Sunday, January 27, 2013


When Raf Simons read Christian Dior's autobiography during his summer break in Puglia, he found unexpected parallels with his own state of mind, particularly in Dior's love of the countryside, the garden he would retreat to, the flowers he grew there. There may have been snow on the ground in Paris's Jardin des Tuileries, but inside Dior's nearly invisible mirrored tent, Spring was in full bloom.
The models, with their pixie-cut hair, airy swagger, and glittering red lips, called to mind a flittering wood nymph. Soon more nymphs arrived; most wore sleekly corseted gowns that exploded from the waist in dramatic, full flares or asymmetrically draped folds. In pastel silk, iridescent organza, or whisper-weight chiffon, everything felt softly natural yet utterly restrained — even as more elaborate looks like floral embroidered jackets, voluminous cocoon coats, and bubble-hemmed dresses covered in sparkling petal appliqué began to appear.

Some may like to compare this collection with those by Galliano, claiming they represent two distinctly different perceptions of Haute Couture. From my personal perspectives, Raf did make his moment which turns most of Galliano’s collections pale to some extent. Haute Couture, which refers to the creation of exclusive custom-fitted clothing specifically for the wearer’s measurements and body stance, has been added a little bit too much redundant elements by mountains of designers. Large scales of complex drapes as well as monotonous so-called dramatic silhouettes, gradually makes Haute Couture overcostumey while unflattering to wear. Raf in this way, makes a wise choice, finding a new and refreshing approach to express his perceptions on Dior and Couture. Instead of showing off a powerful and unconstrained style, Raf draws more attention to reconstruct the restrained passion by specializing in the innovative silhouettes and details. Moreover, he has spoken about bringing more reality to couture. It would be a miracle if he didn't feel that way. The pants, the pockets in skirts—they were all part of that.

"The collection reflects the passing of time of the season, beginning as the signs of early life," the show notes explained. "Silhouettes are in flux, seemingly finding their own forms naturally and yet all expertly tended to and under control." Like a well-manicured garden under the tentative warmth of early Spring — or maybe like Raf Simons's intoxicating updates on classic Dior.The collection was a spectacular tour de force. One that revealed Simons to be a designer who is respectful of the house’s heritage but also more than capable of giving it a modern renaissance.

Sunday, January 13, 2013


J.W.Anderson Inspired Checked Knit: Online Shop
Wool Varsity Jacket with Leather: NEFF Vintage 
Zipper Pants: KadaKada
Checked Pants: Online Shop
Jelly eyewear: Oliver Peoples
Bohemian Accessories: Roadside Sporting Goods

Inspiration J.W.Anderson Check Knit Sweater, Tamu McPherson, Susie Bubble ,Taylor Tomasi-Hill, KENZO Menswear F/W 2013; Futuristic 60s,Sandra Hagelstam, LOUIS VUITTON S/S 2013

 They're a funny thing, trends. So fickle, so unpredictable. Take J.W. Anderson's Pre-Fall 2012 checked sweater, for instance. Who could have known that it would be catapulted into must-have status in the space of just a few short weeks? With its oversize silhouette and graphic pattern, Taylor Tomasi Hill, Tamu McPherson, and Julia Sarr-Jamois have all shown thier attachment to it, this windowpane knit seems well on its way to replacing the conventional striped shirts as the most ubiquitous patterned pullover around. 
Moreover, as the London Menswear F/W 2013 Fashion Week is going on, we exactly see patterns relevant to the windowspane trend. Kenzo,without those tiger-sweater garments, shows diversity including several looks with bold check and stripe patterns.
In my look, I attempt to keep the whole tone clean and chic while adding some interesting and sophisticated layering details. To begin with, I pick the wool varsity jacket with diverse textures to create a Grunge but effortless feeling.Then, it suddenly comes to my mind that I layer two pants together——  slim fit checked pants with the zipper pants as flowy hems, which strikes a balance to the whole look and perfectizes the proportion.

Saturday, January 5, 2013


ACNE Inspired Mint Green Sweater: Online Shop
Slim Fit White Shirt: Fanny Mocha
Vintage Glasses: Oliver Peoples
Golden Bracelet, ring: Online Shop
Metallic Shoes:
Transparent PVC Clutch: Online Shop

INSPIRATION ACNE Mint Green Sweaters on the streets!Hanne Gaby,fresh Color, Street Style Fotos by Tommy Ton & Phil Oh, Rachel Crow - Mean Girls