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Balmain Spring Summer 2019 at Paris Fashion Week
Ancient Egypt was at the heart of Balmain’s show-stopping SS19 collection. Described as “Paris meets Egypt” by the impressive designer himself, Olivier Rousteing drew inspiration from the long standing historical ties Paris has with Egypt and the famous Egyptian monuments in Paris like the Obélisque on La Concorde covered in hieroglyphs and the Pyramid du Louvre.
The collection started and ended strong with all white ensembles modernised with metallics, striking black and white colour-combinations and infused with neutrals, denim blues and sugary sweet pastels in between. Setin a modern elegant spacious venue, Cara Delevingne opened the show lip singing to Prince’s “When Doves Cry,” and the dramatics did not stop there. The dazzling collection gave a nod to mummification with all white bandage bodysuits and dresses layered with distressed muslin.
It was pleating galore with origami skirts and dresses sporting fans of pleated fabric elaborately sculpted across the body, referencing pleated Ancient Egyptian clothing in a stylish extravagant way. It was sci-fi chic with garments sporting oversized sculptural cocoon shapes, metal corsets moulded to the body and futuristic cocktail dresses perfect for the year 3019. Structured shoulders and hooded pieces gave the garments a subtle 80s edge and sass that Grace Jones would approve of.
The Pyramid du Louvre appeared to be a huge inspiration with intricate 3D geometric embellishments adorning dresses and futuristic garments displaying layers of crystallized plexiglass panels resembling shattered glass. The fragmented looks and the level of intricacy made some of the pieces look computer generated.
Denim also dominated the catwalk. High waisted acid wash denim trousers and skirts were ripped, layered and distressed to perfection and adorned with chunky zips. Head to toe denim ensembles were embellished with jewels. Silkyutility cargo trousers added a tomboy edge and sporty looks had a feminine flair in pastels. Prints resembling cracked surfaces dominated both clothing and accessories and added a punk edge. Optical illusion geometric prints were also striking. Some Knitwear pieces were monochromatic covered with striking hieroglyph motifs while others had an edgy contemporary flair displaying rips and fraying.
Balmain’s signature glamour was there with high shine sequined blazers, metal mesh jackets and embellished tweed pieces all paired back with casual silhouettes. It was hi-lo styling at its best with Egyptian elegance. The accessories were truly out of this world with noteworthy knee-high chrome leather boots, clear plastic shoes, metallic sculptural belts cinching in the waist and abstract metallic statement earrings to match. Perspex clutches and chunky bracelets were also impressive and resembled works of art. All the models sported natural makeup with a dewy ethereal glow and sleek slicked back hair which complemented the highly ornate clothing to perfection.
Overall Balmain’s SS19 collection was a dazzling display of true craftsmanship and skill with high-lo contemporary styling met with hi-tech high shine elegance. For the modern-day Cleopatra, the collection was historical, futuristic and timeless all at once.
written by Jane Ighodaro
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Tatras Joins Riot Hill for Fall Winter 2020
written by Youness Boumia
“So Far so good” These are the words we could hear, as an introduction for this special collaboration between TATRAS, known for its high-quality winter sportswear and RIOT HILL, a Streetwear brand founded by Jordan FRESHER and well appreciated by the famous singer The Weeknd. A plus, the support of Bella HADID coming to the show, holding a glass of champagne, in a total look from the collection: a khaki multi-pocket pants with a layering of a black turtleneck and utilitarian jacket.
How to describe the collection in three words? Violent, anonymous, and order. After been a few minutes in the dark with light flashed, silhouettes appear with hematomas and scars faces (obviously it is makeup), with aesthetic references from military and utility clothing. Technical fabrics as nylon make bombers and coats, embellished with steel details as zippers, push-buttons, multi-pocket pants. We then move more into a defensive style reinforced, but the heavy ranger boots the oversized shapes, giving strength to the looks, like the “blanket like” puffer jacket. Get ready for the harsh winter!
Click HERE to view the full Tatras Fall Winter 2020 collection.
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Emerging Designers From The Platform FLYING SOLO Show Their New Fall Winter 2020 Collections During NYFW
Flying Solo is the largest independent designer platform in the US, formed by independent designers from all around the world. It is owned and operated by the designers themselves, and the objective is to transform fashion culture through revolutionary retail experience and a personal collection. Flying Solo provides them with both opportunities to sell their collections directly to the costumers (online and in their retail store in NYC) and to present them during NYFW in a show they call Flying Solo Couture.
Last February, a long list of designers presented their FW20 collections. Overall, the show was very eclectic. Each designer has a very different style from the other, which brings more richness to the presentation. The collections went from a very sporty and fashion-forward style to those that opted for more formal clothes and classic shapes.
