Posts Tagged ‘conceptual’
Sound the trumpets, I’m making a post today on our last new designer for the summer- A’N’D. I’ve posted before about this label, and when we decided to open up our own shop they were at the top of my list of designers to carry. Sometimes conceptual fashion can be a bit too weighty and serious, and this is most definitely not the case with A’N'D. Their tongue-firmly-in-cheek approach is one of the main reasons I love this label so much and have decided to stock it at the shop. Anyways, without further ado, here’s a little babble about their latest Spring/Summer collection, courtesy of yours truly.
Azumi & David always pick a theme to work with each season and for Spring/Summer 2010 they satirize the now ubiquitous rock chick trend with their ‘Rock Chic’ collection. Of course, this obviously brings to mind the usual rocker girl cliches like leather, tattoos, zippers, and all black clothing. A’N'D twists these cliches into surprisingly versatile pieces like a black lambskin paperbag waisted mini skirt that’s constructed to look like the bottom half of a mens’ dress shirt. The classic leather wallet gets a skull with wings tattoo stamp, and a black leather tote is slashed in half by chunky zippers so it can double as a foldover handbag or a roomy tote you can slip a laptop into. These are super nice, beautifully made pieces. Click over to the store to check it all out.
I know I’ve been doing quite a few re-posts lately, but it’s a new season and the old favourites are coming out with some exciting new things. And speaking of favourites, I revisted Fabrics Interseason after seeing a few new pieces at Project No. 8 and they’ve once again produced a collection that’s full of beautiful layering, texture, and volume. See some of the FI items Project No. 8 offers below. (Click the images enlarge)