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)