This week – unless you happened to catch me in bed – you would have been 100% sure to find me in a cape. Blame it on the weatherman (hello B*Witched, how did you find your way into my head?) but I have swapped every flouncy top and dress for an Autumn-friendly collection of heavy capes. The obsession has reared its yearly head.
Need. MOAR. CAPES.
Get The Look:
3.1 Phillip Lim Gold Delia Chelsea Boots (readers of my shoe blog will know I’m obsessed)
Ben-Amun Long Pocketwatch Locket Necklace
Kenneth Jay Lane Double Leopard Head Bracelet
P A R O S H Shaggy cape
Haider Ackermann high-waisted wool and silk-blend skinny pants
Though Jen Kao didn’t continue on last year’s outer galaxy theme for her Spring/Summer 2012 collection (a little bit of nonsensical disappointment here!), she more than made up for it by crashing back to Earth and expressing her vision through the flora and fauna of the Hawaiian islands.
The start of the show was carefully constructed; a model stepped out onto the runway with a sweetly-hued beachfront sunrise behind her and a paper art fascinator atop her. A sun ray orb – which was projected onto her chest – quickly grew and grew into full-on ‘daylight’ to welcome you to a pastel-packed and lucidly layered collection. Don’t let the Hawaiian theme fool you, however. Kao showed off her creative flair with fine checkerboard knits, obi belts, fringe, embroidered lei flowers, capes and much more. There was an Edward Scissorhands effect to many of her garments – in the most chic way possible – and an ombré kimono trench in rip-stop fabric that exquisitely explained her Leonardo DiCaprio inspiration (Baz Luhrmann’s sunset scene in Romeo + Juliet, hello). Creative turn-on, that Jen Kao. View Post
HERMES. Their scarves are legend, their bags are flaunted on the arm of every who-who…it is a bullseye brand every time when it comes to accesories.
As for the Fall 2010 ad campaign, Jonas Mason, Constance Jablonski and those gorgeously famous orange are featured in something of a ‘What not to do with your very expensive silk scarf’. With makeshift masks, capes, and abseiling devices, it’s the usual fantasy with a Zorro-like edge.
See the full campaign below.