Archive for May 2011

Taralis

Nicolas Andreas Taralis is a Canadian-born designer / he studied at Parsons and then in Vienna under Helmut Lang / he worked for Dior Hommes and Cerruti / Taralis launched his own label in 2003 / currently, he’s showing his collections in Paris… and I think he’s one of the best new designers.

Taralis’ world is something special, it’s both about sobriety and about romance. Remember the monk inspiration haircut and the Adso (of Melk) – styled look from a past collection? Or the bloody shirts that he designed for Fall 2011? The designer adores black suits & white shirts, adores leather, sheer, jersey and denim, and loves to work them out & give them a twist. Here are some looks from Nicolas Andreas Taralis S/S 2011 collection. I love the cuts, the layering and all those beautiful hems.

Legs

These are particular shoes and these are particular legs, huh? Legs, brilliantly re-designed by Rick Owens.

 

Dipped in Gold

Here’s a fashion editorial published in PANI (a Polish magazine), the May issue.  And here’s another fashion doll – Maddie Kulicka. She’s playing diva, dipped in gold and neutrals, featuring some great designer outfits – Miu Miu, Burberry Prorsum, and especially Maison Martin Margiela.

Photo:  Mateusz Stankiewicz /  Styling by Michal Kus/ Model: Maddie Kulicka

images via fashiongonerogue.com

The Body of Clothes

Anders Krisár is a swedish artist whose work is very special and always fascinating. His sculptures deal with different subjects, but are increasingly focused on the human body. The project above, entitled “Sonja” (2008), recreates the body of a woman using the clothes that she kept from infancy to an older age. That’s a smart and emotional connection between dress codes, body, evolution and identity.

I’ve always been obsessed with layers. Fashion is about layering the same things over and over again, in order to obtain something new. Respecting Anders Krisár’ s vision, one can also layer the clothes themselves, until the body becomes real. And that’s quite impressive!

The Perfect Wardrobe (4 A Perfect Summer)

Speaking of young designers, Rad Hourani is one of my favorites. Sharp silhouettes, great clothes, a fresh perspective – he managed to design his own way into the fashion world.

Rad Hourani’ s Spring/Summer 2011 collection comes with something extra, promoting an ideal wardrobe: 6 garments, 22 transformable looks. Unisex looks.

images via trendland, thelovelysan.blogpot.com