It is with bittersweet sadness that I have to abandon ship for a while. I’ve just landed a new job in Trend Forecasting (eek!) and have been informed that unfortunately Layers&Swathes would result in conflict of interest (bummer).
I’ll miss you all. Stay in touch? I’ll still be tweeting at layersnswathes
p.s – the video below changed my life (melodramatic but true) – if you’re feeling stuck, trapped or creatively devoid, I suggest watching it.
I always wonder what fashion historians in years to come will make of our generation. What have been the defining moments? With androgynous gender-blending and traditional roles totally skewed, could it be the emancipation of men’s style? Could the importance of men’s fashion as an industry ever take over from women’s? I guess we are just going to have to wait and find out…
Click below to see these bad boys nice and large – the details are superb.
images via Tommy Ton for GQ, Street Style Aesthetic, t-shirtandtails, The Cool Hunter & The Style Scout
What a lovely surprise to see that Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci had repeated the instantly covetable Rottweiler theme for the Pre-Fall 2012 collection. Could it be that instant fashion and the ridiculous speed in which trends circulate are becoming a thing of the past? If this were true, I think it would urge people to invest in luxury brands that bit more.
One thing that struck me immediately after reviewing the SS12 shows was how well suited the silhouettes were to Anna Wintour’s style.
First, lets look at some quintessential Anna looks:
her skirt length always below her knee, her love of prints, her narrow waist… sound familiar? Here are some key SS12 looks that look totally Wintoured:
images via Elle.com
I’m loving Contributor Magazine fashion director Robert Rydberg’s work. Every image is like a poem dedicated to his love-affair with fashion. He doesn’t seem to be trend-led rather than instinctual, passionate with a fantastic knack for truly mixing it up. You can feel that he’s doing it for himself – his art, his way.
images via Models.com and TFS