Sunday, November 16
Feature: Claudia Schultz's hats possess a sculptural quality that I haven't seen anywhere else. Not only is the shape absolutely perfect and unique, she also has an eye for color. Although many hats I see end up looking like a knitting or craft project, Schultz's hat have a streamlined effect. And although I am sometimes a fan of Eugenia Kim's hats, I definitely prefer the more modern, minimalist quality of Schultz's hats, especially now that winter is here! Images courtesy of http://www.claudiaschulz.com/.
Posted by christine at 9:23 AM
Saturday, November 8
Feature: Complex Geometries. I've always been a fan of Complex Geometries and their new Spring/Summer collection exudes an intellectual attitude that I love. Adam, from Complex Geometries, tells me their current line is "inspired by the culture of mobility, exploring the pragmatics and aesthetics of travel. Functionally, items are designed to be versatile, light and easy to move. Crumpled silk packs small. Coated fabrics stay clean and dry. Light construction means items can be layered, even in warm climates. Draped dresses and vests provide enough space to carry the whole wardrobe in cleverly disguised pockets. Traditional clothing from around the world also influences the look of the collection. Specifically, souvenir clothing favoured by Western travelers is further decontextualized in reinterpretation."
These classic materials combined with unconventional shapes are best illuminated by movement. I'm excited by what Complex Geometries contributes to the market, especially for their minimalist yet innovative silhouettes. Overall, as reflected in their name, the label is in the vanguard of intellectual, artistic and fashion design. Thanks very much to Adam DeKeyser for reminding me about this collection! Images courtesy of complexgeometries.com
Posted by christine at 9:47 AM
Sunday, November 2
Feature: Charles Anastase. This collection balances topsy turvy, avant-garde, geek, and princess through its muted palette, total juxtaposition and layered silhouettes for spring. It reminds that I love two colors and a shade in between: black for fall, white for spring, and grey all year round. Also, I'm loving the naughty use of tan platforms with these monochromatic outfits, since I have a weakness for platforms. This Charles Anastase works for my inspiration as a graduate student since it adds edgy insanity to the otherwise mundane ins and outs of daily life! Most of all, I love the Vivienne Westwood allusions throughout the collection. Dare I say it, I like it better than Westwood. All in all, my favorite look is #1. All images courtesy of style.com.
Via A Cup of Jo.
Posted by christine at 6:03 AM
Saturday, November 1
Feature: Lindsey Adelman. Lighting designer and artist, Lindsey Adelman, creates drawings of beautiful images with human hair, ink, gouache. Yes, human hair. The idea of the tedious labor of love involved in constructing these delicate images with human is both appeaing and grotesque -- a juxtaposition I'm very much interested in. On top of that, without looking closely, the images' use of hair are seamless, making it look deceptively simple. All images from lindseyadelman blog.
Posted by christine at 8:24 AM