Rachel Comey has me with her white pieces this season. The heavy weight cotton and raw edge speaks to me. I tried on one of her pieces on a dress hunt and the dress was made for my wardrobe. I felt that this plunging neckline, combined with the flowy fit and fabric was a happy medium between feminine and summer casual. I wish you could see it layered under the pink dress, because, it's the one I want to frolic and play in all summer.
Boro is the Japanese patchwork technique - a way to patch up denim and other clothing. This has become trendy in North American culture, however, has been in the Japanese culture for years. Fundamental Agreement is one of my favorite Japanese denim lines inspired by vintage patchwork. I have one of their denim jackets from a few seasons ago and it has yet to go out of style. I just peeked at their Fall/Winter 2015 collection and I can't wait to get my hands on it. Who knew you could do so much with denim?
Awarded the Grand Prix du Jury Première Vision for the 29th Hyères Festival, Kenta Marshusige's Hinabi Collection gives hope for the rest of winter. The designer based in Tokyo was inspired by architecture of Japanese museums for the FW14 season. The lines, details and use of neutrals is well executed. See the rest of the collection.
Coming into my own, I finally feel like I'm understanding and appreciating my Asian background, including my taste and references. This has been and occuring theme, not only with food, but style and design. I discovered Hachung Lee through one of my favorite shopping sites and retail stores, La Garçonne. This line began in 2012 inspired by menswear and unisex dressing. The Korean collection is dedicated to an androgynous aesthetic. I thought I lost the love for asymmetry, however, Hachung Lee carries out asymmetric lines in a refreshing way. The perfectly draped garments are only stocked in three stores around the world. Still new to the game, this collection is one to put on your radar.
Last year, spring didn't make an appearance - it literally went from snowing one week to summer temperatures the next. I no longer know how to dress living in -40 degrees Celsius, so I'm back to playing dress up online. It's always hard finding the best pair of boyfriend denim. The ones that look effortless, however, still have a feminine appeal. The 6397 Loose Skinny Jeans are a classic pair of jeans that can save any day and are the answer to, "what shall I wear today?" This outfit was built around this beauty of a pair. So if you are ever questioning what to wear on a day which may lead you into fun and adventure, always build your outfit around the perfect pair of pants. For a casual day of wandering, brunch or coffee date, always opt for effortless. Now for the real question, is the polar vortex over yet?
In a critical fashion month, I stumbled upon a collection based in Switzerland. Looking off of the runway, I found Claudia Bertini's beautiful line dedicated to classic and contemporary clothing. Tied to a hint of minimal feminity, this independent designer makes a one size fits all collection in a simple color palette. The well structure garments are pieces I would trade pieces out of my wardrobe for. Is it spring yet?