17th century Baroque decadence and the inspiration of Versailles meets Scandinavian simplicity, creating an interesting play at the SS17 Tiger Of Sweden menswear collection shown at the Ambika P3 Gallery during the London Collections Men. Wild and playful prints and weaves are merged with sharp tailoring, while layered vests add an interesting play with proportions. Congratulations Tiger Of Sweden to a collection full of gorgeous surprises!
Here some impressions from the gorgeous ‘Polar Pioneer’ Belstaff AW16 presentation. Edith “Jackie’ Ronne’s great Antarctic expedition of 1947 is the main inspiration for Delphine Ninous, VP of Womens’s Design. Motocross leather pants are combined with fur lined parkas and knitwear, while embroidered jackets add feminine strength. Congratulations Delphine Ninous and the Belstaff team!
Here some impressions from the gorgeous Markus Lupfer AW16 presentation. A romantic feast of intricate hand embroidered layers, textures and sparkle with jewels of handbags and dream shoes and boots added to the lush mix. Congratulations Markus!!!
Styling by Anders Solvsten Thomsen, Make Up Lucy Burt, Hair by Tina Outen and Music by Stevie Parker.
I was thinking, what street style could I possibly post after the National Gallery images and somehow Japan and its culture came to mind. I really do want to go back to this intriguing country.
Here some pictures from my archive; that time when I went to the Meiji Shrine in Tokyo and just enjoyed watching this gorgeous wedding.
Every season I am really looking forward to what Marques ‘ Almeida will surprise us with. While staying very true to their 90’s aesthetics, there is always a fresh feel or fabric introduced into the usual, yet never predictable, frayed denim mix. This season we see our grunge heroes bringing soft femininity to the table. A romantic, gothic, grunge dream I just want to be part of.
Congratulations Marta, Paulo and the whole Marques ‘ Almeida team. We love what you do!
The Belstaff SS16 Womenswear collection ‘Beauty Of Power’ is inspired by the forces of nature. An adventurous yet very feminine journey, which starts with a strong safari and desert feel and continues into soft hues, prints and intarsia inspired by waves and the power of the sea. Gorgeous colour levels and a strong sensitivity towards textile and material mixes, bring a beautiful feminine touch while staying true to Belstaff’s heritage.
Congratulations Delphine Ninous!
Here some impressions from the Markus Lupfer SS16 presentation in Westminster. A barren wasteland comes to life, spring/summer collection embodies the contrasts found in the fertile deserts of Mexico. The idea of endless arid landscapes interrupted by lush nature inspires an image of playful versus moody femininity, motifs of cacti with flowers, Mexican wrestler inspired motifs and 3D sequin embellishment shoes resembling a blooming desert.
Another gorgeous collection merging the humorous characteristics of Markus Lupfer’s work with intricate craftsmanship and luxe fabrication. Congratulations Markus!
Here some impressions from the fabulous, lighthearted and fun Bobby Kolade SS16 collection, which he showed at the Sophiensaele during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin. Bobby took inspiration from Dance and Theatre and mixed textures, shapes and colours to entertain and to celebrate creativity and spontaneity. And yes Boy did we have fun watching it. Congratulations Bobby!