Thursday, 4 September 2014

the art of j.w. anderson

It's the first official day of New York Fashion Week which also marks the beginning of the month-long Spring/Summer 2015 season. Accompanying this will be the usual blurry runway photos, celebrities fucking over runway shows, lots of clothes and an inevitable fresh batch of street style trends. My longstanding theory is that these trends are synonymously formed from some sort of inner fashion circle Zeitgeist that us mere mortals can't attain. It's either that or all the most reputable models and editors have one group WhatsApp conversation discussing what they're going to wear and how they're going wear it. Last season it was pairing sports socks with sandals, this season? Lord knows (and Anna Dello Russo probably).

Thursday, 28 August 2014

electric picnic 2014 for dummies

Festival fashion can be a tricky beast to conquer, and while triumphs are about as rare as sunny spells at Electric Picnic, there are those few that manage to sidestep festival kitsch in all it's flower crown tragedy. Festival heroines that instantly come to mind are of course Kate Moss and Vanessa Hudgens, the indubitable figureheads of the two most publicised music festivals in the world: Glastonbury and Coachella. But displace these two festival styles and it doesn't translate so well. Picture Vanessa Hudgens' white lingerie co-ord covered in mud and probably accessorised with permanent thigh goosebumps. Or picture Kate Moss, the founder of the festival fashion cult, who'd look a tad over dressed and probably, very, very basic next to Kendall Jenner's giant nose ring.

Sunday, 17 August 2014

everything important that you may have missed

In a new weekly series that will force me to commit to blogging, I am bringing you a gloriously refined review of what happens every week pop-culturally and fashion-ally. So in other words, everything the RTE news doesn't tell you.

Friday, 15 August 2014

spotlighting: danielle romeril

For the second instalment in the spotlight series, I've chosen to feature Dublin born designer Danielle Romeril, and not only because she's Irish okay. Now alongside six other recipients of the prestigious NEWGEN support for her second consecutive year, Danielle Romeril is a growing favourite amongst the British Fashion Council and well on her way to becoming a regular name at London Fashion Week. She has also successfully made an unrelenting fangirl out of me, which probably was her ultimate aim, let's be honest.

Saturday, 21 June 2014

the nipple wars

Throwback to October when I discussed the relationship the fashion industry has with nipples and their place in Spring/Summer 2014 fashion. Fast-forward to the present where nipples are running free in the streets of New York, where they're being reluctantly photographed at the CFDA awards while simultaneously being blocked on Instagram. It's one of those moments where fashion has unflinchingly taken an evaded social issue and dragged it to the forefront. J.W Anderson, a supporter and instigator of the exposed female breast, once said that fashion collections need to make sense in six months for them to be successful. In this case, the Spring/Summer 2014 collections of Simone Rocha, Saint Laurent, Burberry Prorsum, Haider Ackermann, and J.W Anderson are the most important of the season.

Thursday, 29 May 2014

kim and kanye take ireland

When it surfaced on Twitter that newlyweds Kanye West and Kim Kardashian were honeymooning in Cork, reactions were fast and varied. A division was created between the comically enthusiastic group of reactions, the overly dismissive group and the much larger, confused group. Why anyone would honeymoon in Cork perplexed most. My own reaction slotted between comically enthusiastic, confusion and also dipped into scepticism, which was a smaller, fourth group in this virtual venn diagram. 

Sunday, 25 May 2014

spotlighting: a.n.d s/s 14 lookbook

Self-proclaimed 'non-conformist', Andre Supa recently launched the debut lookbook for his avantgarde menswear label, 'A.N.D'. Entitled, 'Sculpture', the lookbook provides a glimpse through the curious lens of the young designer whose penchant for structural, minimalistic attire is setting him far apart from his contemporaries.