Tag Archives: Fashion as Art

Milan Fashion Week – Dolce & Gabbana SS ’13

24 Sep

The plan had been to follow the fashion week happenings in a chronological order, my review of London Fashion Week was next but I saw this Dolce & Gabbana collection and I could NOT wait.

It grabbed my attention and what I find so so mesmerizing is the detail, the vibrant colours, the accessories, the way it all just comes alive. The collection was inspired by Sicily, where Domenico Dolce is from. I find the collection so fascinating, I can’t help myself. The detail, Oh the detail. Never mind that this is almost to be expected by the design duo, they do florals and detail so well.

Notice the rafia fabric and vibrant colours, the graphic images sketched on dresses and tops and skirts, lol. I love this collection and I could wear some of the pieces. Notice the stripes in this collection too, major trend for S/S ’13 for sure.

The bags were stunning as well, and we’d have to come up with a name for the earrings – Über statement earrings. It made for such great viewing, all 86 pieces in the collection. The art and creativity of it all is what really gets me excited, never mind if some of the pieces are actually not wearable, fashion is art.

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Photo credits: styledotcom

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Art For Your Sole: Walter Steiger heels

10 Apr

Fashion for me equals creativity, art, self expression. The things that really catch my eye are the unusual, the different, the stand out pieces. It goes to show the mind of the designer or wearer, taste and a great eye is like pregnancy, can’t be hidden. It always peeks out, in the tiny little detail, in the choice of colour, in the decision to have a curved heel versus straight like everyone else.

Walter Steiger’s signature is the curved sole and stunning is what it is. The shoes are sold at flagship stores around the world.

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Check out the website www.waltersteiger.com

For The Sake of Art: Dior Fall 2011 Couture Collection

15 Dec

Just for the sake of appreciating the workmanship and art that goes into creating these clothes, this is a beautiful collection. The exaggerated statement necklaces paired with them make for a very interesting combination too.

Don’t ask me if they can be worn that way in a real life situation though…that will depend totally on the wearer.

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Photo credits: Haute Design

Lace works for Spring at Miu Miu

12 Oct

Miuccia Prada’s design aesthetic is lost on me sometimes. I think she’s just done with real practical fashion and is bordering  on art, very edgy art. Now I’m all for fashion as art but you really have to be uber edgy and give no thought to realistic or practical style to wear Miu Miu and Prada…it seems. Having said that, we see the street style pics, especially from fashion week and we see the 0.1% of humanity who dare wear monkey motif blouses.

The reason for my perplexity is the first set of pictures you see down here. Like, what’s with the criss cross, strait jacketish do??? Yeah, I don’t get it too but I’m sure the fashion editors and stylists will find some great editorial use for it. And of course, not forgetting the 0.1% who will wear it, lol. We look forward to the street style shots.

There’s real reason to smile though, just scroll down a bit further.

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I LOVE lace! My favourite fabrics in the world are lace, silk and chiffon/tulle/the sheers in general. So, she does some interesting stuff with lace. Discount some of the funky layering and you’d find some stunning dresses, skirts and coat even.

Now, those are right up my alley!

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To digress from this collection, Spring 2012 fashion month is over and there were so many stunning collections.  I’ll be rolling out the ones that made the most impression on me over the next few days or even weeks??? Totally love Spring collections. Dior is up next.

See you around!

Photo credits: Elle.com

Editorial Love: A distorted glare

12 Feb

Just before I dive headlong into the pulsating Fall 2011 fashion weeks, starting from NYFW, i had to share this blogpost.

These are the sort of editorials I admire and want to make into posters on my wall. It’s a beautiful fusion of excellent photography, fashion and art. The images were intentionally distorted but still managed to retain a crystal clear quality and the motion, i love motion photography. Don’t forget the clothes, all touching on Spring trends, electric colour and 70s influence.

The editorial featured models Nane Fesit and Crista Cober and was shot by Pierre Dal Corso.

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Phenomenal photographer; Perfect art

29 Nov

When Nick Knight is doing the photography, you can be sure you’re getting out-of-the-box artistic photography. This editorial was featured in the November edition of Vogue UK, featuring Brazilian model Raquel Zimmermann, styled by Lucinda Chambers.

Refined Rebel, as interpreted by Nick Knight.

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Pictures via Fashion Gone Rogue

Dsquared’s ‘out-of-the-box’ skeleton heeled shoes

29 Oct

My phrase of the moment is ‘pushing the envelope’ and these guys at Dsquared are living, breathing and intensely personifying it. I mean, I’ve seen them do the strangest, most out of this world things. The most outrageous display in Spring 2011 fashion month came from them with the transmogrification of a white shirt into a massive wedding dress.

Now, these very interesting shoes from their exceedingly creative stable deserves a blog post. From the Fall/Winter 2010 collection and currently retailing on their site, it’s the vertiginous skeletal skyscraper extraordinaire. Now this is one amazing design feat and i have to hand it to these guys, they take fashion beyond design to pure art.

Don’t ask me if i’ll be wearing these shoes. What matters is i am in great admiration of them.

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