STRIPED FASCINATION

 

Stripes are my thing. Preferably in classic black and white, but I’ll welcome them anywhere be it an item of clothing or accessory (or 4), but I do think that stripes can take on a whole new world of their own when styled as an interior focal-point. All photos are, of course, from Pinterest. Follow me here.
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TEX SAVERIO A/W14 PARIS FASHION WEEK

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I attended the Tex Saverio show in Paris on Tuesday after what felt like a million hours of travelling, but boy what a day it turned out to be. After waking up at 5am to catch a train, tube and finally the Eurostar, we arrived in Paris. First stop, the nearest café to the Gare du Nord we could find to eat as many crépes au sucre we could manage.

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After much discussion in poor broken French with a taxi driver, we finally established where we wanted to be, the show’s venue the Automobile Club de France on the Place de la Concorde, just a short walk from the Champs Elysées. The show started at 2pm local time and was just as enchanting as was expected from a Tex Saverio collection. The only difference for me was being able to see it up close and be able to capture, first hand, the intricate detailing and shimmering fabrics Saverio is known for.

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With a palette strictly of black and gold, the collection consisted of the use of rich decadent fabrics detailed with intricate bedding a laser-cut detailing. The ornate head pieces glittered under the spotlights, an aspect which cannot be transcribed through photos, as with the glittering gowns.

 

Hair and makeup was kept simple and pared back, letting the clothing speak for themselves. The 7-inch platform shoes with backwards-curved heels added another other-wordly quality, much reminiscent of McQueen. This being Saverio’s second ready-to-wear collection, I think it definitely seals his place on the official Paris Fashion Week calendar, proof of what a success he is as an up-and-coming designer and a true sign of his accomplishments to come.

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Below are some professional shots from the collection.
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DREAMING OF PARIS.

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It has been a dream of mine for a long, long time to go to Paris, and next week I will finally be going. I will be attending Paris Fashion Week, living a weird dream of mine. Paris is the home of Coco Chanel, where Elsa Schiaparelli made her name, and where Fashion Week gets exciting. All the big shows, the truly influential shows, are showcased in Paris and it really is a dream come true to actually being a part of it.

TEX SAVERIO TAKES ON PARIS FASHION WEEK

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One of my personal favourite designers, Tex Saverio from Indonesia, is gearing up to showcase his latest collection for Autumn/Winter 2014. This marks his second season showing Ready-To-Wear on the Paris Fashion Week off-schedule. A year ago, Saverio’s eponymous label was made a part of a joint program between London College of Fashion and Indonesia Fashion Forward. The result of which was the creation of Saverio’s first official ready-to-wear collection, only nine months later, launching last October for Spring/Summer 2014.
Known mainly for his outlandish and beautifully avant-garde creations, this collaboration shows Saverio’s capability to translate his innovative designs into ready-to-wear products, fit for western consumers.

You may not have specifically heard the name “Tex Saverio” but I’m sure that a lot of you will have seen his work. That exquisite wedding gown worn by Jennifer Lawrence in The Hunger Games? That’s Saverio’s. Having been a fan of his for almost three years now, I can’t wait to see what Autumn/Winter 2014 brings. Listen out for Tex Saverio, you’ll be hearing his name more and more, I’m sure of it. Stay tuned on the blog for updates on the Tex Saverio A/W 2014 collection!

The photos below are from the Tex  Saverio collection for Spring/Summer 2014. All photos courtesy of the Tex Saverio Facebook page.

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NEW IN: SILKY DREAMS

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Aren’t they just the prettiest? I usually tend to wear the same underwear over and over again; usually the faded, possibly torn bras that are way past their sell-by dates, they’re usually the comfiest. I couldn’t resist this set from Topshop however, taupe is my colour and who can say no to silk and lace?
I’ll cast aside my old faithfuls and adorn my bosom with a treat of a bra, even if it is just for show. I’ll balance it out with an old pair of pyjamas that I’ve had since age 12 come nighttime.

OSCAR DE LA RENTA A/W14

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There was a surprisingly edgy twist to Oscar de la Renta’s Fall show yesterday at New York Fashion Week. His use of leather, mesh and lace were in full swing creating a fresh take on dlR’s elegant cuts and shapes. I particularly loved the layered leather dress with long sleeves paired with the red T-bar pointed courts, such modern elegance. The short hair and simplistic makeup also gave a good contrast to the fresh modern take on the ever-present ball gowns. 

THOM BROWNE A/W14

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Now this is the kind of theatrics that I miss from fashion week. Overexaggerated everything, fabrics to die for and hair and makeup fit for a queen (Elizabeth I would be proud). With the church as inspiration, the intricacies of the cuts showing pure craftsmanship, Brown has taken his detailing to religious new heights, both in literal and physical senses.

RACHEL ROY A/W14

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First of all I’d just like to say that royal/electric blue is my favourite colour at the moment. This therefore means that you must be warned that I will love anything in those hues. Having said that, I don’t think my judgement is clouded when it comes to Rachel Roy’s latest collection for Fall. Yes, she has used my favourite colour (can we just spare a moment to fawn over those gloves?!!) but I am absolutely loving the lace inserts and paneling in this collection. Roy has somehow managed to make tweed and lace edgy by pairing them with metallic leathers and unfinished trims.

photo credit: style.com