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Superfine: Punk Chic Denim

Punk Chic, captivating nonchalance, edgy denim style – Superfine as the leader of superskinny jeans design is following its innovative signature for AW’11 season with fresh ideas and fine quality. Interesting jeans treatment like hidden and clever detailing including stitching, zippers or leather panels will find many followers.
More about the collection in My article was also published on Fashionising.com

NOTE NUDITY

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L’Air Du Temps – Floral Lady G.

CREDITS:
Vogue UK April 2011
Editorial: “L’Air Du Temps”
Photographer: Javier Vallhonrat
Model: Guinevere Van Seenus
Stylist Lucinda Chambers

Florals, spring prints, ethereal vintage aura and hippy lady with fanciful frizzy red blonde hair is the main theme of “L’Air Du Temps”. The chameleon look of the legendary model Guinrvere Van Seenus is even more indescribable. She transforms into the embodiment of the floral lady surrounded with flowers, patterns, buttrflies – all of the Spring attributes. As the styling is apparently messy, the appearances are sometimes misleading. The same happens this time when everything is polished till the last detail composing the imagery of vintage collages.

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Amaya Arzuaga’s Geometric Curiosities

Amaya Arzuaga is a Spanish designer known for her urban creations with a predilection for wearable geometry. The same follows with her latest collection hallmarking the discreet contrasts of fashion mathematics in the aspect of colours, curves and surfaces. The parallel connection of architectural feminine and elegance is the specialty of Amaya Arzuaga’s collection for A/W 2011/12 season exhibited in Paris Fashion Week. The inspirations taken from wavy pleated figures, butterfly volumes, elliptical profiles and exoskeleton shapes amaze with the futuristic touch and practicality. The palette of the collection is saturated with stone, bloody red, turquoise, orange and grey colours accompanied with black or showcased solo.
Numerous outfits are structurally oriented with emphasized shoulders or hips. Especially inspiring are linear pieces defining the silhouettes, column dresses or outfits resembling delicate structure of Arthropod shell.  The selection of merino wool, felt, silk, knit, stretch leather and transparent jersey composes the new definition of chic look.

Here is also the link to my article on Fashionising.
Images: courtesy of the designer

Osseous structures, exoskeleton shapes:

Ovoid and Elliptical profiles :

Wavy Pleaed figures

Linear Pieces

Collumn dresses:

Butterfly volumes

Nero Nudo Flair April 2011

These sleek futuristic images have something mysterious in their black and white geomerty – the observers are getting lost in the captivity of sandy sea. The model with the tribal make up  transforms into the enigmatic child of the scorching sands inviting to the journey of the secretive thoughts in the heart of the desert.

CREDITS:
Flair April 2011
Editorial : Nero Nudo
Photographer: Jean-François Campos
fashion editor: Vittoria Cerciello
Hair by Kenna, Makeup by Ralph Sicliano
Model: Denisa Dvorakova

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Kate Moss in two openings for Vogue Paris May 2011


Vogue Paris 
Photographers: Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott
Model: Kate Moss
Styled by Emmanuelle Alt
We don’t know how she does it, but Kate Moss is phenomenal in her charm, posing, gift…
The editorial that seems to be splitted into two contrasting parts, exposes the timeless beauty in two openings of Kate Moss – revealing her technicolorized punk side and black and white anxious finesse.
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Piers Atkinson – Accessories as art

Piers Atkinson -Artist, illustrator, milliner, costume designer, party organiser, fashion editor, project manager in one. Certainly such a creative persona gives full rein to his imagination and creativity in his stunning andimaginative headpiece designs.

I wrote about this fascinating persona also on Fashionising .

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Magnificent Kate Moss in Vogue Japan May 2011

Characteristic technicolour hues as the signature of Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott composes perfectly with the timeless and exceptional (yet retouched with Photoshop) beauty of Kate Moss.

Credits:
Vogue Japan
Photographers: Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott
Model: Kate Moss
styling by George Cortina

Mesmerizing YSL Video

Enchanting video of Yves Saint Laurent SS’11 Campaign is very hypnotizing not only because of the ‘twisting’ concept,  but also Siren’s song of ‘Mushrooms & Roses‘ by Janelle Monáe as well as the magnificent locations of famous Marrakesh gardens. The black and white video created by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin in collaboration with Stefano Pilati is inspired by 70’s where Muse, Arizona Muse seduces with unconstrained charm.

Dawid Tomaszewski SS’11

I would like to present to you my article published on  Fashionising.com  about extremely talented newcomer in the fashion stage – Dawid Tomaszewski :

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Images: courtesy of the designer 
          My article

Soft architectual silhouettes by Yiorgos Eleftheriades for SS’11 season

Yiorgos Eleftheriades is a famous Greek fashion designer known for his predilection for urban, structured and innovative designs.  I described the whole concept of the collection in my article for TRENDLAND magazine. The main inspirations for this SS’11 show are built under the base of architectural inspirations and soft contrast appearing in materials, colours and composition. Even the folklore accent is presented in modernized way of leather broidery.