There were many significant collections, but some of the designers caught the audience’s attention more than others, leaving a lasting impression. MONOSUIT was one of them. The Russian brand designed by Masha Agapkina presented a collection that combined the signature oversized modern athleisure looks in a neon palette, with more classical styles in black, grey, and white colors, but without losing the sporty vibe. Fur hats, ranging in colors from hot pink to neon turquoise, were also memorable. Di Vicenzo was one of the other highlighted designers. He presented a different collection from Monosuit, which was elegant, glamorous, and luxurious, showing the contrast between designers and their styles. The designs were body-accentuating dresses and separates, made using modern technology and innovative yarns to create perfectly fitted garments that would shape the wearer’s figure with its signature knitted look. With a very neutral color palette including black, white, nude, navy, and maroon, fringes were the star element that adorned the dresses, some of which also included shiny details.
written by Aina Matamoros
Click HERE to view the full Flying Solo Fall Winter 2020 collection.
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Cynthia Rowley Gets Inspired By Dr. Seuss For Her Spring Summer 2020 Collection
Cynthia Rowley began her career in fashion while studying at the Art Institute of Chicago. After graduation, she took what little seed money she had and moved to NYC to start her eponymous fashion brand. The designer is known to take risks. This unparalleled sense of adventure that effortlessly translates into the spirit of the brand through a playful assortment of pretty dresses, beachy separates, and swim/surf. Cynthia Rowley has gone on to win numerous accolades, including a CFDA Award and Designer of the Year at the American Image Awards.
Cynthia Rowley, the brand, is built on the philosophy that fashion should be an adventure. The brand’s signature pretty-meets-sporty assortment features ready-to-wear, surf and swim, fitness, accessories, and home decor. Sustainability plays an essential role in the brand’s production process – limited quantities are produced in every piece to avoid excess inventory.
Deemed the pioneer of “surf-leisure” by Vogue, the brand’s signature wetsuits and neoprene swimwear are produced using recycled materials and green technology for a gentler and more sustainable environmental impact. Cynthia Rowley’s mission is rooted in women’s empowerment. The brand exudes a spontaneous spirit, and actively redefines fashion’s boundaries, inspiring women everywhere to take risks and live life fearlessly.
For her SS20 collection, designer Cynthia Rowley turned Tribeca’s tucked-away Jay Street into an animated, happy playland inspired by Dr. Seuss’ “Oh, the Places You’ll Go.”
Rowley’s runway was printed with images from the book, and a few dresses toward the end of the show included mash-ups of Dr. Seuss’s fine art. But instead of just co-opting his designs, the designer worked in whimsical elements to her feminine fest. Scalloped details, striped raffia hats, and cloud eye makeup all transmitted the same spirit. Aside from floral frocks, Rowley presented strong separates, like trousers with two different colored legs, a column day dress that was half-white, half-beige, and pieces with graphic patchworked color blocks.
Models with boxy luggage or in a standout floral wetsuit, surfboard in hand, closed the show, ready for their next destinations.
written by Aina Matamoros
Click HERE to view the full Cynthia Rowley Spring Summer 2020 collection.
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WISHARAWISH Presents A Collection That Combines Traditional Craftsmanship And Contemporary Design for Spring Summer 2020
Wisharawish Akarasantisook became one of Thailand’s most promising young designers in the early 2010s. His approach to design remains as honest as the first day: it is a form of self-expression rather than business, and creative exploration. Championing technical mastery, immaculate handicrafts, and intricate details on pattern, Wisharawish plays with repetition of forms and geometric shapes, focusing on distinguished craftsmanship from different regions throughout Thailand alongside contemporary design. Wisharawish’s collections are a dialogue between the designer and his clothes, and then between the clothes and their viewers. Fashion becomes a narrative, and a platform to share interpretations and understandings.
Under this idea, he founded the brand WISHARAWISH in the early 2010s and became known not long after its creator won the first prize of Mango Fashion Awards in Barcelona, Spain. WISHARAWISH’s wearable art and technical mastery have been continually exhibited worldwide. From Hyeres’s Festival International de Mode & de Photographie in France to Bangkok Elle Fashion Week in Thailand to Wallpaper* Magazine’s Handmade exhibition. These all helped to put the brand on the fashion map and art scene.
For SS20, the designer Wisharawish Akarasantisook presented a collection where he explores a new chapter for the brand. He combines essential fabrics and sartorial cuts with wide and loose designs, resulting in a fluid, yet very elegant, silhouette. Dresses for women and blazers for men are the star pieces of the collection and the ones that show better this mix between a relaxed fluid style and a sartorial shape.
The color palette was made from powder tones of gray, white, black, beige, and soft blue. The collection also included some geometrical and abstract prints.
written by Aina Matamoros
Click HERE to view the full Wisharawish Spring Summer 2020 collection.
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