Russia is a land of mystery in so many ways for so many people, even for their neighbors because as a Turkish girl I still have no idea what to expect other than some silly stereotypes, and that bemusement is what makes promising fashion features coming from the country even more exciting. Fair’s fair, Moscow is relatively new to the scene and not every designer is intriguing or not every fashion girl is as inspiring as Miroslava Duma or Natasha Goldenberg so it may still be an overstatement to declare the city a fashion capital, but few talents make it worth keeping under the spotlight. Designer Andrey Artyomov manages to reflect his creative and humorous vibe from his former styling jobs into unique and wearable pieces of Walk of Shame season after season, making it a celeb favorite especially backed by the entire Russian fashion media. Not hard to see why.
There’s this side of fashion with a wicked maximalism and excessive adornment that somehow appeals to even the most extreme minimalists, like Gucci or Givenchy, in a way I can’t explain how. Just like I don’t know anything about art and just classify the artwork in my head as aesthetically pleasing to me or not, I don’t know why I love Givenchy couture this much when I’m all about simplicity and elegance in details, I just like it. If I had all the money in the world I would have chosen a Givenchy wedding dress for example, among all the options. Maybe it’s the French elegance, maybe it’s magic.
One of the main reasons I always look forward to new Nehera collections is the constant subdued color palette and a series of wardrobe essentials with neoclassical design details. Even though designer Samuel Drira tried to change directions and added a bizarre, saturated color twist to the collection this time; the neutral pieces still carry the whole thing and overall make up an inspiring Resort collection.
“I start with the trouser that I want to wear and build up from that.” These wise words from Louise Trotter perfectly explains why Joseph has been one of my favorite brands for the past few years. I’m lusting after all the perfect layering pieces, knit duos, apron details, obi styles and knots, tapered and wide leg trousers, long shirt dresses and beautiful trench coats. Everything, I’m in love with everything. Can it be fall again please?
I must admit I’m loving this see now-buy now approach, not because I can actually see and buy them now since I can’t but because of the surprise element, pre-fall collections showing up when you least expect them to and are in desperate need for fresh inspiration. Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez came up with a relatively low-key and more wearable collection but the Proenza magic was still present in some of the pieces, like this fully beaded dress made up of rubber tassels that would make every fashion girl go crazy, including Man Repeller (source snapchat).