Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Bernhard Willhelm








Again abandoning the catwalk for his men's collection, Bernhard Willhelm created his own rainbow-colored apocalyptic world.

Like dozing zombies, his pale models were strewn about a dimly lit space reminiscent of a vault. Their garb, however, writhed with life. Separates were saturated with Kool-Aid colors and overlaid with ragtag fabrics and patterns, not unlike foreign fruit in a night market.
Knotted rope held together ensembles or wrapped around shoes, implying an unravelling, while jackets with feathered puff sleeves suggested angels among the heathens. But it’s unlikely any saints will be found in this rather dark presentation.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Brian Atwood's - ORGY



The orgy scenes of Brian Atwood's new fall campaign are getting a lot of attention, but beyond their furtive blue glow lies an array of products on the e-store that are sure to put you in the mood. The site—launched yesterday in advance of the brand's Madison Ave store later this month—carries the largest selection of Brian Atwood offerings in the world, from shoes and bags to online exclusives and fashion films. One such film, The Sex Is In the Heel, shows Candice Swanepoel in lace-up thigh highs, making out with a wall of monitors projecting what appears to be herself in a group setting. Meta-hot!

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Girls You're Likely to See a Lot of This Fashion Month








As another season (and summer) comes to a close, a whole new crop of girls is getting into their skinnies/stilettos casting uniform. These new wunderkinds will be on the runway in a matter of days, as New York Fashion Week gets underway, followed by London, Milan, and Paris. The exclusives will flow—from the likes of Calvin Klein, Prada, Givenchy, and Balenciaga—as well as the all-important opening and closing looks. Here are a few models likely to dominate the catwalk...

Anniek Kortleve

As fresh a face as you can ask for, the Netherlands native rose to the top of the pack this season with her Balenciaga runway exclusive, then nabbing the ad campaign and catching the eye of none other than Steven Meisel, who showcased her in Italian Vogue's August issue. We're expecting to see a lot of her strawberry blonde tresses this month. We hope she's honed her runway skills since the Balenciaga catwalk.


Magda Laguinge

Originally from Argentina, Magda's old-world elegance made her a natural choice for Louis Vuitton's fall 2012 campaign. Since then, she's made appearances in both Chinese and British editions of Vogue, not to mention holding her own in W's collections story with industry vets Meghan Collison and Zuzanna Bijoch. On top of that, Carine Roitfeld teased her appearance in her highly anticipated CR Fashion Week. Seal of approval: confirmed.


Othilia Simon

The French beauty has taken her spot this season as the go-to girl for insouciant cool. Kudos to stylist Marie-Amélie Sauvé for tapping into Othilia's striking bone structure, showcasing her at her finest in not one but three editorials for W, lensed by Craig McDean. With someone like that in her corner, Simon isn't going anywhere.


Elena Bartels

Speaking of stylists, German model Elena Bartels also managed to become a favorite of them. Loved by Karl Templer, her wispy and ethereal features earned her the Italian Vogue July 2012 cover and a stunning shoot in Interview's August issue shot by Mikael Jansson. Something tells us this girl has staying power.


Mariane Fassarella

She may still be a relative unknown, but Brazilian babe Mariane Fassarella has piqued our interest. After debuting as a Givenchy exclusive last season, her cerebral gaze and Kate Moss resemblance have booked her the fall 2012 Love Moschino and Urban Outfitters campaigns. Watch for her this catwalk cycle. Anyone who's good enough for Tisci isn't going to stay hidden for long.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

On the Fall Campaign Trail - Alexander McQueen

























Alexander McQueen by David Sims


 

A few fall campaigns that blow air in our sail, rub lotion on our back, fix us a margarita, and other summer-related metaphors.



Monday, October 07, 2013

Niharika Pandey's - Back to School



Glamor, Sporty,Bold, Colorful, Grumpy and Sexy are the Signature Synonyms you shall see in the Collection with highlights of maths, chemistry ,pencils symbols etc.

I love details ,especially some sort of embellishment that can transform a garment instantly say's the Designer. It's always good to move out of our comfort zone each season,to learn new things and to challenge your sense.

Exploring the boundaries of place and time,continually inspired by the place and her favorite is childhood. The inspiration for S/S14 started with the 'Back to School' from a fresh mind again with those old days memories, it has everything to very own pencil, bags, school bus, school bell , to chemistry and maths classes.

My brand is for those people who like to make their own entrance.

THE AURELIAN BEQUEST by Priyanaka Kakkar

‘I am gushing over the Big Bling Trend this season!’

 



The collection “the Aurelian Bequest” meaning The Golden Heritage, takes its inspiration from the Moroccan Art, Craft and Architecture. The fabrics, colors and even the knack of the pieces speak of the stories and the endowment.

Modern yet Traditional, Simple yet Ambrosial, the collection features Gowns, Dresses, Kaftans, Sarees and Separates. Creative texture and embroideries adorn the fabrics and the attentively styled details bring out the dexterity of the silhouettes the basic neutrals are enlivened by the Aurelian prints, Embroideries, Laser cut and the Workmanship. The styles ooze of the modern, feminist, glamorous and traditional outlook of The New Robust, Resplendent women.

ANHAD by Vaishali Shadangule


THE SOURCE OF COSMOS

The world we believe in is a perception of our view point. When the point shifts, it automatically changes the perception. This constant state of change is flow of life, flow of the universe. Humans have the natural tendency to evolve to the greater point to achieve a better perception about the world. From the ages many saints, Sufi's and Spiritual Gurus have tried to reach to the point which never changes because it integrates the Cosmos within. The point is called “ANHAD”.

It is an amazing feeling to interpret this philosophy through this collection.
Layers, silhouettes and details of the garments create a flow through a pattern which keeps changing.

The color story progresses between white, off white, blue, grey and black.
 Carefully chosen hand spun and hand woven Kesa Paat(
Mekhelas/Raw-Silk) of Assam and Khadi and Cotton from Culcutta has played a tremendous role in the Collection.

The whole process of how a complex and difficult hand weaving method creates a fine and smooth fabric describes the flow of energy more than anything else.  They way collection progresses it changes the meaning of white at the end as compare to what it is in the beginning. The surface texturing by hand spun sacred cotton thread (baati) on the garments gives it an eternal feel which helps to relate to it.The collection inherits a point for viewers to relate with it with their own understanding, experience and appeal of the moment.