Thursday, May 26, 2011
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Picasso was the inspiration behind Oscar de la Renta's line for Resort 12, with all kinds of applications: print, appliqué, beading, wovens. The results are a vintage 60's look, with sleek contemporary touches.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
To celebrate their 40th anniversary, Mulberry releases a 480 page tome paying homage to the brand. Created in 1971 by Roger Saul, the fashion house is most known for its luxury handbags and leather goods which are sought after for their timeless quality. The book is filled with page after page of photography featuring behind the scenes events, designs in process, as well as portraits of collaborators, and culminates with quotes by fashion supporters such as Katie Grand and Alexa Chung. Pick up a copy for £55 at Mulberry boutiques or at a bookstore near you.
Don't want to buy it? Then take a video tour here.
photos via creative review
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Mintdesigns usually shows some of our favorite collections at Japan Fashion week, and this year, we were intrigued by their use of color and explorations on plaids and stripes. In fact, the kaleidoscopic plaid looks a lot like a plaid we designed for our collection recently! Stripes and plaids begin to turn in on themselves, creating circles and stars. Colors are soft with flourescent pops in the shoes.
Friday, May 13, 2011
Are you a guy that wants to look smashing while manning in it up in the great outdoors? Then check out Japanese label, White Mountaineering. There are lots of cool prints and colors inspired by Nordic sweaters, cross-stitch and Native or Aztec designs. Hopefully these pretty items can also withstand the test of outdoor rough-housing, and not get you in trouble if you run into any drunk campers with guns out there. On second though, maybe these are better left for city wearing.
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
photos via Style Bubble
Something Else by Natalie Wood is a street-smart label from down under that has often caught our eye with its innovative prints, with are often collaborations with artists. Ken Done is an Australian icon, synonymous with the 80s, tourist-charming t-shirts, tea towels and such. And so, it is a surprising collaboration that seems to have taken a lot of photoshop work to pull off. The results are sometimes cosmic and psychedelic, and sometimes dreamy and textural. The artist's work has been re-contextualized for a modern audience, and though his work is hardly recognizable in these prints, the results are stunning. The SS 12 collection is currently being shown at the Ken Done Gallery.