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Video by PotsNPans I have always been fascinated with processes. As wonderful as a design is or end product, nothing fascinates me more than the process of how it came to be. This time laspe video documents the installation of his SS13 Collection at The Standard in collaboration with artist Sheila Pepe. Ingelmo who is of shoemaking pedigree (he is fourth generation of a Cuban shoemaking family and the proud customs and traditions passed on through his family’s shoemaking heritage is evident in his work) has become known for craftsmanship, construction and structure. I like how the collaboration between him and Pepe not only shows the process behind the installation but includes their love for family narrative. Pepe incorporates shoelaces in her work which reference her Italian immigrant Grandfather who opened a shoe repair and hat cleaning companies in New York an New Jersey. Look closely and the you see key styles from Ingelmo’s spring 2013 collection in the video short too. Sometimes the process is just as fascinating as the actual result. More on Alejandro Ingelmo here.
Video courtesy of Nanette Lepore
One print bad. Many prints good.Fashion designer Nanette Lepore seems to practice the above mantra season after season. I like to think belongs to the same school of thought as me; the more prints the better. Going backstage at her show is always as fun an experience as her actual collection itself. Intarisa two tone knits, pastel porcelain prints, thin multi stripes,a large dose of green, black and white check and flip flops made for ‘cool poolside chic’ that the Lepore girl will no doubt happily embrace come summer. Stay backstage.
STILL by Georgia Hardinge | Artistic Director – Georgia Hardinge | Producer – Henri Llyod-Baker | Directing & editing – Bretonlabs via TRACE Publicity on Vimeo
Georgia Hardinge debuted her spring 2013 collection at Somerset House via a film called STILL.
Known for her three dimensional garments, Hardinge’s vision for next season was inspired by a combination of Gustav Klimt’s art nouveau gold leaf symbolism and Sigmund Freud’s dream and sleep theories.
I’ve watched Wang’s work mature and it is refreshing that it has never lost the unique edge that makes it stand out. Over the seasons, his work has become more refined, increasing stronger in terms of tailoring. Despite that, it always manages to exude that ‘cool’ that Wang is synonymous with.
Always part sporty, always part street and always innately cool.
Fashion Shower by Anna Dello Russo x H&M as shot by Alex Turvey via YouTube.
Spot the Anna Dello Russo x H&M fashion accessory!
Launching on October 4th, the collection features heavily in this music video (which sees a slicker and more extended version of the fashion editor’s song) by Anna as shot by Alex Turvey.
Will you be lining up to be drenched in Anna’s fashion shower come October 4th?
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Marc Jacobs is at his best when he lets us into his fantastical mind. Here I am drawn into a Dickensian meets decrepit Victorian meets fantasy world where hats look like they could be something out of Alice in Wonderland and proportions play with your mind.
I’d like to think that the garments are wearable, dissected from their runway look and worn to suit ones style.
That is the beauty of fantasy. At best it means something different (but equally relevant) to each individual.
PPQ Presents Blackout. Directed by Liam S Gleeson featuring via Zimeo. PPQ design duo Amy Molyneaux & Percy Parker celebrate their 20th anniversary in the industry with a film short called ‘Blackout’. Directed by Liam S Gleeson, it features Jasmin Brunner set against a geometric mirrored backdrop wearing PPQ autumn winter 2012.