Monday, December 31, 2007

C Neeon

C Neeon is two very talented young ladies from Berlin who know their color and cut, how to throw an awesome show outdoors, and just the perfect way of taking photos of their clothes. These here are the pictures from their AW 04/05 'daydreamnation' collection. Their latest 'love you delicious' SS/08 was an outdoor show, and you can view the entire collection on their site. Enjoy!

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Diana Brinks

The label, Diana Brinks, the city, Copenhagen, and the form, pure and simply beautiful. I love it, so should you, because clothes like these are not much affected by time, let alone trend and fashion. These images are from the SS/08 collection, but I think I like the pieces from her FW/07 even more.

Monday, December 17, 2007

USE unused

I first came across this promising Hungarian label via Temporary Showroom, and fell in love hopelessly. In a true constructionist fashion the figure is sometimes a bit complex, but always flawless and flattering, never overpowering, simply good design. USE unused comes from Budapest.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Mel En Stel

Mel En Stel:

My own half visible belt, reversible day and evening dress:

Ilse Eriksson, the lady behind Mel En Stel, knows her cuts, very charming, sometimes courageous, yet it all seems so comfortable and wearable. Even the first two dresses, with a little something discrete underneath would be doable. I love the half visible belt, it reminds me of the Origami dress, from my first collection, one side is 'work' and gray, another 'evening' purple satin. I think I will revisit the reversible, half way belt idea, yet another obsession of mine.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Peel and Gray

Sometimes subtle is just the right thing, like these two dresses from my latest collection, Peel and Gray. They can be worn as short dresses or tunics layered over skinny jeans or tights. Yes, I said tights, I think paired with a brave pair of boots tights are quite proper.

Saturday, December 8, 2007

The Wind

Issey Miyake's latest, The Wind, was released in October of this year, in Paris. The greatest thing, a complete video of the runway show is available now on line. And I think even if you are not Miyake's fan, you would still find his clothes, the music, the wind... all, quite intriguing.

Monday, December 3, 2007

My Own

These two pieces are from my latest collection. I was very interested in leaving a garment almost square/rectangular in shape, since that is the raw shape fabric comes in, so not much is discarded. And also, I wanted to see how far I can go with folding instead of cutting, and I'm pretty happy with the start.
First one, 'Dada,' could be worn back to front and inside out, since there is no real front, back, or the face.
The second one 'Pagoda,' has a collar on one side of the neck line only, that can be worn either up or down, according to mood, and also back to front as well.
I'm constantly trying to take the idea of versatility further, so less pieces are needed in your wardrobe, but yet nothing is missing. This also means less mindless mass buying, and more of a few well designed useful, well made pieces.

Tom Scott

I love Tom Scott's approach to design, and I don't know if it comes from his past work as an accessories designer, but he does not treat the material the same way other designers do. There aren't any rules in his work, but yet there are. He's brave, and it shows, and it works so well. Makes me want to try working with knits, even though I did a lot of jersey in my last collection, knits seam to be a step further to sculptural, more finalized garment, since it's not a piece of fabric you cut into leaving a lot to be discarded; It's a more of a final complete piece.