There’s some dark corner of Valentim Quaresma’s mind where twisted visions flourish, where objects are repurposed and reimagined, where fetish is not a dirty word but a basis for fashion. On the runway at ModaLisboa, Lisbon’s three-day festival of fashion, Quaresma presented designs that blurred jewellery and leather harness accessories, playing peek-a-boo with skin and turning dystopian elements of metal and bone into something newly…
Officially the footwear choice of the moment for both genders, sneakers gave everyone an excuse to look cool and be comfortable during the fashion week season. This take on sneakers for men showed just how well a casual pair of Nikes can work with an otherwise vintage-classic look. You can see the full outfit after the break.
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Clean white minimalism (courtesy Nicole Warn). Boyish tailoring (thank you Doina Ciobanu). Elegant safari (looking at you, Angelica Ardasheva). And of course, pom-pom hats, stiletto sneakers, patent leather ruffles and furry handbags (three guesses who stepped out with all of those). Yes, Anna Dello Russo. At the gallery: 10 street style moments snapped this week in Paris.
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What’s winter without the right coat? This one from Witchery took me through weeks of fashion week shows, day and night, because the oversized cut was just right: perfect for wrapping around you, collar turned up against the wind, hair tucked nonchalantly in, as the coldest moments hit. But equally perfect for throwing over your shoulders in the evening or in those walks from front…
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Simply dressed, looking soft and sweet – Sasha Luss existed the Dolce & Gabbana show in Milan in an oversized sweater and skinny leather pants, bundled effortlessly in a printed scarf. She was still wearing the show’s soft chignon and classic makeup.
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Wide leg pants, a chic bow-blouse, a houndstooth and leather blazer, and a wide brimmed hat complete with measuring tape ribbon: in a full outfit of Rachel Zoe, Angelica Ardasheva looked the perfect dandy girl at the Dolce & Gabbana Milan fashion week show.
Cividini do one thing very well, consistently, and that’s presenting collections of classic, wearable pieces. fall / winter 2014 was about “harmony and contrast” but to Miriam and Piero Cividini, contrast does not necessarily mean extremes. Rather it means playing one element – a print or fabric or texture – off another as a way of highlighting the qualities of both. A dress half knitted…
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The alchemy of two souls doesn’t know of time and space, of worlds that might come crashing down when finally tied together. It is mindless of reason and bounds, feeding upon beauty, not always giving back what it promises in the first place. When two opposites unite, secrets sealed with a blackened kiss are bound to be brought to life. Weronika Kosinska captured the entire…
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In the competition to rule the runway, Aigner’s fall / winter 2014 accessories narrowly won out over the clothes. That’s no criticism of the clothes in so much a compliment to the accessories, which were simply the thing that left the most lasting impression. Who could see past the Deco-esque white marble and metal chokers, belt buckles, and harnesses? Or the armour-like hand jewellery, worn…
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Think Charlotte Rampling in the ’70s: razor cheekbones beneath full, soft hair, furs and trench coats and stilettos and bare skin, poised across plush hotel furnishings. Helmut Newton’s black and white photos of Rampling looking like just that are what inspired Fiona Cibani’s fall / winter 2014 collection for Ports: and it’s a brilliant thing that they did.