Mary Katrantzou SS13 Collection (inspired by international stamps) makes me happy…
Happy Friday, Lovelies!
Other than family, friends and a good party, not much makes me happier than good fashion. Today I dedicate ‘Happy Friday’ to a one of my recent favorites…Mother of Pearl. Collaborating with American artist Fred Tomaselli for their AW12 collection, they redefine the term wearable art. With his trippy collage paintings turned pretty prints, Hang Over cleverly becoming crystal embroidered necklaces and sneakers combined with tailored, feminine silhouettes, this collection is like taking a fantastical trip in a magical place with your best friend..
FRED TOMASELLI, Migrant Fruit Thugs, 2006,Photocollage, leaves, acrylic, gouache and resin on wood panel,78 X 96 inches
FRED TOMASELLI, Field Guides
FRED TOMASELLI, Night Music for Raptors, 2010
FRED TOMASELLI, Hang Over, 2005, Leaves, pills, acrylic, resin on wood panel, 84 X 120 inches
Prints, color and vintage references continued at LFW, but ‘Ladylike’ seemed to be the key word in London last week…well that along with craftsmanship and color. Leave it to the Brits…err british influence…to take a matronly silhouette and make it modern…even sexy. With accents of neon at Sass + Bide, subtle yet to-die-for prints at Jonathan Saunders and Nicole Farhi, exquisite beading, architectural mastery and layers of “ghost fabric” (a 70 percent aluminum organza) with flower appliques at Christopher Kane, and “almost neon” color blocking at Paul Smith and Roksanda Ilincic, LFW collections made Spring fashion even that much more desirable. I think one of the shows that has quite a few lovely ladies talking is Acne. I am still a bit bewildered over it…such a departure from seasons past, but with Acne’s incredible influence on street style I have a feeling we will be seeing a lot of girls in tasseled loafers, oversized culottes and cropped tops come Spring…I just might be one of them. (I will definitely be taking a hair cue from their runway, but that will be happening in a few weeks). Even though Marrakech was their source of inspiration, they must have had their Scandinavian homegirls in mind when designing…those crazy big pants are a perfect substitute for a skirt when your main source of transportation is a bike! Here’s a few of my favorites from London…
Sass + Bide