Klimt Inspires Tory + L’Wren For RTW Fall 2013, But Who Did It Better?

When I think about Klimt, what immediately comes to mind is lots of gold + swirls – basically, plenty of opulence + Art Nouveau references.  Yet, for Tory Burch + L’Wren Scott‘s RTW Fall 2013 collections, their idea of Klimt personified, varied tremendously. For Tory Burch, it was as much of a surprise to her […]

For Fall, COMMES des GARÇONS Beautifully Demonstrates How Tailoring Has No Limits

Conventionally, we are used to pants only having two legs + jackets only having two arms, but when there’s any change involved that affects either, it usually includes a change in width, draping, length, stitching + fit.  Yet, in Rei Kawakubo’s hands, she redefined + challenged convention, resulting in pushing the limits of tailoring, where […]

Motocross & Brocade Inspires Jean-Paul Lespagnard For Fall

Interesting cuts + brocade translated Belgian designer Jean-Paul Lespagnard‘s inspiration of a woman obsessed with motocross who gets dressed to join her lover as he returns from fishing, for the RTW Fall 2013 collection.  Now one might question how this inspiration could be made into a collection but in Lespagnard’s case, it came easy.  The […]

Opposite Attraction Inspires Ohne Titel RTW Fall 2013

(photos: Robert Mitra) For their Ohne Titel RTW Fall 2013 collection, designers Alexa Adams and Flora Gill drew their inspiration from the opposite attraction between positive + negative and strength + ease.  Several factors contributed to this collection’s success including Titel’s signature knits (adored by all) – sweaters, sweater dresses + small jackets, leather – flared skirts + […]

Poetic License Inspires Ostwald Helgason RTW Fall 2013

   (photos: Pasha Antonov) When I saw Ostwald Helgason‘s RTW Fall 2013 collection all I could think was, ‘What don’t I like about this collection?’  Inspired by Symbolist Literature, like Baudelaire’s ‘Flowers of Evil’ + ‘Little Shop of Horrors’, there was an equal measure of both light + heavy elements to appease all, made up to […]