Archive for January, 2010
Remember when I first posted about Heal? Well, I figured it was time for a revisit, and their second collection is just as impressive and quirky as their first. And yes, guys, I am obviously adoring the abundance of colour and print. (The striped dresses and shirts instantly made me think of ANNTIAN‘s F/W 09 collection!). I love that they’re still using the humorous animated gifs to display the clothing. While their reputation is beginning to spread, I’m surprised that they haven’t exploded yet. Their concepts are fresh and original and I can honestly say I eagerly look forward to their next collection. While the first collection referenced the exoskeletons of crustaceans, this one plays with the internal components (ribcage and lungs) of the human body, with some playful beachy themes thrown in for good measure. Be sure to click over to view the full collection. Six more photos after the jump
No matter how oversaturated the fashion scene is right now with draping and layers and so on, I can’t give up my love for easy, fluid shapes. Yes, my love of all black may have been hit by an 18 wheeler and backed over repeatedly, but no, fashion blogging world, you cannot destroy my love for the art of draping.
Czech designer Jakub Polanka is quite the master and I was happy to see that, although the latest collection is a mostly monochromatic one, at least it’s not black! What’s most amazing is how consistently good his collections have been over the years- be sure to browse them all along with the Concepts section. I do like how each collection is a variation on some colour gradient (♥ citron yellow).
I’ve posted pictures from his S/S 2010, Spring 2009, and Fall 2008 collections
One of my favourite blogs, gotasalviento, is completely responsible for this find (Nazara always posts the best stuff). While there isn’t a lot of info about the shop itself, from what I can gather by browsing the site, Arts&Science is a Japanese shop that not only has its own line of clothing and accessories, but carries other designers (Berlin label Hut Up looks fantastic) as well. They seem to have quite the presence as I noticed they have brick-and-mortar locations in several cities. The pieces are the kind of items you can wear for years because they’re simple, beautifully constructed, and timeless. Honestly? This is A++ perfection. (Don’t forget to click the image above and below for a better view)
Seeing as it’s going to be a little while longer until the official store launch, I thought I’d give you all a small taste of just one of the items you’ll see/be able to purchase on the shop. I’ve photo’d this incredibly unique, handmade necklace by some talented young designers (who I’ll post all about later) with my Latourell poncho so you can get a sense of its scale. Plenty of additional accessories and clothing coming too, but you’ll have to wait until launch to see that!
I know I’m not the only one right now longing for spring and the seasonal shedding of winter layers. Not that spring doesn’t have its cold spells and rain, but it just means you’re one step closer to the warm months. I don’t really do dresses in the winter because I get cold pretty easily, so spring also means busting out the neglected part of my wardrobe. I have the Latourell poncho in khaki and it’s one of my main spring staples. It’s immensely versatile and actually helps ward off chills. I’d unbutton a few buttons on the dress and roll the sleeves and throw on a brass coin necklace that seems to be a wardrobe necessity these days. And of course, if I get a little too chilly, I’d throw on a pair of pale grey tights-or white, because you all know how much I’m loving all white right now!