Saturday, 26 February 2011
A Friend is the new diffusion line by Belgian designer duo A.F.Vandevorst. A modular collection that comprises plenty of clever knits and jersey pieces which can either be worn layered or on their own. Immaculately tailored jackets sharpen the look. The possiblilities of mix-and-match are vast. Conceptual and intellectual, yet wearable and chic! Better even: the friendly price tag!
Monday, 21 February 2011
Saturday, 19 February 2011
Thursday, 17 February 2011
Germaine Emilie Krebs (1903–1993), known as "Madame Grès", launched her design house under the name Grès in Paris in 1942. Formally trained as a sculptress, she produced haute couture designs for an array of fashionable women, including Marlene Dietrich, Greta Garbo and Jacqueline Kennedy. Her signature was cut-outs on gowns that made exposed skin part of the design, yet still had a classical, sophisticated feel. She was renowned for being the last of the haute couture houses to establish a ready-to-wear line, which she called a "prostitution".
We've got a few of her graphic print silk scarves. I'd be tempted to frame them and put them on my wall.
Tuesday, 15 February 2011
UNCONDITIONAL is said to be very London in its attitude, yet with an ease and simplicity sometimes described as quite American: ‘ the collection is a winning combination of the laidback and the edgy’. The backbone of each collection is a unique range of ‘luxury basics’ with an overlay of statement pieces.
UNCONDITIONAL has established its own feeling of a modern elegance with a dash of rock’n’roll – pieces that are uncompromising in their attention to detail with high quality fabrications, always favoring pure, natural, ethically produced fabrics and yarns. Clean, strong silhouettes, balancing a signature of drape set against structured, architectural tailoring.