Fashion

Maison Kitsuné SS15

while browsing through the exhaustive list of SS15 shows (more on that later) i was pleasantly surprised to see that Parisian / Japanese label Maison Kitsuné made their debut at NY fashion week. and even though the reviewer at Style.com gave them a rather catty write-up, i found that the collection made me smile – which is really all i ask from fashion.

creative duo and founders Gildas Loaec & Masaya Kuroki, have conceived a collection immersed in a new concept based on the French women’s ability to choose and balance well-made clothes resulting in a thoughtful and personalised ensemble.

see the entire collection here. ps you should listen to their playlists if you don’t already.

Maison Kitsune SS15
Maison Kitsune SS15
Maison Kitsune SS15
Maison Kitsune SS15
Maison Kitsune SS15
Maison Kitsune SS15
Maison Kitsune SS15
Maison Kitsune SS15
Maison Kitsune SS15
Maison Kitsune SS15
Maison Kitsune SS15
Maison Kitsune SS15
Maison Kitsune SS15
Maison Kitsune SS15

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Simon and Mary SS15

the new SS15 collection from Johannesburg based milliners Simon and Mary has made me realise that i really need a yellow hat for summer. and a blue one. maybe even a green one if i’m feeling fancy. i love seeing their classic styles in such rad colours.

Simon and Mary is based on a family bond within the hat factory. Using machinery bought in the 60’s and continuing the legacy created by the original milliner, Simon Pozniak. The milliner title has been passed down from generation to generation. Hats are in our blood, it is more than a clothing item, but rather a way of life.

the mounty, bowler and pith helmet collections will be released and in store in SA by November. the panama collection will be released in the next few days. berets are currently at Prime Store in JHB and Smith and Abrahams. see my previous post about Simon and Mary here.

creative team: photographed by Nico & Mignonne Krijno. design & art direction by Jana + Koos.

Simon and Mary SS15
Simon and Mary SS15
Simon and Mary SS15
Simon and Mary SS15
Simon and Mary SS15
Simon and Mary SS15
Simon and Mary SS15
Simon and Mary SS15
Simon and Mary SS15
Simon and Mary SS15
Simon and Mary SS15
Simon and Mary SS15
Simon and Mary SS15
Simon and Mary SS15
Simon and Mary SS15
Simon and Mary SS15
Simon and Mary SS15
Simon and Mary SS15
Simon and Mary SS15

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À Capucha!

wow there seems to be some seriously cool stuff coming out of Portugal lately. i recently featured Portuguese brands SUL and Nomad, now À Capucha! is the latest to add to that list. i mean, something that has an exclamation mark in its actual name has to be good, right? right!

À Capucha! is recreating the capucha, a traditional Portuguese garment, used by shepherds and farmers. the brand forms part of design consultancy Estufa, and was born to explore the convergence of design and manufacturing.

The “Capucha” is a traditional Portuguese garment, used by shepherds and farmers. it is made of burel (100% wool) and is impermeable. Our capuchas are handmade by the artisans of remote villages, who still have secrets and unique ways of manufacturing. In this project, we commit ourselves not to let the portuguese artisanal techniques disappear, by contributing to a sustainable production and by protecting a heritage that makes us unique and timeless.

they have a beautifully designed website & online shop – go check it out!

À Capucha!
À Capucha!
À Capucha!
À Capucha!
À Capucha!
À Capucha!
À Capucha!
À Capucha!
À Capucha!
À Capucha!
À Capucha!
À Capucha!
À Capucha!
À Capucha!
À Capucha!

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Olivia Terrell

sometimes i like jewellery to be delicate & almost unnoticeable, something that peeks out from the folds of your blouse or is so innocuous you only notice when the light catches it at a certain angle. other times, i want my jewellery to be so big and bold that strangers stop me in the street to ask where i got it. i think designer Olivia Terrell treads this line pretty well.

olivia is a jewelry artist, designer, & maker living in madrid, spain with her husband. born and raised in nashville, tennessee, olivia has always been influenced by her southern roots, but now with her spanish surroundings, she is finding new inspiration in the culture, colors, architecture, food, & vibrant people she encounters. olivia values the process of creation, and loves watching each piece go from initial sketch to final product. the beauty of her craft & handiwork is that there are never two exactly identical pieces: there are imperfections; there are flaws. it’s a sign of life & a gift: from the maker to the wearer.

lookbook photography by Iciar J. Carrasco.

