Afghan designer Osman Yousefzada smoothly jumped out the ‘black hole’ of neutrals for Fall/Winter 2011. Fearless, supplementary colours were notably paired with blush leather bodices and exceptional, organic lines. It was a beautiful departure to the big time for Yousefzada. Everything bright orange belongs to me, OK? Top five looks below! View Post
Milan Fashion Week is in full swing, and glamour is back at Gucci. Frida Giannini has worked wonders with colour-blocked separates, fierce and fringed dresses, and modern takes on utilitarian styles like riding pants and aviator jackets. I am no longer numb on neutrals! It was Boogie Nights. It was Studio 54. Commercially luxurious as sartorially possible, it mirrored the effects of Yves Saint Laurent‘s “Peasant Chic” being born back in 1976.
Gilles Mendel for J.Mendel – the collection was a breath of fresh air in what had been a subdued New York Fashion Week. Looks were easy, happy, desirable, and fun. Skirt lengths were either super short, or calf or ankle length. Some were knife-pleated (a big Spring trend), while others were fitted and shirred. The palette was tight with the above mentioned neutrals and pops of bright orange and peach.
I loved that long lengths were paired with flat shoes, including chiffon fishtail gowns. Hair was wild and free, skin clean and lips bright. Christian Louboutin razor thin wedges were wrapped in bright coral silk faille bands and the coolest look (or Springiest?) was a silver slinky long sleeve fitted top over a whisp of pleated buff chiffon. View Post
“Rhapsody Camel” from Vogue China‘s October issue uses two of my favourites – Mirte Maas and photographer Willy Vanderperre – in a celebration of neutrals styled by Nicoletta Santoro. View Post