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Whilst we’re feeling the squeeze economically there is so much focus all around us on food and health. Of course, a healthy diet is essential, but it can feel that we’re being marginalised by rising costs of fresh fruit and vegetables. So you can see why New York Times used food to exemplify the luxury of over consumption – being wasteful with wild abandon. Fashion tends to err on the side of controversy, and although showing off with thousands of Swarovski crystals is seen as ‘aspirational’ we feel that this shoot takes it down a notch, hitting home with the broader consumer base.
However, it does not mean that these images aren’t stunning! We love their ‘fresh’ take (sorry couldn’t resist the pun).
Photography courtesy of Richard Burbridge. Styled by Robbie Spencer
Check our photo diary from Lincoln Square at New York Fashion Week taken by our lovely photographer Amie Leeking yesterday.
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We chose this complex look from Alexander Wang’s A/W 2012-13 collection for today’s pick of the day. Quilted, bondage, fencing femme this is a look with so many layers to unravel from the bondage-esque fluid rubber look trousers and whip accessory to the stern fishnet fencing mask. Even with the stark masculine overtones that dominate this look, Wang still manages to retain a feminine and sexy silhouette.
Step into the future and Prabal Gurung envisions slick rounded shapes in technical fabrics of gold metallics to sheen stealth silk in his A/W 2012-13 collection. Dramatic teal eye shadow teamed with minimal clean centre parted hair arch back to some kind of contemporary buck rogers or sci-fi soap opera. Whilst a choice colour palette of gold metallic, royal blue and maya blue fused with intricate sculptural mirrored prints help support Gurung’s futurist fantasy.
For Autumn/Winter 2012-13 Tim Hamilton is giving his diffusion line Redux its first stand-alone catwalk at New York fashion week. Taking inspiration from equestrian style, every model is styled with equestrian creating a tribe like affect, whilst the majority of the collection consists of casual and wearable items from a wide selection of long johns in marl and popping colours to sweatpants and colourful turtlenecks. For hamilton this was a real shift from his signature grays and black incorporating punchy oranges, pineapples and purples its a gamble that pays off creating a sunny and fresh vision for a guys winter wardrobe.
American staple Tommy Hilfiger debuted his military inspired a/w 2012-13 collection at New York fashion week yesterday, we chose this formal claret peacock coat as our pick of the day. The stiff rubber look leather, charcoal contrast hem and lapels along with the kitsch paneling on the arms and pockets give this coat a fresh contemporary interpretation with a slight retro twist.
Shane Gabier and Chris Peters are the creative team behind American label Creatures of the Wild. Last years runner-up CFDA/Vogue prize winners these Chicago based designers are making a storm with their quirky and obtuse vision. Inspiration for their A/W 2012-13 collection comes from their fascination with the seventeenth century book ‘The Secret Commonwealth of Elves, Fauns and Fairies’ written by Robert Kirk and looks at the supernatural through a collection of parishioners tales.
Feminine dreamy silhouettes from the billowing leather full skirts, outsized waffle knits and angular statement iconography shawls create a fantasy narrative theme. But it’s Gabier and Peters choice of unconventional prints and panelling that evokes the most attention, for example mixing traditional plaid with an over sized black and white triangle prints, green teal pleated skirt with rainbow brush through statement panelling and our highlight a peach pink leather cape teamed with a textural fuchsia and yellow top that creates an interesting rough with the smooth affect.
This collection is the next step in big things to come for Creatures of the Wild; jam packed with concepts this is surely only a vision of what is to come.
This ‘Dark Rodeo’ look dominated the Nicholas K A/W 2012-13 collection at New York fashion week today. In a similar vain to last season’s Miu Miu collection, ghoulish stark black colours and zombie-esque make-up styling was a recurring theme throughout the collection. Large cowboy hats, tassel blocking billowed dresses, sheer materials and slick leather all echo the dark Americana influences which underline Nicholas autumn collection.
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We choose Rachel Comey as our pick of the day from New York fashion week. Teaming minimal parred down silhouettes and neutral styling, Rachel Comey creates a playful and fun statement piece for a/w 2012 with this photo collage leather pencil skirt.
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This is the second menswear collection for Tim Coppens following last seasons rave reviews at New York fashion week. A former design director of Ralph Lauren’s active wear label, Coppens interest in sportswear hybrids is very much present in his collections. For A/W 2012-13 Coppens continues to forge formal and sportswear aesthetics using technical lightweight fabrics alongside traditional winter materials including shearling, ultra fine lambskin and merino wool. Creating an interesting debate over the subject of clothing functionality, in particular a claret hiker luxe look best-accomplished Coppens aesthetic teaming a textured bobble popcorn knit with lightweight sheen jogger-esque trousers and black hiker boots. Tim Coppens ability to create forward thinking functional, sharp and elegant menswear makes him a definite one to watch in the future.
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