Thursday, 14 October 2010

Anna's Advice

I wasn't surpised to read about the Rodarte sisters' comment regarding Anna Wintour stating she has given the best help in the fashion industry by advising them to keep control of their work - they've followed this ethic allowing them to remain creative and consistently develop each collection. I love the way they investigate and push boundaries it stops the dullness that

we can allow in our lives by conforming and and accepting. We can all push the boundaries.

Anna Wintour is more than just a Fashion Editor she has proven invaluable to the world of creativity with the outstanding knowledge it's no wonder she has no time for pretense. It's good to see she does have time to encourage young designers.

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Kane's Catwalk


Christopher Kane S/S2011 Ready to wear

The clothes speak for themselves. Apparently the best quality materials are used, cashmere, leather, silks, hand embroidered work - well that's a good start. Although his collection shadows a conservative twist, it's brought up to an avant-garde and totally original collection.

He has a daring and experimental use of colour, fabrics and the mixing of colours and and fabrics. Just above-the-Knee skirts are evident. Reminiscent of Pringle Twin-set Cardigans are part of this Collection. He seems to have introduced at least 3 themes into this collection.

It would be good to see the images first-hand , getting a close-up of the fabrics and the detail in the material is all important to actually see the quality of the clothes. He looks to me like his status as a fashion Designer has just got even stronger.

Monday, 4 October 2010

Marant's Models

Marant's Models

Isabel Murant states, she wears her clothes for the evening and if it's not comfortable it doesn't go in the collection. She does have a great ethic, to consider the female figure, although if a lot of models buy her clothes, (her comments) that doesn't account for the rest of the female population. She does make some lovely feminine twists in her collections but I think a lot of her work does cover the tall, slim, model-like figure saying that I haven't been in her shop to see how 'real the clothes are', ie., do they actually fit the less catwalk worthy? mmmmmhhh, I wonder! I've just seen her Spring/Summer collection skateboard and soccer influences, some nice stuff, especially if you're a 14 year old skateboarder or a 6' model.