One of my favourite shows from the recent Spring 2012 collections was the “new” Kenzo – which was recently taken over by creative directors Humberto Leon and Carol Lim, the geniuses behind Opening Ceremony. Which, of course, explains why there’s a certain wacky & fun edge to the all the pieces. I couldn’t help but feel that the setting for these knock-out outfits was slightly bland, so I decided to re-imagine some of my favourite looks in decidedly different scenery…
paintings from top to bottom: Isaac Grünewald – The Garden Path, Axel Kargel – The Road; Sven Westman – Scenery In The South of France, Hilding Linnqvist – The Terrace, Torsten Jovinge – The Monastery, Menton, Waldemar Lorentzon – Boats; painting images courtesy of Bukowskis; runway images courtesy of Vogue.
please note that i have no affiliation with Kenzo and do not own the rights to their images or the paintings used here. this is just for fun and should not be published in any official publications or magazines, please!
MAN! the Carven Spring 2012 collection made me ooh and aah with every dress, every shoe and every backpack. looking at each piece made me think of myself as a teenager – my sixteen year old self would have loved to dress like this every day. that’s not to say that 28-year-old-me wouldn’t want to dress this way every day… it would feel like i was always on a summer holiday, on the search for my next gelato.
oh and don’t even TALK to me about that mustard leather dress.
collages by me, runway images courtesy of Vogue.
i want to hug Paul Smith and feed him cookies all day.
runway images courtesy of Vogue
i’ve been holding back on posting about the NYFW spring 2012 shows because i always go completely overboard and end up basically re-posting the whole of style.com over here. so i decided this time that i would pick only 4 pieces from some of my favourite collections – outfits i would actually wear / dream about wearing. jill stuart was the toughest to pick from, she really knocked it out of the park with this collection.
all images courtesy of style.com