Tag "print"

Two months ago I composed a little list of coveted coats. All of them could be filed under „classic“. None of them were anywhere near of a print and did certainly not include any embroidery. Trust Stella McCartney to bring up a change of heart.

Image: Stella McCartney

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I was this close to name this post „holy cow“ and I must say, I feel a little bit guilty about it. But you have to admit: this picture practically begs for it. The name is not the only thing I should probably feel guilty about. A cowhide print? Am I serious? Believe me, I wish I wasn’t. But sometimes designer are able to do something right what you always thought to be so wrong. And then, bamm! You like something more than you are ready to admit to yourself, to anybody really. But look, here I am, telling you this. Awkward, but true. Hello, I’m Marzena and I happen to like Ricardo Tisci’s interpretation of a cowhide print. Now is your turn…

Image: Givenchy Pre-Fall 2013

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Here is a question: why are we taking a look at all kind of different collections? More often than not the interest doesn’t translate into an instant plan to buy one of those garments in the near future, right?
I think that the main reason is…wait, now comes a heavy heavy word…inspiration. Watching a collection means finding new colour combinations and learning about new ways to combine different garments. When we do it regularly, it probably sharpens our eye for fabrics and prints and what is maybe even more crucial, proportions. It certainly helps us to develop our own style, just because we learn over time what we do like and what we do not like. Ultimately we even will be able to make the distinction  between what we like to look at and what really suits us.
If I had to name one designer which would serve as a good example, and there are many which I would consider naming here, I would opt for Dries Van Noten. He excels in the art of layering and by choosing different kinds of fabrics, he underlines beautifully their respective textures. One should not forget to mention his sense for wonderful prints and impeccable styling. All this combined leads to collections which are always worth a second look (and a little bit of swooning). The latest one would make no exception.
Mark Holgate from spoke about „a textbook Dries Van Noten show“. I definitely want to read all the chapters.

Images: Dries Van Noten spring 2013 []

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