I’m pretty sure all good things (clotheswise) come in two’s, Isn’t it just so great to have an option, something with a slight alteration to choose from because there is always that perfect piece you find, exactly what you’re after and somehow, something has lead you straight to it, a higher power maybe… but oh,wait…no, there’s a diamante SKULL on the back (courtesy of Zadig and Voltaire). This twin business definitely lends a hand when this unfortunate turn of events happens and highlights the true meaning of a ‘collection’. In this years spring/summer Louis Vuitton and Marc Jacobs collections, we were definitely seeing double trouble and It seems J.W Anderson have followed suit in their pre-fall collection that evokes a particular look of innocent yet extremely, extremely well dressed young ladies hand picked from an array of different backgrounds. 1st Pair of twins. These two look like something out of ‘Madeleine‘ but totally upgraded. Picture them a little younger, holding hands..hopping and skipping through the cobbled streets on a drizzly, parisian day. (my personal fave)
2nd Pair of twins. Again, we’re talking a chic, upgraded version, but these two feel like much more of farm folk to me. Perhaps french countryside but there’s quite a warm, british countryside feel to these looks. Then again, I expect no one to grace a farm in such an attire as this.
3rd Pair of twins. Apologies, I don’t believe I have left best til last but nonetheless I would cast this 3rd pair in an up and coming Sci-fi movie, a futuristic gladiator. Picture the battle of Troy with a sexy twist set amongst the stars.
So there we have it, my random take on my favourite looks from the J.W Anderson pre fall 13 collection.
From the runway, to my pen, to the paper.Meadham Kirchhoff SS13
Christopher Kane SS13
Phillip Lim SS13
Celine Pre-Fall 13
Alexander McQueen SS13
Comme Des Garcons AW12 styled by Robbie Spencer for Dazed & Confused
Nicolas Ghesquiere may be waving goodbye to Balenciaga after one of the most memorable reigns in fashion but he leaves us with something to remember him by, well at least it is definitely a piece we wont be forgetting as we can’t seem to escape the street style frenzy of fashionista’s sporting this oversized yet cropped, Starwars-like uniform, some with a slightly controversial title spelling ‘Join a weird trip‘. We have seen it again and again..
and again and again.. It’s the AW/12 Iron Maiden sweaters. Unfortunately, despite that they are obviously just.. well, great.. they have sorted become the equivalent of a Carly Rae Jepsen song but in a piece of clothing As in… over worn? over snapped? over done.
Ghesquiere took a slight turn with SS/13, definitely down the right road sending excitement down every stylist’s throat. The show was just this chic burst of simple design, classic silhouettes and clean cuts with a very sensual edge urged on by the questionable ratio of clothing to bare skin, it worked, obviously. It felt like something new for Balenciaga, something that we hadn’t seen in a while but that had always been lurking however still in keeping with Nicolas’s ability to take the house’s archives and rework them to a piece of modern perfection.
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Ever since genius fashion duo, Carol Lim and Humberto Leon (the beautiful brains behind Opening Ceremony) took over Kenzo, they have taken it up, up, UP and away. I find myself often repeating myself,to whoever it might be at the time, the words – Kenzo are killing it. They just are, I don’t know how else to describe my complete adoration for all things Kenzo since Chloe Sevigny stepped out on their revamped runway last October.
Although we only just hit fall, my christmas wishlist is looking a lot like this -
1. Kenzo…tiger jumper (all colours)
2. Kenzo…print trousers
3. Kenzo…grape print vans
4. Kenzo…striped vans
that’s only the beginning, but you get the idea.
!@£$%^&*^%$£@!@£$%^&*(*^%$£@£^&*&^%$£@!£$%^(*&^%$£@….and that’s pretty much all I have to say.
No I’m just kidding. But when it comes to Louise, the collection is pretty self explanatory and the clothes definitely speak for themselves. London fashion week always takes me back to the old school Disney days, our designers create characters and Gray’s show was definitely a jaw dropping pantomime.
Opening a blog post is sort of like opening a show…. well actually it’s really not. However, like shows, there is always a lot of thought put into the opening model/look and now I’m having trouble deciding who goes first on my London Fashion Week report. Twice a year London really sets the standards for the rest of the world – out of Somerset house comes the mind boggling creations of some very talented folk. lets begin with one in particular, he goes by the name of Holland, Henry Holland.
His House of Holland collections surprise me nicely every year but with SS13 bringing bitch T’s, peplum crops, jewelled beanies and metallic booties into the equation, it appears that TLR is going to have to start saving $$$ starting… tomorrow.