Posts Tagged ‘loose’
Apologies for having no memory of where I found this label. I’ve had it bookmarked for awhile and didn’t make any note. Anyways, pretty things from Norwegian label, Fin whose clothing is stylish while being sustainable
You’ve most likely been living under a rock if you haven’t seen Shabd’s galaxy print inspired tights by now. She’s expanded her intricate tie dye offerings this spring to include pretty shift dresses, scarves, leggings, blouses, and even a bikini (in collaboration with Mociun). This is a far cry from the typical cheesy primary colour tie dye we’re all so used to seeing, and thank the universe for that (punny!-ha ha-sorry couldn’t resist). You can purchase several of the pieces in her online shop
If you’ve been following Pour Porter since the old days you’ll remember that I’ve been a longtime follower of Magda Berliner and I’ve posted quite a few times about her over the years. Well, time for another one! What initially attracted me to her pieces was the use of crochet lace and her characteristic loose and easy silhouettes. The Spring Summer 2010 collection is out and her signature crocheted dresses make an appearance along with a lot of layering and print that has a very Rachel Comey feel to it (both designers have always done the eclectic layering thing very well). Whereas S/S 10 is playful and varied, her A/W 10 collection is a bit more spare and minimal, which while not bad, doesn’t seem as true to the designer’s original aesthetic. Of course, in all fairness the A/W collection doesn’t completely eliminate those elements that have come define Berliner’s aesthetic and which I’ve always found particularly appealing. Plus, mixing one’s look up to keep things fresh isn’t necessarily a bad thing. There’s a drop-waist dress with a crocheted skirt and a few pieces with print like the leopard tank and shorts. Anyways, I’m glad she’s still producing collections, and will continue to look forward to the next. (Click pictures to enlarge)
Austrian/German label Hartmann Nordenholz has apparently been around since 2000, but they’ve obviously not received much attention on this side of the pond. Interesting, considering that many aspects of their earlier collections feel very much ‘now’. I suppose it just took the rest of the fashion world a bit of time to catch up! Anyways, their latest collection reminds me of the airbrushy, paint splattered tees of my early youth, but Hartmann Nordenholz’s version is much better than the original. While sharp tailoring has played some part in all of their collections, loose, draped shapes seem to characterize most of their work. Be sure to click over to their site to see previous collections(& the image above to enlarge)
There isn’t much from the 1980′s that I like or ever liked. I remember hating much of the decade when I was living through it (young as I was!). However, there are a few things from that time that remain appealing, and I don’t mean in the tired ironic sense.
Designer Matthew Ames manages to revive and freshen the boxy, baggy Japanese look of the 80′s with his Autumn 08 collection. There is nothing that feels contrived or derivative about his pieces, and yet they immediately bring to mind a style that is associated with the decade of excess.
Pieces featured are mostly from the fall collection, but there are a couple from his Spring collection, as well. Be sure to check out the website.
Four more photos after the jump