“I was thinking that there had to be women in the 18th century who wanted to live strongly. So I designed what I imagined this type of woman would have worn, and called it ‘18th-Century Punk’.” - Rei Kawakubo
Walter Van Beirendonck is one of those designers that really leans more into the fine art category. His presence during Paris Fashion Week is always a knockout, and always screaming in its own unique voice.
His Spring Summer 2015 collection is entitled ‘Whambam’ and was inspired by the lack of privacy we are having in this fast-moving world. It was all about the contrast between a dark world and paradise. The prints in this collection referred to two entirely different worlds. “I got the idea by thinking of lost paradise and desert painting. It’s what they used during the war to mislead enemies.” This misleading aspect was not only present in the printed items, but also in the headpieces designed by Jacques Blankwater, pointing towards the cameras. - Now Fashion
Weltenbuerger is my new favorite store- and the exact answer to all I’ve been craving lately: simplicity, functionality, minimalism. Perhaps it’s all the chaos that’s going on in my life, but I’m making a dedication to converting to the type of clothing I mentioned; to move on from overt, busy, excess. I think I’ll feel more grounded somehow. I’d rather have a few strong pieces made from quality fabrics and local, eco-friendly design that will last me for a long time rather than my mix-and-matched collection of chaos. I’d rather my personality do the talking without my clothes suggesting something strongly. I plan on hanging on to a couple of my favorite wild, costumey numbers but other than that, I’m making this shift which I hope will infiltrate my way of life in other areas. I care less about being viewed as wild and I think I’ve held on to a lot of nostalgic fulfillment in terms of the way I dress.
Weltenbuerger carries various designers that support this style of wear, but I am posting the line“W/// by Weltenbuerger”, created by the store’s wonderful and intelligent owner I had the pleasure of conversing with today. He incorporates unusual fabrics like bemberg and ribbed tencel as well as linen with metallic thread, fine fabrics and juxtaposed materials in these designs. To be perfectly honest, I kind of wish I could accumulate an entire wardrobe from this shop. In time, perhaps.
If you don’t live in the LA area, you can order Weltenbuerger online! And I highly suggest supporting this incredible designer and curator.
I’ve been following the ladies of Aussie brand Di$count since the beginning, and am so pumped about their growth and success. Nadia and Cami’s line reflects the shiny universe of glam rock wildcats and the photos taken during their Melbourne Fashion Week presentation have me *squealing*. Watching talent you’ve followed bud before your eyes is a pleasure and a joy. Marvel at the bad bitches and the world they’ve created!
To continue the Los Angeles narrative, I’m sharing images of LA-based artist Elena Stonaker. I am absolutely in awe of the wearable creations she’s developed and I hope you are as inspired by her work as I am!
“Confident simplicity, subverted classics and a hint of kink.”
Australian duo Ashe Peacock and Geoffrey J. Finch (Creative Design Consultant at TOPSHOP) are the masterminds behind the UK line ANTIPODIUM. Unsurprisingly, #givemeitall !!!
Everything is cooler in East London. Sorry, New York.
Raincoats are not typically regarded as the creme de la creme of high fashion, HOWEVER, my discovery of Wanda Nylon- the only luxury brand dedicated to water protection- has changed my thoughts on this. I am so obsessed. I can’t stop looking at these coats! Help me! Unsurprisingly, they remind me of Outerspace and seem like something Barbarella would wear so I’ll just play with that fantasy for a little while.