The SS2013 fashionshows showed us a lot of nice things. Perfect dresses, gorgeous colors. And it even seems as if all these talented designers like Jil Sander, Etro, Balmain and Balenciaga took some of their inspiration from the past. The combination of old shapes and cuts with perfect new materials and technologies.
Iconic photographer and artist Nick Knight shows the world a whole new perspective on digital art and film making in his latest work for Lane Crawford. Using modern techniques, we get to visualize a digital world in the making that might shake the way we advertise in the foreseeable future.
Lane Crawford is Hong Kong’s leading specialty store, offering the largest assortment of designer brands in Asia. Founded in 1850, Lane Crawford evolved from a department store to a fashion and lifestyle specialist.
Every now and then a television show has a lot of impact on how people look on the streets. Charlie´s Angels was one of these shows. Every girl wanted to look like Sabrina or Jill. With high-waist, flared denims, cute little blouses and off course their hairdo. The Angels didn’t wear mini skirts but they did like pretty short shorts, or wide, knee-length skirts. Due to their profession they also wore suits and shirts. To look more powerful yet also to look really feminine.
It seems as if people on the streets nowadays also add some Angel power to their looks. High-waist power suits, flared pants with real high heels. Maybe a little bit more edgy but still with the 70’s in mind. Even some of the colors from that period you will see on the catwalk these days. Dark and warm colors, like burgundy, forest green.
To give you an idea what 70´s fashion looks like, we will show you some of our favorite items from the webshop. Without the perfect, wavy hairdo´s, this you have to add yourself!
Each year, Pantone® chooses one color the whole year will gather round on. For the year 2012 we worked more and more with a slightly exotic tangerine colour as it was the year of “Tangerine Tango”. For 2013, Pantone has predicted Emerald green is going to be the #1 it colour in the market. Here is Pantone’s vision:
Pantone wisely called this color to be stylishly harmonizing and balancing your world. Also, emerald is a healing color that is luminous, vivid and regenerative. I took two pieces from the Doortje Vintage webshop as best pick for your “Going-on-2013 wardrobe”. Need some fresh air? Go Emerald!
Before the “Devil Wears Prada” and “The September Issue” films, Grace Coddington was the unseen uncelebrated hero of Vogue Magazine. The wisewomen now is becoming some sort of the new high-priest of fashion, as i-D Magazine puts her on the first of eight covers of the Wise Up issue. And boy, and is she dapper.
From a shiny gold hot-pants to a white jumpsuit that leaves nothing to your imagination, Kylie Minogue is about to launch a mock-up fashion book about her wardrobe throughout her career as a succesfull singer. Does this come to a surprise to you? I’m sure to be thrilled, diva as I am can’t wait to run to the store.
Over the years, Kylie has worked with well respected designers such as Stella McCartney, Dolce & Gabbana, Christian Louboutin as well as Jean Paul Gaultier who’s written a foreword in the book. Also, the book will have unseen sketches and photographs taken from very private collections. Kylie is a superstar with an amazing sense of style, a coffee table book in her honour is the best way to celebrate that.
Kylie/Fashion will hit bookstores on November 19, published by Thames & Hudson
How Niek Pulles sees the world is so refreshing, that’s why he was asked to art-direct the latest Modebelofte exhibition during Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven. When I visited the exhibition last sunday, I knew the colours, shapes and brilliantly curated outfits are printed in my mind forever. Some photo’s:
First thing noticed when Entering the Funnel – the official name of the exhibition – is the painted mannequins, wich according to Niek Pulles is our new future race. The handfull designers make the total look so tastefull, with newfound materials all so suprisingly put together.
Encapsulated by a series of wired funnels, the exhition gives the feeling of travelling through time and space. The idea for “Enter the Funnel” was created during this summer, connecting seamlessly to the general theme of Dutch Design Week “Enter a Brave new World”. Niek Pulles (HeyNiek) says ‘it’s intuition’. Visit the exhibition at Krabbedans Eindhoven ’till 2nd of december!
I came across this beautiful little movie. OMG! The technology look in the 1960′s is rough retro-like. Take in consideration that this was a serious promotion film for Philips. Love the look and feel of technology and fashion in this movie from 1969. Guys, Enjoy!
Okay, so the title of this blog might be a little overrated, but in my time in Paris, I came by a conceptstore which wasn’t so hyped as Colette that I had to write a blog about it. Merci Merci is a place where you can find all sorts of home accessoires, shoes and clothing, gadgets and other fun gifts for yourself or someone special. And the store looks simply amazing!
When I talked to one of the sales people, they told me that Merci Merci’s goal is that they are a Charity Store (or Magasin Solidaire) with a 100% proceeds donation to a charity association to help women and kids in Madagascar.
Merci Merci: 111, boulevard Beaumarchais, Paris (FR)
It’s fall. Summer is now definitely gone, you can feel the seasons-click. To get some sort of hunger for the autumn leaves to fall, I took a trip to Rodarte and back to bed with blackcherry tea. Kate and Laura Mulleavy have been experimenting with ways to take their idiosyncratic vision in a more commercial direction; and best of it, the season is so bright!
Wine-red, juicy orange supported by darks and naturals make a splash this season. Step a little out of your comfort zone and show of some textured jackets and dresses, high romantic collars and top it of with just a dash of lace.