10/1/14

Moonage daydream

pencil skirt&blouse c/o Choies.com
While Paris was welcoming thousands of fashionistas, fashion bloggers and vloggers, designers and models, editors and critics from all around the globe for Fashion Week, I was following the whole event through my laptop screen at home. As new collections were being presented, I sipped on tea while lounging on my settee and scrolled through endless articles about the best-dressed of day 1 of PFW or the biggest hits straight from the catwalk. And to think that I was in that same, seemingly calm and mysterious city for a couple of days just a week ago, as an outing with my art class!

My favorites from this year's Paris Fashion Week were Iris Van Herpen with the usual amazing cuts and silhouettes, the eclectic choice of fabrics, Valentin Yudashkin with beautiful pastels and sheer flowing fabrics, Givenchy with the lace-ups, stripes and leather. Also, I must give credits to Chanel (or should I say Karl) for the colourful and feminist ladies-first&make-fashion-not-war collection. A finale of models parading with banners in a set of a Paris street- genius.


9/28/14

Leather

top+hollow cut boots c/o Younghungryfree.com, backpack c/o Tomtop.com h&m leather skirt+beanie

I'm always up for head-to-toe black ensembles. This time, not only did I opt for a monochrome outfit, but I also decided to go for an all-leather look, mixing up different textures of the same fabric- with the sleek skirt material contrasting with the rather rough one of the crop top. I've also gone back to beanies, mainly because a. I've always had a bit of a rebellious side that begged me to bring the beanie back, and I couldn't put that part of me to sleep, no matter how hard I tried and b. because I want to personalize them by adding a piece of fishnet in the front to create a laid-back but classy look that I've been seeing around quite often now and, well, love was imminent.
It's my final year in school and I'm taking every opportunity that I get to work on my scholar work before anything else (except for when all I want is to relax and watch a good movie or listen to some good old music, of course). Managing to keep up a blog at the same time seems to be a bit tricky and has been for the last year or so. I have high hopes that things will go back to how they used to be- regular posting and a lot of interesting content that I could share with you!

8/12/14

A little something



A couple of months back, my school held an annual festive event, Footfest- an event that celebrates football,  as the name suggests, but also the different cultures of the students in the school. During the day, stands selling food and goods from various countries are spread around the campus, and in the evening a series of events take place to showcase works of talented students. One of those events is a fashion show, in which I participated this year as a designer. Above is a short video of the collection I presented, modeled by a number of gorgeous girls who perfectly portrayed the woman I design for- elegant and graceful, yet fierce as hell.

About the collection:
The main idea was to take a drift away from the dress- the most common item of clothing on the runway (especially  in scholar fashion shows)- without completely neglecting femininity. While incorporating garments from both men and women's wardrobes, modifying basic items such as shirts and trousers, I aimed to create new silhouettes as well as stick to classic blouses and pants. The collection begins with a short outfit featuring voluminous feather-decorated sleeves and eventually ends in a long flowing gown with an iridescent feather corset... a "black swan" kind of thing. Feathers symbolize freedom: the collection is about women becoming more powerful, fierce and independent. Liberated from the simple pantsuit, leaning towards asymmetric shapes and unconventional fabrics. It's all about taking a risk and the idea of change. It's about not being afraid... growing a pair of wings, taking control and exploring, like a bird flying above the world, beyond any limits.



7/25/14

Backyard vibes

 Zara straw hat&pants
The thermometer is blowing up and I am way out of my comfort zone. I'm an autumn person by nature, and not just because that is when I was born. Blazers, pantsuits and felt hats occupy three fourths of my wardrobe and I find myself completely out of place when summer comes along. Thus, I needed to find garments to temporarily replace my staple-items and went hunting for the perfect summer hat, among others. I came across this one from Zara and it's so simple yet elegant, I had to get it for my hats collection. Yes, I am a sucker for headpieces of all kinds.