Monday, 23 April 2012
Tuesday, 17 April 2012
Ohne Titel is the creative of two minds, Flora Gill and Alexa Adams. The pair met in 1999 at Parson’s School of Design and founded Ohne Titel in 2006.
Known for their ‘intelligent design for a strong and modern women’, they kept to their word, but moved away from the colourful and feminine direction this season – venturing to the darker side.
The latest ready-to-wear looks are very much the monochrome effect, which really creates an imaginative illusion on the eyes. The structure is still powerful – with tough warrior protection imagery, combined with softer elements against the ensembles.
The looks still showed off a sleeker silhouette shown through silk dresses and tailored jackets. Also looks of leather and fur were combined with impressionable jacquard textures, still keeping to the strict regime of a simple palette.
Monday, 9 April 2012
Canadian born Mark Fast, studied at Central St Martins, then worked with the likes of Bora Aksu and Stuart Vevers, before setting up his own label.
He was famously known back in 2010 for using size 14 models at London Fashion Week, as he believed it showcased his collection to the fullest potential. He believes in attention to detail within his craftsmanship, and this strong enthusiastic collection, definitely showed a lot more wearable pieces from his Autumn / Winter 2012 show.
He revealed the inspiration behind his collection was by the film ‘Fire Walk With Me’, by David Lynch, calling his collection ‘ Questions in a world of blue’ a lyric from the film.
With his signature designs of hand knitted dresses thrown into the equation, alongside crop tops, with the new direction of fairly tight skirts. Applying cardigans with hoods, for the casual chic day look, really adding volume instead of minimizing this time. His various combinations of dresses really showed the beautiful silhouette and his style to really elongate the legs. Moving through a touch of 90s throwback, with a mix of pinstripes towards the end. With a palette of mainly neutral tones, it really was sophisticated grunge.
The end commenced with the perfect look of a flapper style effect of adaptable black beads of an extortionate creation. With numerous stars on the front row including Kanye West, there was a lot of hype around his show, but he made one thing clear, 90s grunge is back!