February 27, 2011

My new favorite magazine

I recently discovered Elephant mag http://www.elephantmag.com/magazine/allissues. It's a quarterly art and visual culture magazine started in 2009. This month the theme is collages and I love some of the artists showcased. I find the artwork very inspiring, even for textile prints on garments. The quality of the printing of the magazine itself is really nice too. It's binded with a wide black canvas tape, making it feel like a personal sketchbook. Bravo!

Whimsical contrast panelling on jackets for Fall 2011

I am loving the Milan shows so far. I have to be completely honest, they're not usually my favorites.  
But this Fall, my mouth is watering. The looks are whimsical and have retro references from the 70's, but revisited in a completely modern and sleek way. I haven't been this exited about the catwalks in a while, the Milan shows are bringing a new freshness for Fall 2011. 

Fall 2011 runway: Seamless fabric mixing

Alexander Wang and Shaun Samson for Central Saint Martins

The most innovative fabric trend I've noticed so far on the Fall 2011 runways is the use of seamless fabric transition or rather felted fabric mixing. Generally sweater, felted with a woven fabric like satin, tweed or Nylon like as seen above. I think the effect is astonishing and I particularly love the contrast between a shiny satin and heavy sweater, or a solid sweater and bold plaid. It feels really modern and very wearable at the same time.

February 25, 2011

Teals mixed with sand tones and a warm pop! on the Fall 2011 catwalk

Baso & Brooke and Prada

I love the way teal blues are being combined with neutrals on the Fall 2011 catwalk, along with a small pop of orange which is my favorite color. Whether it's on a plaid, an accessory,a print or simply a fabric juxtaposition, the result is luscious and sexy. I've never been a fan of teal, but I think I'm sold now.

The Gucci Fall 2011 runway: Amazing 70s inspired colors

Gucci Fall 2011 runway
Gucci and Fendi amongst others just blew me away, the color combinations of mustard yellows and greens mixed with rich reds and purples, topped with neutrals... made my brain sizzle. Color always does that to me, it's like food, I get very excited and my mouth waters, am I weird? Watching this show was one of those moments. I'm still going back to this color palette for my inspiration for Fall 2012.

A first time for everything

Hello world of fashion bloggers and web wanderers, here I am. This is my diary, my blurbs about fashion and being a design consultant, life as a victim of style, who can't help but salivate when she sees jaw dropping artfulness.
I'm not here to showcase pictures of myself and how cool I look. No, I'm here to talk about what makes me dream and get inspired as a designer. Yes.... I have a portfolio website, and a Linkedin profile, yes yes... And it's all good and seamless.
But here are the mixed and matched threads of my true inspirations, aspirations and expirations. Hope you'll enjoy, now let's get on with it ;)