Archive for June, 2013

Last year we could have seen a massive come back of the print in our wardrobe, and this year carries the previous trend but with a floral touch more related to a sunny spring than a hot summer. From Etro to Burberry the print was on every catwalk. Obviously McQueen does a lot of floral print since many collections but this SS13 is like a meeting by all DA saying yeah let’s do some floral print! Last year I bought a floral jumper from Czech Republic from Aloha From Deer, I was a bit in advance on that trend as last year we saw the print coming back but in a more general way as you can see on this post from May of last year.

After having started this post, the amazing floral print collection by Raf Simons for mr Porter came out. I have nothing else to say, judge by yourself, I could buy the entire collection if I had the money! I already have a floral print jumper from last year but this kind of piece is really nice, we will see if after my summer I can get one (print on navy) jumper or the short!

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Quick introduction about the House Alexander McQueen which just got a full-rework of the design of their website which is now just amazing, you can follow different experiences through their videos of collections (you don’t have to look at style.com now! You have everything and even more on their own experience page)

A designer that I really like is Sarah Burton, I cannot say how much I love her work, sadly she stills in the shadow of Lee, obviously she cannot have the same fame as Raf or Slimane but she is playing at the same level. From her last collections at Alexander McQueen as his successor she made an amazing work and something really caught my attention, in every season collection (so excluding Pre-Fall and Cruise) models have their head covered by a mask. An example picked among past collections (from right to left) AW12, AW13 and SS12. I would have an idea of the why, as we all know that in Fashion the arty side of the DA are really important and we know that Lee was really special, like a butterfly stuck in his cocoon (is that why we can find so many times the butterfly print?). I will not try to relate it to the death of L.McQueen but I can imagine that this trend is there to carry an idea, a phenomenon that sometimes you cannot fully express yourself through your creation, your are trapped by your environment.

(from right to left) SS12 (yes another one), SS13 and an example of the PAW12 that I really like and which confirm this trend inside the house to wear a mask only for the core collection. When Lee was still alive he covered some models with a hat covering the whole head of the model but not all of them just few for each catwalk, and now S.Burton is covering every single head which will pass through the catwalk. 

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