Dear Creatures is the love child of Bianca Benitez and Rob Sinclair. The inspiration behind their Spring 2010 line is Jack Demy’s The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, a French musical film from 1964. The chic clothing pays homage to 1960s Parisian life and delivers high drama through rich textural design. [ Continue Reading ]
We’ve all made asses of ourselves. I tend to do it quite often. So often, in fact, that it’s now my “thing.” But now, Marloes ten Bhömer allows us a chance, not to cure foot-in-mouth syndrome, but to make sure we at least look cool while our traps are closed. They may not be Louboutins, but they certainly are eccentric. And in a world of Botoxed and veneered clones, who doesn’t want to be different?
Mishka’s 09 Spring/Summer line is here. We see awesome bold spring colors mixed with classic Mishka cuts as well as some new cuts and sew pieces. The line is primarily focused for women’s wear but is complimented with some great guy pieces. Mishka’s looks have always been for the fashionista who declares individuality, adhering to a style of “It’s my party and I’ll wear what I want to” aesthetic. These images from their latest lookbook glorify the past for Mishka and excite the future for the brand. I’m really diggin’ some of the guys’ outer wear.
Fashion designers are a lot like middle children and reality TV stars when it comes to their need for constant attention. Middle children write on the walls and develop drug problems, reality stars get drunk in front of cameras and bare their breasts for paparazzi, fashion designers turn their runway shows into miniature rock operas and make clothes out of unusual materials. Case in point: Christopher Raeburn.
English designer Christopher Raeburn makes a routine of going commando, creating an interesting array of street apparel mostly from redeployed parachutes and military fabrics. Patterns in the garments are meant to compliment the harsh weather.
His designs have not escaped notice having drawn the attention of celebrity-blogger Kanye West as well as notching Raeburn a spot in the recent book, 100 New Fashion Designers. Ironically enough Raeburn appeared as a contestant on the British equivalent of “Project Runway”, “Project Catwalk”.