I’ve decided some time ago that I wouldn’t post about new collections that anyone can find anywhere, meaning no big brands, no show stealers, only stuff people might have missed and maybe learning about for the first time here. However I felt the deepest urge to break my own rule when I saw the Céline Spring 2018 collection for the first time, then the second time, the third time… I realized the Céline collections are never just “new collections” to me, they guide me whenever I want to shop for new season, they give me styling inspirations and help me recreate my existing wardrobe over and over again. Philo’s woman is one that can never get bored of the Céline essence, the essence that’s all one needs to dress up every day. I haven’t discovered Céline but it’s my favorite, always.
Three weeks has passed and Jacquemus managed to be the first collection that dazzled me with every single piece. The styling, the details – Simon Porte Jacquemus got inspired once again by his late mother and her days in the village with a scarf around her head, ceramic earrings and a pareo tied around her waist. His mother has been his muse since day one, because he lost him at a very young age, and I think that’s how he managed to stay true to his aesthetic even though the is creating conceptually different collections each season. It has always been about her; her house, her clothes, her attitude. He has his story to tell and we are just happy to be invited to be a part of it.
The Hungarian brand Nanushka may sound new to your ears but it’s actually an already almost-established brand in the fashion industry. In the short span of a few months, it has become a fashion girl favorite and started popping up in a lot of Instagram photos – if you are following the right girls that is. It’s not mainstream or a “blogger favorite” brand, on the contrary, it only appeals to a certain girl with the certain style, who is looking for ethical fashion in functional pieces where she doesn’t have to sacrifice spirituality or her natural essence. And the spring/summer collection perfectly embodies the urban escapist woman, who is always in the traveler state of mind.
Tell me where your favorite designer is from and I can tell you the fashion landscape of the entire city. I know this phrase can’t be applied to every designer in the world but it perfectly explains the relationship between Demna Gvasalia and Tbilisi. The resemblances are so freaky that I’ve started to think either Georgians really, truly love the 80’s more than anything right now OR Gvasalia is such a big fashion royalty that all emerging designers are following his footsteps, so much that sometimes they stepped a little too much on the back of his shoes – sock boots, extreme shoulder pads, suiting – everything Balenciaga was on Tbilisi runways. There are of course some designers that, let’s say inspired by others instead of Gvasalia, like Materiel by Aleksander Akhalkatsishvili, Gola Damian or Dalood, but the Gvasalia effect was instantly recognizable, which is why Tbilisi has become one of the hottest fashion capitals lately. Here are some of my favorite looks from the Fall 2017 collections.
The new collection of my favorite hat brand in the world Lack of Color has just been released and without surprise, I want every single piece. To be even more accurate, I’ll probably get every single piece (I’m secretly setting up my very own LOC shop at home). For the new A French Lovestory collection inspired by carefree European sun-lit days, Lack of Color have extended and re-worked some of their most popular styles from previous ranges and have included fresh and new textures and fabrics. Many styles are unisex as usual, keeping in tone with the theme of the lookbook which was shot at Villa Goupil in France by Australian photographer Brydie Mack, encapsulating the endearment of Him & Her – capturing the love-story between two, lounging in the solitude and bliss of each other. This has to be my favorite lookbook of LOC to date, with the 2015 lookbook Luxe & Mens coming in second (man they know how to shoot good campaigns!). And now, while you’re checking out the rest of the …