I’ve been thinking A LOT about knitwear recently. Not just because the nights are getting colder and I’m up to my 18th sweater buy of the season, but because for AW14 I’m doing my first knitwear collaboration! There will be more on that later, but it has made me think about how we wear them, the purpose they serve, as well as the design. Featured knitwear in this editorial from all the big guns, Stella McCartney, Acne, Céline; the bigger the better, and all the better for being a bit revealing too.
Source: Fashion Gone Rogue
As I’m planning my suitcase for my biannual runaway to Devon for new seasons inspiration trip, I’m asking myself, how it’s going to be possible to take all these oversized garments with me? I’m so into the new layering and knitwear and 10 sizes too big coats, but this doesn’t bode well for my trip. Maybe I just cocoon myself for the train.. we shall see. That first coat still has me dreaming about the more affordable Sandro version, I just need a cold snap to come in to push me over the edge into buying.
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So, I’m kind of obsessed with this strange abstract editorial from Wallpaper, where the most perfect entire white outfits have been covered up with everyday household objects in the name of collage art. It may or may not have been completely sold to me by the Stella McCartney shoes that I’m currently hunting high and low for (any ideas welcome!), but these outfits fill me with joy too. (Note to self – fill wardrobe with even more textured white garments than usual.)
I’m really liking these high necklines at the moment too, weather it’s becauseAutumn/Winter is finally hitting the stores and my brain is making the mental switch from beach to log cabin (or a more english equivalent), but they just look so chic. There are a million Céline polo necks on Yoox at the moment that I’m umming and ahhing over, as well as the slightly odd tops at Zara for the more affordable end; but who can deny that they just want to get their hands on the Walenciaga cracked paint knit?
Source: Fashion Gone Rogue
Late night Sunday inspo browsing for my shoot tomorrow and stumbled upon this editorial for the new issue of Vogue. Seems even more relevant to me as I constantly update and delete various items from my Zara shopping basket; all the while hating myself for even shopping there, when all I really want is this entire perfect Stella McCartney pinstripe.
There is nothing more iconic or covetable to me than the perfect thick wool winter coat; just looking at this makes me excited to move on to designing AW14! Having said that I never thought about how perfect a floor length winter coat looks with some flimsy undergarments and Birkenstocks.. watch out London, flasher-fashion might be making it’s move, and I may be it’s newest convert..
A seriously inspiring editorial from Vogue Russia; the second photo from the bottom is BEYOND good, and, well they’re all wintery/autumnal dreams come true (insert heart eyed emoji here). I’ve been thinking a lot about the Autumn/Winter season the last few days. I’m supposed to be working on light fabrics, skirts and dresses for SS14 but my mind is constantly wandering to thick wools and textured leathers. Perhaps it’s because AW13 is about to hit stores, but I’m already planning next season. Bring on Autumn!
Source: Fashion Gone Rogue
Masculine and tailored dressing has always been something I’ve swung to over feminine, floaty silhouettes, but pinstripe is a new addition to my need-to-try list. We’ve seen Acne graphic super stripe, Chloe resort barely there stripe (my favourite) and classic pinstripe, found everywhere from here to Zara. So the hunt is now on I think, for the perfect pinstripe suit, the one pictured from Stella McCartney might fit the bill for AW13, along with the loosest cotton shirt I can find.
One of my favourite graphic editorials as of late; Farah Holt in Air France. Kind of just can’t get enough of these skate shoes styled with very high end products such as THE Balenciaga ruffle skirt. Also the overwhelming domination of mesh giving a sportswear/minimalism and 90s grunge vibe on everything. Feeling like any one of these outfits would make me very happy on a good summers day!
Obsessed with textured whites right now, especially when dealing with negative space, such as the insanely good Sportmax lazer cut top pictured at the top, or the embroidered lace used with the Stella McCartney or Louis Vuitton pieces. Although not my personal style, I still love the bold yellow and black Louis Vuitton collection of SS13 (with a one of the more subtler skirts used here).
I expect you’ll see a lot of textured white appearing in my SS14 collection!
I think I’ve been using Pinterest for as long as I can remember it being around. It was one of those things that I knew instantly it would be useful for my work and day to day life. I use it to find inspiration for new collections, places I’d love to travel to, food I would love to eat or make myself and of course boards for Girl a la Mode and Charlie May. So I am super happy to be part of the Pin It Forward UK campaign, celebrating many of my favourite Pinterest users and hopefully encouraging some new ones to join up too!
I now pass the torch onto Lauren, happy pinning!
I just stumbled across this editorial from the latest issue of the Wall Street Journal; the layering of the fabrics, how the textures move against one another, it’s perfect! How is it that Phoebe Philo has so easily transformed my entire view of the ugly sandal, i.e the furkenstock, and in turn given me an appreciation for these very sporty Nike’s. Making very dressy clothes, casual feels like a rebirth of the 90′s, and very fresh, new and now.
The white neoprene coat backed with leather is a bit of a dream come true too, if anyone can tell me who it’s by, I’d appreciate it so I can start trawling immediately.
Source: Design Scene