Thursday, January 10, 2019

Here Comes the Cavalry

American Western and cowboy influenced trends are still going strong.

Gioia Magazine

Värld Magazine

Elle Canada November 2018

An oldie but I still love it.

Scotch & Soda

Monday, January 7, 2019

Fantastic Non-Fair Isles

The use of "Fair Isle" to describe every geometric motif sweater of a particular style is just plain wrong. The origins of true Fair Isle sweaters come from one of the Shetland Islands off the coast of Scotland known as-you guessed it-Fair Isle. Everything else is just a nice jacquard.

Design Scene Magazine

Source Unknown

This Sacai knit outfit shot by Andreas Ortner for L'Officiel Switzerland is just stunning. It has fringe so of course I love it! And while its more Native American influenced rather than Fair Isle-esque I'm using a a little artistic license to include it.

Sacai

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Grungy

I spent my late teenage years in the age of grunge. The clothing we wore could not have been any less sexy. Oversized, boyish, baggy, and well...grungy they were a far cry from the form-fitting outfits I see on 13 year old girls prancing around NYC today. 

Fashion trends are often recycled but they never really come back around exactly the same way; and in my opinion, that's usually a good thing. It's been 25 years since Marc Jacobs was unceremoniously fired from his post at Perry Ellis so to commemorate the event, he's reissued 26 of the most iconic looks from his 1993 Collection. As a Generation X'er who worshipped Nirvana, it feels a bit inauthentic to see Gigi Hadid modeling the "New Grunge" so it remains to be seen if this is simply Marc celebrating Marc or if Millennials will be able to reinvent the trend and make it their own.


L'Officiel December 2018
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Marc Jacobs Resort 2019
Marc Jacobs Resort 2019
Marc Jacobs - The Redux Grunge Collection

Naomi Campbell and Kristin McMenamy in Marc Jacobs for Perry Ellis shot by Steven Meisel for Vogue December, 1992

Vogue

The Redux Grunge Collection 1993/2018 is available for purchase at Marc Jacobs.

Monday, December 31, 2018

Petals

I love the fresh take on the first image especially. Interesting use of color and what I think is swiss darning of the flecks where the color starts to change.

Vika Gazinskaya Spring 2019
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Vogue Australia July 2018