COLLECTION / PHILIP LIM FALL 17 – NEW ROMANTICISM

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When browsing Business of Fashion earlier today, this collection instantly caught my eye. The bold red catwalk contrasting with the on-trend fuchsia pink backdrop made the more minimalistic garments stand out beautifully.

When looking through the looks, the use of fabrics was something I found particularly interesting. Puffer jackets, honeycomb mesh garments and pink satin sock boots all collided together to create beautiful wearable outfits.

However, I was not a huge fan of the last half of the collections and felt the leather bustiers and orange shearing coats had no place next to the electric blue accents and tech fabrics.

Full the full collection here via BoF

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COLLABORATION / PROJECTION

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My flatmate and I have recently began a collaborative project called BeFee, although we don’t have an end goal for this project yet, we have been playing around doing photoshoots, and posting the end results on Instagram.

Our most recent being, ‘Projection’
I feel I may begin using this as a platform to showcase some of work.

BeFee Instagram here

COLLECTION / MATTHEW MILLER

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When browsing LFWM on Business of Fashion, I came across a collection by designer Matthew Miller for autumn of 2017, showcased on Saturday, January 7th.  The collection consisted of 21 looks; both male and female, with a beautiful simple colour palette of black, white, burgundy and hints of a delicate leaden-blue.

Vermilion red was also incorporated within this palette through the models make-up and/or accessory; some having lines from their nose or eyes or a subtle printed scarf draped around their head, shoulders or in hand. In particular, I’m taken by the choice of models – with many having resemblance to pixies or similar mystical beings. I feel this is an interesting yet brave choice, as focus may be diverted from their clothes to the model. However, I do not feel this is the case as Miller has thought well about the differentiation and contrast for these two to work well together. Interesting models making simple clothes appear desirable.

Miller kept consistency within his collection, with the middle parting hairstyle and all flat footwear choices, showing these still relevant trends (despite the push for the return of the stiletto / Vogue). The oversized feel of some of the garments feels entirely relevant due to the decision of layering in different textures and fabric weights, allowing the outfits to flow.

For more of the collection and link to original BOF post / here

“I never saw beauty as being something that was a physical object. I fundamentally see beauty as being a moment in time, a fleeting feeling, a scar, a memory, an experience, a sense of freedom.” – Matthew Miller

 

NOVELTY / ROOM FOR THE MAN

Young Jin Jang, an accessories designer inspired by Korean architecture. Recently created a quirky collection based upon creating ‘a connecting link between a productive fashion artefact and the consumer’. The outcome is outstanding.

Combining wood and materials to create an iPad case, a briefcase, wallet and other essential accessories for males.

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Creating a cute stop animation video to go along with the editorial imagery.

PHOTOSHOOT / VAPORWAVE

For a recent project based around subcultures, my group and I directed ourselves down the route of Vaporware, an online subculture created in the depths of the internet.
The small (yet growing) subculture basing their interests around 80’s and 90’s nostalgia, creating artwork and even music revolving around a love for anything retro.

My group and I took this idea and created a small ‘real-life’ vaporwave set, including retro soda cans, VHS tapes, lava lamp and cacti.
Here are some of the developing results

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BEAUTY / GRAPHIC PINK

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A few days ago, I dyed my hair pink. An impulsive decision when shopping for fresh beauty supplies and I spotted a new permanent pink dye. I’m currently really loving it and hoping it’ll fade to a paler shade as time progresses and my roots start to grow out again.

Earrings – H&M / Dress – House of Sunny

Architecture Image / here
All other images / own

COLLECTION / JIL SANDER MENSWEAR 2017

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When I first seen pictures of Jil Sander’s Spring 2017 collection I was blown away. The colour palette for one is beautiful; with a range of tonal outfits (which is a favourite of mine, previous blog post here). Going from stark white and grey to toned blue and then into greens, yet including pops of orange and ombré. Additionally, the choice of fabrics is simple yet effective, combining traditional tailoring with leather, scuba and wide mesh knits, to create texture and fluidity throughout the collection.

I feel this collection overall is strong due to the use of colours which are similar to those used within Pantone’s colour predictions for Fall 2016. However, I feel they are one step up, helping to take the collection into the new season of Spring 2017.

Images – Vogue