Friday, January 2, 2009

2008 in a post

Finally a new year has begun, we believe its high time to review the whole year in fashion, and more importantly, have fun crediting those who have worked so hard in various aspects of the fashion world....

Don't judge a book mag by its cover... yet we do

Vogue UK December 2008
Ph: Nick Knight
Model: Kate Moss

It's not just because Ms. Moss is on the cover -- the nude colour scheme, the bright lighting, the outstretched arm and tilted head which smooths out into a curve and the finishing touch of a quirky, playful font makes this a balanced cover in its entirety, bringing out the theme of fantasy perfectly!

The glossiest spread
Harper's Bazaar China September 2008
不可抗力下的荣耀 Olympic Glory
Ph: Chen Zun
Models: Du Juan, Pei Bei, Zhang Xue, misc. male models

This was the editorial that took our breathes away-- it captured the vibe and energy of the Olympics in a completely surreal setting while staying culturally relevant by showcasing the creations of Chinese designers and starring three stunning chinese models. The styling of couture gowns and neon sportswear served as a strong contrast to the dark background that signals an imminent storm. This editorial having captured such intense energy on a 2-dimensional canvas definitely deserves a standing ovation!

Style hot off the runway

Chanel Iman

We think she looks fab not only because of her stick-thin legs but also how she dresses up. From rocker vibe to boho chic, her style shows it all. She's definitely one who rocks both the street and the runway!

Loudest trend
In a painterly fashion


The arty trend ,where fashion fuses with abstract art, was especially outstanding on the runways this year. Designers took their inspiration from artists and illustrators, employing a range of techniques from abstract expressionism to ink and watercolour, and from thick impasto to bold brushstrokes. In spring 08, Prada collaborated with James Jean to design an ethereal collection of faery-printed it bags and clothes, while pop artist Richard Prince added a dose of bright colour to the LV monogram bags. Furthermore, the vibrant hand-painted smears inspired by abstract expressionist Jackson Pollock gave the gorgeous tulle Dolce & Gabbana gowns an arty glamour.

Primp that Pretty Face

Marni Spring 08

(Left) Marni S/S 09; (Right) Bottega Veneta F/W 08
The winged eyeliner is strong on its own, and plays an indispensable role in the shows of Marni (S/S 09) and Bottega Veneta (F/W 08). While the icy cool gradient of blue and white tones down the loud colours at Marni, the thick dash of indigo on the models' eyelids adds a streak of bold colour to the muted fall tones of the clothes at Bottega Veneta.

1 comment:

  1. winged eyeliner is so gorgeous, and in a color no less! lovely.
    x A