Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Dolce & Gabban A/W - Mesmerizing

This is a prime example of how a mesmerizing collection should be executed, every single look is beyond stunning. The gold embroidery and lace veils made me think they must have been inspired by  religious artwork. The models were all Madonnas in some sense walking down a catwalk with a mirror behind them reflecting the back.  It felt like this collection could be a sequel to Dolce & Gabbana's S/S 2011 collection which also consisted of a lot of lace garments but unlike this it was all in white.

Remembering last year at Milan Fashion Week
Me outside Dolce & Gabban's show

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Sigrid Agren in Numeró

Numeró undeniably has a great collaboration with photographer Greg Kadel. Not too long ago I wrote about his editorial in their December issue, it was mesmerizing. This one is a little bit crazier but as interesting. The Swedish model Sigrid Ågren is the star of the shoot called Hollyweird. She has been booked for every single show in Milan; I predict a bright future for her, maybe more so than her fellow compatriot Frida Gustavsson. The reason: Sigrid's look is a lot edgier than Frida's. She really works this fabulous styling next to these crazy characters... Darth Vader in a red army-jacket and a human with C-3PO's head. 

Monday, February 27, 2012

Today's Outfit - Forum

On My Mind - segment

Jeremy Scott's color-sample dress has been on my mind since NY fashion week, it's such a fun dress I just wished it was a little bit shorter. At the same time I understand why it has to have that length, it's clearly because Scott wants to have all the nuances - it starts where it ends, if you see what I mean.

Then there's Haider Aikerman's amazing creations that always pop up in my mind, especially this Burgundy-colored suite with pirate-pants. Anja Rubik looks as cool as Jack Sparrow and Emmanuelle Alt shows us her styling talent in this editorial for Vogue (Paris).

The second I saw this Fendi bag I was beyond inspired, it looks like a surrealistic artwork. This is without a doubt a safe card if you want to be photographed by Tommy Ton.

Repossi, the French jewelery designer located on one of my favorite squares in Paris, Place de Vendome, has incredible creations. Check out their page here.

I want these cute leather ears, it's tremendously popular to have ears on head-wear like beanies and caps (Givenchy has them). In this specific photo the accessories are from the brand Mise en Cage.

These sunglasses are fun, perfect for a vacation photo in Paris but maybe not for everyday use. They're very cheap and can be bought at ASOS.

This fur is very cool and in combination with a minimalistic outfit in one single color like black it could work very well.  Meadham & Kirchhoff designed this look, they had the craziest show at London fashion week. It was sparkling and like a rainbow, they are daring and should be celebrated for that.

Fashiontalk + Fashionshop

On Saturday I attended "Fashiontalk" at the Swedish Museum of Architecture, a discussion with renowned Swedish fashion journalist Lotta Lewenhaupt (check out her blog here). She talked about everything from Vogue covers to fashion critique, but mostly the discussion concerned the lack of criticism in Swedish fashion magazines. It was a very inspiring talk and I found myself  in the mood for writing even more articles and reflect on different collections (especially the more arty).
Fashionplay who organizes everything, wants to create a new platform for "fashion art" to be shown and gain recognition for designers who aren't only commercial successful. 
Afterwards I visited Fashionshop an exhibit at the museum with works from 15 artists all from the alternative fashion scene. See the creations below:

 Minna Plamqvist have created this corset "Fill me in", as you can see she has added fat. She wants to highlight everybody's intense combat against fatness.

Books I bought at the Museum of Moder Art