if you’re a Capetonian you’ll be familiar with Swedish fashion designer Alexandra Höjer, and her beautiful clothing which she sells from her boutique in Kloof Street. i had heard that she had a new shop in the works, but had no idea how cool it was until i stumbled upon it a few weeks ago in everyone’s favourite Bree Street.
Zofia Chylak is a polish fashion designer who specialises in fine construction and tailoring, and draws inspiration from her background as an art historian in her designs. i love her simple pieces, like the no.1 silk dress and the no.2 silk georgette dress. she also has beautiful coats in her collection – something i could see myself wearing this winter.
today i received a lovely surprise in my inbox – the S/S 2012 collection from italian designer Licia Florio.
Through choices of colour and material the Licia Florio S/S 2012 Collection shows a woman who is not seduced by style dictates, but takes her own road. A season inspired by seawolves, by independent personalities, travel and sailing. Light but concrete fabrics design the silhouette of a woman who really lives the city, free to express her personality. Colours of the earth, beige or bordeaux, build a harmony in combination with materials such as parachute cotton or organza. Round collars, small cuts that just show the skin, light transparencies and forms that envelop, these are the materialisation of clean and essential garments without edges. Each piece takes the name of a knot, which ties in with the fabrics and becomes the symbolic detail of this collection, Seawolf.
kirsty mitchell is a fashion designer slash photographer from london whose photos i discovered on flickr.
probably the most impressive thing about these photos (besides the fact that they are so cool), is that she designed all the clothes herself, researched all the hair & make-up and all the “effects” are real. you can see all the behind the scene photos & stories at her blog.