All posts tagged: cutting

Love: My Favourite Cuts ✂️ from #LFW Fall RTW 2016 part 2

Simone Rocha Mothership makes you feel new, wonderful things that actually, I know nothing about but you can always show it, tell the story. Welcome to this world, young Valentine – a name that couldn’t be any more fitting when considering the designer’s aesthetic – Romantic and Poetic. And a journey that is to continue, but with slight odes to deconstruction this time, and the preparation into becoming a mother. The coat-dress, free-size dressing, the unusual but wonderful silhouettes that come with pregnancy or thereafter. It was in a different state of mind, but all the more sensual for it as sheers were played with in fabrication and detail whilst intense blacks provided character, and the less romantic side. Romanticism is a signature of Simone Rocha’s, but not always for the Romantic. In some instances, it can be tomboy. Expect to see pale, dusty pinks and blacks but recreated each season. J.W. Anderson One word: sculpted. In my opinion, J.W. Anderson is the contemporary designer to watch, as he sculpts the Fashion Industry because quite …

Love: My Favourite Cuts ✂️ from #LFW Fall RTW 2016 part 1

In with one and out with the other. London Fashion Week proved to be another rainy affair, all of which I am too familiar with. It couldn’t be anymore ironic as it is pouring down outside just as I am typing this. But as per usual, the show must go on and perhaps the calling for heavy rain was only the beginning for something dark, magical and surrealist. Topshop Unique If you consider where Fashion sits today, then Topshop Unique is more relevant than ever in this Digital Age. Mash-up. Mix and match. Individualism. Choices. Gone were the days of wearing solely one brand or one distinct style. And who better to understand the current generation than Topshop who also sells to the masses?  There were references to the Seventies, Grunge, Punk…all of which are still relevant to the now. Most of all, there was an attitude in the styling and within the garments that was so resonant with being British. It was so clear that this was a collection finding life through the wearer themselves. Personal style. …

Love: My Favourite Cuts ✂️ from #NYFW Fall RTW 2016 part 3

Continued from Part 1 and Part 2 of my favourite #NYFW cuts. To really get the benefit of the garments and the images, it’s best to refer to the actual image file and zoom in. Victoria Beckham Checks are here to stay in Fall for VB (they were present in her last collection too). Speaking of Fall, which is next season, I realised that I kept saying this season in my last two posts although with the See-Now-Buy-Now proposal, who knows, maybe it will become a phrase more relevant than ever. Victoria Beckham has been rising in my good books for the last few years and it’s easy to see why. In short, she is the epitome of the 21st Century American Dream: a mother, a wife, a family woman, charity supporter and a business woman – what else is this woman capable of? A lot I tell you, a lot. For one thing, she is still keeping it real after years of designing, offering easy-to-wear solutions. This time, a softer approach was entailed into the tailoring and strapless bodices. Such bodices …

Love: My Favourite Cuts ✂️ from #NYFW Fall RTW 2016 part 2

My #NYFW highlights continues. Have you checked out part 1 yet? Also, look out for part 3, coming soon. What have been your Fashion Week highlights? Look out for #LFW, #MFW and #PFW highlights which will follow these coming few weeks! Vera Wang Put monochrome and fencing together, and you have a femme fatale ready to take on the world. The blackest blacks, khaki greens, warm-tone browns. It was a new take on ‘restriction’ I felt – a subject which is no stranger to fashion theme and inspiration. I was most intrigued by the armour-over-shirting vs a high slit maxi-skirt, and the beautiful parallel stitching on the jackets. Honestly, I wasn’t so fussed on the last 10 or so looks of the collection (there were 40 in total). A bit of a shame, because it was going somewhere but didn’t quite grasp a final destination (if anything, it lost the ‘femme fatale’ vibe). I would have loved to have seen more tailoring with another element – a ‘wow’ factor but this will suffice. Thom Browne Admittedly, …

Love: My Favourite Cuts ✂️ from #NYFW Fall RTW 2016 part 1

Fashion Week started over a month ago in New York, so I am most definitely late in making this post, but it is not one to be missed. As someone who avidly likes to collect images on Pinterest, particularly those of fashion detail and cut, it is almost compulsory that I share some of these with you. That is after all, my greatest joy in blogging – sharing. My #NYFW highlights will be divided – this is part 1.  Calvin Klein In hindsight, this is quite an unusual choice for me but for the same reason that it’s being written about. One of the most inspirational aspects of following a Fashion designer is seeing the journey they embark on, season to season and how they grow/develop. By definition, I am not a minimalist but it may be the type of woman I want to become for sure. ❤️ Calvin Klein’s Francisco Costa’s new idea of minimalism is utter genius. Making the most of the least. Turning a new leaf for minimalism, he utilised contrast stitching as …