Month: September 2014

LFW: Faustine Steinmetz

This slideshow requires JavaScript. Faustine Steinmetz opened up London Fashion Week with more of her “bespoke” alterations of fabric, repurposing denim into casual wear that embodies webs, fur and old clothes that have been repaired a thousand times over.  The show was presented on Friday, 12 Sep, at the ICA Theatre at the Institute of Contemporary Art.  The crowd was excited to be there, especially with it being one of the first shows.  Especially exciting was to see Susie Lau of Styelbubble fame expressing great interest and having a long discussion with the designer. In conversation with Faustine, we...

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LFW: The Circus in the Courtyard

This slideshow requires JavaScript.   If you are looking for the best of the fashion crowd, often there are more interesting things surrounding the main catwalk rather than on the catwalk.  London look is one of pushing the boundaries of design and art and, with the latest criticism being that LFW has lost its edge in favour of commerce, the Strand Courtyard certainly delivers. Keep watching as we update later with more Courtyard...

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New York Fashion Week: Richard Chai

New York Fashion week starts today and it is with great anticipation that we look to see what happens.  Richard Chai showed his work on Thursday and the SS15 was inspiring for its concentration on details.  Chai showed how pleats, darts and fold can enliven even the most stoic of basics.  Combined with cool colors and vibrant metallics and satin, the show inspired. This slideshow requires JavaScript. Playing with a combination of bare shoulders, asymmetry and the folds emphasized by swirls in print, the collection screamed for a great summer in 2015.  His shoulder obsession even translated into men’s...

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