I’m a huge fan of drapery, muted tones and modern tailoring. My go-to designers for inspiration are always Helmut Lang, Ann Demeulemeester and Alexander Wang when I’m feeling in that kind of luxe-androgynous mood.
And of course, how could I forget the wonderful Rick Owens whose pieces always get my heart beating a little faster! I was at Dover Street Market the other day and came across an amazingly cut long, high-necked black dress- very similar in style to his usual designs. It just looked so beautiful in its simplicity and elegant draping. When you see clothes like this you wonder how you could ever have lusted over that Matthew Williamson maxi or Etro scarf.
That’s of course the never-ending paradox of fashion. There’s too much choice to suit the very much bipolar fashionista in all of us!
Some of my favourite Rick Owens pieces:
About the designer:
Rick Owens was born in California but resides in Paris. He’s celebrated for his avant-garde designs, often described as ‘glamour meets grunge’. He began his own label in 1994. However, it was when an image of Kate Moss shot by Corinne Day wearing one of his jackets appeared in Paris Vogue, that he began to gain notoriety. His other lines include the more affordable Rick Owens ‘Lilies’ and denim range, DRKSHDW.
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I’ve been going gaga for striking prints this summer. With everyone from Peter Pilotto to Etro, spawning off a load of ZARA print jumpsuits and blouses, ethnic and tribal print is huge news.
If you’re a little sick of the familiar Pilotto and Katrantzou spinoffs, I’ve discovered a great alternative- LA label, Clover Canyon.
Clover Canyon as a brand, aims to personify a Californian spirit. In doing so, designer Rozae Nichols creates fluid pieces focusing on vibrant and unique patterns.
Their collections aim to include prints which enhance the body’s silhouette in order to achieve ‘a sense of motion’.
The best thing of all? I see Clover Canyon as a great home-grown label working with local people and products; their collections are designed and pieced together ‘in-house’. Furthermore, everything is individually made and collaborated on with the company’s local printer.
Take a look at their most recent collection, Resort 2012
Photography: Stian Throndsen
Some great pieces I feel, that are so reminiscent of a little Versace, a little Christopher Kane and ZARA, while epitomising a relaxed 70s, beachy vibe. I love the subtle references to the ‘pyjama’ trend as well.
These are the kind of pared-down prints anyone can wear and mix and match to suit the occasion. I definitely see Clover Canyon as a brand to watch.
Leather-trimmed lamb jacket, Etro
Possibly too warm for summer days, but hopefully a glamorous cover-up for chillier summer nights. Let’s pray we’re heading for a slightly cooler period just so we can have an excuse to wear a fabulous fur such as this! The gorgeous claret/raspberry colour is also one of my favourites this season, on anything from lipstick to jeans.