Posts Tagged ‘french’
Ok, yes pinterest blah, blah, blah, but I seriously have some awesome people I follow on there. A huge old thank ye to LB Palmer (check out her blog too!) for this mind-blowingly (yes I did add the ubiquitous ‘ly’ to the end of an adjective) good find. Charlotte of VDC Boutique: The Locker Key creates simple, unassuming but very stylish clothing that has me reconsidering a uniform. Click over because there’re loads of beautiful clothes to see
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
It should just be stated up front that Heal is undeniably cool. The brand spanking new label is the brainchild of France based Herve and Alice. Their first collection is brimming with wit and humour (check out the animated gifs of their pieces) and superb, precise technique.
The stitching details, three dimensional applique, and wickedly tough tailoring make for an inspiring visual feast, and it’s basically a given that this design duo is going to be big. What’s particularly interesting about this collection is that the fabrics consist of natural fabrics like silk and cashmere-there’s not a technical fabric in sight.
Be sure to download the pdf of the collection to see all of the pieces. I’m really looking forward to their next collection!
Sisters Madelon Lanteri-Laura and Natalie Vodegel are Dutch, but their label Polder is quintessentially French. Both moved to Paris to study archeology and art history during their college years and thenworked for French designers following university.
The shapes are classic, the colours soft, and all of the pieces have such an effortlessly cool quality. The label has been around since 2000 and I recall stumbling across some of their pieces over the years, but it has managed to maintain a low profile, which I think fits the brand perfectly.
Some of Sessun’s pieces are a bit too girly for me, but they have some great separates (see jumpsuit, floral harem pants, ROLLED ahem paperbag waist khakis) that I would definitely rock. The S/S 09 collection feels perfect for summer.
Unfortunately, it appears that the French label is currently only available in Europe, but that doesn’t mean you can’t take inspiration from the collection. After a little digging I did find some pieces on yoox.