Thursday, 22 September 2011

AGI&SAM

Yesterday was menswear day, the highlight of fashion week for me. I particularly enjoyed the fashion east installations, and even more particularly AGI&SAM, they have been my favourite design duo for a few season and I think its pretty obvious why. Their use of prints and colour is always so successful and it pushes the boundaries in menswear without being so crazy is unwearable. Their presentation was the best in the house by far, I liked the detailing with the broken clay pottery and the paint they splattered over the models feet. 

Our ethos is simple; interesting high-end garments but at mostly affordable prices; a bid to eliminate the elitism and the throw away attitudes all too commonly seen in today’s fashion. It would appear there are advantages to a recession after all…

This quote from an interview is great and I couldn't agree more with there ethos....









Their model casting for the show was also perfect, although I do have a slight obsession at the moment with using a bearded/obscure looking man for my next lookbook!...

∆CNE....

So I was lucky enough to be given the opportunity to work with Acne in the run up to their LFW show. Although fittings went on late into the night, spending time with such amazing clothes meant it was hardly work...
I didn't have any time to take some pictures for myself but here are some that were taken for the NY Times website. I got snapped trying shoes on Hanne gaby, how glamorous..or not!... however her Ashish sequin aztec shorts were pretty much the best thing I've ever seen. Sadly after searching high and low, they are sold out everywhere








and just to reminisce about the shorts I will never have...






Thursday, 15 September 2011

W∆RHOL / CONEYISL∆ND / C∆NDY KIDS

"Everybody was going crazy this summer with the heat wave. We were all in the studio, and I just decided to go with it. It's Andy Warhol's superstars go to Coney Island, with a nod to candy kids."


Although I mainly was interested in the menswear collections from New York Fashion Week, one womenswear collection really caught my eye, and even though its womenswear it still fits in with the PRINTEDM∆N concept....this was of course the Chris Benz presentation at Avery Fisher Hall. The collection, with the inspiration taken from his above quote- creates quite a statement for itself. I really like the strong colours and the clever mixes of prints. I like that the garment shapes have been kept quite simple leaving the focus on the prints, textures and detailing- my favourite things! I also think this is another example of a great use of a presentation, the collection is shown off beautifully and the viewer is really given the chance to look at the garments carefully, actually getting to appreciate the detailing.

Thats enough, the collection speaks for itself really...so here it is....












(source style.com & nicolette mason)

DET∆IL


Its really nice when an image can say so much about the garments even when so little of it is shown..... 

PRINTED WINTER.....


best thing ever....

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

THE HOUSE WITH STRIPES....


Here's a sneak peak at a few images from yesterday's researching and sourcing trip! Got amazing things for the new collection. The concept is moving in a slightly new direction, but I'm excited about it. My AW12 and Pre-Collection were very similar, and now its time for something a little different!
I want to explore the UV printing processes further and see what other effects I can create, so far its be a successful venture, I just need to get the garments finished!
As much as I say this collection is different, colour and geometric shapes will still make up the foundation of the collection. I don't know what I'd do if someone told me to make an all black collection!...





photo's taken on my stone-age Sony Ericsson... 

Monday, 12 September 2011