Obviously the scandinavians are a slick bunch and this designer well deserves a mention ALTEWAISAOME. The SS13 collection which recently showed at Stockholm Fashion Week was made up of clean lines, sculpted boxy silhouettes, layered panels and a lovely simplistic and modern colour palette. Couldn't represent the signature Swedish style any more beautifully.
Sorry for the small image, but these are the best shots I could find.
I did some moodboards for a recent interview and it seemed like such a waste not to share them because I think they look pretty cool, so I took some photos of them and here they are, my predictions for SS13 high-street fashion, what will be new, what will still be around from SS12 and what has inspired me for the season ahead. None of the images are my own, they are from tumblr, pinterest, various style blogs (including fashion-fade, stylebubble, spanish moss and motel rocks) new labels (including dimepiece and friend of mine), online shops, vintage stores, lookbooks, catwalks, street-style, people in music, magazines etc etc...
70s hippy glamour, crochet, indian prints, broderie anglaise, fringing, kimono sleeves, floaty shapes and lots of ruffles and cold shoulder styles. LOVE.
DIY fashion inspired clothing, acid wash denim, studds and spikes, more tie dye, overdye, dip dye, tomboy styling, crosses and skull motifs, oversized jackets and sweats.
I adore Venetia Scott and when I came across an image from an old shoot on tumblr I had to trace it down. Here is the shoot from 2008 UK Vogue 'Desert Rose'. Shot by Venetia Scott, styled by Kate Phelan (the now creative director of Topshop) and modelled by Siri Tollerød.
With the SS13 shows about to go, I could not be more over SS12. But I'm still outrageously excited about AW12/13 and can't wait for the trends to get into full swing. Very excited for Christmas and all the premium stuff. Here's a little re-cap of the trends to come this season.
Another Australian emerging designer, Karla Spetic. I discovered her recently and her collection completely embodies one of my thoughts for SS13, transparency. She has done this in a very wearable way too, you can definitely imagine these organza pieces and sheer inserts on the high-street. I love her take on blocking too, mixing different colour and fabric panels into one garment. How great is the colour block dress with one lace sleeve, second image down. Amazen.
I came across this on thisispaper.com which is a fantastic online mag for fashion and art and design, it's really great. Have a look here. What really really caught my eye was this designer from London College of Fashion Elly Cheng. I absolutely love her aesthetic, her emphasis on shape... i love the stepped lengths, the way she plays with texture and I really hope the powder colours and ombre trend carry on into SS13. I love this :)