And the fashion extravaganza continues with more runway favourites:
Paris Fashion Week
From the design team at
Maison Martin Margiela
knits, prints, sheer and pinstripes
by designer Yoshiyuki Miyamae
organic (honey-comb pleating)-
in subdued hues
grid-work prints in vibrant colours
bold check patterns
by designer Tsumori Chisato
fanciful fashion fun
by designer Olympia Le Tan
school uniforms being a bit naughty
Stay tuned for the next and final episode of
Runway Favourite Highlights, PFW s/s 2015
from every conceivable perspective:
fabrication, styling, silhouettes, make-up,
accessories (statement necklaces, gloves, head-wear) –
complete head to toe sensational looks.
La grande dame of fashion design
(image from digitalspy.co.uk):
offers a flamboyant collection, which eloquently speaks
of drama, of costume, of imagination,
Certainly the outfits, if worn as showcased may be a bit
of a dress challenge:
mixed patterns and prints, multi-layering, vivacious colour.
Though, as singular pieces there is
scope for maximum wearability.
Paris Fashion Week, a/w 2014
(images from fashionising):
Italian designer Stella Jean
is an emerging talent whose bold, vibrant creations mesmerise
and delight the senses.
Of mixed parentage (her mother is Haitian, her father is Italian) –
Sra. Jean draws inspiration from her culturally rich background
in executing her design vision.
(image from fashion.telegraph.co.uk):
designer, Stella Jean
For Milan Fashion Week, a/w 2014
Sra. Jean offers one of the most
electrifying collection of the season:
a cornucopia of colour
a pagentry of prints
a mixture of motifs
a triumph of textures
presented in lush layering
Ornately patterned tights
and matching patterned pointed toe ankle boots
extended the look to tippy toe;
as patterned bags ensured to finger tips.
The clothing created from
ethically sourced textiles from all over the world –
shaped silhouettes to flatter womanly contours.
No subliminal context or dark/hidden meanings to uncover
the story is in the fabrication, from which is created
joyous, vibrant clothing –
definitely one of my favourite collection for the a/w 2014 season.
(images from fashionising):
Stella Jean, a/w 2014
Dutch womenswear designer
completed his studies at Central Saint Martins in 2009.
(image from timeout.com):
designer Michael van der Ham
Five years on, he has evolved into a
creative force whose signature design aesthetics
is a list of contrasts –
in syncopated harmony.
Michael van der Ham, LFW – a/w 2014 … in a few words
60s reference: colours
90s reference: layering
and then some …
View the collection
With a release of anticipatory energy
London Fashion Week, a / w 2014
Fuelling elements of
– hard candy colour
– metallic shine
– textural fabrication
– asymmetric layering
– futuristic vibrations
into a collection for the fashion fearless,
creative duo, Fyodor Podgorny and Golan Frydman
(of design label Fyodor Golan, launched in 2010)
pilots the journey.
For those who dare sartorial travel of galactic proportions –
suit up, it’s going to be an epic ride.
(image from telegraph.co.uk):
designers Fyodor Podgorny (l) and Golan Frydman (r) of
For those of more modest ambitions,
a singular statement piece,
can immediately ‘warp speed’ any look.
Fyodor Golan a/w 2014
(images from londonfashionweek.co.uk):
View the collection:
A recent MA graduate in 2012 from Aalto University School of Arts,
Design and Architecture – Finland
Satu Maarannen is a a young designer who can boost an
impressive lists of awards:
the Grand Prix winner of the Hyeres Fashion Festival
(by unanimous decision)
for her graduate collection, 2013 and
The Elle Style Award for newcomer of the year, 2012.
(image from iltasanomat.fi):
She works in Helsinski and other European citieis.
Her runway show for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week – Berlin, s/s 2014
was a celebration of vibrant colour,
painterly prints and exaggerated proportions.
The elaborate hats worn successfully
accentuated the design aspect of oversized details.
(images from fashionweek-berlin.mercedes-benz.de):
(image from goldfingers.info):
uber-inventive artist of
textile, fabric, tapestry, needlepoint, knitwear design.
During his childhood (1940s/1950s),
Kaffe Fassett’s parents owned a restaurant
(famous in its own right as a featured locale in the movie The Sandpiper)
located in the small, vibrant, artistic, beach community of Big Sur, California.
They welcomed frequent diners such as
folk singer Joan Baez, beat generation poet Jack Kerouac
and rebel actor Steven McQueen.
These luminaries were part of the collective voice
of a then generation determined to have its say.
This unique upbringing
informed and nurtured Kaffe Fassett’s aesthetics, craft and humanism:
be big be bold be heard be generous
and doing it all with colour
Since 1964, Mr. Fassett has lived and worked in London.
His vivacious, colourful knitwear pieces were immediately praised
and his incredible career quickly launched.
Mr. Fassett has shared his expertise of his work in
books, lectures, charitable endeavours, television presentations.
In 1985, the Victoria and Albert Museum- London honoured Kaffe Fassett
with an exhibition entirely devoted to his work.
During this spring museum season, the Fashion and Textile Museum- London
hosts a show spotlighting over 100 Fassett textile creations,
certain to be a joyful riot of colour, texture, pattern, beauty.
Kaffe Fassett – A Life in Colour
22 March 2013 to 29 June 2013
Fashion and Textile Museum, London
From the Textiles Archives
From the Knitwear Archives