Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Focus On: Nanna Van Blaaderen

Dutch designer Nanna van Blaaderen designs that posses an aesthetic that attributes as much importance to art as it does to fashion.
Her two collections, 'More or Less' and ' Species: a Tribute', boast pieces that are visually striking. Van Blaaderen keeps a focus on the environment and offers these designs as an alternative to fur. 
Her achievements have not gone unnoticed, with a collaboration with Maison Martin Margiela and exhibitions at numerous museums, under her belt. 
Her 'Species: a Tribute' collection is a result of experimenting with knitting and braiding techniques. The result is one that takes requires an adjective that far surpasses the likes of 'enthralling' and 'amazing'. 

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Put a Cap On It: John Galliano Buffalo Boy Chain Necklace

Peep this necklace from the controversy courting designer, John Galliano. This necklace is adorned with bottle caps bearing the designer's name. Red and blue bungee cords serve as the chain with a large 'G' in the font associated with the brand adorns the closure at the front.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Ciao, Stefano Pilatti. Hello, Daisy.

With Mr. Pilati's move to Agnonanow confirmed, what better way to honor his mark on Yves Saint Laurent than by snapping up this darling YSL Trench Coat from early on in the designer's stint at the Parisian house. This silk trench has a digital daisy print throughout with an elongated wide sash tie. Oh so chic and perfect for sunny spring days.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Blue Monday: Yves Saint Laurent 70's Smock Dress

Monday is never anyone's favorite day of the week, but this stunning azure smock shirt dress from Yves Saint Laurent is sure to brighten even the darkest one. From the 70's, this oversized number complete with grandfather collar detail is a highly collectible piece from the Parisian couturier.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Hanae Mori Spotting

Check out this adorable Hanae Mori dress we just uploaded to the site. White on black polka dot with a ruffle collar, this piece from the contemporary Japanese designer. The dress is flouncy and ultra girly so we toughened it up with some combat boots. Paradoxical styling at its finest.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Inspiration: Chanel Bon-Mot

"Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only; fashion is something in the air. It's the wind that blows in the new fashion; you feel it coming, you smell it. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening."

Vnyc on Fashion Gone Rogue

Sudanese model Grace Bol shot by Toto Cullen, styled by Vagabondnyc.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Masterpiece Runway at Carven, Dries and Dolce

Dolce and Gabanna
The Fall/Winter shows are coming to a close and, like Ms. Jolie with a multi-cultural newborn, we have been frothing at the mouth with desire at some of the displays from the masters. 
We are hawk-eyed when it comes to fashion and so were quick to spot a very interesting trend; the painting. 
Ultra baroque in design, Dolce and Gabanna spearheaded this look in Milan. Ornate flowers and blushing cherubs adorned full skirted dresses and sweaters, whilst Carven heralded the Renaissance painters with the most beautiful a-line mini skirt. Dries Van Noten tackled the look in a different way by referencing Japanese iconography. 
This is one trend we can get on board with, paintings are boring on a wall; bring them to life on your body.
Dolce and Gabanna

Dries Van Noten