Thursday, June 11, 2009

Resort report

Only in recent years have resort collections started to gain more and more attention. These collections were typically catering to the extremely wealthy who spent their holidays relaxing in the likes of the French Riviera. Resort wear provides a sort of bridge between Fall and Spring for designers; they are typically less expensive and more wearable than many other runway collections. Increasing popularity of resort wear comes as the economy remains in a state of instability.

I have been a fan of Philip Lim and his label 3.1 Philip Lim for a long time, and his resort creations have not failed to impress me. The blending of everything from lace and denim, to metallics and florals seems so effortless, yet so chic. Draping of the fabrics, the inclusion of a subtle metallic gold, as well as the asymmetry of some of the garments is divine.

Sorry about overloading the post with photos, I just couldn't decide which ones I liked best.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Olivier Theyskens for Acne

I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw Acne's latest collection; the shoes are incredible. After creating great heights for Nina Ricci's fall collection, Olivier Theyskens has again created towering heels. Wedges dominate Acne's Fall/Winter 09 collection; a label that is renowned for already being unbelievable and often over the top.

Theyskens creations have been questioned for wearability through these tough economic times. Are these shoes what fashionistas of a recession truly need? Probably not, but I have to admit, I like them!

Sky high

Over the past few years, the fashion industry has seen some amazing and innovative advances in the creation of shoes. One of my personal favourites, although slightly nostalgic, is the reinvigorated platform heel. These shoes are taken from Spring/Summer 09 collections and are sure to turn heads!



Gianfranco Ferre

Oh what I wouldn't give for a pair of these..