Monday, 31 October 2011
Saturday, 29 October 2011
Wednesday, 26 October 2011
Sunday, 23 October 2011
Thursday, 20 October 2011
A beautiful show from another set of identical twins (Tata-Naka, Felder Felder), and it seems twin power has got what it takes this season. I loved all the subtle details in this collection, the paneling of the colours, and the stars in the back of the dresses. The girls were exotically inspired and it shows: who doesn't love a good headscarf?
To read the post show interview I did with Truus and Riet, click here.
Tuesday, 18 October 2011
The Craig Lawrence show was packed out this morning. Even with two showings of his SS12 presentation, everyone knew not to miss this show. For the past two years, and four seasons, Craig Lawrence has been slowly but steadily growing what I believe will one day be an empire. He’s got his own niche: knitting. It is very rare that a designer focuses solely on one medium in fashion, yet somehow Craig Lawrence manages to keep it interesting (painfully so), and keeps it current by always creating something new.
Many might then ask themselves- if he has got this far- why no show? And the answer is precisely the reason why Lawrence stands out from amongst the rest: you need the intimacy. What he creates are not strut-past-me clothes, but detailed, intricate, need-to-be-explained clothes. With every look, we are told how and why the garment has been produced- right down to each type of knit. For me, this shows true talent. Yet again, the Craig Lawrence show reminded me of what real fashion is, and what true talent is; it’s hard to miss it when it’s staring you in the face.
Thursday, 13 October 2011
I thought I'd make a little collage of bits and bobs from Fashion Week (that's right, I'm still talking about it).
1) Me shot for Cosmopolitan on the last day
2) The light bulb sky at My Beautiful City
3) The finale at PPQ
4) The lollypop cakes at Tata-Naka
5) An amazing dress at Corrie Nielsen
6) The back of my favourite dress at Spijkers en Spijkers
7) Legs at Felder Felder
8) Great patterns at Belle Sauvage
9) Close up of the new Ostwald Helgason collection at the exhibition
Monday, 10 October 2011
(all photos are mine so please credit accordingly)
This season’s Tata-Naka show was clearly floral inspired, not just obvious from the collection itself, but in true Tata-Naka style, in every other detail. From the potpourri, flower seeds and chocolate roses in the goodie bag, the flower topped bottles of lemonade and the beautifully decorated (and equally tasty) velvet cakes, disguised as lollipops.
Now you might be thinking, florals? For spring? Hardly groundbreaking. But rest assured the girls brought it extra flare with further inspiration from Pina Bausch- the late German choreographer, whose use of movement, colour and set design shone through the Spring/Summer 2012 collection. With the cuts coming from dancewear inspired looks, such as asymmetrical skirts and petal shapes skirts placed over long pleated chiffon.
The details that stood out for me where the beautifully embellished tops, sheer shirts with printed shoulders and a pastel pink crop top with beaded tassels.
As ever, the Tata-Naka show rounded off the last womenswear day beautifully, by creating their own take on a classic spring theme, and seeing to every detail- that is what makes this growing label truly stand out.
I wrote this for Notion Magazine