Olivia Terrell Jewellery
Olivia Terrell Jewellery
Olivia Terrell Jewellery
Olivia Terrell Jewellery
Olivia Terrell Jewellery
Olivia Terrell Jewellery
Olivia Terrell Jewellery
Olivia Terrell Jewellery
Olivia Terrell Jewellery
Olivia Terrell Jewellery
Olivia Terrell Jewellery
Olivia Terrell Jewellery
Olivia Terrell Jewellery
Olivia Terrell Jewellery
Olivia Terrell Jewellery

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Rosie Assoulin

wow, it’s not often that a hollywood red carpet event would introduce me to a favourite new designer – but that’s exactly what Michelle Dockery did by wearing NYC based Rosie Assoulin to the Emmys last night.

With a background in Oscar de la Renta’s altelier, the New York native has elegant formal-wear down but imbues her work with a markedly recognizable signature that belies her young age (some designers work decades to get there)—with plays on volume, interesting uses of color and a way with drama that’s somehow perfectly approachable. - Harpers Bazaar

ps i didn’t actually watch the Emmy’s, i don’t need to when Billy on the Street is around.

Rosie Assoulin
Rosie Assoulin
Rosie Assoulin
Rosie Assoulin
Rosie Assoulin
Rosie Assoulin
Rosie Assoulin
Rosie Assoulin
Rosie Assoulin
Rosie Assoulin

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Julie White

i knew Julie White was Australian before even really knowing it, just from taking one look at the beautiful illustrative depictions of her native country’s flora. these prints can be found on limited edition clothing pieces and newly launched scarves on her website & online shop.

Julie White learnt her magic through a Master’s degree in textiles at the prestigious Glasgow School of Art. She is now based in Adelaide, Australia where she is constantly developing her range of limited edition accessories. Her signature aesthetic is based on hand drawn detailing with bold colours and her love of Australiana. More than anything, she desires to make beautiful pieces to wear and collect over time.

Julie White
Julie White
Julie White
Julie White
Julie White
Julie White
Julie White
Julie White
Julie White
Julie White
Julie White
Julie White
Julie White

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Bon

Bon just released a new website, online shop and lovely lookbook. oooooooh, those straw hats! hashtag straw hashtag hat hashtag summer hashtag shade hashtag cool. also how cute are these wax paper sacks? anyway, i’m digging it. see my previous posts about Bon here.

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Lina Rennell

how is it that i only learned about Lina Rennell today? all i know is that i haven’t wanted a beanbag since i was in varsity, but now i sure do.

Driven by optical passions and an addiction to excellence in textiles, Lina Rennell is a high-casual women’s wear and textile label based in Northern California. Launched in 2009 by Angelina Rennell, a true wild child and daughter of Los Gatos, California. The Rennell line is an art brand with a heavy focus on original print work, old world USA production, craft and tailoring.

she is stocked at a number of places, but you can buy her stuff online at Beklina.

Lina Rennell
Lina Rennell
Lina Rennell
Lina Rennell
Lina Rennell
Lina Rennell
Lina Rennell
Lina Rennell

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Ben Johnson for L’MAD

L’MAD Collection is a local fashion brand who creates limited edition collections with south african artists & designers. they have worked with people like Nico Krijno, Daniella Mooney and Michael Taylor amongst other, and their latest colab is with Ben Johnson, a talented graphic designer & creative who, funnily enough, used to work in my office space before we moved in here!

Ben Johnson is a graphic designer, director and photographer based in Cape Town. His original approach to African iconography, inventive layering and “novel nod to MS Paint effects” have been combined to produce a sublime collection for L’MAD.

also check out the cute promo by Michael MacGarry. you can shop the scarves here.

Ben Johnson for L'MAD
Ben Johnson for L'MAD
Ben Johnson for L'MAD
Ben Johnson for L'MAD
Ben Johnson for L'MAD
Ben Johnson for L'MAD
Ben Johnson for L'MAD
Ben Johnson for L'MAD
Ben Johnson for L'MAD
Ben Johnson for L'MAD
Ben Johnson for L'MAD
Ben Johnson for L'MAD

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