Showing posts with label couture. Show all posts
Showing posts with label couture. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Valentino Couture SS13



Thanks to the Dazed and Confused Facebook pictures, in my near complete hibernation during the exam period I got to see some snaps of the Valentino Couture SS13. They're all backstage photos and that's one of the things I like best about these photos, they have more character. On the catwalk, it's all about the clothes, with good reason, but backstage, you get to see a bit of the people characterising the clothes too.



 I love Valentino because the clothes always have that ethereal beauty to them, at least to me. I was obsessed with drawing and painting fairies when I was younger so this takes me back to that. The collection seems to be characterized by two element types. There's the almost strict, geometric lines that twirl into classy looking swirls that remind me a bit of long twirling leaves and flowers. Like the white on white embossed numbers or the sheer and black lining over white underlays. I love these pieces because they have structure despite the flowery feel.  

The other type is the embroidered flowery mesh kind of thing. The flowing, abstract kind like the photo below. These numbers are less strict, more flouncy, light and airy. 

As Dazed and Confused wrote in this article, this collection is one of those which seems to translate "the beauty of the outdoors", indoors. 

       

       

Tina x

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Yes, I'm back!

I know, I know. I haven't posted in ages. I have a fully legitimate excuse, even though I do think I could have avoided this whole lot of drama. Last week I had my review... that had to include panoramas.... which I forgot about until only a week before the review was due. Hence the panic and break-free days which included finding places to shoot and stitching for hours on end on Photoshop. However, several breakdowns  and sleepless nights later I got that over with as well, and it all went quite well actually, so all's well that ends well.

Anyway, on with Fashion. Something I've had time to do earlier on was watch a significant amount of runway shows. I'm stunned by the sheer beauty of these shows. If it is the people there, backstage shots, the setting and the clothes, obviously. 

For this post I have planned to show you what I liked from the Spring/Summer Collections and after that, what posts I have coming up (I feel I owe it to my readers after that horrible prolonged silence *shame*).


The Mismatched prints at D&G


I'm in love. One of my favourite things to do when picking my outfits is inject various elements into it. I tend to feel that minimalism and colour-blocking are not something I can easily pull off.

I really liked the mismatching at D&G because it is elegantly done. Things don't need to be perfectly matched to look good and assembled. That statement creates a sort of paradox but yes, I do believe it's true. 

Pictures all from here


Spring Blazers

The blazer is my new favourite item for various reasons. First off, it gives stricture to my shoulders, and that's something I really like. Secondly, an outfit looks more put together with a blazer. I do not like the 'casual' look much. Hoodies, plain sweater-and-jeans outfits and slouchy clothes just don't go well with my figure- or my tastes (haha), one of them anyway. 

So naturally, a number of my favourite picks from the Spring Summer collections included blazers, and believe me when I say that it was with much effort that I picked only four. I should probably also mention that I have a new item on my Designer wishlist- a Helmut Lang Blazer. Having already said that I do not do minimalism, I feel I have to point out that Helmut Lang gives a completely new dimension to minimalism. The cuts and details are something I really like in this designer's work.

Helmut Lang, Chloe, Diane Von Furstenberg, Altzurra


Very Feminine Detailing

Quite predictably, the peplum skirt is one of them. The injection of feminine in the Spring/Summer shows was something I really liked. There is quite a hype with androgyny lately, but I do feel that distinctly feminine silhouettes and details are something ever-present in what I decide to wear.

Tposhop Unique, Louis Vuitton, Ellie Saab, Jason Wu


Victorian Fashion


Something I noted about some of the runway shows was a certain Victorian era vibe, if it is the McQueen design like below, the billowy Valentino dresses which remind me of night-gowns of the time, or the Yves Saint Laurent heels.

One of the things I like to do in my spare time is draw and design clothes myself, and some of my designs are inspired a great deal from the Victorian era fashion. I like a wide area of things, and while you wouldn't expect this from someone who so adores blazers, Victorian fashion is something which I will probably always like.

McQueen, Valentino, YSL, Valentino


And now, I will list the posts that will come sooon!
  • An outfit post. (Yes! Promise.)
  • A post in which I'll show you some of my sketches and designs. I love art and drawing, and I feel that I could put that to use here. 
  • A preview of my favourite make-up products as of late. 
  • Another post about an element I love in Fashion weeks and runway shows.

I also have a sneak peak of a haul, only I'm actually wearing what I bought haha.

I apologize for the crappy quality of this photo.
It gets through what I needed to show, though. Haha.
The bit of red by the side, by the way,
is the best friend. :P


That's all for now. Thanks for reading. :)
Tina x

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