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.

Sunday, 2 March 2014

great expectations: the oscars edition

I always find that the Oscars, more than any other prolific award show, has a little something for everyone. Even if you really don't care what foreign film wins and the label on the back of Meryl Streep's dress is the least of your concerns, it's okay because Jennifer Lawrence will be there and that's enough to keep everyone interested. 

Saturday, 1 March 2014

milan fashion week - fall/winter 2014

Milan Fashion Week is old news at this stage but while we're dreaming about Parisian clothes it's important not to dismiss what went down in Milan. It's actually been a real struggle to choose my top ten favourites from Milan's offerings, Fall 2014 proved an exceptional turnout for Italy, but alas the deed is done. No intentional shading to those who didn't make the cut.

Thursday, 20 February 2014

london fashion week - fall/winter 2014

London could make a strong case for being the most enthralling out of the four fashion weeks. It's penchant for innovation and boldness was ever-present, but there was a surprising growth and maturing from many designers this season. Further surprises from the week included: another appearance from kendall jenner, an insta-inception moment from Giles Deacon, a dynamic Cara Delevingne who not only resumed her role as prolific model but also founded the Cara bag all the while a renewed sense of feminism became the overarching spirit of the week.

Friday, 14 February 2014

new york fashion week - fall/winter 2014

At 1am this morning - our time -  Marc Jacobs brought an official end to New York Fashion Week. Apart from setting the tone for Fall/Winter 2014, the past week also brought us a kingly streaker, multiple sets of starry front row combinations and plenty of snow themed street style images that will stand truly unique against it's European counter-parts.