Of note: Decoupage prints, thick platforms, pastels, swing coats and trapeze silhouettes, florals and watercolor prints.
Of note: Japanese inspiration, strategically placed florals, emphasis on the shoulders (hanging jackets or cutouts).
I never thought I'd be a big fan di Fendi (haha, get it?), but this right here? Perfection. Graphic, geometric deliciousness. And just look at the fabrics! The leather looks amazingly soft and buttery; there's animal textures and quilted fabrics... quite a bit to digest. I appreciate the odd obsession with cubes.
Of note: Unexpected logos, geometry, paint splatter, oversized bag charms, bright saturated color.
Despite being able to see underwear in every outfit shown here, I quite like this collection. Slips and camisoles required for everyday wear, of course, but there's something interesting going on here. For some reason, I'm reminded of Wuthering Heights or some other romantic novel. Still, I don't recommend you wear this on the moors -- you'll catch your death, for sure.
Of note: Romantic heroine dressing, lots of white (again...sigh), lace.
That weird baroque-ish pattern on the back wall and the fourth dress is awesome. It reminds me of those Magic Eye pictures, and I'm pretty sure I'm getting motion sickness from looking at it too long.
That first outfit reminds me of Prada. Am I the only one?
The chains dripping from the boob region were a misstep, to say the least, but otherwise, I think this was a pretty solid showing from No. 21.
Hands down, my favorite Cavalli collection of all time. The details here were amazing, to say the least.
I used to do Music Mondays, but that was a little too much work. Still, I miss sharing music with you all, so I've decided to do a roundup of all my favorites at the end of the month. I hope you enjoy! Please tell me your favorites too!
1. "Clique" Kanye West ft. Big Sean, Jay-Z 2. "Young and Gettin' It" Meek Mill ft. Kirko Bangz 3. "Let Me Love You" Ne-Yo 4. Tomahawk Technique, Sean Paul (seriously, the whole album is amazing) 5. "Higher Ground" TNGT
6. "Remember You" Wiz Khalifa ft. The Weeknd 7. "That Feeling" Travis Porter ft. Mike Posner 8. "I Don't Like You" Eva Simons 9. "Ice Cream" Hyuna 10. "Money Money Money" CREAM
Hmm, rap, dance and K-pop... sounds about right. :)
Oh, Erdem. Every season you tease me with frothy girly -- yet sophisticated -- floral dresses. This is so incredibly antithetical to my usual taste, but I can't help but be pulled in.
Of note: Snakeskin and pastel, simplified florals, letting your underpinings show.
In my eyes, Holly Fulton can (nearly) do no wrong. She's entranced me with her odd modernized Art Deco graphics since her debut about six seasons ago. Is that a naked lady print on those pants? Reminiscent of Miu Miu, and I like it. A little irreverence does everyone good!
Of note: Risque prints -- be bold! Pajama dressing, ladylike midriff baring, slim jackets.
Those lips are starting to be a trademark of Markus Lupfer... and I'm okay with that. Excuse me while I slobber over all of these clothes. You may know by now that I've never met a metallic I didn't like, so this collection was right up my alley. Metallics are, of course, pretty damn flashy, but what I appreciate about these clothes here and the way they were styled is that they appear pretty work-appropriate. (As I get older, I actually have to think about things like that... yuck.) I'd wear every single thing shown here -- that's rare.
Of note: A murky water-inspired palette, lots of sparkle and shine mixed in with sturdy workmanlike fabrics, minimalist shoes, high waists.
Well, well, well, Michael van der Ham. I don't know what to make of the melted Chinoiserie prints, the schoolgirl/50's housewife influence, or the decoupage approach to mixed prints, but I do know I really like it.