Thursday, May 20, 2010
Thursday, May 13, 2010
So this may come as a surprise.. but i've found a girly, floaty, soft whimsical designer that I absolutely love! (I'm a tomboy at heart). MISS UNKON has been getting alot of press since the release of her 'love is like a dreamland' collection for her soft palettes and modern take on feminine designs. The photography for the collection is just as beautiful as the clothes are and you're left with that dreamland feeling and wanting to embrace your former childhood years.
Beginning Boutique is exclusively offering you the chance to pre-order this amazing collection here - http://www.beginningboutique.com.au/miss_unkon/ - so get in quick!
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Everywhere I turn lately, I'm seeing masks, shimmers, skin embellishments and all sorts of abstract makeup appearing in fashion. The creativity and almost dream-like, wonderland theme that seems to take over your mind when you see it seems to add an extra dimension to modern day fashion. I love the bold strength but connectedness to nature the above photo portrays.
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
the show stopper of the year was always going to be ROMANCE WAS BORN. This is it; the magnificent explosion that occurs when fashion and art collide - and the duo pulled it off again. Particularly impressed with their range of firece leggings (and those gold boots!) and loving the cross ensemble and their modern take on the leather trend. This collection leaves you breathless, and wanting to get your hands on everything they create even just to marvel the beauty.
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
I streamed the ELLERY show from grandsocial.com to my laptop and waited patiently for an hour (late!) to gaze upon this collection and it was worth every second of waiting (if only to see that magical set). Kym Ellery is a genious - the collection was filled with sharp tailoring, sequins, flares, and the most incredible embellishments! one of the best collections displayed so far at RAFW, everything about it was perfection.
One of New Zealand's edgiest designers and whose progress in the fashion scene I follow religiously, debuted their 2010/11 collection at RAFW and I must say I was a little disappointed with the brand leaning towards tribal prints and bright colours (purely my bias toward grunge and dark tones).. but they redeemed themselves with a few rock pieces towards the end I'll definately be purchasing - Here's some photo's from the show.
Monday, May 3, 2010
New kid on the block, CHRISTOPHER ESBER at RAFW impressed even the hardest fashionista's with his breakthrough collection. Modern tailoring mixed with smooth leather and an array of unusal fabrics made my heart melt but I'm not going to bore you swooning over his success because I'm predicting most trendies will be doing that very shortly, one of my favourite's from fashion week so far (and I think will be most people's) - here's a look at this overly talked about collection.
I'm not going to review every designer from RAFW because I get the impression that most fashion blogs are already doing that for us all, However I will be following some of my favourite designers and also my not-so-favourite's, so first up BEC AND BRIDGE.
Initially Bec and Bridge were the talk on everyone's lips, with their fresh and edgy designs but over the last two collections in particular they've failed to impress. I was keenly interested in their collection leading up to RAFW because I was so hoping they'd 'wow' me once again.. but they didn't. The collection screams boring. Although I appreciated the pastal print (first picture) as a step in the right direction.. the remainder of the collection was too similar to the last and quite frankly was nothing special. Bring back the Bec and Bridge with innovative military, strong silhouettes and cut-outs.