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Fashion Crush: OMUT

April 17th, 2013 · No Comments

Capsule clothing collection OMUT by Nastia Klimov & Lisa Smirnova. These pieces are dark, grotesque and feminine, and really take embroidery to a new level.

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via wolfeyebrows

 

Georgina Santiago: Minutiae

September 12th, 2012 · 4 Comments

I do believe that (good) fashion is art, but to be honest it’s rare that I find myself inspired by fashion in the same way that I am by art. And while high fashion has its own seductive language, it is conceived in such a narrow, limited context. Even edgy, artistic fashion must still embue sex appeal, luxury and a brand. It’s the “out there” conceptual fashion, forging altogether new aesthetics, like Georgina Santiago’s Minutiae, that inspires me for real. This is the epitome of “fashion as art” in my book.

As for the work itself, Georgina’s collection is inspired by the familiar and the alien in her own body, specifically the skin on her hand. She plays with dusty blue and pale flesh tones, wrinkles, folds, shiny and dull textiles. It’s beautiful, weird and, yes, a bit unsettling.

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via thisispaper.

 

fashion crush: tsumori chisato

September 7th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Tsumori Chisato’s accessories for Fall/Winter 2011 are goofy but delightfully charming. Her cheerful designs seem like they’d run the winter blues straight out of town. Photographed by Peut-etre magazine via Where The Lovely Things Are.

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Fashion Crush: Valentino

July 7th, 2011 · No Comments

If ever a dress could bring tears to my eyes it would be this blue number by Valentino via Studded Hearts. And I don’t normally get excited for transparent clothes but it does something magical here.

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Design Crush: Good HEAVENS

June 29th, 2011 · 3 Comments

Good HEAVENS by Katrin and Matthew of Cape Town has opened for business on etsy!

Inspired by our grandfathers’ sartorial inclinations we set about creating a range of cotton ties that reflects our design sensibilities. Good Heavens neckties are made from a wide selection of fabrics – from Liberty Lawn to locally popular Shweshwe. Our all-cotton limited range is proudly designed and crafted in Cape Town, South Africa…

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Design Crush: Les Composantes

June 14th, 2011 · 2 Comments

Cool, charming and oh-so-quintessentially French clothes and accessories in very limited editions by Les Composantes (via all the mountains).

The photos and compositions reveal my point of view, my ideal of style: feminine, easy enough for everyday but always distinguished. – Morgane (translated by moi).

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