Sunday, 17 July 2011

The Nature of Fashion

Evening guys and dolls!
Just a quick image post of some more fashion findings from the Resort 2012 collections. 

Nature seems to be a big theme with the designers, in particular feathers. Feathers hold such beauty in their flawless design, holding pattern and colour unique to the bird or species. Dark libraries home to mystical books, and old parchment with ink splats comforting a lone quill, are what springs to my mind when I see a single feather. I want to caress it, collect it, try and get a sense of the bird who left it. 

Designer brand A.L.C was created by stylist Andrea Lieberman. Her collection features wearable, functional clothing that are subtle in design but still wonderful garments. The styling is minimalistic apart from a solitary thin gold cuff on the model's right forearm; understated to keep focus on the sophisticated workmanship of each garment. My favorite pieces included the leather bodycon dress below, and a blue blazer teamed with matching shorts that can be seen in A.L.C 's complete collection on style.com. 
 
A.L.C also includes these two silk pajama separates, above, that feature a wispy feather print falling down the model's body; the print isn't bold but still draws this Doll's eye, due to the beauty and subtleness of colour.

I seem to be falling in love with print at the moment! Again, the word subtle seems to be my favorite to describe the type of print I like - prints that mirror illustration techniques like pencil and ink splats. I found the below garment at the Northumbria University 'Reveal' show, which showcases recent graduate work from across their design subjects. The skirt, top and scarf were made by final year student Damika Walker, a very talented girl whose garment I adore!
Copyright Image: Me, concept and design: Daminka Walker
This dress reminds me of a Rorschach or ink blot test that psychologists use to examine the personality characteristics of their patients. If you look really closely at the left image, you can see what looks like an owl face at the top of the skirt - spooky and enchanting!

Here are some more feather accessorized collections: 
 
(Top Right & Left: Alexis Mabille Couture Fall 2011
Bottom Left: Azzedine Alaia Couture Fall 2011
Bottom Right: Chanel Couture Fall 2011)

Here is a preview of Monday's post, also bird themed:
Hope you enjoyed this post!
Doll love xXx

p.s. did I say this was a quick post at the beginning? Oops!

2 comments:

  1. The graduate's work is so good and elegant. I really like feathers to, they're so delicate yet elegant, and I think that's what Andrea Lieberman conveyed perfectly in those pajama pieces.

    Sarah
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