Thursday, January 29, 2009
because now there're spots, lumps and ruffles too!
This looks like a mega-trend this season, and I absolutely adore it...some pieces that are not to be missed include:
(left) Andrew Gn red scalloped coat (available at neimanmarcus.com) and (right) Proenza Schouler's round metal-framed sunglasses.
Scallops aside, the polka dot resurfaced and multiplied at a high frequency on the runways too...
(left) Wrapping the entire body at House of Holland and (right) going retro at Michael Kors.
The circular structure was also spotted on many runways too.
(left) A circular skirt with a bustier makes an interesting dress at House of Holland, (right) and Comme des Garcons' soccer-inspired collection was nothing short of circular structures.
Runway photos source: style.com
Photo sources: style.com/ the fashion spot
Monday, January 26, 2009
Before I proceed to my post, I would like to thank JustJR, for putting mode-ulation on her list of 2009 mini guide. We express our sincere thanks!
JustJR makes excellent collages that keep up with the trends of the fashion world, her works are a must-see, so do visit her blog: http://blog.justjr.com/
Now, red represents fortune and prosperity in the chinese culture. During this period of the year, children will receive red packets (known as ang pows) from their elders, and red decorations such as firecrakers and couplets will adorn homes.
Sunday, January 25, 2009
His past spring 08 collection is truly avant-garde, reflecting his design aesthetics and attention to details and fabric. It expressed both his individuality and roots as an Asian designer, with the use of traditional chinese knots and intricate pleats. In his clever juxtaposition of sheer and tough black fabric, his clothes appear sleek and stylish, yet a far cry from commercialism.
While Singapore is giving SFF a miss this year in preparation for a bigger event in the year to come, I really hope that they will continue to bring in more rising Asian designers like Kiata Kwanda who are cutting-edge and innovative.
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Nothing can go wrong with a powerful cast of supermodels-to-be and Prada's ruched bras and bags. Wearing fierce expressions on their faces, these blonde beauties make up and awesome shop display. This campaign is definitely strategic as it showcases so many outfits in a two-page spread.
Although I'm a little appalled at the choice of model for Blumarine's campaign (Natasha seems a little too fierce), the pastel hues and beautiful background really exudes an ancient greek Goddess feel that goes so well with the gorgeous silk Blumarine gowns.
Chloe, on the other hand, opts for a rocky background so as to make the satin clothes appear more outstanding. I also really love the centralized composition of the ad.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Sunday, January 18, 2009
We visited NAFA on saturday to take a look at the student works and the campus (even though we were going to junior college). There were many other young sec 4 students too. It was really an eye-opening experience and I particularly enjoyed the works which won the Crowbar awards done by the Design and Media students, and touring the fashion campus.
I really loved Ridhwan's illustrations on anorexia (first came upon his work at here through vogueite's blog). They were really stylish and fun. The fashion campus on bencoolen street was not very big, but it had really high-tech equipment used in the industry other than just sewing machines, such as those that create buttonholes, smocking and so on. There were student works like mood boards and sketches, and photos of graduating collections on display that were rather impressive. We also attended two talks on the fashion industry.
The one titled Insights into Fashion Business was by lecturer Stephanie Besserer, who is a swedish visual merchandiser and fashion designer, who worked for H&M (wow) before, and studied at ESMOD tokyo. She designed many window displays and described her job as something challenging yet interesting, as fast paced fashion retailers will need to change displays often and she has to follow with the flow. She is now starting a label in dancewear.
The second was by designer Bernie Xu, who gave us a talk on Starting a Fashion Label. He talked about the research and design process, followed by a Q&A. It became more interesting when he talked about an interview he had with the board of Central St Martins when he studied fashion in NAFA. They rejected him and encourage him to join London College of Fashion instead. He was really frustrated and when he asked them why he was not accepted, they told him that he has no tattoos, does not drink/smoke etc. which was prevalent in their school. Now he's really thankful that he did not enter CSM too as the school's culture may not be suitable for everyone.
The trip to NAFA was really enjoyable as we got a free goodie bag! And we learned much about fashion education and this competitive business. Will definitely look out for more similar opportunities in the future.
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Full editorial: Bwgreyscale
Models: Anna Maria Jagodzinska, Viktoriya Sasonkina, Karlie Kloss, Liya Kebede, Jourdan Dunn & Natasha Poly
Vogue China Feb 09: Spring Rhapsody
Vogue UK Feb 09: Spring Break
Model: Anna Selezneva
Full Editorial : The Fashion Spot
Harper's Bazaar US Feb 09: Hits of the Season
Ph: Greg Kadel
Models: Coco Rocha and Freja Beha
Once again, experienced models are all it takes. This spread would have been seriously drab and boring - if not for Coco and Freja who bring life and energy to the clothes.