Wednesday, 19 January 2011

If I had a closet it would be this.....

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Kimora Lee made an appearance on and shared her closet with them. To say its fabulous would be an understatement, with all different coloured designer bags, sky-high heels, and a diamond encrusted hourglass. 

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Alexander Wang pre-fall 2011

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Alexander Wang Ad campaigns timeline: 2011

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Looking through Alexander Wang's past ad campaigns it is safe to say he never fails to amaze with the visually appeasing quality prints. He seems to know how to use very simplistic concepts into breathtaking imagery that adds more depth into the collection he is trying to sell. 

We have now reached 2011 and he has released the first image of his Spring/ Summer ad campaign. Bursting with energy, like his catwalk show, the image represents the collection to the T! 
Edgy, robust and full of energy. 

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The model for the shoot is Aymeline Valade and the photographer is Craig McDean, with once again Fabien Baron acting as Creative Director. Their are four exclusive images that would be released in the March issue of Interview Magazine. That alone is an incentive to cop that issue from a news stands near you. 

Alexander Wang Ad campaigns timeline: 2010

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MODEL: Anja Rubik

MODEL: Edita Vilkeviciute

What ins't there to love about this ad campaign. I love sombre mood of the shoots, alongside the full and facial shots of each model. 

MODEL: Jacquelyn Jablonski

MODEL: Liu Wen


I had to add this ad for Wang's T fusion line collection. Simple but affective!


Abbey Lee Kershaw modelled in the 2010 Fall collection of Alexander Wang. Photographed by Craig McDean. Fabien Baron acted as art director whilst Karl Templer was the stylist. 

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Alexander Wang Ad campaigns timeline: 2009

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I find that black and white concept of the shoot adds to the artistic edge of the multiple imagery of the model, hence adding an extra quality to the ad campaign. 

Seductive sportswear photography

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The January 2011 Vogue Germany spread brought a sporty theme with the styling in luxe athletic fashions.

Model Maryna Linchuk wears wintry pieces from the Sping collection of Jil Sander, Michael Kors and Prada. She is also styled in sports bras, cut-out body suits and ski goggles. 
The sexy tomboy look is a mixture of active wear such as Nike cropped tees and haute couture pieces. 

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As I have a keen interest in photography I find the concept photography amazing, particularly the photoshop affects edited on top. It gives me something to think about when I begin the process of photographing my collection. 

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

NEW TREND: Men's cropped tops?

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The Calvin Klein S/S 2011 collection by Italo Zucchelli brought in a 90's revival for the label's Menswear collection by introducing cropped tops in luxe sports material. 

Zuccelli's infusion of the classic suit with sporty aesthetic was presented through precisely straight cut cropped tees and silk blousons in navy, with a fashion forward stance introduced by the mandarin collars and the horizontal zip details. 


Though I doubt many men would be jumping at the chance to wear the cropped tees, I am impressed by the fashion forward take on luxe sports. 

Thursday, 6 January 2011

My camera...

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Im not happy...I cant seem to be able to upload my images from my camera to my macbook. I can't find the CD for it so might have to take it to PC world to see what they can do for me.
I have been occupied with portfolio and finishing my final toiles and can't wait to share it with everyone. So {fingers and toes crossed} hopefully I can upload the images soon.

Adobe Illustrator cs5: playing around

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Im really loving the Adobe illustrator CS5 edition and for my final collection I will be illustrating my specification (technical/ flats to some) drawings on it.

Here is a rough spec for my lace top...

Granted I am tired as hell..but not bad so far. More to come later this afternoon hopefully, the full garment would be done. 

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

EDUN- S/S 2011

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Edun is also a label I have been watching for some time now. 
The lifestyle fashion brand is one I have followed as it is an eco label that works with African countries that produce cotton. Launched in 2005 with Ali Hewson and Bono, their mission is to make clothes using ethical conditions and processes in developing world. 90% of Edun's cotton clothing is made by labour in Peru and Tanzania. Almost half of the raw cotton comes from poverty hit areas of South America and Africa.


Gaspard Yurkievich- Fall Winter 2010/11 Menswear

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I had an insightful few weeks of just looking into designers that have influenced me along the way and that will probably continue to inspire my design development and see how they continue to create new collections but still remain true to themselves and to their design aesthetic.

I have always been a womenswear designer, i love the shapes and form clothes give to woman and visa versa, but now more than ever I have been really into menswear. Menswear has changed alot, as designers are more open to experiment with feminine features that still embodies masculinity in design. I have come to the realisation that I may have a calling for menswear design in the future. I have been doing my own separate sketchbook, outside my graduate collection, just looking into the idea of combining feminine aesthetics into masculine structures and materials. 

For now I want to share with you the menswear labels that I have had great inspiration from. 


ATO S/S 2011



I am in love with this collection. Like my collection their is a real feel of Sports Luxe in this collection with clever use of material and cut. It has that relaxed feel to it, with the mix of sweater material and jersey, but also classic in cut.


EASTPAK presents: Gaspard Yurkievich for EASTPAK

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Back from my holiday and ready to start the next step in 2011.

2010 was good but 2011 would be a great year for me. I am focused on what I wish to succeed in. While on my break I have been keeping up with some designers I had begun to watch since last year.
Gaspard Yurkievich is one of them. The french designer is one of those designers that any fashion forward male or female look to for style inspiration. His collections are young and fresh with great energy to them. Since his solo A/W 1999 'Distressed' collection in 1998, Yurkievich has shocked the fashion world with his fashion shows, that usually have sexual themes. 

I'll leave for now with some images from his S/S 2011 menswear collection. 

I want that mixed-coloured blazer 

And the grey t-shirt...I adore the cut!!