Saturday, 28 February 2009

Linder Sterling

As Susie Bubble reported today, the beautiful prints on Richard Nicoll's newest collection were made in collaboration with Manchester-based  artist Linder Sterling. She's associated with the rise of the post-punk scene that happened in Manc at the end of the 70s, and is famous for her punky prints. She's given Nicoll's collection a totally new edge! 

Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Norwegian article

For my Norwegian readers:

Eg har skrive ein artikkel om samanhengen mellom børsen og skjørtelengda! Den finn du her:

The cool kids

Just some pics of the cool kids hanging out at LFW.... Inspiration information.

Pictures from, The Sartorialist and Facehunter.

Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Today's favourites

Some of my favourite outfits from todays shows:




Monday, 23 February 2009

London calling

It's always refreshing to see LFW's offerings in between NY, Milan and Paris. There's something special about London, it's my favourite fashion week. Mainly because the designers showing there are younger, more fun, more experimental and daring. Anything goes, really. For the last few seasons, there's been three designers I feel that have really stood out from the crowd; Christopher Kane, Todd Lynn and Richard Nicoll. They've all managed to find their own signature and build up their own brands in a short amount of time, but still manage to suprise us every season. Take Kane, as an example. He started out with ultrashort body-con dresses in neon colours. Since then, he's gone from black witches to Beverly Hills in the 90's, to sophisticated outerwear, to Planet of the Apes looks, and now: Understated working class mixed with glamour! His newest collection mixes scottish checks with organza and chiffon, and in a way it seems more 2009 than anything else.

Todd Lynn cuts a mean suit (for both sexes) and oozes rock'n'roll.

Richard Nicoll, meanwhile, combines colours and styles in his own way - from spring's pastels, he's now gone for silver, grey and white, a truly modern mix.

Thursday, 19 February 2009

I'm in love with LOVE

Katie Grand's new fashion magazine, LOVE, hit the glossy newsstands today! It's described like this on their website
Love is more than just a fashion magazine. Love is a twice-yearly compendium of inspiration - for designers, for artists, for anyone looking for visual ideas; for anyone who loves fashion and design so much that they want to climb inside the heads of their heroes. Love doesn't follow fashion: it sets fashion's agenda. 

Grand was previously the editor of POP magazine, who closed down last year. I'm hoping I can get my hands on this magazine somehow, it is 2009. 

Wednesday, 18 February 2009

Never Denim

Norwegian brand Bik Bok launched its new collection, Never Denim, in January. This brand has previously been considered a bit of a teen brand, with the likes of Miss Sixty, but it seems they're trying to change that now. This is something else! I'm loving the studded denim dress in the first picture - praying that my local store will pick it up!!

Rodarte FW/09

My favourite collection from today's shows was Rodarte:

Tuesday, 17 February 2009

MJ! Oh MJ!

I've been warming towards the 80s for a while now. Luckily, so has Marc Jacobs! He's not only referencing the 80s, he's recreating it! His FW/09 collection takes it almost painfully far out; he calls it a tribute to New York in the 80s. Lots of vibrant colours, shoulder pads, bubble skirts, curly hair á la Alexis in the Dynasty and printed tights - it might be what women need in these difficult times? Power dressing never hurt anyone. 

More posts on New York Fashion Week the following days!!

Thursday, 12 February 2009

Credit crunch fashion

So New York fashion week 09 hasn't officially started yet, but a few designers have started showing their collections already, namely Jenni Kayne, Acne and Lyn Devon. Their collections are quite classic, based on simple, clean-cut clothes, but with energetic colours. Must be the credit crunch effect kicking in. 

(Jenni Kayne FW/09)

Thursday, 5 February 2009

Acne SS/09

This is how I wanna look this spring:

Acne always does it. Cool and functional, with a Scandinavian twist. You can definitely see some Marc Jacobs in there (the see-through pants, the art deco references) but it's done in a simpler cut with cleaner lines and less accessories. Except for the cowboy hats, of course. How can you go wrong with cowboy hats named Sue Ellen? A-M-A-Z-I-N-G.

Wednesday, 4 February 2009

Topshop, how I miss thee

God, I really miss having Topshop just a short busride away... Here's a few items I'm craving this spring...