Happy New Year to everyone.
Now let’s start 2012 with a ¡¡¡¡B A N G!!!!
TO NEW BEGINNINGS
Happy Holidays to everyone.
Hope y’all have a red Christmas.
Naty Chabanenko by Pierre Dal Corso for LoveCat Magazine #3.
PS: I’ll be back in a while, going to spend some time off.
Even though I’m not a huge Christmas fan, I do love making wish lists, I’ve doing them as far as I can remember.
Ps: Wish me luck, my prom dance is tomorrow, and my suit is a dream.
Rodarte. Rodarte. Rodarte. This was one of those collections where fashion meets art to it’s maximum level print-wise. The whole idea of using Vicent van Gogh’s paints as prints was pretty interesting since they took them and stamped them into un-conventional yet classic shapes reminiscent of the 50’s prom dresses (one thing I love) levitating down the runway. Then, according to Nicole Phelps, the Mulleavy sisters said that they were also inspired by Disney’s take on the classic fairy tale: “Sleeping Beauty”, a theme that was mostly abstract until Vlada Rolsyakova came out wearing a midnight blue enchanting evening dress with a black sheer tulle overlay embellished with crystals and when Karlie Kloss closed the show in an evening purple gown with a (yes sheer tulle overlays are THE thing) sheer tulle overlay fully embellished with crystals. Crystal pretty much adorned several looks, making the princess-y theme understandable even though it all made sense at the end of the collection. Color-wise the sisters used pretty much elaborated a color palette quoting van Gogh’s greens, purples, and yellow tones.
Not my favorite collection from Rodarte, but I like it, very beautiful collection.
With this post I finish posting my favorites from New York Fashion Week (MBFW).
My cool London gang is on it’s way.
Collages: Yuanfan Wu and I.
Pictures: Elle dot Com.
For his spring 2012 collection, said to be inspired and made from vintage fabrics the designer purchased from a store who was shutting down in Brazil, Herchcovitch presented a rather lady-like, romantic, nostalgic, vintage-y and completely beautiful collection. Filled with embroideries and understated embellishment via same-pattern-embroideries in several pieces, and “shy” floral prints that were attached to each look made my mind travel back in time. It’s more than obvious to mention those baseball New Era caps that were quite out-but-in-of-place (if you know what I mean) when paired with those silk, cotton duchesse satin pieces fully embellished. Bows and flared skirts were quite an ode to the late 40’s early 50’s, along with the slightly art nouveau floral brocades.
Another thing that was playing with my head was trying to figure out which fabrics were the vintage ones and which pieces were re-worked, yet the difference is quite impossible to make through pictures.
I rather not go into making a huge full analysis on why this collection was mere beautiful, and how it almost made me shed a tear because I wouldn’t stop writing. This is one of those collection I will remember for quite a long time. And I’m not exaggerating.
Collages by me and Yuan Fan Wu.
Pictures: Elle dot Com.
This was one of my favorite collections for Spring 2012. Launched 2 seasons ago, Raf Simons has been hitting all the right notes designing this contemporary minimal diffusion line, maybe with the idea of Jil Sander Navy being the daughter of Jil Sander (it was obvious to say that, right?). The girl scout motif was super evident yet it wasn’t costume-y as it wasn’t taken too far, another thing I noticed was what i call “the abstract sense of some kind of blissful innocent purity” that was radiating from every look, and as i see it, it was the same kind of blissful innocent purity a child can radiate, of course, here translated into clothes. A-line skirts, simple silhouettes, clean lines and an ethereal color palette completed this beautiful collection.
Collages: Yuan Fan Wu and me.
Felt like posting this mood board I did for a homework from a Fashion Design Course I’m taking. Actually, can’t wait for school to leave me alone even though I’m already out, I still got a zillion things to post.
Collage: Made by Me.
I’ve, personally, been a fan of The Row since the brand started, and seeing the amazing work both, Mary-Kate and Ashley, are doing leaves me speechless. They’ve been getting better and better season after season. The craftsmanship and the amount of work put into each piece is noticeable and admirable yet everything feels fresh and effortless. Very artisanal collection, simply beautiful.
***PS: I’ve been hell busy, I started a Fashion Design and Basic Sewing Course, and I still have some pending stuff with my high school, oooh and I almost forgot to tell you all: last Friday was my last day of High School (pre-paid Chinese torture). That’s the reason why my post are going to be short as well as my comments/reviews of my favorite Spring 2012 collections.
Collages: Yuan Fan Wu.
Pictures: Elle dot Com.
