Artist Mattew Picton may have studied Politics and History while in college in London, but I think he found his calling in fine art. Here are some of his interpretations of cities in paper which are amazing in their craftsmanship.
Asymmetrical volume flooded the runways of New York. This adaptation to the uneven hem trend is a nice update, definitely better than the fishtail hems that refuse to be put down. Some great examples came from J Mendel, Katie Gallagher, Araks, Cushnie et Ochs, and 3.1 Phillip Lim.
The tent dress stretched to maximum sweep at New York Fashion Week this season. Here are some of the new extremes to this fashion staple. Lisa Perry’s long-sleeved number is almost a full circle dress. Tia Cibani played with shiny and matte textiles. Araks’ version of the shirt dress gets a ruffle detail around the neck and an exaggerated shirt tail hem. At BCBG Max Axria, the silhouette is slimmer in the bodice and opens to an angular hem with a interesting stripe detail. The most classic of this group is the Dennis Basso that is more extreme in the beaded texture on the lightweight layers of silk.
Utilitarian details were on display on the runways of New York for Fall 2014. Sportswear garments were styled with outerwear detailing such as pockets, large lapels, double breasted closures, quilting, and belting.
The trend on Pajama-style dressing has definitely put it’s stamp on women’s wear, for Fall 2013 we begin to see some of it in menswear. Mostly in robe-like outerwear/jackets, but Dries Van Noten sent out a pantsuit that looked seriously wearable. Perhaps this trend will continue to develop into more loosely-fitting mens bottoms and more vibrantly printed garments.
For Fall 2013, many menswear designers showed a twist on patchwork. Some were very linear, like the pants and military jacket at Phillip Lim, others were more tailored such as Alexander McQueen. Most used tonal colors, though Rogan mixed neutral in their knit tee.
Artist Imke Klee’s “comme des hella jongerius” for Paris’ Desastre Exquis Magazine brightens my day. Not only is the color palette phenomenal, but also the mix of plastic, china, food, and doilies is so fun. For more of her work, click here.
All of us can use some inspiration as the weather starts to turn. We’re not in full-out spring warmth yet, but a subtle injection of color and pattern into the wardrobe is much needed for the transition. These looks from Jenni Kayne Spring 2013 should do the trick. See the whole show here.
This pillow from Pottery Barn is technically for outdoors, but I think this rich earthy color palette would be great in many spaces.
These vessels from Utopia & Utility are perfection; their color, shape, texture, reflection of light… I could go on. Instead I’ll leave you with these colors that could really shape a look or room.