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Alexander Wang Pre Fall 2014

Sometimes I think, should I ever be forced to choose one, and only one designer to live in for the rest of my life (a strange but quite engrossing thought), I might just choose Alexander Wang. And I shall tell you why: Wang’s ability to integrate a high fashion aesthetic into wearable and completely comfortable pieces, is a talent worthy of praise.
In his Pre-Fall 2014 collection, there were some clear winners as far as design elements go. The masculine shoes and structured outwear are what really took this showing home for me. But regardless of whether his sky high boots and androgynous athletic-hooded windbreakers fit your fancy, you’ve got to admit; Wang manages to make masculine, edgy, sport inspired street-wear look effortlessly cool and, seemingly paradoxically, feminine.

12:03 am  •  12 January 2014  •  1 note

In awe of Satu Maraanen’s artful collection, awarded the Grand prix at this year’s Hyeres Festival and recently shown in Paris at Premiére Vision. True to her Finnish roots, Satu values craftsmanship and creates a striking aesthetic by contrasting traditional Haute Couture – dramatic hats, exaggerated bows and sculptural proportions – with work wear inspired shapes and earthy cottons. Oversized brushstroke patterns, textural finishes and bold color juxtapositions add even more depth to a truly intriguing collection, leaving us excited for what’s next for this up and coming designer.

Article by Guest Blogger: Geraldine Wharry

11:55 pm  •  11 January 2014  •  3 notes
Naturalistic Garden – Keiko Nishiyama MA show

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Naturalistic Garden – Keiko Nishiyama MA show
By Patternbank On July 8, 2013 · In Print + Pattern

Patternbank are loving Keiko Nishiyama’s picturesque garden inspired collection from her MA graduate show. Keiko Nishiyama studied BA Fashion and performance in Tokyo. after working for an assistant designer, completed an MA in fashion design at London College of Fashion. The idea of printing ‘hybrid imported plants’ in which new flowers were mixed to create an atmosphere of mystery. All the draft prints are hand-drawn creating the illusion of distance to rearrange and reposition the flowers.

“Anthology of Art”
This collection born out of English picturesque garden. The garden would compare anthology of art. In 18th century,Despite the British devotion to naturalism, features such as ruins and follies hybrid flowers became gradually more and more ornamental. The idea that the inclusion of artificial elements in fact contributes to the concept of a ‘naturalistic garden’

9:18 pm  •  23 October 2013