Vogue USA decided to roll out the big guns, in other words creme de la creme of the fashion industry teamed up in this exuberant couture editorial. Kate Moss in the Vogue USA Apriel, photographed by sir Tim Walker and styled by Grace Coddington in the place we are all craving to spend at least one heaven moment.
The green was actually that grassy green and the blue was literaly that cyan blue. Mary Kantrantzou's genius went to the basics of the children colouring book. Moreover, those crayons on the invitation card were sort of a heck.
Before the actual show started, there was a true catwalk happening right infront of the Topshop Venue. Katrantzou won over a coterie of fans from the fashion world. The flower field prints from the s/s 12 collection were seen all over the place.
There was this sense of humour married to her signature hourglass silhouettes and jaw-dropping prints. But who doesn't need a slight change? She decided to go to extremes and embrace the everyday objects like HB pencils(like literal pencils) or typewriter motifs, which was an exuberant kookiness, indeed.
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After an hour of patience, standing right infront of the backstage doors, I was lucky to see all the runway clothes carrying out of the building and god bless those people who didn't kick me out. It was better then the front row and all the off-killer embroidery and prints where right infront of me.
It is sleek...and fresh...and what else? sporty....Or maybe not, not that sporty as we all used to see on the flying start. It has the chic silhouette and sophistication in it. From the Stella Mccartney' extravagant version of the tennis dress, to the sporty jumpers and neon hues, mixed with trendy pastel that was seen on Marc Jacobs, Alexander Wang, Rag and Bones, Prada... Pleated skirts, clean tailoring... like a breath of fresh air.
Olimpics took the turn to rule the world for a moment and the world of fashion is not an exception. Being in tune with the flow, feel the freedom and breeze of the look. At least, you would have an excuse to wear those pretty Isabel Marant sneaker wedges, that so many fashion people finding annoying, because of the frequency of showing up on the various street style photos. However, I find them utterly...hate this word but...cute. You could check out the low priced version on Asos or Topshop.
So the thing is that it is your ready-steady-go moment and don't miss a chance to try it. :)
Raf Simons is truly an icon of modernism. His adoration of line and proportion... oh sweet baby jesus such a big loss for Jil Sander, I can't even describe indeed. But the rule is that while leaving you should keep your head high and he did it without a doubt. Yes, this collection was his "golden", regarding all the previous. It was his final triumph chords, the crowd was encoring.
That melancholic flow of the Dior's New Look and purity, a tear that was rolling down the face... He really loved his work and loved that brand. The cocoon coats in camellia pink and flowers cased under the glass that was sort of an allusion to the immortal glory and the end of "the couture trilogy" that will stay forever...
The least thing that I wanted to do is to baldly post the catwalk snaps, because the inspiration I've felt after watching it was undescribable. So now here is my own view on the Jil Sander F/W 12' collection. The delicacy of the silhouettes are took on the poncey yet refined rococo epoque. Lyric and profound...