January 24, 2012

KARL preview

Here’s a little preview of the KARL collection and to my positive surprise the collection had overall a sporty-edgy-glam feel to it. Jackets with zipper details, shorts, knee length skirts, tops, dresses, in fabrics from cotton, silk, sport mesh, polyester, sequins and leather (both real and faux). The accessories included gloves, bags, shoes and collars, sadly no sunnies for now, but hopefully they’ll come. Officially on my wish list: The pleated faux leather skirt, leather biker vest, droopy waisted sequined dress and all sandals!

If you love Alexander Wang, I think you’re gonna like this, and the good news is that it comes with more reasonable price tags, which start from £20, but most pieces range between £100-£300 (with a few exceptions from the leather bikers).

The launch on Wednesday, will take place on joint global events in Paris, New York, London, Berlin and Sydney. If you happen to be in London, then head over to Unit 3 at Covent Garden Market at 3.30pm, where goody bags will be handed to the first fifty visitors. Maybe I’ll see you there?

January 8, 2012

Alexander Wang Pre-Fall 2012

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So far many designers have included black&white looks in their Pre-Fall 2012 collections and Alexander Wang is the latest to join the squad. His pre collection is less street and sportswear oriented than we’ve seen lately and includes tailored jackets, vests, skirts and pants, and again a highly desirable collection of shoes. While many designers recently have taken a step away from androgynity Alexander Wang is still in it and I love him for that, see the whole collection here.

January 6, 2012

Convinced

I’ve been on the fence regarding Acne’s Resort collection-12 footwear, I’m not a massive fan of either mules, peep-toes or platforms, but, after months of staring and after trying them on, these candies might have found their way to my wishlist, works so perfectly well with with cropped pants and mini or floppy skirts with bare legs, jammy!

December 30, 2011

And it continues

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Ok, there’s no secret wonderful knitted jumpers are favorite staples in my wardrobe and it seems like I can never get too many of them, either it’s cotton, cashmere or wool. High on my priority list for January and February are knitwear from Isabel Marant’s SS12 collection, perfect to wear with denim, skirts and pretty much everything.

December 16, 2011

3.1 Phillip Lim Pre-Fall 2012

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Yeah, finally a Pre-Fall 2012 collection that is up my street, Phillip Lim has during the last year joined the group of my top favorite designers, in every collection he brings along something new, cool and uncomplicated and his comic book/superhero-inspired pre-fall collection is no exception. Lovely coats, cuts and edgy prints but I especially love the trousers, want them all! See the whole collection here.

December 12, 2011

metallics & prints

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After looking through the Pre-Fall 2012 collections so far, nothing really made my heart jump and neither did I feel many must have’s from my side, expect from these metallics silvery pants and boots by Theyskens’ Theory (need to dig out my own Acne trousers!) and this printed jacket/bolero from Zero+Maria Cornejo‘s, looks absolutely fabulous!

December 5, 2011

3.1 Phillip Lim Spring 2012 Menswear

While I was in Paris back in June I stopped by Phillip Lim‘s menswear presentation for Spring 2012 and as I know some of you dear readers are guys here’s some for you. In sync with Lim’s collections for women this spring and summer, there are quite many sport references going on, in this case a clear inspiration from skating environments and cool young men. I wouldn’t mind one of these acid-washed denim pieces myself, enjoy!
See the whole collection here.

November 9, 2011

Versace for H&M

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I guess you must have been hiding in a cave if you haven’t already seen loads of press material from Versace’s collection for H&M this last month and just in order to make even more buzz about the already highly coveted collaboration, Donatella threw a glamorous starstudded catwalk show in New York yesterday, where the models strutted down a catwalk paved with gold, and to top it all Prince performed, well, I’m sure you already read it all somewhere else by now. Anyway, what I would queue for on November 17th, is the printed men’s shirt to the left.

October 27, 2011

Prada jewelry

If it hasn’t caught your eye yet here’s a sneak peak to what could be the jewelry-line that many fashionistas are gonna go crazy about in a month time. Prada has released their campaign images and a video, shot by Steven Meisel for their Resort 2012 collection and as you may know already many of these pieces were also seen on the Spring 2012 show, which means, you have the chance to lay your hands on spring goodies already in November, if you feel the urge….

October 13, 2011

Acne + Daniel Silver

Have you picked up on that the British artist Daniel Silver has created a capsule collection for Acne. The collection that was launched this week includes Africa-inspired printed dresses, skirts and tops, perfect for mismatching prints and layering.

October 11, 2011

Givenchy SS12

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Another favorite of the Paris shows is Givenchy were Riccardo Tisci has taken a far step away from panthers and flower printed pencil skirt silhouettes in dark colors and stepped into a tailored minimalist world in a softer color scale of pink, creme and khaki in sheer fabrics. The references from surfers and mermaids are not so hard to see if you look at the detailed upper parts and floating details on the hemlines. Once again, notice the footwear, perfect clean stiletto sandal? See the whole collection at style.com.

October 7, 2011

Balenciaga SS12

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After a few disappointing collections from my favorite designers in Paris, it warmed my heart to see Balenciaga live up to my expectations, well, at least the first half. Nicolas Ghesquière once again plays with traditional structures and adopt them into wearable looks and as usual the opulent fabrics are in focus. The silhouettes are volume on top and narrow lower parts and the oversized shoulders as seen in the Resort Collection 2012 are here in forms of oversized color blocking jackets, tops and blouses paired with super-tiny shorts or high waisted trousers. The other part of this collection consisted of patch-worked dresses and more extreme silhouettes not really up my street but these are some of my favorite looks, the jackets looks absolute fantastic, not to mention the several metallic pants and footwear. If you’re curious you’ll find the whole collection at style.com.

September 23, 2011

Prada SS12 Full Show

We all know Prada’s massive influence on trends so if you’ve got 11 min this noon and want to have a sneak peak of what Spring 2012 might be all about here’s Prada’s full runway show from Milan.
I love this collection a lot more than the last collections with pieces that are much easier to adopt to your own wardrobe either you have a Prada budget or simply use it for inspiration. I especially like the knee length skirts worn with lace printed wide cropped jackets, also, be prepared for some serious midriff and carprints. See the whole collection here.

September 21, 2011

3.1 Phillip Lim SS12

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So many collections to absorb from what we’ve seen this fashion month and Phillip Lim’s SS12 collection is among my favorites so far, I mean, what is not to love about it? Sporty-chic, cool, wearable, clean cut, not to mention the gorgeous fresh color scale of soft pastels like lavender, peachy-orange and pink, also, the footwear here looks really interesting. This is definitely one of  the collections that’s gonna be haunting me through the darker months ahead, I want to wear every single piece and look right now and not wait for next spring.
See the whole collection here.

September 20, 2011

David Koma SS12

The last show for me today was David Koma’s beautiful SS12 collection at Waterloo station, his trademark pieces, sculptural dresses with metal embellishments were there as usual but also what looked like aztec-cut-outs tops and trousers. I finally figured out how to upload my iphone videos, really poor quality I know and I suggest you reduce the sound, sorry…… See the whole collection here.