I have the utmost respect for people who are good at their job. So good that it makes you think it’s doable, it’s easy, so much that if you try it, you’ll probably nail it. Pardon moi for the language but nail it my ass, those people are the ones who actually work the hardest and achieve the unattainable – a collection that looks so comfortable and unfettered it’s hard not to want to be in it. Or on it. Maybe even near it. I’m pretty sure just touching it will offer a level of serenity. I want to pull a Marlon Brando (A Streetcar Named Desire) and yell out Steelllaaaa!!
There is one thing I know for sure about new collections: I will like fall/winter season better than spring/summer season. This rule applies for every brand, with just a single exception of Céline. Don’t get me wrong, I love Céline’s f/w collections much as the other ones but Phoebe Philo is the only designer who can make me appreciate dressing less and dressing down. With details like flocculent hems, shoulder slits, waist holes, minimal use of clashing colors, unexpected button moves, “arm” pockets and even more experted belting skills - she brings the surprise back in surprise factor of a one piece clothing.
Yesterday I was about to make a post about Jil Sander SS15, but a voice inside of me – since I don’t like to publish back to back posts of the same topic – warned me to wait. It said “Marni show is tomorrow, don’t do anything hasty before seeing it, afterall, it’s always your favorite”. I listened to my gut and was awarded with one of the best collections of SS15 so far. A much too entertaining rendition of far east inspiration, starting with minimal cuts but with a finale adorned with unapologetic beads and pleats was showcased in a fairy land called Marni Flower Market. That skirt, up there, is my ultimate flower market.
I love the collections where the designs subtly hint the inspiration point, not barge into the whole thing and scream a theme. A newly LVMH invested and Loewe appointed J.W. Anderson displayed a splendid (and most wearable yet) urban collection with nautical nuances like huge seashell buttons, backward sailor pants, reasoned rope details or a mini skirt-crop top ensamble that resemble a towel suit. Anderson’s signature asymmetrical cuts took a new turn with wrap leather skirts and knit mini dresses which shall go like hot cakes next season. Take notes and all aboard!
There are only two people in the world who can envision something like this when the subject is American sportswear; Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez. I’m not questioning what’s going on in their heads anymore, but I know I’m not waiting for next spring to start imitating the diamond cut oversized sweater over a fringe skirt look or to get a python coat.
There are days when it’s really hard to come up with new and interesting content for the blog, especially when you’re updating it daily like me, then there are days like these where you don’t know which context to choose for the post; on one side there’s a haze of amazing street style looks, on the other side of the screen there are wonderfully inspirational new collections. And then there are days where even after you decide on the topic and collection, you still can’t decide about the featured image because every single look of the collection is freakin fabulous. That day, in my dictionary, is called THE ROW.