For The Row’s Resort 2017 collection designers Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen made a statement by including Frederique van der Wal, Audra Avizienis alongside Olga Shere and Jada Joyce. Four models with almost no makeup and no retouch (?).
I can barely describe by words how beautiful Jacquemus Spring and Summer 2017 collection is. Simon Jacquemus created pieces with inspiration taken from Provençal folk culture in South of France where he grew up as a boy. Also the 80s where definitely represented with puffy shirts and extravagant shoulders. Very flamboyant and very chic.
A friend of mine from New York, Ilona Hamer, started her own swimwear line last year called Matteau Swim. Ilona is a well-known stylist (doing a lot of work for Unconditional Magazine, Styleby, Russh and more) who also got a great eye for design and style. The line is beautiful with modern and classic pieces, very simple yet very tasteful. In their spring and summer campaign (I believe the girls when to Mexico and Coqui Coqui Hotel if I am not mistaken) they have shot their pieces for summer’16. My favorite set is the yellow one, almost mustard in the tone, worn by Phoebe Tonkin and photographed by Alexandra Nataf. The brand has also got a beautiful and inspirational Instagram, which you wouldn’t want to miss for one bit – find it here.
Above and below are the truly dreamy heels from the Christian Dior spring and summer 2016 collection. Patent, pointy, cone heels, and with a bucket detail at the front and on the strap makes these shoes the absolute it-shoe of the season. Also available in flats, similar to the ones Céline showed in their resort collection. This was Raf Simon’s last collection for the Parisian house so they will definitely become collective items. His words about the collection were these among many: “It’s a calm one, and very soft—away from the overdone. I didn’t want to embellish. So I was thinking about the South of France—rainbows and the simple things. And there’s a bit of Victoriana: something of that film Picnic at Hanging Rock. With a slight sexual undertone of darkness.”
Céline Fall and Winter 2015 showed on International Women’s Day in Paris to the soundtrack of Brazilian musician Caetano Veloso. “The best part of this job is finding out more about myself, it gets deeper and deeper into the roots” said Phoebe Philo after the show. “Dressed-up-ness, I was never in the headspace to approach it before. I find glamour and sexuality awkward. When do they feel authentic? What’s real, what’s not?” The models walked on a runway made of terra-cotta tiles from a villa in Rio, which cracked as the models walked on them. And the collection? Simply fabulous.
There is this absolute hilarious irony over the latest Loewe Menswear FW15 look book. A long lost irony which is more than needed, especially in fashion. Yet again, Jonathan Anderson serves us with a beautiful quirky and elegant Loewe collection with a warm color palette and retro silhouettes, which flirts with a certain feminine side that also is seen in the design of Alessandro Michele.
Paco Rabanne’s look book for Resort 2016 is effortless cool, no doubt about it. Creative director Julien Dossena has partly Marie-Amelie Sauvé to thank when it comes to the styling and pairing of the looks of his very sporty pieces yet bohemian garments – some ‘folklore’-vibes is definitely included in his urban pieces. The designer refer his collection as a something a ‘student groupie’ would wear with all mesh and metal combined. Well, what can I say? The earrings are to-die for, along with the futuristic sandals and asymmetric garments.