Fashion shows.

Topman’s Indian Summer

There was one celebrity who didn’t quite fit in at the Topman Design spring 2012 show at London fashion week on Wednesday. On a front row crammed with the usual suspects – Nick Grimshaw, Alex Zane, Rick Edwards and Jamie Hince – boxer Amir Khan, not someone known for being a dedicated follower of fashion, was a bit of an anomaly. But then, about half…

Gatsby girls & Arabian nights: Spijkers en Spijkers

Have you heard? The 1920’s will be roaring back into fashion come spring 2012. And apparently it’s all Baz Luhrmann’s fault. The Australian filmmaker is directing a remake of The Great Gatsby, out next year, which means that all and sundry will be jumping on the historical trend train: next stop, flapper town. It all started at New York fashion week, where Ralph Lauren referenced…

Sports, surf and Alexander Wang (video)

Cool, sporty, and with an effortless edge. That’s the essence of Alexander Wang, whose spring 2012 collection opened with a laser-cut mesh jacket and mini skirt, and then carried on the sporty perforated mesh theme until an update on surfer hibiscus print took over. The collection culminated in more feminine shapes – constructed of leather and sheer fabric – that will no doubt satisfy Wang’s…

Capturing the MSFW atmosphere

You’ve seen all the clothing that’s been down the runway at MSFW (Melbourne fashion week) (or if you haven’t, you can follow that link for all the coverage). But what about the rest of the experience that comes with a runway show? The lighting, the setting, the crowd, the entrances and exits? For anyone who wasn’t in Melbourne for the shows, you can feel like…
An alternative view of Designer Series Day 2
An alternative view of Designer Series Day 2
An alternative view of Designer Series Day 2
An alternative view of Designer Series Day 2
An alternative view of Designer Series Day 2
An alternative view of Designer Series Day 2
An alternative view of Designer Series Day 2
An alternative view of Designer Series Day 2

Dom Bagnato boxed suits at MSFW

Taking less of a revisionist approach to the cut of modern suit, Dom Bagnato’s spring 2011 offering took all the elements that go to construct a modern suit save for the cut – it wasn’t relaxed in so much as it was boxy. And while it’s hard to imagine not wanting to slim down the defined tailoring, it’s equally as hard not to be thankful for Dom Bagnato’s European…

White Sands swimwear on the runway (video)

Some collections can sufficiently be appreciated by the in-depth perusal of some high quality images. Others, where seeing them in person and holding them in your hand isn’t an option, are best viewed in video form. White Sands ‘Pirouette’ collection strikes me as the latter. Watching the video from their Miami runway show you get a much better sense of how the swim pieces hug…

Edwin Oudshoorn: Wie eine Hinde

On Friday, July 9, Edwin Oudshoorn showed his newest collection called Wie eine Hinde. The collection was inspired by a man called Joop Kortkamp. In 1943, when he was 20 years old, his parents turned him over to the Germans because he was a homosexual. He was deported to a workcamp, but escaped through his charm, his flair and his lust for life. He was…

Desiring: Jofama x Edwin aviator jacket

Collaborations often see the outlooks of two brands fuse together for a particular collection, and the Edwin x Jofama collaboration is certainly no different. An autumn / fall 2011 fashion offering, the Japanese and Swedish brands did more than fuse their own outlook into each piece, however. While the relaxed nature of Edwin is always apparent alongside the skilled leather work of Jofama, the real…

Karl Lagerfeld talks couture (video)

Cut to be less of an ‘interview’ and more of a steady stream of Karl Lagerfeld’s thoughts, this video from behind the scenes at Chanel’s fall 2001 Haute Couture show is something of a direct link into the designer’s brain. Discussing why a fashion show’s set designs shouldn’t be too complex (“the sets are great when you arrive, you sit there, but when the collection…

Weekend watch: Chanel couture (video)

In the age of online our experience of a clothing collection – even one most will never have personal, tactile contact with – is a full one. Take Chanel’s fall 2011 Haute Couture collection: follow that link and you’ll find fashionising.com’s full review as well as a selection of photos from the runway show. Then there was the Chanel couture look book which gave us…

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