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…)
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…)
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…)