Fashion collections.

Wolford fall collection: retro flair with an edge

Surrounded by an unexpected feel of surrealism, strongly grounded in the 1950s structural look that focused on delicate feminine silhouettes, and brought-up-to-date by the rough bondage elements, Wolford’s fall 2012 collection surprises with a modern rock-chick attitude. The Austrian brand took inspiration from the untamed work of Elsa Schiaparelli, and complemented their raw vision with powerful and tough accents spotted especially in the metallic beads…

Matteo Molinari: tradition that defies convention

Part of Matteo Molinari’s strength is in bringing the unexpected – in the most subtle and wearable ways. Colour blocked ensembles are wearable for even the most fashion-daunted of males, but the twists are in the sudden layering of long-line silhouettes, and the finer crochet details. Italian-born Molinari blurs gender traditions by incorporating delicate hand-crochet onto men’s jacket collars and shirts. Wide-leg silhouettes surprise with…

I Wool Love You – just keep me warm this winter

Winter has its comforts. Those things that – even on the chilliest of days – alleviate the gloom, shining like a ray of light through the seemingly infinite cold, splintering our vision of its iciness with the warming cracks of romance. Those beacons of wintry positivity are things like big mugs of hot chocolate or spicy mulled wine, the perfect trench coat worn with wellingtons,…

When beauty lies in the details: Khoon Hooi

When the clothes whisper a long-forgotten story, all the chromatic choices, the intricate cuts and the sumptuous shapes are nothing but words, hidden under layers of precious details. Khoon Hooi’s spring 2013 collection captured the pure essence of femininity in an array of bold, yet super-chic looks that blend together only to create that absolute perfect wardrobe, most modern women dream about one day owning.…

From gardens to caverns: Garth Cook

Garth Cook’s resort 2013 collection placed us in the midst of a dreamy garden, filled with petal-like folds and sculpted silhouettes. For autumn / winter 2013 Cook picks us up where we left off, before evolving and refining those elements. And if Resort was ambiently botanical then autumn takes us into the caverns of the geological. Transformers introduces knitwear with vivid lurex shots of emerald…

Freshness without colour: KAMENSKAYAKONONOVA

If you take away colour from the equation and decide to work only in black and white, you’re forced to be creative in other ways. There’s no relying on bold prints to be the star of any given piece, no sorbet pastels to make mouths water or traffic stopping neons to light you up after dark. Instead monochrome dressing is about finding subtle ways to…

Swans in swimwear: Louise Amstrup gets surreal

The way surrealism challenges our minds is part of what makes it so captivating. It may be an image, it’s foundation in reality, spliced together with another reality to create an uncanny and dreamlike situation. As you look through Louise Amstrup’s spring 2013 look book it’s the surreal prints that draw the eye repeatedly, aways challenging you to make sense of the picture. But in…

Pure joy in sea and skies: Nina Jarebrink

Nina Jarebrink’s fall 2012 campaign was about the dark luxury of the femme fatale. But the will brand step outside for spring/summer, soaking up the new season and breathing in the salty air. “Pure joy is floating on your back in the salty sea, the water closing in on you, looking up in the endless skies,” says Jarebrink. Light-reflecting chiffon, gold threaded silk and billows…
Nina Jarebrink S/S '12
Nina Jarebrink S/S '12
Nina Jarebrink S/S '12
Nina Jarebrink S/S '12
Nina Jarebrink S/S '12
Nina Jarebrink S/S '12
Nina Jarebrink S/S '12
Nina Jarebrink S/S '12

Clothed in the beauty of the Australian landscape: Kuwaii

It can be harsh and unforgiving, but there’s nothing else quite like the beauty of Australia’s landscapes. Aqua pools, red rock and sweeping yellow desert: it’s these elements Australian nature that formed the inspiration for Kuwaii’s spring 2012/13 collection, titled Landscape. Specifically it was a 1970s aerial photograph of a Queensland river system that started it all. From there, Designer Kristy Barber worked with prints…

Dora Abodi: The Golden Child

“Anyone for ice cream… on your clothes?” The spring 2013 collection by Dora Abodi screams of sherbet shades in Transylvanian folk motives. Pieces which are plastered with animal motifs predominantly, and print on print styling gives this range a fun and fabulous synopsis. The look book begins with structured silhouettes; trouser suits with strong lapels over silk shirts. As the book progresses we move into…

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