Blown away

The saying goes something like this, “Wear your clothes. Don’t let the clothes wear you”.

When designers sketch out a creation, the entirety of its aesthetic and details only emerge when it’s seen wrapped around a body. Be it a mannequin or down the runway, no one likes a dress on a hanger.

Stylist Katie Grand takes this idea of exhibiting clothes to another level in the November issue of Vogue Japan where she rediscovers the art of wearing clothes. In this airy world, the trail of an evening gown doesn’t sit perfectly and the evident creases around the hips are not disregarded.

alexander mcqueen dress

Click the thumbnails for full pictures:
Nyasha Matohondze: Vogue Japan November '11
Nyasha Matohondze: Vogue Japan November '11
Nyasha Matohondze: Vogue Japan November '11
Nyasha Matohondze: Vogue Japan November '11
Nyasha Matohondze: Vogue Japan November '11
Nyasha Matohondze: Vogue Japan November '11
Nyasha Matohondze: Vogue Japan November '11
Nyasha Matohondze: Vogue Japan November '11
Nyasha Matohondze: Vogue Japan November '11
Nyasha Matohondze: Vogue Japan November '11
Nyasha Matohondze: Vogue Japan November '11
Nyasha Matohondze: Vogue Japan November '11

The fully blown, floaty and billowing dresses in tulle, crepe and silk battle against the wind. And the windswept movement and texture in the hair is another proof of that. Stunning creations by the likes of Alexander McQueen, Valentino, Balenciaga and Stella McCartney feature in this 13-page spread, amplifying to its luxurious exclusivity.

Featuring model Nyasha Matohondze, click on the thumbnails above to view the entire editorial.

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Shitika Anand is a freelance journalist, based in Sydney, who is addicted to coffee, vintage boutiques, bright-glitzy earrings and British stand-up comedy. Her bank account weeps every time she walks out of a shoe shop, but her shoe rack throws a 'welcome home' party for the new member. Her undying love for words is obvious when she narrates her entire life story to a stranger on the train. Which is partly the reason she's resorted to writing. When not blogging, she can be found in a corner of her nearest bookshop, hiding under a monstrous pile of international fashion magazines. You can read more of her work on her personal site, Sweet Dreams in my world.