Soft architectual silhouettes is the main design feature for women collection. The menswear is based on the similar sources. The outfits are formed with the abstract combinations forming rectangular and trapezan shapes. The two main colour palettes maintain the idea of soft anthithesis of warm colours of caramel and tobacco, copper and bronze, lime and olive with icy-chalky white, pearl grey with black shades. The contradiction is visible with versatile fabrics where silk georgette, fine viscose, muslin, and voile is juxtaposed with fine leather and cotton.

Images: courtesy of the designer


SHOWstudio in conversation with Yohji Yamamoto

Madame Grès – Exhibition at Bourdelle Musee

Madame Grès (1903 – 1993) was reputed to be a genius of the couture profession. One of the most eminent and outstanding female fashion designers of XX century stated all her life:

“I wanted to be a sculptor. For me, it’s the same thing to work with the fabric or the stone”.

The retrospective of this stellar yet enigmatic couturer’s work is showcased in the most legitimate place -in Musee Bourdelle’s interiors in collaboration with Musée Galliera from March 25 to July 24, 2011.
The concept of the exhibtion created by the curator  Olivier Saillard is the parallel of fashion and art – scuplure like gowns surrounded by Grecian sculptures. The exhibition consists of 80 timeless and sculptural pieces from private collections, contemporary artists, belongings of Musée Galliera, and about 50 original photographs of Richard Avedon or Guy Bourdin. The selection of the designs starts from the couturier’s ‘Alix’ period in 1934 until Madame Grès very last design commissioned by Hubert De Givenchy in 1989.

These emblematic dresses are the symbol of purity, minimalism style and apparent simplicity. The signature of the creations is the use of jersey fabrics with the special draping technique transforming 280 cm lenght material into 7cm width.

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Links: http://www.paris.fr/
          http://www.parismusees.com/madame-gres/
Many thanks to Trendland for the tips 🙂

Alexander The Great

Tribute to Alexander McQueen’s artistic output presented in Vogue US is the awe-inspiring restrospective and thorough preview of the Savage Beauty upcoming exhibition. Beautiful story of the master capured by the masters in fashion…

Credits:
Vogue US – May 2011
Title: Alexander the Great
Photographer: Steven Meisel
Fashion Editor: Grace Coddington
Models: Karen Elson, Coco Rocha, Karlie Kloss, Caroline Trentini, Raquel Zimmermann, Stella Tennant

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Mary Katrantzou by Erik Madigan Heck

Saturated hues and the chameleon reflection harmonising with the patterns captivated in fashion design by Mary Katrantzou and the regal interiors are the main themes captured in the lens of photographer Erik Madigan Heck for Nomenus Quarterly . Mary Katrantzou who is recognisable for her outstanding prints and pattern signature, for the F/W 11/12 collection she oulined vision  the woman as a connoisseur, surrounded by objects of beauty like Fabergé eggs, Meissen porcelain, cloisonné enamel, and Ming vases.

The images are highly inspired by the paintings of the 19th century French painters Pierre Bonnard and Edouard Vuillard highlighting the thin frontier of fashion and art. Heck describes his work by saying:  “It signifies a different direction in my own work, where I am trying to flatten the space between photography and illustration, by eliminating photographic elements and painting on different surfaces and colors in post-production, attempting to move closer towards painting itself, in process and form.”

Production Credits

Photographs by Erik Madigan Heck
Styling by Heidi Bivens at The Wall Group
Set design by Shaun Kato Samuel
Hair by Weasley O’Meara at The Wall Group
Make-Up by Deanna Melluso at Artlist
Model Janice at Ford
Photo assistant Shay Harrington
Clothing: Mary Katrantzou
Additional Jewelry by Candace Ang.
Post Production work by Versatile Studios

LINKS: http://www.maisondesprit.com/archives.php?id=mary_katrantzou
             http://www.nomenusquarterly.com/

Forget Me Not SS 2011

Impressive work of French graphic artists, illustrator and designer, Coco Pit in her Forget Me Not collections cannot be missed without deeper insights. Unique compositions of butterflies, ornate shells, and tropical birds, pearl of snakes are the main muses of Forget Me Not collection for season SS11. You can check my interview wih Coco where she describes her artistc work.

Highly inspired by Mythology and exoticism, Coco depicted her dream-like scenarios and geometrical abstractions with colourful graphics, kaleidoscopic patterns, and twisted ropes. There is also accent of tranquillity and elegance. Palette of colours is enriched with ocean blue, rich purple midnight black shades and delicate neutral hues.

