Sunday, 19 June 2016

PORTS 1961 WOMENSWEAR PRE-SPRING 2017

Experimentation is at the heart of the Pre-spring 17 collection, which draws inspiration from the creative process itself.

Versatile, adaptive pieces form looks that can cross seasons, in a colour palette that moves from ice cream pastel tones to bold, energetic stripes, prints and textured neutrals.

 Fabric itself is taken as a starting point, with particular attention paid to the fabric mills and factories of Italy that Ports 1961 works with.

With a nod to the heritage of the house, the label’s Made in Italy and Work in Progress insignia are reworked to become central components of individual garments.


 Woven jacquards, cottons and silk fil coupĂ© offer an evolved take on traditional shirting and outerwear. Sporty stripes pay heed to a buoyant, spirited mood.

 Glossy coated cotton in a rich brown features on a cocoon coat.

Everywhere there is a sense of challenging the norm with lighthearted grace, subverting our expectations of what femininity and elegance can look like.
 Playful elements such as patchwork motifs, collaged pieces and cut-outs advance the inherent adaptability of the brand’s classic shapes.

A shrunken raincoat features cut-outs which allows it to be worn as a cape over the shoulders.



The tape traditionally used in the construction of raincoats is repurposed into a medium for decoration, as scribbled lips appear joyfully on bonded cotton coats and Breton striped sweaters


Saturday, 18 June 2016

Jess Wright at Ascot - Exact Match


CHANEL IMAN IN PORTS 1961 WOMENSWEAR

Supermodel Chanel Iman attended the Mumm Grand Cordon Champagne bottle unveiling in NYC on June 14th, wearing PORTS 1961 Womenswear Spring/Summer 2016 knit fringed dress.

ALTUZARRA PRESENT ITS RESORT 17 COLLECTION


The Alize Jacket, reimagined this season as an Altuzarra Perfecto in supple leather with lacing details, is paired with a day-dress in vibrant contrast lace overlay, setting the playful and spontaneous tone of the season.

 Plaid silk prints in bleached scarlet and royal blue are applied to an Altuzarra staple, the shirtdress, hinting at the previous spring season’s tie-dye pieces


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The line between daywear and loungewear is blurred, with slips worn over waifish knits.
 For evening, chantilly lace tops and dresses in feminine yet whimsical colours.

 The Ghianda accessories collection continues to expand this season, offering the new Soft Clutch in calf and python skins which transition seamlessly from day to night.

 Introducing a newly fashioned conical heel, the shoe collection is as alluring as it is sexy, with sandals, zip-up booties and pumps in natural and coloured python

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

CHRISTOPHER KANE RESORT 2017 WOMENSWEAR COLLECTION - PANSY

 The common or garden pansy is the starting point for the latest Christopher Kane Resort Collection. Here, the flower shapes the clothing quite literally in terms of the cut and fit of some of the garments, but it is perhaps the flower’s symbolic role that ultimately transforms the ordinary into the extraordinary for Christopher and Tammy Kane.

 The floral motif is approached in a hyper-real, larger-than-life way; photo prints unfurl around the body and dictate an overall organic sense to the shape of silhouettes.
The domestic, graphic, yet sophisticated precision of gingham becomes the main man-made equivalent of the floral motif. Revisiting the beauty and honesty of the fabric from the designer’s Spring-Summer 2010 collection, the check is approached in a variety of new ways that includes the fabric and pattern hybridised with eveningwear and transposed to accessories.


Layered, new forms of knit also echo these checks with the painstaking application of integrally knitted beads to transparent yarns. While a handcrafted, elevated approach to the everyday continues in the Lesage embroidered slips. Shimmering, iridescent leather and sequins add a Disney-like, animated sheen and lightness to the collection,

“The pansy seems so simple, so everyday; it just came into my head to use it as the basis for a collection,” says Christopher Kane. “There is a purity of shape, following the outline of the flower in the over-sized photo prints, and these are clothes that we wanted to keep close to the freshness of our hand-made toiles. When I researched the pansy more, it took on a deeper meaning; it stands for thoughtfulness and is ultimately a symbol of freethinking. The idea of freethinking is very important to the way I work, and it’s more essential to fashion than ever. It’s not about referencing, or marketing, it’s about doing what you think is right, working instinctively and wanting to make clothes that other people will believe in and respond to instinctively. I wanted the collection to have that, to be simple, skilful and meaningful.”

Warby Parker's third and Final Collection of Their #SeeSummerBetter Campaign

Summer's finally coming around, and you know what that means it's time for!
Shades that keep you cool and keep you looking cool.


 The Warby Parker #SeeSummerBetter collection has launched, and you should definitely check it out if you're looking for a pair.

They have glasses and sunglasses at reasonable prices, and they give a pair to those in need for every pair purchased!

 Whether you're looking for a retro or contemporary style, they really have it all -- let me know in the comments which pair you like the best!



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