Sunday, 30 June 2013

MULBERRY F/W 2013/14 Ad-Campaign




The Mulberry Autumn/Winter 2013 campaign celebrates the beauty and mystery of the English countryside, combined with the elegant grandeur of an English country manor. Shot by Tim Walker, starring Cara Delevingne.

Enjoy the MULBERRY fashion show video at the end of this post! Love, Andrea  
 











Tousled, woolly, and in a beautiful shade of pearly gray, and that was just the standard poodle that made not one but two appearances in the Mulberry collection. Having some canines work the runway, trotting up and down, looking like any minute they might stray literally from the script, and make their way out the door, has become something of a delightfully daffy Mulberry tradition ever since the brand came under Emma Hill’s creative direction six years ago. It’s all part of the quirky, youthful, and anarchically tongue-in-chic spirit she has wanted to bring to what she does; luxury with a laugh or two along the way. All of this attitude is incredibly British, it’s worth noting, redolent of the kinds of worlds depicted in London photographer Merry Brownfield’s recent book, Merry England, a paean to the age-old practice of Morris dancing and the like. Sly and subversive had a stranglehold on this country way before punk’s spiky and snarling arrival on the scene.

Yet this season a quieter, statelier tradition was on Hill’s mind, and that would be this forty-one-year-old British company’s way with crafting a bag. Not that she’s not been serious about it before, but those purses the Alexa, the Del Rey were oftentimes as tricked up as a kid’s toy. Not so with Hill’s new crop of purses, dubbed the Suffolk, that historic, rural English county that stretches from Waveney to Forest Heath. Gorgeously understated and stripped of irony, her Suffolk bags came constructed with a frame back and swung from the hand with a discreet strap, and all were whipped up in the likes of oxblood alligator, pheasant-green ostrich, and classic calf leather in black or off-white. They were effortlessly grown–up and glamorous and indicated the general direction that Hill is taking for fall.

That was entirely evident from the opening looks, which showcased English outdoorsy tweediness, like a shearling collared blue checked boucle coat and a tunic in a floral meadow print over pants in a smaller flower sprig motif; layering was a dominant theme, with trousers-under-skirts galore, though the best was the combination of a long oversized cozy checked sweater atop a spangled short dress and deep blue crop pants. Elsewhere, there were luxurious expressions of what Mulberry is capable of as a house, which would be its short capes and sculpted pleated skirts in oxblood or midnight blue nappa leather; those skirts, in particular, being some of the best examples of a trend that has been gathering steam ever since the opening days of New York. Hill teamed all of this with a kicky high-block-heeled loafer, graphically worked in leather or exotic skins. It was the perfect choice traditional yet twisted, and totally Mulberry.



 


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Photo credit/Source: MULBERRY 
 Photography by Tim Walker for MULBERRY 


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Saturday, 29 June 2013

Roberto Cavalli Pre-Fall 2013





As Italy’s debate about keeping its sartorial traditions alive in a global economy fuels the local fashion fray, Roberto Cavalli and his wife and creative partner, Eva Cavalli, unveiled a surprisingly languorous collection that, with its eclectic blend of Indian, Moorish, and Arabian nuances, felt a thousand miles away from the designer’s hometown.









In fact, it’s almost as if Lucy Honeychurch, E. M. Forster’s protagonist from Room with a View, packed up her trunks and fled Florence for Morocco, Rajasthan, or Java, along the way picking up great pairs of cropped and artfully faded jeans with colorful embroidered hems, pretty batik day dresses, and, naturally, a lot of animal prints. Cavalli’s approach to heavily patterned and fluid silk pants; loose, cropped jackets; and billowing, bohemian frocks this season felt particularly louche.

Seductive and exotic detours aside, the collection also trumpeted a savvy, practical city attitude. Cropped white pants embellished with tiny mirrors were paired with a matching top and a clean biker jacket adorned with zippers just the thing for hopping on the back of a Vespa. More of those decorated bombers were thrown casually over the house’s signature slinky, sparkly evening frocks, which carried an almost twenties influence with their intricate beading and drop-waist silhouette. They were a romantic, cool look that blended the past with the present.





































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Photo credit/Source: Roberto Cavalli (via VOGUE)



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Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Dolce & Gabbana F/W 2013/14 Ad Campaign





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Photos: Courtesy of Dolce & Gabbana  


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