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 …
If you ever thought to yourself, like I occasionally do, does the world need another Acne Studios or is just one enough, I have the answer for you. Yes, the world absolutely needs as many Acne Studios as possible and I recently discovered one from Tokyo. Yohei Ohno’s debut collection at Tokyo Fashion Week nailed the retro-futurist look, giving me tons of styling inspiration already.
Every year I religiously follow fashion month, checking every single show on a daily basis and try to take mental notes of new styling tricks and trends, what I should buy for the coming season and what I should write about. Though this year it got kind of hectic with my ongoing sickness and by the time Paris Fashion Week kicked off, there were already too many things to talk about so I decided to wait till the end and make a post of all my favorite individual looks rather than collections and trend breakdowns. I do this every season anyway, save all my “I can use this styling trick” photos and check it regularly, I’ve just never shared it with you guys. So here goes; my 100 best looks from Fall 2017 fashion month to buy (pink, plaid, oversize blazers, sock boots, long fur coats), to admire (Balenciaga, Céline, Ellery, Proenza Schouler), to inspire (one shoulder knitwear, tops over shirts, belts over jackets, monochrome, clashing stripes, luxury kitsch).
Once again I feel great pleasure writing about the coolest Canadians on earth, sisters Chloé and Parris Gordon who gifted the world Beaufille couple of years ago and like most gifts that keep on giving, it gets better and better every season. Their signature flares took a more subtle turn for fall 2017 and emerged as voluminous silhouettes whilst two other Beaufille signatures patent leather and and whimsical cut-outs were as strong as ever. Contrasting stitch details and newly introduced prints – together with over the dress corsets which already seems like one of the biggest trends of the year – elevated the entire collection up up and away. PS: I want those earrings, right now.