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Carven Fall 2013 (All images: Fairchild)

Carven Fall 2013 (All images: Fairchild)

Just like our comfort zones craved so, we can finally enjoy a real summer where bikinis and tanning oils absolutely took over and made up all the inconvenience the bad weather caused. From the position of a tanning bed I really don’t mind looking back at some of the greatest Autumn/Winter 2013 collections, such as Carven’s was. Creative Director Guillaume Henry – who’s known for his quirky volumes and fabrics – created coats that were oversized and reminded of teddy bear textures while showcased some of the prettiest colours of the season: baby blue, pink, camel and blush. The size wasn’t the only twist in the collection, after the sugary palette a bunch of sexy animal prints followed as well as rubbery jacquards and graphic prints. The dresses were dreamy yet carried a great deal of edge, especially a black-on-black, zebra-stripe pencil dress cut high on the neck with an open back framed by wide collars. It all felt minimal yet richly flavoured in quality, volume, elegance and freshness. If I would have to address a message to the whole collection itself I would say ‘Come as you are’.

Genau wie wir es uns gewünscht haben, können wir endlich den wahren Sommer genießen, wobei Bikinis und Bräunungsöl die Überhand gewonnen haben und uns für die Unannehmlichkeiten des schlechten Wetters entschädigen. Von der Sonnenliege aus stört es mich nun nicht mehr, auf die großartigsten Herbst/Winter 2013 Kollektionen zurückzublicken, wie zum Beispiel Carven. (more…)

(all images: fairchild)

(all images: fairchild)

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…)

(all images: fairchild)

(all images: fairchild)

Paris-based brand, Kenzo was launched in 1970 as the brainchild of Japanese-born Kenzo Takada. Its brand identity epitomises the ‘West meets East’ feeling and aesthetics, by merging fun prints with an ethnic vibe, flowers and textures for the sake of blending Kenzo’s natural Japanese influences with the Parisian culture. Today, the label runs under the hands of Humberto Leon and Carol Lim, who kept on continuing Takadas’s vivid imagery in terms of colours and prints. Kenzo’s Autumn/Winter 2013 collection continued to carry their usual aesthetics; bold, colourful and youthful, but it was more directional and focused, grown-up so to say. After such staple items like their ‘Tiger Fever’ range sweaters, lush jacquards and lotus prints were contained within the kind of street wear range, recalling Indian Temples and cool ‘eye’ motifs. Whats going to be their next standout print?

Die in Paris ansässige Marke Kenzo wurde 1960 lanciert, als Idee des in Japan geborenen Kenzo Takada. Die Identität der Marke verkörpert die ‘Westen trifft auf Osten’ Mentalität und Ästhetik, indem tolle Muster mit einem ethnischen Touch, Blumen und Stoffen vermischt werden, um Kenzos natürlichen japanischen Einflüsse mit der Pariser Kultur zu vereinen. (more…)

(image courtesy: the magazines listed and linked below)

(image courtesy: the magazines listed and linked below)

Living in such digitalised world, print publications are having a hard time to stay in race with blogs and online magazines. Leading Fashion Magazine, British Vogue – also called the Fashion Bible – is probably the most prestigious magazine of all times, and most likely each of us gets the chance to have a closer look at it once in a while. Besides the other popular Conde Nast publications such asGlamourW Magazine or Vanity Fair, the UK provides us with excellent independent publications too, just like i-D or TANK. Both of them are covering contemporary culture, such as art, architecture, fashion, current affairs, and music with a distinct voice in a least convectional style. By the way the latter was actually founded by former Vogue art director Terry Jones back in 1980. We fall for the German Elle Magazine too; it’s slogan: ‘Si elle lit elle lit Elle’ (If she reads, she reads Elle) remained true for more than a half of century. Germany’s new success Magazine, OE, acts as a platform for the German, and particularly the Berlin fashion scene. Another favourite is the Hungarian publication, titled the Room, which is a bi-lingual (English and Hungarian), cutting-edge mag with unique visual imagery that speaks about high-fashion and arts in a boundless way. Scandinavia also has its own visual diaries, namely just the two biggest ones: the Swedish ACNE Paper and the Danish DANSK Magazine, both displaying strong Scandinavian attributes in editorials, chosen themes and not least sharing a high-quality content.

Wir leben in solch einer digitalisierten Welt, dass gedruckte Publikationen es mittlerweile schwer haben, mit Blogs und Online Magazinen mitzuhalten. (more…)