28.7.14

TO MIND - KENTA MATSUSHIGE



Kenta Matsushige is a young Japanese designer, that in 2012 graduated from the Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne, and who won The Grand Prix du Jury Premiere Vision at the latest (29th) Hyeres Festival with his F/W 2014/2015 collection “Hinabi”.

« A work installed within a bucolic setting orin a small provincial town, will have more presence than lost in a city. My collection aims to be urban and modern whilst respecting hinabi, pastoral beauty, which is in opposition to miyabi, urban beauty ». 

Oversize meets light and contoured in muted and beige tones. A big accent on high level materials, execution and all “put together” with a seamless craftsmanship principle.

He lives and works now in Paris. All his pieces, as the winning collection, are produced in Japan.



/ Original photos courtesy of Kenta Matsushige /

27.7.14

SUNDAY INSPIRATION #06


Lauren Hutton, 1970
photographer Alex Chatelain
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Beside that she appeared 28 times on the cover of Vogue and that she is one of the first-ever models to get a title of a supermodel, Mrs. Hutton is from the 70´s on a true style icon. Simple, less-is-more, classy looks "paired" always with her timeless trademark - her smile.

25.7.14

GREEN


photo Tommy Ton
paris fashion week S/S 2015 menswear
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When someone got really the feeling of mix-matching different patterns, materials in the same "main" colour - in this case green.

23.7.14

SILK ROAD


Two days ago I reported of ChristopheLemaire´s departure from Hermès…so it´s a perfect time to look his penultimate womenswear collection for the French luxury house. For the F/W 2014/2015 Lemaire perfectly mixed the aesthetic codes of Hermès with his own style. The collection is a sort of an imaginary journey in the ancient East-West trading route, known also as a “Silk Road”. His woman is mysterious, exotic, independent, but without losing her elegance and intellectual touch. We saw nearly-radical minimalism, made of  most luxurious materials, such as crocodile skin, cashmere, silk, woollen cloth, wool, leather, astrakhan, mink and shearling, Oversize coats, suits and cabans, straight A-line skirts, streamlined dresses with a label signature draping and patterns, men style accessories such as loafers with tassels or belts, boxy bags and leather bracelets.. Nothing is made by a chance. Everything is measured, precise and meticulously made.