Wednesday, August 20, 2014
H&M just released these two visual lookbooks for its upcoming fall/winter 2014 collections for men and women respectively. Moto-chic is going to continue to be a hot trend this fall, and the leather moto pants and biker jacket for men (seen in the video above) are definitely the must-have pieces from the men's collection. While the colour palette of the men's collection is primarily comprised of black and white, the women's collection is a bit less serious with muted neutral tones of black, white, grey, brown, burnt red and mustard yellow. The must-have pieces from the women's collection are the brown faux fur coat and the mustard leather windbreaker -- they will go with everything in any girl's closet and will easily glam up any look. The silhouettes for both guys and gals this fall appear to be a bit more relaxed but still sleek and refined. From the looks of it, this fall is totally going to be another fun and chic fashion season for both men and women!
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Dirk Bikkembergs has jumped on the Orphan Black-bandwagon and moved in a chic, sci-fi creative direction for the brand's latest ad campaign for fall/winter 2014. Model Josh Haywood gets transformed into a dark, edgy and brooding clone with the sole mission of selling Bikkemberg's minimal and modern designs. Luxe leathers combined with impeccable tailoring elevate the jackets seen in this campaign to an other-worldly level that is reminiscent of the costumes seen in Ridley Scott's film Prometheus. I, of course, love this entire ad campaign and have no doubt that this collection will sell extremely well.
Sunday, July 13, 2014
3. Kenny Scharf's Graphics Can't Be BeatWild and interesting prints are signature to any Jeremy Scott for Adidas Originals collection, but this time around New York artist Kenny Scharf was enlisted by Scott to take the character and charm of this collection to the next level. The strongest pieces featuring Scharf's creations are definitely the pointed slip-on shoes and the long-sleeved dress (see below). How can you not help but smile at the fun characters and graphics of the colourful prints? Exactly.
2. Moto-chic has never been coolerBiker-inspired style has been a hot trend this year with plenty of motorcycle jackets and motocross pants making their way down a multitude of major spring/summer runways. Jeremy Scott reinvents this popular style in the collection by giving it an urban street interpretation; moto armour-like padding and bold racing logo-type graphics get printed on a long-sleeved top, a dress, a pair of pants and a pair of wedge sneakers. The prints work to create a streamlined silhouette that's both uber chic and visually captivating. I adore the long-sleeved top paired with the motocross pants (see below), yes please!
1. Denim-On-Denim Is EverythingThe Canadian tuxedo has never looked better and takes the form of a denim-printed track suit complete with matching sneakers in this collection (see below). Although this look may not be for everyone, it's definitely one that won't go unnoticed; I personally love it. Britney and Justin, eat your heart out!
Sunday, March 23, 2014
Raf Simons has collaborated with Adidas for a second time to create a new footwear collection for spring. This time around, the master of avante garde minimalism has skillfully used a bunch of vibrant colours -- ranging from neon yellow to electric orange -- to create distinct colour-blocked shapes that help to elevate the collection to a whole new fashion forward level. The collection contains a bold graphic quality, and it's easy to see that Simons was inspired by a comic book aesthetic when he designed the collection -- these shoes totally look like they stepped out of a Japanese manga book. I'm loving this entire collection and I'm confident the shoes that conceal the laces will definitely sell out first. You could easily pair these sneakers with a black or navy suit for a fun, chic day look at the office, or wear them with a pair of dress shorts and a white V-neck T-shirt for a casual but stylish weekend look. Designer sneakers are all the rage this year; any one of these kicks will easily keep you on-trend and instantly boost your street cred.
Saturday, March 22, 2014
Target's next designer collaboration featuring Canadian fashion and textile designer Sarah Stevenson hits stores this weekend on March 23rd at 8 a.m. Stevenson is known for her gorgeous prints, luxe textiles and precision tailored garments. The extremely wearable and affordable (every piece is $60 or less) 15 piece collection features beautiful floral prints throughout a range of garments -- from bold printed T-shirts, charming button ups and must-have pull-on pants to a variety of elegantly tailored dresses and a vibrant ombre tuxedo jacket. I love this entire collection and have a feeling that all of the dresses and the tuxedo jacket will definitely be the first items to sell out. Check out the runway presentation above and see the collection in motion.
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
The highly anticipated Rick Owens for Adidas collaboration has finally arrived and it truly doesn't disappoint. Minimal and modern, these sneakers perfectly marry sportswear with Owens's visionary avant garde design aesthetic. The collection is made from luxe leather and nylon, and comes in a variety of colourways including black and white, white and black, all black and beige. These shoes would effortlessly up the high fashion ante of any look. I would totally wear any of these shoes with a pair of skinny jeans and a slim-fit T-shirt for a casual look or with a fitted black blazer and button-up shirt for a more dressy look. And secretly, I want the entire collection (shhhh...). Get them now at Ssense.com, $770 - $860.
Sunday, November 10, 2013
David LaChapelle's photography always brings a smile to my face, and his recent ad campaign for Swedish brand Happy Socks is a breath of fresh fashion-air. In true David LaChapelle-style, these vibrant images are visually stunning and charged with a provocative sexual energy that you can't deny or resist. And from an ad perspective, who wouldn't want to pull on a pair of Happy Socks and prance around a shipping yard? Exactly.