Focus… Michael Kors Resort 2013

A richly textured take on resort, thanks in equal doses to the metallic or jewel toned touches are employed by Kors in his vision for 2013’s collection of transitional season wear. A recent trip to Istanbul inspired him to pour rich finishing touches onto the sporty, minimal clothing that make up his Resort 2013 collection. … Continue reading

Focus… Karl Lagerfeld for Shu Uemura

WWD broke the news a few days ago that Karl Lagerfeld will be teaming up with cosmetics brand Shu Uemura for a new line set to be released as a special holiday collection, adding another name on the list of the designer’s endless series of collaboration. The 17-piece collection will be unveiled in September, but will … Continue reading

Favourite… Aesop

Created in 1987 in Melbourne, Aesop is a unisex line that acknowledges the need for a little more than a miracle cream to live a happy life, the brand strives to become one segment of a “balanced lifestyle”. Aesop’s products contain a mix of plant-based properties and non-botanical elements like antioxidants. The philosophy behind the line comes … Continue reading

Favourite… Ett Hem Stockholm, Sweden

Ett Hem in Stockholm, Sweden opened its doors early last month, and has already been gathering rave reviews. The 20th century townhouse in the peaceful are of Lärkstan was specifically designed by the owners to feel like a home rather than a hotel, Ett Hem means ‘a home’ in English, and provides 12 stylish rooms and suites.  … Continue reading

Focus… The Daphne Guinness Collection at Christie’s

Yesterday, Christie’s South Kensington released the 145-page catalogue for the June 27th auction “The Daphne Guinness Collection: Sold to Benefit the Isabella Blow Foundation”, revealing the 102 lots of Alexander McQueen, Lanvin, Narciso Rodriguez, and more that will go on sale later this month. Comprised of 40 dresses, 48 coats and jackets, eight pairs of … Continue reading

Focus… “Donna Karan & Philippe Dodard” at the MOCA, Miami

Donna Karan discovered the work of Haitian artist Philippe Dodard, a well-known contemporary graphic artist, painter and iron craftsman, in Port-au-Prince, a year or so after the January 2010 earthquake ravaged the island. Dodard opened his studio and house to the New York designer where she discovered his iron sculptures but also his other pieces, paintings … Continue reading

Focus… Yayoi Kusama for Louis Vuitton

Earlier this year,  French fashion house Louis Vuitton announced its latest creative collaboration with Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, following LV’s past partnerships with artists such as Stephen Sprouse and Takashi Murakami. The house creative director, Marc Jacobs, stated that the “Infinity Dot Collection” “continues the idea of art and collaboration, or collaboration with artists. For many people … Continue reading

Focus… The CFDA Awards The Row Womenswear Designer of The Year

The 50th CFDA Fashion Awards were held last night at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, celebrating the best of American fashion. All the nominees were chosen based upon their outstanding creative contributions to the world of fashion. Womenswear Designer of the Year Award went to Ashley Olsen & Mary-Kate Olsen for their label The Row. What they … Continue reading

Focus… Peter Pilotto Spring Summer 2012 Collection

Let’s take a look back at Peter Pilotto SS 2012 collection, presented last September during London Fashion Week.  Designers Peter Pilotto and Christopher de Vos Drew were inspired by a recent trek to the Pacific Islands in their spring/summer collection: everything from lush jungles, volcanic craters, white-tipped waves and sulphuric plumes of smoke were incorporated into … Continue reading

Forward… The Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition, London

The 2012 Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition is the world’s largest open submission contemporary art show, now in its 244th year. Continuing the tradition of showcasing work in all media including painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, architecture and film, the exhibition features 1,200 works by both emerging and established artists this year. As well as … Continue reading