – as also being one – designs for the confident woman who walks in the room and man spills out the champaign (with a poetic excess). Her Autumn/Winter 2013 collection showcased primarily dresses with plenty of prints, skins and furs with an emphasis on metallics that shine just as much as the wearer. The animal prints made a sharp statement while recalled a hint of the elegant 70s ethos and the renaissance of exotic print mash-ups. The overall strong retro-glam feel and the iconic DVF wrap dress in 70s brown suede matched laid-back make-up and loose hairstyle beautifully balanced each other. The delicious blend of colours and textures started off with a neutral palette and ended in heavy orange and red tones combined with flashes of electric gold cigarette pants. Despite all the sharpness and edge the collection was most of all exotic and glamorous yet infinitely wearable. Would you dare wearing them?
Diane von Fürstenberg – da sie selbst eine ist -designt für die selbstbewusste Frau, bei der die Männer, wenn sie einen Raum betritt, ihren Champagner vergießen (im poetischen Sinn). Ihre Herbst/Winter 2013 Kollektion zeigte in erster Linie Kleider mit vielen Prints, Leder und Pelzen mit einer Betonung auf Metallics, die genauso strahlen wie die Trägerin. (more…)
Givenchy Resort 2013 ( All images: Fairchild)
I wasn’t aware the fact how much I like resort collections until now, so on the basis of the ‘better later than never’ idea, I chose to introduce you one of my all-time-favourites. Before doing so, let’s claim what does the resort collection expression stand for; I would say resort collections are mixing a bit of the previous fall/winter silhouettes with the upcoming spring/summer collections. It’s a bit of a bridge between the seasons so to say. Even though the Givenchy Resort 2013 collection is not brand new, it had a great impression on me. The collection is like a geometric puzzle that matches the geometric blocks of black and white with swirling paisleys in shades of red, blue, and gold by recalling a contemporary gipsy flair. Riccardo Tisci, the Creative Director of the french fashion house exclusively balanced the contrast of romantic and sharp, while captured the mid-season’s slightly bohemian from-leaves-to-blossoms spirit. Givenchy presented an almost routine-like visual drama that merged the brand’s signature sharp tailoring, mismatched combinations and strong accessories that melted together with the garments.
Ich war mir bis jetzt noch gar nicht darüber bewusst, wie sehr ich Resort Kollektionen mag, also habe ich mich entschlossen, euch nun frei nach dem Motto ‘besser spät als nie’ einen meiner absoluten Favoriten vorzustellen. (more…)