Witchcraft, science fiction, superstitions and religion were all abstractly yet literally (it does make sense) captured in this collection. Everything from the runway setting to the clothes, to the makeup, to the hair, everything was strategically arranged making this collection quite enchanting in a superstitious way while the models looked like nomad alien fairies. Threeasfour designers: Gabriel Asfour, Angela Donhauser and Adi Gil put together a collection using several religious and superstitious elements such as The Star of David or The Jewish Star that consist of 2 opposite triangles meaning the ruling tribe of Judah and the former ruling tribe of Benjamin, and the Evil Eye which can be translated as good or bad luck (it varies). But then, this is not a religious class I’m giving you. And those religious elements were sprung all over the collection either in prints over flowy chiffon or crafted in details such as in the 3rd look here, in the case of the Jewish Star; or used as embellishment in the case of the “Evil Eye”. In general this collection was beautifully crafted, making me put it in a neo-classic-experimental-kind-of-art that exorcises some of the many demons of our society.
Collages: Me & Yuan Fan Wu,
Picture Source: Elle dot Com.
So this was basically what I was working on with a school buddy. I know little, to not say: “barely anything” when it comes to Photoshop and all of those photo-editing programs. Someday I’ll be hooked up with those odd softwares. Anyways, Spring 2012 fashion weeks started almost 2 months ago and I couldn’t had waited longer to show you what I liked from what was presented in New York, London, Milan and Paris. Starting in New York, with Alexander Wang which was definitely a love-hate case for me, since it took me a while to actually love the entire collection. But, yet again Mr. Wang has made me fall in-love with a collection who’s inspiration came from something entirely out my comfort zone. The feeling and vibe from this show was clearly evident: “sports” (anything involving speed, to be more specific). One element that remained reminiscent throughout the entire collection was peek-a-boo sheerness. *Cough* mesh, sheer panels and cut-outs *Cough*. Another interesting note was how he played with un-expected fabrics, mostly sport fabric, used in completely wearable pieces. The silhouette for this season on the other hand changed drastically when compared to last seasons baggier and more relaxed than the short, nipped on the waist with oversized panels serving as peplums, and more revealing one shown here. Breaking up with solid colors, prints were used to a maximum-minimum (If that makes sense to you. It does to me.) in a digitally layered botanical print used in some of the toughest pieces (the ombre cropped hoodie and pants combo -look 6 here-). The color palate was mostly dark with colors such as petrol blue, deep burgundy, mint, crisp whites and pops of color provided by some danger-zone-orange (I just made that name up). Now this is one way I could definitely fall in-love with sports.
Pictures source: Elle. Collages: Thanks to Yuanfan Wu (love you buddy).
It has been quite a long while since I posted a look here. Wore this the other day to run some errands in the city.
Everything’s from Zara except the socks and reading glasses (got to love that store).
Pictures taken by me (my tripod did the rest)
You all already know what Fashion’s Night Out is, well, then you’ll be more than excited to hear that Status Mag is organizing our very own Panamanian take on FNO. The event will be held the 15th of November (consider that date already saved) in MultiPlaza (mall extraordinaire) with more than 40 stores participating.
Which makes it a -can’t-miss-it- event.
Hope to see you all there.
I always forget this kind of things. I was featured in a magazine called “HIP” in their “Gente Hip (Hip People)” section in their 27th issue. And recently I was featured in an article/comment made in a newspaper magazine called “Ellas” (thanks to the lovely Alexa from So Hot So Me). The only funny thing was that the peeps at HIP made a silly mistake, they wrote my last name wrong (It’s F-E-U-I-L-L-E-B-O-I-S) and made me younger (they put me 15, when by that time I was actually 17). Well, that’s all for now. Happy Halloween, I’m gonna’ go and watch The Exorcist for the 198765th time while eating candy corn and peanut butter-filled chocolate balls.
Scans by me.
Some pictures I snapped yesterday while at the Vergara & Vergara offices. Some of the pieces from the collection they presented during Fashion Week Panama. Well well, I have to be little bit snobby and tell you that they’re making my prom dance suit, I’m literally super excited about it and can’t wait for the first fitting. I’ll keep you up-dated about it. On the other hand, I’ve been busy with school which is why I haven’t posted that much. Fashion Week posts will come eventually.
Check this old post to see more details from this collection: “FWP 2011. Day Three. Vergara & Vergara Couture.”
Pictures: All by me.
Well, this past 5th of October was my 18th birthday, also this past week has been a blur mostly because I was finishing a school project. Tomorrow I’m going out with some friends and I hope it won’t be like one of those “The Hills” episodes. Another thing before I log off, my comments about each fashion week will come eventually, I already have my favorites and I couldn’t be more excited.
After going through every collection presented in New York, I noticed a few designers, most of them new-comers: Wes Gordon, Billy Reid, Alexandria Hilfiger and Nary Manivong, Shane Gabier and Chris Peters, Steven Alan, and Araks Yeramyan (i said “most of them new-comers”, not all of them), who’s collections are, actually, really good. Yes, they all share some kind of similarity in terms of silhouettes, but overall this new generation of designers are looking back into bringing the basics alive again. Maybe they’re not everyone taste but i like them all.
