Graphically Challenged

The 90’s + space + The 60’s + boring shapes = the latest trend.

With the continuing development of technology, printed fabrics have become just as important in the fashion world as the shape of the garment itself. The options are basically unlimited (imagine watching a movie on your dress! I’ll give it 3 years….). Lately we’ve been seeing some very complicated prints, like a cat eating a marshmellow while riding a bike. So when I saw these simple graphic prints I felt a bit relieved, and it was refreshing to see these nostalgic bold shapes. Who doesn’t like a bit of nostalgia every now and then?!

The thing about graphic prints is that you can use them to your advantage. By placing them in specific areas of the body they can create optical illusions, and guide the ‘eye’ to go where YOU want it to go… So all in all, I’m a fan, and I welcome these prints with open arms.

Check out some of Carl Kleiner new work: “Golden ratio & Friends”

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Enjoy :)

I pleat* guilty

Pleats are back y’all, in all shapes and forms.

I recently stumbled upon these stunning handmade collages made by the Spanish artist Lola Dupr’e. The repetitiveness in the pictures automatically reminded me of pleated fabric. What do you think??

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And now for our PleatPARTY!

Let’s start with the ‘Top stitched pleat’

Oscar de la Renta pre fall 2013

Oscar de la Renta

Bottega Venta PRE-FALL 2013

Bottega Venta

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Chanel

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Accordion Pleats:

celine pre-fall 2013

Celine

Rebecca Minkoff pre-fall 2013

Rebecca Minkoff

Inverted Pleats:

Chanel

Chanel

PREEN  pre-fall 2013

PREEN

Thakoon pre fall 2013

Thakoon

Knife Pleat:

DEREK LAM pre-fall 2013

Derek Lam

Jean Paul Gaultier pre-fall 2013

Jean Paul Gaultier

Gucci PRE-FALL 2013

Gucci

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Christophe Lemaire

Zero + Maria Cornejo pre-fall 2013

Zero + Maria Cornejo

Alexander McQueen

Alexander McQueen

This last one is not exactly a standard pleat, but i love it anyway:

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Andrew Gn

Enjoy :)

It’s been too long…

The ‘street sweeping skirts’ are continuing with us into the summer :)

My advice: pair up your maxi dazzle with a chilled-out top like a T-shirt. It will balance out your look without losing the ‘wow affect’.

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Acne

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Louis Vuitton

Christopher Kane pre-fall 2013

Christopher Kane *My favorite look!

Dries Van Noten

Dries Van Noten *check out that peplum!

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Louis Vuitton *notice the awkward sleeve length///

Michael Kors Pre fall 2013

Michael Kors

Ralph Lauren

Ralph Lauren *90’s vibe choker…

Skaist Taylor

Skaist Taylor

Alexander McQueen

The one and only, Alexander McQueen.