воскресенье, 31 марта 2013 г.

Dior Couture. Patrick Demarchelier

Yesterday I visited an exhibition dedicated to Dior with my friend.

Walking down the floor I thought about how the identity of this brand has passed through the decades.

In my mind, Dior is a tradition first. A tradition of exeptional elegance and eternal beauty. And every designer, who worked for Dior's house - from Yves Saint Laurent to John Galliano and Raf Simons - has brought his own unique style to the brand without changing it's essence.

This exhibition is a fabulous retrospective of the Dior Haute Couture collections from 1947 to nowadays. Great overview of Christian Dior works and his heritage.

воскресенье, 3 марта 2013 г.

Trends - Op Art Clothing

After a long pause I continue my style notes.
Today I'd like to highlight the most influantial trend of s/s 2013 season - black and white graphic prints.
This trend actually came from 1960s with the wave of op art painting. Op Art (Optical art) is a style of visual art based on the effects of light, optical illusions and the contrast between black and white.
In the years between 1963 and 1966 fashion makers reduced the art movement to its boldly attractive patterns, which were translated into textile designs and accessories. The typical characteristics of this design was optically distorted geometric patterns. Spirals or checks, circles or rectangles - everything is in black and white.
("Icons of Fashion. The 20th century")

Andre Courreges pantsuits, 1965

Op Art bathing suit, 1966

Rudi Gernreich's designs

And now this trend is coming back with Marc Jacobs s/s 2013 collection. Bold stripes, checks, eye-catching animal prints reminds of Andre Courreges and Rudi Gernreich's designs, so simple and yet so modern and attracting.

Marc Jacobs, s/s 2013

Coat, Zara; shirt and pants, TopShop; wedges, H&M.

Blazers, TopShop

Shoulder bag, TopShop