Archive for August, 2010
I’ve featured Vladimir Karaleev previously, but since then he’s designed two more collections and there are interviews and video of his shows now available. Courtesy of all of this new information on the designer, I’ve learned that he’s colourblind! Of course, when your concentration is mostly focused on draping and layering, colour tends to play second chair as is. He can see the colour blue, which is what initially attracted me to his clothing, and can be seen making another appearance in his Fall 10/11 collection. Anyway, each collection brings a refinement of his basic aesthetic principles and I’m looking forward to seeing more of it in the future.
I’ve posted pictures from the Fall 10/11 collection, but check out the video below to see a preview of Spring 2011
I’m so glad I recently revisited previously posted Project White T-Shirt, because I somehow missed this adorable interview of
Azumi and David, creators of A’N'D, by Ritchie Chan. They discuss how they designed a special cojoined t-shirt for their marriage, show off some of their super cool pieces (they wear their own stuff-hooray), and welcome Chan into their studio!
As you all know by now we’re big fans of Azumi and David and we carry their pieces at the shop. We’ve also received some fantastic things from their fall collection, that we can’t wait for you all to see. I can tell you from personal experience they’re wonderfully professional and friendly people and their products are very high quality and very wearable. Check out the video!
There is an opulent softness to Mandy Coon’s clothing that keeps me from dismissing it as more of the same gothic frippery that’s been dominating fashion circles for the past few years. Yeah, there’s lots of black and black leather, and chains but it’s nicely tempered with a milky peach toned silk, chunky knits, and humour in the shape of a crushed velvet bunny bag. Her silhouettes aren’t aggressively hard-edged and I think that’s what makes the difference
I don’t have much to offer in the way of commentary on Vienna based design collective, House of the Very Island’s, so instead I’ll just express my appreciation for their skillful use of texture, print, and layering (click the image above to enlarge). Be sure to check out the archive section of the site, too