Images: courtesy of Coco Pit & Forget Me Not


 

ORISHIKI Clutch bag by Naoki Kawamoto

Origami art in synergy with fashion aeshetics called “Orishiki” by Naoki Kawamoto  remains simply amazing efects in the aspects of accessories. It is an absorbing yet inspiring game with geometric shapes, dimensions and unique identity.

As the designer Naoki Kawamoto explains:


“Orishiki” is a hybrid word composed of “Ori ”, taken from Origami, Japanese paper-folding art, and “Shiki ” taken f rom Furoshiki, Japanese traditional wrapping cloth which is large enough to wrap and transport goods and gifts, as well as wearing them as scarves. “ORISHIKI” is a new carrying device consisting of a single piece of two dimensional structure, constructed of triangular segments which can be folded like origami, and can wrap things like furoshiki. The geometric bag is not only idiosyncratic in its appearance but also in its highly speacialized production process. The unique process can be applied to just about any productions without losing its unique product identity.

The Orishiki is not same as any another luggage system geometric and lovely shape.
The material and system are also quite unique which is way combined folding and swallowing up volume inside.
There is big possibility of many way to use the system on many different type of luggage in the future.”



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Iron Maiden

Vogue UK March 2009
Editorial: Iron Maiden
Phoographer: Mario Testino
Model: Daria Werbowy
Stylist: Lucinda Chambers

The era of glam 80’s with frontman Balmain is slowly fading away but the editorial with Iron Daria always looks so sizzlingly fresh in the lens of Mario Testino. Daria despite her hard andronygy of rock ‘ n roll  lady, still presents the feminine wit. Some of her shoots resemble the charm of James Dean in the scorching sun.
Take a look!

Rad Hourani Unisex Transformable Collection #7 AW11

Rad Hourani is a fashion designer with great scope of complexity and innovation. As he does not describe himself as an artist, fashion designer, filmmaker, writer, photographer or musician undoubtedly all those creative occupations absorb him unceasingly.   Known for his no boundaries’ transformable and experimental style and asexual and aseasonal approach, Rad Hourani aims at timelessness of his designs with the modern spirit for anti conformist individuals.
His latest collection #7 for season AW11 is based on transformative ideas of 6 garments in 22 looks what give very practical touch of unisex yet creative feeling.

Iris van Herpen "Crystallization" SS11

Having an exclusive premiere on “Crystallization”, the shoes hit the show of Iris van Herpen for season SS 11 with its archtectural wit and compatibility with liquid influences and transformative concept of water into crystals. My article on TRENDLAND MAGAZINE reveals the tip of this innovative inceberg.

Exceptional, fresh, wearable. These 3 words describe perfectly second prolific collaboration of Dutch designer and archtectural shoes label United Nude.



Both known for their predilection for unconvenional creativity designed sculptural high-heeled platform ankle booties released in 2 versions based on similar concept. 



Iris van Herpen

The Modern Muses – Covers

8 statuesque beauties, Karen, Gisele, Carolyn, Guinevere, Isabeli, Jamie, Malgosia and Natasha shot by Daniele Duella and Iango Henzi.

Iris van Herpen X United Nude SS11








The second collaboration between prolific designer Iris van Herpen and architecturally experimental shoe brand United Nude gives a fruitful result of artistry and imagination.  The collection is released in two versions of ankle booties – a complex wave of leather detailing and elegantly drapped with thin chains.
For sure both will be effecively stunning. Take a look on my article appeared in TRENDLAND MAGAZINE if you like to know more about this interesting collab.

The creative director of United Nude explains the collaboration with Iris: “Working with Iris and being an admirer of her work has been a real pleasure. The result of our collaboration this season is truly about facilitating her captivating work in fashion. Yet in the process the shoe that we together create is a product that stands on its own and gets attention for all the right reasons.”

For those fashionistas who want to purchase some of 100 limited edition pairs may find them at Browns in London, l’Eclaireur in Paris and IT in Hong Kong, United Nude’s own flagship stores
in New York, Amsterdam, Shanghai and the soon to be opened store in London (also available at: http://www.unitednude.com/).

 Worth mentioning is the fact the shoes are precisely hancrafted from the luxurious leather fabrics available in three colours: Black, Off White and Tan.

Images: Couresy of United Nude

Savage Beauty by Alexander McQueen

SAVAGE BEAUTY
of
Enfant Terrible 

Photography: Solve Sundsbo/The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Looking on the pictures of the retrospective exhibition makes you spechless over  marvellous designs and fashion artisry created by Alexander McQueen. The powerful impact of the Enfant Terrible contribution to the fashion world is without a doubt priceless. Take a journey of  beautiful memories through the stories of every single outfit having behind: