Thursday, September 24, 2015

Trend Tracking | Inspired by J.W. Anderson

In a previous post I highlighted the collaboration between J.W. Anderson and the landscape artist John Allen to create intarsia sweaters which are not only unique and beautiful but wearable as well.  Seems J.W inspired a new trend...

Novis S/S 2016
Claudia Schiffer x Tse Cashmere

Coach Spring, 2016

Monday, September 21, 2015

Thursday, September 17, 2015


Brit Maren for Nasty Gal Lookbook Jan, 2013

CR Fashion Book September, 2015
Balmain Fall 2015
Glamour Netherlands September, 2015
L'Express Style September, 2015
Love Magazine F/W 2015
Top Shop

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Spring 2016 | Tommy Hilfiger

Tommy Hilfiger
LOVE!  Did I just say that about Tommy Hilfiger?  Yes...yes, I did.  A mash-up of Hawaiian inspired prints mixed with Calico floral pleat insets, stripes which winked at their Rastafarian roots, and maxi dresses with delicate crochet accents in dozens of iterations paraded down the runway on every of-the-moment model.  This was a collection of exuberance punctuated with exquisite workmanship and expensive looking materials.  Is it possible that someone finally learned how to make crochet bikinis relevant and dare I say, wearable?  Even after 59 looks, I still wanted more.

all images courtesy of 10magazine

Trend-Tracking: Riding the Celine Rib Train

Celine's Phoebe Philo has clearly liked the architectural modernity that a sleek rib sweater can convey in the past few seasons.  Hers is of the squishy, synthetic variety sculpted with a techy viscose/polyamide blend yarn which allows the sweater to bounce and vibrate against the body rather than vacuum sealing it like a piece of beef jerky.

Ribs not only can be tricky to wear, they're often overlooked as outfit completers, unobtrusive and uninspiring, but as of late they have been the unsung standouts in many a designer's collection; most notably in dresses with beautiful rib transfers and floaty ease in fresh shades of white.  OK, so maybe white rib dresses aren't so easy to wear and these are more than a bit derivative of someone else's vision but they just look so good...

Jill Stuart S/S 2016
Victoria Beckham
Prabal Gurung

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Scenic Landscape | J.W. Anderson S/S 2015

Textile artist John Allen was the inspiration for J. W Anderson's gorgeous Men's Spring/Summer 2015 jacquard landscape knits.  The designs combine a mix of different yarns in mohair, wool, silk, viscose, and nylon in complicated knitting structures to render the scenes realistically.  Anderson intends for these to have broad unisex appeal and I suspect you will be seeing the Allen/Anderson influence in stores and on the runway in the seasons to come.