Another brand with a more body-con aesthetic and the prints reminds me some how of the ones from the Marc Jacobs last show. A loose drawn on white background print.
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Alexandre Herchcovitch is another very well known designer from Brazil. His collections varies on a more conceptual note (meaning less colourful..) to more grunge punk ideas.
His collection for fall 2016 is very much black and white and based on the idea of construction of the pieces. I liked the polka dress that plays on the texture difference and the girl eye popping out. Much more sober approach to winter not sure I will feel this black and white when winter comes along while I am out there in Brazil.
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Another brand I recently discovered and liked very much so. The prints are just wonderful and the clothes exudes a refreshingly easy to wear attitude that I really love. Very graphic and single almost limited palette colour wise but I love that aspect too it makes the collection strength somehow…
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Yet another brand that I found and loved. Its inspiration is again on knitted yarns crochet, weaving and very appealing approach to colour as well. She doesn’t have prints, but the clothes have this wonderful textures that resemble prints and creates amazing surfaces. I just love this collection. It exalt such a natural effortlessness but at the same the actual items are quite elaborate. I just love this duality in the collection.
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First of all I am so chocked that Alber Elbaz has left Lanvin, I can’t quite belive it! I was reading on WWD, and found his speech he did at Thursday night’s Fashion Group International Night of Stars event so inspiring and I wanted to share an extract of it.
“I prefer whispering. I think it goes deeper and I think it stays longer. It seems to be that sometimes it’s almost more important that the dress looks good in the photo than it looks good or feels good on the body. Sometimes when I see clients trying dresses, I see that before they even go to the mirror, they just take a selfie and look at themselves in the selfie. And tell me what they like about the belt. Maybe the selfie is becoming the new mirror. If that’s the case and we will not have mirrors in the world, who will tell us the truth?
“We are living today in a smart world, a world of very smart design. Today it’s all about smart design, smart thinking, smart product, technology, rapidity….Adidas says, ‘The future is now.’ Today a 12-year-old girl living in the middle of nowhere with technology can see all the shows in Paris live — the show, the front row, the backstage, the celebrities — wow. Technology makes her dream come true. That girl, like many others, is living in a dream. But can we imagine a world without dreams. A world without dreams is not always a beautiful world. Dreams make us go forward. Dreams make me run forward. And people who know me, know that I don’t like to run in the park.”
This extract was taken from the website WWD.com
So continuing on my New York exhibitions that I didn’t get share yet, here are a few places I went. So again I couldn’t resist showing another view of the skyline with this amazing blue sky.
Here again I saw the famous Guggenheim museum but you weren’t allowed to take photos of the art pieces so I can’t show you any pieces, but at least a bit of it’s architecture. I found it too crowded to my liking probably because of being so famous and all and the collection wasn’t all that phenomenal… But I must say the building is always a delight. Those pieces below are from the New Whitney Museum, that I also saw (not on the same day!) but I forgot to take a photo of the actual building. So I took this picture below from their website. It’s the new building that gives into the High Line which is wonderful to visit with any sunshine.
I really enjoyed the new building it’s very New York smart, and the collection is interesting. When I got there it just opened so there was a real hype and that meant queues for hours and hours. However I went to visit it late on a friday and that was just marvellous as there was hardly any queue and the entry was donation only. That’s a New York way to say you can give 1$ and that’s acceptable. I really enjoyed it! (not just the 1$ part but the actual visit of the place…)Morgan Russell Four Part Synchromy, Number 7, 1914-15 Oil on cardboard and canvas mounted on cardboard. Chiura Obata Mono Crater 1930, from the portofolio World Landscape Series “America” 1928-30
Willem de Kooning Door to the River 1960 Oil on Linen Jackson Pollock Number 27, 1950 Oil, enamel, Aluminium paint on canvas
Jean-Michel Basquiat Hollywood Africans 1983, Acrylic and oil stick on canvasAlma Thomas Mars Dust 1972 Acrylic on canvasElizabeth Murray Children Meeting 1978 Oil on canvas