Saturday, September 27, 2008

Ethnic Influences

Anna Sui's Spring 2009 collection 
was inspired by Egyptian's culture. 
Not only was it represented in design but colors as well. Though this is a spring collection, Anna Sui decided to go bold by mixing warm and cool colors instead of the traditional pastel colors that is usually seen throughout most spring collections. This collection also has a spanish influence with its unique and detailed patterns. Each collection piece had an accessory to complete each look.
In Diane von Furstenberg's Spring 2009 collection, we see an Indian influence through hair accessory that resembles a similar look to what we see in the Disney movie, "Pochahonas." This collection shows freedom in colors and how different combinations can bring to a great piece of design. The leather purses brings another addition to this idea.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Back to the past?

Of course everyone knows that fashion is a cycle that renovates and repeats itself and it surely shows in the latest fashion collection for Spring 2009. These designers had the same idea in mind and in a way, they all had similarities in their collection in that it somehow dealt with the past. With inspired looks from past decades, designers have transformed that into the new look for today's fashion. It's inspiring to see with the alterations in fabrics and design, clothing style combined from past centuries and today can seem possible and become an even more inventive collection. 
For instance here with Marc Jacobs collection, he had a mix with what seems like something from "Little House on the Prairie" and some influences with the japanese kimono by adding the bold waistline. In general, Marc Jacobs did a great job covering every aspects by combining influences from other centuries as well as countries. A job well done!
Then there's "Miss Sixties," almost Twiggy style coming to life again through Oscar de la Renta collection represented here. I can see these influences through the one piece dresses and jackets.
BRAVO to all!

Friday, September 12, 2008


Organic clothing has grown on us all and is becoming 
more of a focus for many manufacturers. So is it really as great as it is being advertised for? I believe so. So the next question is why and what are the benefits? 
Organic cotton is softer than conventional cotton, therefore, it's major consumers are parents who are purchasing clothes for their infants. This is also beneficial for those who have many allergic reactions because these organic cotton does not consists of any chemicals. These chemicals like insecticides and pesticides have led to environmental pollution so with the help of these organic clothing, the amount of pollution can be decreased greatly. So it is believed that organic clothing can bring better health for consumers as well as being a major addition in environmental conservations. Products we purchase can either influence our environment in a bad 
or good way so the next time you're out shopping, THINK TWICE!
Though some may think that organic clothing can seem plain, but with the right accessory, an outfit can look incredibly cute. For instance, these hemp products like purses or bandanas with detailed designs can be just what you're missing in an outfit! 

Friday, September 5, 2008

Armani Privé

The open range of choices makes it difficult to pick "one" favorite designer but I indeed believe that Giorgio Armani has to be one of the nominees. The uniqueness to his designs are brought by the inspired men's wear. His clothing line serves a half masculine and feminine look. Though this is the case, he never seem to lose the feminine features to the designs. It is very difficult to have the two characteristics intertwine; yet he seems to manage it all and that's such an inspiration. An interesting fact that adds to this is that Armani also uses men's wear fabrics to complete these sophisticated jackets for women. Aside from this, he also has nice characteristics to himself in that he was among the first designers to ban models with a body mass index. It is wonderful to know that not all designers believe that every model needs to be a hanging stick.
The man that made it happen


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