Friday, January 29, 2010

Runway Rave: Techno tribal

The Haute Couture spring collections are in full swing in Paris, and Jean Paul Gaultier's collection has been mindblowing. Just one scroll down the pictures, I could see mixed ethnic and bohemian influence striding down the runway. Apart from paying homage to the sci-fi blockbuster Avatar, this collection appears lmore ike a tribute to globalisation - an amalgamation of Mexican, Asian and Tribal. Each look was a feast for the eyes with the detailing and fanciful accessories, coupled with the models' giant sombreros.

A hint of the Amazonic indigenous tribes in this tulle gown decorated with geometric leaf cutouts, and a moss-adorned headgear.

Asians will definitely identify this look with chinese porcelain or 青花瓷, in a less delicate and more structured form.Techno tribal is all the rage, and will be here to stayeven after Alexander McQueen's spring showing, as shown in this corset-like minidress with a truly Gaultier style.

Weaving and macromaid details were seen on the dresses, and even in the models' hair and hats. The 'enfant terrible’ of Parisian couture is back to make waves again with this collection that goes beyond pretty and redefines bold.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Spotlight: benWU

Flight SS 2010
Structurally sound and intricately constructed, let your imagination take flight with Ben Wu's newest collection. Recently unveiled at Mandarin Gallery's new mall, the local designer's second line benWU is more classic and individualistic than Tian.

Choosing a safely daring palette of neutrals for spring, benWU tinkered with different fabrics and contrasting structures that held true to his aesthetics.
My personal favourite is the toga frock below. The revealing of a tinge of green in a mainly monochromatic collection is daring yet refreshing. This dress appears beautifully constructed, yet soft and sinuous at the same time.
source: benwu@ Mandarin Gallery on facebook

Friday, January 15, 2010

Brittle Beauty

The fashion world is embracing the delicate beauty of Shu Pei Qin, the freshest face from China to snowball to fame this season. I'm fast falling in love with her editorial work, in particular the beauty eds from Vogue China.

Vogue China November 2009

Vogue China February 2010 - Rouge Seduction

Source: thefashionspot

Sweet, innocent and seductive, I'm really convinced she's a versatile model and has overflowing amounts of potential! Fashion has only seen the start of her promising career...

Saturday, January 2, 2010


Its also mode.ulation's first anniversary! During the school holidays this space is surprisingly dead as we were really now its a belated HAPPPPPY NEW YEAR to everyone out there =).
A new year's for a fresh new page of fashion and style! But before all of that, we need to straighten up some things in our hectic schedule.

I. Spring Clean
School reopens next week and I really need to clear up my study corner at home.

II. Freshen up
I need to catch up on sleep after staying up for long hours during the holidays. My skin is suffering from this...

III. Relive a passion for studying
A levels are up this year so we twins better study hard and play hard and blog hard together! =)

IV. Dance!
Dance to keep fit! For someone who's not that sporty, I can say dancing is the best to shed those pounds and shed the stress.

source: voguegirl kr, teen vogue