Saturday, September 12, 2015

Fashion Week: Lie Sangbong

What: minimalist chic reinterpreted in interesting cuts that flow 

Takeaway: while Koreans are the latest crop of fashion newcomers that dominate the fashion industry (think about the Chanel resort show), this collection by Lie Sangbong evokes early eras of 90s Calvin Klein - with modern silhouettes infused with American sportswear. As a result, this is a collection that's highly elegant yet wearable for day to day lives. 

What we live: the silver spring coat cut in cocoon shap

Friday, September 11, 2015

Fashion Week S/S16: Giulietta

What: cutout pop mix in tennis flirty dresses 

Takeaway: Italian designer Modello Giulietta attempts a futuristic match between American sportswear and Courreges, the result is a mix of pop art sportswear that combines fun, flirty-ness and a bit of twee. Strong colors in bold patterns punctuated between mini dresses, an all in one, and several maxi dresses worthy of the red carpet (or a Whitney opening). 

What we love: a circle white sheath and bold strip all in one. 

(Photos to follow) 

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.

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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)