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!
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!