After years of having to tune into men’s departments for the perfect shirt, brands from high and low finally got around a few years back and understood that the female specimen opted for the same fit and look, but just a little more neatly feminine fitted in the right areas.
Can we ever tire of fine jewellery pieces that in all their simplicity come with an edge too. Danish designer, Sophie Bille Brahe has been one of my personal favourites for years now with her clean fresh water pearls pieces, and rings made for stacking. Latest additions are these 14-karat gold spiral earrings, perfectly understated edgy and delicate, may we have them both please!!!
Pirouette Spirale £500, Pirouette Orielle £425.
Though the world has fallen for the nordic minimalism and effortlessness recent years, it’s can be hard for Scandinavian brands to break through in todays jungle of international brands, unless they have something unique to offer and attractive price points, but that’s also what some of them do best, catering the mid market. Brands like Acne Studios, Dagmar and Day Birger et Mikkelsen have established themselves internationally by filling the gap between high street and luxury levels by offering great quality price points.
But there’s a new girl in town, Mayla Stockholm (www.mayla.se), founded by former model Marlene Abraham, that caught my eye this last year. Offering something not so typical in Scandinavian terms, cool femininity with an edge, like beautiful neat feminine silk blouses and dresses, finely knitted silk jumpers, mini boot flared trousers and culottes with the best of fits, ticking the mid market price range without compromising quality. Watch out for Mayla’s AW15-16 raw denim pieces, favourite denims of mine come fall 2015.
Today it was announced that the Dutch designers Viktor Horsting & Rolf Snoeren are to close their Viktor & Rolf ready-to-wear line following the fall-winter 2015 season.
According to WWD, going forward the label is set to focus on haute couture and the lucrative fragrances division, a strategic decision to position the brand in the highest luxury segment of fashion.
“After a considered and thorough selection process, Alessandro Michele has been chosen to assume the role as Gucci creative director, based upon the contemporary vision he has articulated for the brand that he will now bring to life,” said Marco Bizzarri, president and chief executive officer of Gucci according to WWD.
Based on Alessandro Michele’s speed delivery and results on the menswear runway a few days ago we can certainly feel there’s a new wave of Gucci coming.
Who doesn’t love a pair of “mum-jeans”, and I dare to say that none does it better than good old Levi’s. The iconic 501 will now come with a few adjustments, straighter in the waist, smaller in the seat and a more tapered fit, which to me sounds even better. You’ll find the new capsule collection in 3 different washes exclusively at Net-a-Porter on 2′nd of March, add that to your calendar!
For Nicolas Ghesquière’s second campaign for Louis Vuitton he has yet again brought along the the legendary photographers Annie Leibovits, Juergen Teller and Bruce Weber to illustrate each artists vision of the SS15 collection, brand and story.
“Series 2″ as a follow up on last year’s “Series 1″ is nothing but beautiful, and sometimes a beautifully captured video accompanied with the right tones bring a vision more to life than anything. Enjoy my favourite video this season by Bruce Weber fronted by Louis Vuitton’s new heroine, Jennifer Connelly.
Hedi Slimane, Vanityfair.com
Little causes as much speculations and rumours in the fashion sphere as when designers are leaving their post in iconic houses, voluntarily or not. Last week the Kering group announced the departure in February of Patrizio di Marco, Gucci’s chief executive, and Frida Giannini, its creative director, after 10 years at the helmet. The rumoured list of successors has since taken of, Riccardo Tisci, Joseph Altuzarra, Peter Dundas, Stefano Pilati, Thomas Maier, Maria Grazia Chiuri, and the latest contender in the loop, Hedi Slimane. How about Tom Ford, did I say that?
You’ve probably seen it many times already this week, but great things get away with being repeated. First looks of Givenchy’s SS15 ad faced by Julia Roberts is definitely an unexpected move, but oh so brilliant. Stripped down, smart, beautiful, pure, honest and strong, now this speaks…
Who minds a fashion injection in December, and a compote of Pharrell Williams, Chanel and Cara Delevingne, directed by Karl Lagerfeld is as great as it sounds. The almost 8 min short film ‘Reincarnation’ celebrates the origin of the Chanel jacket, inspired by a lift attendant (Pharrell) working in a hotel near Salzburg, enjoy!!!
Phoebe Philo continues what she does the best, another pre-collection that feels fresh, new, but still has what has become so very Celine. The french house have lately kept their pre-collections under seal, and the image release of this highly anticipated Resort 2015 collection coincides with the release of the ads fronted by what has become Celine in house model Daria Werbowy. Feeling inspired anyone, I surely do.
And the award for the best looking electric toothbrush in town hereby goes to Foreo! I never thought I would add the latter to my wish list but here we go. This stylish toothbrush comes in a travel friendly mini version too in a range of colours, starting from £89-£149 and you’ll find them all here.
Louis Vuitton ss15, images Style.com
After several weeks of models strutting on SS15 runways, presentations, energy and mood in different cities, either observed closeup or from afar, there’s especially one trend that over shines everything, the references to the 70′s.
From my personal point of view Nicolas Ghesquiere for Louis Vuitton won the nod to the 70′s with his typical stamp and forward looking eyes. And if there’s something I’ll be sporting very soon may it be high waisted A-line skirts paired with fitted blouses or turtlenecks, shades of brown, and don’t forget to bring the velour out, yum!