Monday, 27 June 2011

Chinese Inspirations by Mary Katrantzou

Mary Katrantzou FW 2011/12 - In this, the first season in which she's succeeded in placing her commercial pieces within the broad sweep of her vision, Katrantzou says she feels she's "morphing". Not that there isn't a market for those other mind-bending dresses made with skirts shaped like Qing Dynasty bowls, or coats made to imitate Fabergé eggs - they're likely to go to exactly the same collectors of clothes as the 24 wealthy women sho asked Katrantzou for bespoke lampshade skirts last summer.

Rarely does a fashion audience get to witness the career of a designer move onto a whole new plane before its very eyes, but that's just what happened when Mary Katrantzos collection took to the runway. All the most original ideas are the ones you'd rule out as even possible contenders for desirability - like making clothes in the shapes and patterns of Chinese porcelain, Fabergé eggs, Meissen, coromandel screens, and an entire imaginary collection of objets d'art for goodness sake.

Mary Katrantzou FW 2011/12

Source: VOGUE
Photography by Marcio Madeira/firstView

The Quest For Authenticity - CHANEL

Editorial by ANDREA JANKE for

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

'Inspirational' Givenchy Resort 2012

" ... of richly colored, exotically lush flowers that were entwined across everything, from pencil skirts to graphic tees, sweatshirts to sheath dresses, their exuberance in striking contrast to the rigor and control of the silhouettes."

"Model Ajak Deng in a stunningly elegant dark navy floor-length dress - long for a night is definetely back - FYI - that featured a draped and tiered top gracing a sinuously lean skirt. Then Riccardo made it look intriguing by slipping a tiny black sweater over the dress, and handing Ajak a neon-orange python minaudiere to clutch."

Photography Blue Flag by ANDREA JANKE

Source: VOGUE
Photography Givenchy: Courtesy of Givenchy

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