Saturday, 23 April 2011

Fall RTW Lowdown

Thoughts on Fall RTW shows...


sci-fi themed, destroyed forest, poetic fairytale, grunge, long knitted evening dresses, feathered skirts, lace and leather, jumpsuits, cropped trousers, boyish attitude, cropped jackets, dark colours.

Louis viutton

Tough, fur, professional, porter hats, ribbed shorts, handcuffs, Kate moss.

Alexander McQueen

Metallic, fur, feminine, lilac, white, black, torn sleeves, zippers.


Soft, crafted, sheer, floaty skirts, modern yet traditional, positive, shadowy colours, dark rouge.

Yves Saint Laurent

Shoulder, Italian Renaissance, 70,s, fur, white shirts, pure white.

Giambasttista Valli

Sleek, tough, fur, contrasting colours, high necked ballgowns.

Stella McCartney

Sculptural, billowing sleeves, over sized blazers, pencil skirts, layered statement polka-dots.


Flowers, big cats, aggressive and fragile contrast, bombers, layers, transparency, prints, black leather,


Cars, power, tough,vinyl, leather, pale pink suit, lightness. attitude,

Haider Ackermann

Layers, belts, dark colours, leather, mystery, silk, folds, sophisticated, tough flower, "poetry in motion", warrior

Victor and Rolf

Medievalist, modern warrior, "fashion crusade", red,  military, graphic, complexity, strength


Lost forest, glamour, updated tradition, masculine shoes, clean cut dresses, bright colours,

Isabel Marant

American themed, fringes,naive Americans, fur, blue rinse jeans, cowgirls, fringed boots, casual, over sized,  covered up.

Nina ricci

Classic, portraits, historical, soft pastels, military sweaters, draped materials, deep green, shaded hats, gentleness.

Rick Owens

Black, fur, layering, height, leather shoulders, sculptured vests, cocooned,  tribalism,  strong boots.


Knitted leather, long skirts, edge, tunics, pink.


"lived in", natural, tough glamour, embroidered jackets, 70's, gold, asymmetrical vests, mirrors, crystals.

Gareth Pugh

Severity, individualist, draped material, soft fabrics, dark colours, sharp shoulders, lines, gold.


Lady Gaga, tough, edge, jumpsuits, latex, animal themed, ribbed, draped

Dries Van Noten

Gold, calm, prints, bright colours, cultured, knits, relaxed, over sized, asymmetrical, bodices.

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Saturday, 2 April 2011

Inspiring Designs

Yojhi Yamamoto's inspiring exhibition at the Victoria and Albert museum in London gives visitors a chance to see the retrospective work of the fashion designer first hand. The designs give a unique twist on everyday clothes, with asymmetrical shapes, beautifully crafted folds and hand stitched details. The exhibition also features catalogues of his work with fashion photographers such as Nick Knight, Paolo Roversi and Craig McDean. The mannequins all give pointers to the themes in Yamamomotos work such as layering, length and his attention to material.