Full Editorial and accompanying interview here.
Thursday, May 21, 2015
I have been an ardent admirer of Burberry and Christopher Bailey's for years, and yet absent from Fashionphilos is the recognition of both. What I love most about Burberry under the direction of Christopher Bailey-aside from his beautiful rendering of clothing-is how successful Christopher Bailey has been in propelling Burberry forward while never abandoning the brand's DNA. Burberry always feels distinctly Burberry; Christopher Bailey has managed to keep his finger on the pulse of British pop culture-incorporating young British talent into his Fashion shows, campaigns, and social media platforms while cultivating the Burberry legacy. I love this idea of heritage; that as time progresses and cultures and societies evolve, Burberry will remain entrenched in its roots, and that we can attribute to the genius of Christopher Bailey.
Attached: Selections from the Burberry Prorsum Fall 2015 Collection
Posted by Amber at 7:59 PM
Saturday, August 17, 2013
What a fabulous editorial! Also, I am a huge fan of RuPaul's Drag Race and I was pleasantly surprised (and very thrilled) to see Carmen Carrera starring in the editorial. This, and RuPaul returning to MAC as the Viva Glam spokesmodel in November tells me that we are moving in the right direction.
Full Editorial Here
Posted by Amber at 12:13 AM
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Is not focused so much on extravagance as it is more forward thinking, and scientific in its design. Innovative methods and fabrics are used throughout the design process. Fabric is researched and sourced throughout the world before being applied, infused, or aligned to a respective item. The Collections are smaller, offerings more simple, and more personal...Closer to the Designer's own sensibilities. What is special about Couture now is not its exclusivity, but its implications. Couture-once a measure of status and of luxury has evolved into a season that is focused less on sales, and the pressures of meeting the demand of the public. We look to Couture as a reflection of the world around us, and what we believe the world will be...through fashion design.
Viktor & Rolf Fall 2013 Couture
Posted by Amber at 10:52 PM
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Interestingly enough, the Kimono was almost dissected throughout the entire Collection. Elements of the Kimono were taken and applied to different exits throughout the show. One being the obi; Prada's obi wasn't fabric wrapped and padded around the waist but a top cut away and padded from the body so that the effect of the excess fabric was still present. Also prevalent in the Collection were the use of red and white, colors very significant in the Japanese culture. As the Collection progressed, those patchwork flowers evolved into Prada's beautifully muted and digitized prints.
I wonder who Miuccia Prada designs for. Such a deep, complex thought process always translates into interesting and complex clothing that never feels overwrought, rather intellectual and abstruse. Miuccia Prada's designs are a direct correlation to the formulation of her thoughts,theories, but are never concrete themselves. They seem to come to her just very briefly...
Prada Spring 2013 Collection
Posted by Amber at 9:57 PM
Friday, December 7, 2012
Saturday, October 20, 2012
So much of Lee McQueen's blood runs through Sarah Burton's veins. Since taking the reign at Alexander McQueen, Sarah Burton has pushed the McQueen house forward, maintaining an enigmatic connection with Lee McQueen's design aesthetic, and presenting collections that have that same other worldly quality as Lee McQueen. Burton's Spring 2013 Collection was no exception; Honeycomb cutouts and patterns ran from the veiled Beekeeper's hats to the patent leather heeled booties and thigh-high boots, and in between on the peplum suit jackets. The patterns weren't just limited to Honeycomb, small Bumblebees were also seen throughout, and the tortoiseshell chokers and cuffs were decorated with Bee pendants. Sound a bit dizzying? Tops were netted, corsets and crinolines were left exposed, the silhouette still very much rooted in the 18th century with variations on a leg of mutton sleeve, or a full skirted dress.
Lee McQueen's legacy lives on through Sarah Burton, yet where at times Lee McQueen's designs were violent, angry, or restless (never misogynistic) while heading McQueen, Burton's design has exhibited a sense of ease, and calm. Her direction has given the company a new life while maintaining the Alexander McQueen DNA.
A World Apart
Alexander McQueen Spring 2013
Posted by Amber at 10:08 PM
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
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