The Central Saint Martins grad only has 2 season under his belt and it’s starting to show. The young designer, who interned in the studios of Tom Ford and Oscar de la Renta, presented a collection that mixed the thought of looking elegant yet hip and young. The tailoring on the clothes was exceptional and it can be easily spotted in the tailored-to-perfection pants and jackets (see the 1rst and 5th picture). The cherry-on-top of this collection was the finale gown, which, to me, clearly shows that he was trained in Oscar de la Renta. Between the high neck-ed warm-yellow (I just invented that name) top and the exploding midnight blue silk taffeta skirt, I couldn’t agree more that Gordon is walking in the right path (didn’t I sound like priest? ugh) and has a bright future ahead. Now let’s wait and see what he delivers next season.
Reid, who started 3 seasons ago, presented for spring a more subtle and completely wearable warm collection. This menswear designer took on the road of doing more womenswear in which he clearly decided to match the many guys (speaking of the looks, not the models) he presented.To me he tried and won the golden nugget diamond ticket doing it (just made that up), to show the feminine and the masculine version of the same person (in this case since he’s a menswear designer, the 2 versions of the same man). Maybe it was pure irony, or it was just me who noticed it, but even the models matched. Everything rolls around the idea of Preppy meets Country-side.
On the other hand, this collection was interesting since both the designers only focus on shirtdresses, it was interesting -I recall- to see how the invented new shapes, silhouettes… how they played with fabrics and colors to re-invent the aah uuhm eeh: ‘shirtdress’. Alexandria Hilfiger and Nary Manivong. Something that first came to my mind while I browsing this collection was Schoolgirl Uniforms from the 40’s transitioning from sweet innocent little girls, to slightly rebel teens, to senior prom nerdy young prom president (quite funny how I explain it). Since this is their second season (tadaaah their sophomore year) it will be really interesting to see what they show next season. *Crossed Fingers*.
Creatures of the Wind
Another up and coming label with 2 seasons in New York and others under it’s pocket. Designers Shane Gabier and Chris Peters presented one of my favorite collections this season. The psychedelic rebelness, the color scheme, the prints, the fabric, the styling, the silhouettes, everything was bloody amazing (try to say it in your best possible British accent, sounds a lot cooler). Young, fresh and fun. You’ll be stunned but I quite see a grown up Angelica Pickles from The Rugrats all over this collection. One of the many favorite pieces that I fell for in this collection was the, as I like to call it, neo-cowgirl-meets-New-York’s-private-high-school shirt made half of blue farmer plaid and half strawberry-ice-cream underneath an overlay of turquoise lace, the floral printed mid-calf-length shift dress with bright green lace ruffling on the bodice, to name a few. This Chicago based designers should show in London instead of New York, personally, I think they belong to that cool-rebel-punky-quirky London gang. They can be compared to, and I will dare to say, Christopher Kane, Jonathan Saunders, Richard Nicoll and Marios Schwab (to not mention all of the cool kids, because I could keep going on and on and on and on and on…). And this is yet another show I'm eagerly waiting next season.
Yes, by now, you’ll be saying “oh, yet another preppy collection”. But that’s where I’ve been venturing lately. Steven Alan showed this season, been his 4th collection (including resort and this one), a collection full of wearable garments, completely relaxed and entirely preppy. Also, for me, a little bit of the 60’s were thrown into the mix here. The color scheme was basically neutrals and light tones with a few pops of bright colors here and there. The silhouettes weren’t new to our eyes but he definitely re-vamped those vintage-old-preppy silhouettes. My favorite look is the checkered black and white skinny pant suit (last look) which is the quintessential preppy uniform.
Araks Yeramyan is no new to the catwalk. She started in 2000 doing only lingerie, woman's lingerie, and jumped to womenswear ready-to-wear in 2006 being her debut collection. What I like about her is how she uses lingerie fabrics in unexpected pieces, how she bring the bedroom to the streets without being literal and tacky (hint, hint, hint, the 5th look here: the white dropped waist pleated chiffon calf-length dress). For this spring she presented a collection with quite a boyish charm yet super feminine. According to style dot com tennis uniforms were part of the inspiration, it showed, but there was no actual tennis uniforms, maybe from 1920’s/40’s/50’s. One look, which was really interesting, and that totally captured that boyish charm I mentioned above was the third look from left to right shown here: the dropped waist/crotch green pants paired with the navy blue -kind of straight cut- t-shirt over a crisp white button down. The floral print was also really beautiful and pretty, yet it didn’t look too matronly despite the oddly silhouette (last look here). And this is yet another designer who I’m really excited to look forward to next season.
PS: Sorry for being kind of absent for quite a few days, school’s on my back.
Picture Source: Style dot Com