Monday, 7 March 2011

Céline A/W 11/12

I must stray once again from menswear to give notable mention to Phoebe Philo. Her A/W 11/12 collection for Céline (as shown above) was amazing. Over the last few seasons she has created a distinctive, ever so slightly androgynous, yet strongly feminine style.

Not since Hedi Slimane's collections for Dior Homme can I think of anybodies work being so consistently fresh exciting and directional as Philo's has for Céline. The line, silhouette and colour palettes have been perfect. And like Dior under Slimane, Céline as a brand has been completely transformed.

Saturday, 5 March 2011

A Brief Note on Androgyny/ Soar AW11

It's no secret that androgyny has been a part of fashion and lifestyle for generations. It is also something I have always had a fascination with since perhaps my early teens.
The current cultural generation has again embraced the trend for blurring boundaries in identity and dress. As could be seen in Gaga's Jo Calderone, styled by Nicola Formichetti.

I worked two seasons for Tim Soar and was continually inspired by his crossover aesthetic. Seamlessly merging traditional sartorial male elegance with sportswear and contemporary fabrication. When he explored womenswear last season for his S/S 11 collection it seemed to be a move that made perfect sense, coming at a time when Phoebe Philo was creating minimal womenswear with a masculine edge at Céline. For A/W 11/12 Soar has merged the two to create designs without a gender. A few images from his A/W lookbook can be seen above.