All posts tagged: Pattern-Cutting

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

Continued from part 1 of my #MFW highlights. Jil Sander There are brands that you immediately fall in love with, and there are brands that are on a slow-burn, that you love more as time goes along. Jil Sander is the latter (or at least for me anyways). If there is something to know about Minimalism, is that it is not boring at all. With a monochrome palette, much was achieved in this collection. Shape, form, a real sensual understanding of the female body with hints of sci-fi that felt empowering and fresh. What interested me the most was the metallic textures upon a stark black which although was subtle, appeared incredible upon close-up and added a whole other dimension to the collection. The tailoring, was fabulous as always; beginning with a white double-breasted coat with strong shoulders and proportions that were just right. It then followed with some artfully draped looks such as the ‘shirt dress’ with excess fabric that wrapped around the waist gorgeously or the more, loose and effortless oversized dress. Ports 1961 …

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

You can always count on Milan Fashion Week for a history lesson in Fashion and Dress. What I love about the Milanese (and other fellow Italian) brands and fashion houses is that they keep tradition alive, which appears to be something so rare today in the instantaneity of Instagram and such. Sure, in Fashion, we are always re-creating looks so how can it ever be tradition? Some of these brands will make you re-think again. DSquared² I am more familiar with the Menswear side of DSquared² as opposed to the Womenswear, but great – as this presents an opportunity to know more about them overall. DSquared² to me, embodies the new era of tailoring that’s modern, sleek, but doesn’t lose out on youth, on creativity. If you ever wondered what it would be like to mash-up  Samurai, Victoriana and Military, DSquared² has the answer for you. There are collections that I have seen and thought, ‘that is the woman that I want to grow into, the woman that I want to become’, and then there is this collection that …

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 …