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!
Best known for their razor sharp tailoring and super slim proportions, for their Spring Summer 2016 collection the Tiger Of Sweden design team have embraced a more Mediterranean attitude. Slouchy trousers and double breasted jackets, bold striped suits and and the more casual jeans and T-shirts underpin this seasons understated, off-duty aesthetics.
Here some impressions from the fabulous Marques Almeida AW15 show. Its was a gorgeous feast and celebration of colours and textures. The staple frayed denim in summery brights such as Red and particularly the Barbie Pink, are a great addition to the various Indigo shades. Knits in Green, Orange and Purple, metallic leathers in bright Orange and Silver and the mix of the colourful jacquards just made me smile and feeling happy.
Congratulations Marta and Paolo!
Here some impressions from the Belstaff AW15/16 presentation ‘The Pursuit Of Freedom’, designed by Delphine Ninous, the new Vice President of Womens Design. A stunning affair of elevating Belstaff key staple pieces such as biker jackets and masculine motor-cross gear into a new, more feminine and luxurious territory. A play of textures, layers of oversize and mini and contrasts of masculine versus feminine are key to this collection, which makes me excited to see more of Belstaff. Congratulations!
Imagine Britain in its late 70’s, a dark time where Northern towns were suffering under the collapse of slowly decaying factories, unemployment and a general feeling of flux. Punk music and its angry overtones, yet it was the super-futuristic synth music that really defined the cultural landscape of the time. In 1975 Kraftwerk played their first gig in the UK in Liverpool and not only the music, also their sharply cut clothes did inspire Ronnie Junior McDonald and Christian Lippich for their Tiger Of Sweden AW 2015 Mens collection. Sharp suits, high waisted trousers with tappered and often shortened lengths, plays with grids and checks and hints of colours produced by graphic equalizers taking it all perfectly off balance. All you need to imagine now is a fabulous soundtrack including Depeche Mode, Kraftwerk and the Normal and you can literally see the Tiger boys marching down that catwalk.
Inspired by the dark, difficult poetry of PJ Harvey’s music, Spring Summer 15 is taking us through a journey of contemplation and transformation, as feelings of anxiety to euphoria are channeled into experimentation in shape in colour. The dark and sinister Black, the light denim Blue uses a meditative calmness while the bright and bold chiffon break it up light heartedly.
Congratulations Marta and Paulo to a mesmerising collection!
Here some impressions from the mesmerising Jonathan Saunders Spring/Summer 15 show at the British Museum. An impressive show venue to start with, complemented by beautiful classic music by Jean Noel and Chantal Young. The collection a simple, beautiful and feminine affair full of crisp cottons, patent and embellished embroideries and hints of metallic.