It would be a dated (and boring) understatement at this point to say Kym Ellery is the master of flare. When I first saw Ellery yeaars ago I liked the fresh breath of “maximinimal” air it brought to the fashion world but I was afraid (and also curious) to see how she’s going to stay true to her style, keep her signature and still create new silhouettes but somehow on her road to success, she managed to become the master of a lot of other things such as balancing big, strong shapes and quiet, delicate details.
As you can guess from the lack of posts on the blog – or if you’re following me on Instagram – I’m in Turkey for the holidays so my interaction with world wide web is limited to Pinterest lately. Though I started seeing these particular set of looks during my last scrolls, which I thought were beautiful stylings that belong to the same editorial but it turned out to be the pre-fall collection of 3.1 Phillip Lim, so I had to pause my trip for a little while to check out the entire collection and share it here. The masterful layerings and lady-cool attitude is trademark Lim but it’s the denim that makes this collection all the more interesting. Check it out for yourself!
Phoebe Philo must be moonlighting as a psychic for quite some time or has a natural talent for it like she has for many other things because how else can you explain the release date of the Resort collection? God knows we deliberately need something to cheer us up today and for some people that thing is, well, a new Céline collection that would make us look forward to the future. A future where our favorite brands Céline, Vetements, Loewe, Jacquemus and Ellery finally merge into each other, making it easier and cheaper for us to shop. All in one, one for all.
I don’t remember falling more in love with a Céline collection, especially a spring summer collection before and that says a lot in my book. As the years passed, Phoebe Philo somehow turned Céline into a style phenomenon that gets less minimal yet more refined and relaxed at the same time, all in all a nonconformist, perfectly balanced parade of everyday women. I don’t think that, at this point, it’s too early or too ambitious to call her one of the top 10 designers that shaped fashion as we know it. She’s an invisible logo on collections that don’t need an explanation.
There’s no denying neither Vetements’s success nor the incapability of understanding Vetements’s success but one thing’s clear: everyone wants a piece (or at least wants the style; the rise of Levi’s 501s, spike heel boots, huge shoulders, extra long sleeves, sweatshirts are all thanks to Demna Gvasalia). But there was one collection even the most devoted fans didn’t know about, the fall 2014 collection Gvasalia had to show in his Paris apartment where everyone involved got paid in clothes (I call that a good investment) and now the designer is re-imagining the first ever Vetements collection for the relaunch of Style.com. Want to add a little more quirkiness to the good news? Just visit the new Vetements website.