To be perfectly honest, ever since big guns like ACNE left the Scandinavian fashion scene I’m having a hard time finding genuine inspiration from Danish and Swedish brands. I used to wait eagerly for their fashion weeks as it was always full of new ideas from emerging designers but now it seems like they all look the same. Baum und Pferdgarten is a huge let down this season and even though Ganni still seems like the forefront brand of Danish fashion, they can’t make the jump between a local brand and a global sensation. That being said, there are some brands like By Malene Birger who don’t necessarily bring anything new to the scene but is still agreeable simply because they have too much Phoebe Philo in their codes. So now, as I think Copenhagen is in dire need of some new blood, I’m enjoying the beautiful stylings of By Malene Birger and getting ready for fall. I know it’s the Spring 2017 collection but since it’s like a low budget remake of Céline Fall …
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?