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Comic Book Heroines for Prada Spring 2018.

While 1960s comic book heroines featured on bags, coats, cardigans, shirts and dresses for Prada's Spring 2018 collection there's a kind of 1980s subtext here too. With the PRADA font, the colour palette - lots of bright red and electric blue — plus those silhouettes. It's hard then not to think of a 1980s night club when I see this collection — the underground print press with screen printed posters  and thus a little bit of punk too. All very pre-Madonna. Yay Prada!











Marni Spring 2018.

Spring here in the southern hemisphere so what a great time to be receiving these gorgeous images of Marni's 2018 collection. Lots of classic silhouettes and proportions messed with — waists dropped, hips and shoulders expanded to an almost cartoonish degree; full skirts with frayed hems; pastels mixed with jewel tones; checks and stripes mixed with graphic florals; brocades, chunky embellishments.....
But really, those graphic florals. Long, long sigh....












Delpozza Resort 2018.

I am loving the Delpozza 2018 Resort show for reminding me that spring is on its way down here after a loooooong winter. The solid navy silhouettes with sharp neon accents in lime, lemon and orange. So much zest in such small features (check out the pointy toed flats in neon red)! Also loving the clean crisp tailoring in what could be otherwise over the top structural work and graphic elements kept clean against icy whites and blues. Beautiful.






Tim Walker's Egon Schiele inspired editorial for i-D magazine.

Tim Walker's recent work for i-D magazine is recognisable instantly for its source inspiration, artist Egon Schiele. Along with stylist Jakob J they do a gorgeous job recreating Schiele's bright, but sparingly used palette and the postures his models struck. Brilliantly cast too are the models, particularly Schiele's wife and model, Edith Harms.















































Studio Space - Jodie Cunningham.

I love images from artist studios and the spaces where they work. This is the amazing studio and gorgeous work of artist Jodie Cunningham. Jodie works in so many different mediums — often recycled materials and always with attention to colour. If you love colour this space is particularly divine.




GUCCI in Auckland.

Walking up the main street of Auckland this summer I was not expecting to see each side of the road wall to wall with international luxury fashion brands. It's not that Auckland isn't fashionable — to the contrary the country is full of it's own authentic, edgy fashion and creativity (a friend puts this down to the cool temperatures and the crappy television) — it's just that this kind of distinctly European traditional luxury seemed a strange fit. Then a local explained that when the cruise liners dock in the harbour the first thing the tourists see coming off the ship are the bright glossy brands beckoning. Maybe some can afford the $3000 price tags for these dresses? Regardless I love Michel Alessandro and there was no keeping me out of GUCCI, getting to see his work live and in captivity. Clearly I was not their most hoped for customer but the Gucci staff were laid back and fun and allowed me to take these photos as well as giving me a catalogue — sealed in envelo…

Lorde - Green Light.

Lorde's new single Green Light.

The 'Statement Sleeve' with Saint Laurent.

Now is a great time in fashion history to be a sleeve. The only question being, what took us so long? The possibilities seem endless as Saint Laurent took full advantage of black to highlight some super sleeve silhouettes for the recent Paris collection. More of the SL Fall 2017 collection here.