Every feed, every day, for the last month or so, I’ve scrolled by the doom and gloom: ‘the end of NYFW’. A very hot topic. I suppose it’s left me wondering though if we are apparently so obsessed with the downfall, are we too distracted to see the positive – the collections themselves? The New… Continue reading Let’s Stop Talking About the End of NYFW and Focus on the Fashion
We are well and truly clear of fashion month now. Obviously, designers and labels across the board, from luxury to fast fashion, are pouncing on the feminist movement and strong political undercurrents that are on the lips of (almost) every living being right now. It's not new this season; it's not a new “trend”. But… Continue reading dressing the modern day suffragette.
This piece was written for Voxfrock. It’s a tale of two worlds behind a fashion show. The models. The dressers, artists and organisers. The convergence of these is only witnessed by a few outsiders. To the unknowing eye, the runway is planned and then simply executed. But behind those heavy black curtains, teams of people… Continue reading backstage with the rookies | Voxfrock.
Amidst a sombre world outlook, a harrowing time for many, Dries Van Noten's 100th show was the breath of life needed to revive our spirits and kick us into optimism mode again. While trends of power women, fur and stripes on stripes were scattered throughout fashion month, none delivered such a positive note. Collections referred… Continue reading dries van noten: our spark of joy.
Fashion week(s) rolls around and brings with it another thousand articles, images, reviews to get lost in online. But seriously, I haven't even caught up on the Spring session yet ( which raises another, much debated, question - has fashion gone crazy? Too obsessed with the constant delivery? Is it all our fault as a… Continue reading fashion week dramas :: more ruffles.
We all know that bedwear-as-outerwear has been doing the high fashion rounds for a while now. It’s undeniable. Whether it’s slinky slips dressed down for the day, matching silk shirts and pants, or simply throw-over kimono-style gowns, the look and appeal is everywhere. Every half-fashionable / creative workplace will have a culprit, at least one. We're… Continue reading pyjama party, always.
Obviously Rei Kawakubo deserves masses of accolades right now. Not only for creating such a distinct brand in Comme des Garçons ( and all without formal fashion training ) and being an ultra-cool low-profile lady, but also for becoming the theme of next year's Met Gala and famed exhibit - the only event I truly care for in terms of… Continue reading old school :: comme des garçons.