Sunday, September 7, 2014

Fashion Week: Parkchoomoo

What: directional modern sportswear in monotone colors, evoking early days of Ann Demulemeester or Helmut Lang. 

Take-away: strong, asymetrical cut sportswear interpreted in sports jacket, bias skirts mixed with leather tops. This is a collection that will appeal to the more edgy, downtown crowd (think about your typical Otte shoppers). In essence, we see early hints of Belgium 6 influence in here, evoking the early days of Helmut Lang or Ann Demulemeester designers who uses monotones and cuts as their distinct aesthetic. Still, lots of clothes in this collection are wearable - even at times we loathe this word that seems to rob away the designer's artistry.

We what love: the sports jacket in silk paired with bias cut dresses with asymetrical hems. 

(Photos to come soon.) 

Friday, September 5, 2014

Fashion Week: Misha Nonoo

What: easy ready-to-wear in breezy hues, lyxurious fabrics

Take-away: high hemlines are back in Misha Nonoo's latest collection, a 25 piece wardrobe that reminds us why we love summer fashion. Hemlines are short and breezy, with little shift dresses paired with shorts and cute cotton all-in-ones. Silk crepes are wrapped, tied loosely in the form of drop-waists. This is a collection that you'd like to bring to the beach houses in the Cape. 

What we love: the wide palazzo pants with a wrap belt tied loosely in the navel.

(Photos Credit: via 

Fashion Week: Rubin & Chapelle

What: a study of Cubism interpreted in clothing, mostly of soft silk, cotton cut in geometric shapes and drapes on models bodies

Take-away: designers Sonja Rubin and Kip Chapelle worked with designer Johanna Michel to develop prints based on German artist Edwin Michel's artwork. We see a lot of kimono shapes, bias dresses, scarf dresses - an easy elegance that create ease for the wearers while invokes an 80s influence (those Puma sneakers!) 

What we love: the geometric print dresses inspired by Michel's work printed 3D on Lectra's software. Works of art!

(Photo Credit: Angel Lam)

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Fashion Week: Meskita

What: São Paulo born designer Alessandra Meskita debut runway collection for New York Fashion Week. A collection inspired by 1950s Hollywood, the aesthetics inspired a dose of glam and nostalgia.

Take away: day to night sportswear in neoprene - traditionally used for wet suits -  mix with wool, chiffon and leather. Bodycon dresses carry the signature fall palettes of mauve, blue, black, turquoise and winter white.

What we love: a neoprene cut coat that opened the show, a black silk embroidery mini dress, mauve neoprene circle skirt with black leather tee shirt. 

(Photos to come)