Thursday, May 26, 2011

AW 11-12: Everlasting Sprout

Japanese label Everlasting Sprout combines traditional japanese details and silhouettes with a decidedly modern and poppy sensibility. The results are both comfy/cozy and edgy/cool.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Resort 12: Bottega Veneta

backgrounds: Ellsworth Kelly
Color blocking is looking hot at Bottega Veneta, and the colors spell out a perfect Modernist summer, in primary brights, and neutral pinky shades.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Resort 12: Oscar de la Renta

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

Book | Mulberry

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

Japan Fashion Week: Mintdesigns

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

Men's Wear: White Mountaineering

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

Collab: Ken Done + Something Else

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.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Summer Sessùn

liberty x sessùn

This new collection from French label, Sessùn, has just the right amount of sweetness and charm to get us through to Summer. Mixing Liberty prints with classic cuts is always a recipe for success.