David Koma draws inspiration from ancestral portraits, the slender elegance of the 1920s and the minimal fashion detailing of the 1960s.
Koma combines influences from the lithe greyhounds of Louis Icart Art Deco paintings with...
.. Boldini's portrayal of the Marchesa Luisa Casati's charms.
Inspired by Thierry Poncelot's portraits of dogs in aristocratic attire, volume is created using ruched draping to minimise the waist and enhance the femal figure, reminiscent of Victorian dress.
Collars are high and stiff, recalling those on the mens shirts worn in the 1920s
Wool, fur and silks combined with technical fabrics adding a modern sportswear twist.
Colour palette was black and white with rich accent shades of dark blues, olive green....
... and plum tones.(Check out the greyhound silhouettes on the print)
The exclusive footwear was designed in collaboration with Alain Quilici and features sculpted greyhounds on the heels (you can just see on the model's white shoes in the background)
Cashmere knitwear has been developed with Hawick Cashmere of Scotland
Spring is here, the sun is shining and that means it's time to change your heady winter fragrance to something lighter and fresher.
Here are a few new spring fragrances which aim to capture the scent of tropical islands, sunshine and cool sea breezes..
Bvlgari Omnia Coral
This new addition to the Omnia range was inspired by the shimmering
hues of precious red coral and far off oceans.
It’s a fruity floral fragrance with notes of the Tropical
Hibiscus and pomegranate.
and goji berries
Heart:Hibiscus and Water
Base notes: Pomegranate and cedar wood
For all of the Omnia range, this Italian Jeweller has
emulated two interlocking links of a chain coated with a gemstone colour for
the bottle. This time the colour is coral representing the ocean’s treasured gem.
Aqua Oriens by Van
Cleef & Arpels
Inspired by a blue lagoon, this is a lighter fruity floral
fragrance with woody notes to the original exotic Oriens
Top notes: Pear and lime zest
Heart: Orange blossom and honeysuckle
Base: Amber and musk
This Paris based Jeweller designed the bottle with a chunky
gem like stopper in bright aqua blue reminiscent of the crystal clear lagoon
Sunny Diane by Diane Von
We have to wait until May for this limited edition to come
out, which is apt as it was inspired by a sunny summer’s day.
Like the original fragrance Diane, this is based on the
scent of frangipani flower. But instead ofwoody tones, Sunny Diane is more
of a beach babe with notes of sundrenched driftwood, aquatic and mandarin
Now the sun is shining, it's great to take advantage of the warm weather and sit or stroll outside, But the sun's rays can leave our hair damaged and dull, so it is even more important to keep our hair in good condtion.
Argan oil, found growing only in Southwest Morocco, has traditionally been used by Moroccan women to treat their hair. It is rich in antioxidants which help to renew cell structure and increase the hair's elasticity and so can restore shine to dull lifeless hair.
Morrocanoil are the original innovators and creators of Argan oil infused products. I'm a great fan of their oil treatment and here's a few more I've recently discovered
Infused with Argan oil, this hairspray offers a luminous shine, soft to the touch but still long-lasting and without stickiness. Has the gorgeous argan oil scent.
Glimmer Shine Spray
Helps eliminate frizziness and it states that it also protects against environmental elements. Use sparingly as too much can make the hair greasy. Good news it will last you for ages!
Central Saint Martins held its first jewellery runway show
at the new campus, Granary Building, Kings Cross.
Titled Neutopia, this show reflected an awakening of senses
and the mind, describing the ascension into a new Utopia.
Thirty nine 2nd
year BA students showcased their designs using sustainable materials. Here's a few:
Concentrating on the 2012 apocalypse premonitions of
obliteration and destruction, Narici’s work focused on a symbiosis of terror and
elation in face of change and the prospect of rebirth. Chunky metallic bulbous forms surround
the neck as a choker and cascade down the body. Hope springs up in the form of
the colourful green, yellow and orange fringing as shoots and buds bursting
into new life.
Min Kyung Lee
Rebirth & Recycled created by knitting with jersey
fabric and recycled rope
Titled Nostalgic Futurism
Inspired by the head adornments of the Surma and Mursi tribes of Ethiopia.
Materials used: painted card paper and fabric. Inspired by Chinese
architecture of Han dynasty and mixing with western elements.
Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you
‘Chameleon’ created with sisal, kitenge, kanga, balloons,
latex sheets, garnets and wire.
Red gold plated chain adorned with fluorescent Perspex rod
and neon accents woven into copper
Questioning the beauty of a woman’s figure
Gikaite wants to spread the awareness that everything we
consume has its side effects and consequences, thus this piece is Cornucopia
the horn of plenty showing its dark side.
Rice draws inspiration from the
old African tradition of the Benin bronze armlets which were presented to
brides as their dowry. Beads signify pride, power and identity and the colour
red symbolises courage and bravery.
Go Un Lee
Lee's piece blends abstract with traditional. The piece creates
a new language of movement with volume and layered shapes. The idea of having
the face partially covered came from the African tribal masks.
Many layers of new materials and artificial colours are used
to represent the future atmosphere and create a new scene of Africa
The piece is made from frayed and dyed rope . Rohl drew her
inspiration from the animal kingdom combining both primal and present.
Inspired by snakes shedding their skin, Serena has tried to
encapture the beauty before it was discarded.