fall 2011

Fall vs Spring

when i was browsing through the latest spring modern sale at bukowskis (they really bring me endless amounts of joy, that auction house) i was quite taken by all the beautiful flower still life pieces. i thought back to how some of my favourite collections from the autumn 2011 shows were so bright and colourful, and knew it would make for a nice comparison – especially since i am noticing that the northerners are really enjoying the coming spring and we, conversely, are really loving the coming of autumn. the other day i stood in the sun and actually relished the warmth as opposed to cursing it. this really is the best time of year.

Rachel ComeyIvan Ivarson – Still life with flowers in vase

ErdemOlle Olsson-Hagalund – Flowers in vase

House of HollandLennart Jirlow – Still life with flowers

Jonathan SaundersSigrid Hjertén – Flower still life

MissoniKarl Isakson – Still life with geranium and pitcher

Vivienne Westwood Red LabelIvan Ivarson – Höstblommor

Erdem Pre-FallLeander Engström – Still life in blue vase

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antonio marras a/w 2011

um, yes. i am very much down with this vibe.

antonio marras dedicated his autumn/winter 2011-12 collection to his mother – including a characteristically poetic ode to her in his show notes and a sepia, passport-sized photograph of her pinned to the front of them.

all runway images courtesy of vogue.co.uk

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marni & missoni

i haven’t been covering the fall shows lately, mainly because i already overdosed so heavily on the new york & london fashion weeks. but i have been keeping an eye on them – and paid particular attention to the details at marni & missoni’s collections in milan. i have always had a soft spot for these two italian design houses, mostly because they are the favourites of my great friend amy who has the best taste of anyone i know (look out for her ‘things i like right now’ later this month.) so these are for you amz. this winter will be all about colour, are you okay with that?

marni

missoni

all runway images courtesy of vogue.co.uk

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a/w 2011

these dresses at jill stuart are quite possibly my favourite pieces from all the a/w 2011 fashion week shows so far

also love her fox & owl prints…

really enjoying the fact that there’s so much colour & beautiful bold prints in some of the collections

jonathan saunders

house of holland

conversely i also love the darkness of charles anastase

images courtesy of style.com

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suno & vallotton

i was happily browsing the fall 2011 suno collection, all the while thinking – “paintings. just like paintings. the colour. the patterns. aaah, paintings.” (tricky translating my thoughts, but that was the jist of it) and then i read the review,

There aren’t many designers willing to admit to being inspired by old ladies, but Max Osterweis and Erin Beatty went there for Fall. They said they were specifically interested in the way the granny class accumulates things with a seeming disregard for trends or faddishness. “It’s an exploration of timelessness,” Beatty explained of the collection. But there was nothing fusty or old-fashioned about the wallpaper prints or the geometric motifs, which were informed by the work of a pair of painters, Peter Doig and Félix Vallotton.

seriously! vallotton, specifically, is an absolute favourite of mine. so… you know – this had to be done.

runway images courtesy of style.com

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