Kamis, 24 Oktober 2013

Breaking News: Third Time's (Not) The Charm

I just received the news that
Jil Sander leaves Jil Sander again

The designer will leave the fashion house for 'personal reasons'. In February last year Sander made, after an absence of eight years, her third comeback at her eponymous label, which she founded in 1968. In 2000 she said goodbye and then returned in 2003 and left shortly afterward. 

‘On behalf of the group I want to thank Jil Sander for her remarkable contribution to the brand over this period,'  lets chief executive Alessandro Cremonesi know. ‘Her outstanding design and creative leadership have been crucial in reinforcing the brand and positioning it to foster further prosperous growth.’

Her last collection was for spring-summer 2014. The fall-winter 2014 collection will be designed by the brand's in-house team. Unless Jil Sander has a fourth comeback in store ;)

Rabu, 16 Oktober 2013

FW #2: Delpozo

All eyes were on the show of

 Delpozo is a fashion company founded by the Spanish designer Jesús del Pozo. After the passing of it's founder in August 2011, the company named Josep Font as the new creative director in 2012.
His aim was to turn Delpozo into an international luxury brand. With only three collections under his belt Font is doing quite well. 

For this collection he was inspired by two themes. The first one is the painting  La Zingara by Corot. His second inspiration were the windows of gothic cathedrals."Seperately they seem very opposite, but when they came together they created a very inspiring image that influenced the whole collection."  

I'm very delighted with the creative and innovative designs. They're made with such precision.
The Balenciaga-esque shapes were oustanding. I love how Font plays with these unexpected volumes. He showed respect for the heritage of Delpozo, but made sure it looked thoroughly modern. For an ultra feminine touch there were traditional craftwork details like lace, embroideries and floral appliqués
The collection consisted of volumious skirts, off-the-shoulder tops, ballgowns, pallazzo pants and flower dresses. All in a color palette of lavender, green, pink and beige.

Rabu, 02 Oktober 2013

Breaking News: Marc Jacobs leaves Louis Vuitton

Marc Jacobs is leaving Louis Vuitton after a 16-year partnership to concentrate on his own eponymous line. 
After weeks of speculation the news was confirmed by LVMH.
Jacobs' presented his last collection for the label this morning. 

His successor at Louis Vuitton is expected to be announced shortly. Nicolas Ghesquière is considered to be the front-runner.