Sunday, March 30, 2014

Fashion Month Part III: Street Style

Yes, we are aware that there is a component lacking from the fashion month updates. After all, it is never complete without taking a closer look at who was wearing what at the shows. I’m sure all of us look forward to seeing the editors’ choices, and also the bevy of models that look great in anything that they put on their backs (bless their souls).

Here are some images that we thought were worthy of a second look, either for the great outfits, or simply the aesthetic of the image. 

Photos by Tommy Ton, Nam and Phil Oh

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Snippets From The Fashion Month, Part II

McQ Alexander McQueen
Diving in head first, might we just say that Alexander McQueen’s diffusion line, McQ, has us clinging on to the edge of our seats till they hit the stores. Excuse our unbridled delight and let us show you why! Before the images do the talking, let us break it down for you. Manga artist Yoshiyasu Tamura was commissioned to create a comic book strip, which in turn was emblazoned across articles of clothing in varying doses. End result? Effortlessly cool sweaters, jeans and jackets that are perfect for a lazy day out.

With Jeremy Scott at the helm, we definitely expected no less than this. The collection boasted an infusion of junk and pop culture, having the models strut down the runway in pieces splashed with the McDonald’s logo and Spongebob Squarepant’s mug. As always with Scott, you either love it, or hate it. As far as we can tell, we think most might go with the former. As it is, model Soo Joo Park and blogger Chiara Ferragni have been spotted out and about in their sweater dresses.

Alexander Wang
Veering away from the monotone palette that dominated his Spring/Summer 2014 line, Wang defies the gloomy skies ahead this Fall/Winter by injecting colour into his collection, lots of it (what a rebel!). Opening with monochrome looks, Wang surprised us slowly but surely with the subsequent looks that were bright in hue to say the least.

Also, are we the only ones that have a positive reaction to his continued use of neoprene?

Up next, street style!

Monday, March 10, 2014

Snippets From The Fashion Month, Part I

You know what they say; all good things come to an end. The fashion month came and went in a blink of an eye and had everyone waiting with bated breath to see what the fashion houses had in store for Fall/Winter 2014. You know, so we have an idea of how our outfits and accessories will be dictated for the latter half of the year. As much as we'd like to think that we dress independently of external influences, what the designers put out there do trickle down to high street level and end up on our backs whether we're aware of it or not (kudos to those of you out there that try and buck the trend).

To avoid rambling on any further, I'll get to the point of this post: highlights of the fashion month from our favourite designers!

Saint Laurent
Slimane still seems very much into the rock and roll aesthetic that he rebranded Saint Laurent with when he took over, sending models traipsing down the runway in thigh grazing dresses and skirts in variations of red plaid, slate grey and black, complete with dark kohl-rimmed eyes, all in good taste of course. What also stood out from the collection were the cheeky short embellished shift dresses that are reminiscent of the 60's, a nod to a pivotal time in women's dressing.

Tisci offers a juxtaposition of nature-influenced prints and sharp tailoring that will have you looking right at home in a concrete jungle this time round. What stole the show was the last look (rightfully so), that brings to mind a whimsical vision of birds of paradise, while being grounded by a sleek silhouette and bold makeup that almost has an architectural feel to it.

In a bid to avoid too lengthy a post, more in the next! Have a great week ahead, ladies J