Spring 2013 Fashion Campaigns 2013

Saint Laurent Man Spring 2013
That’s it Christmas is over, well in the fashion world anyway, with major brands releasing their Spring 2013 campaign images already. So scroll down to get a sneak peak of what to expect for the next couple of months!
Anne Sofie Madsen Spring 2013
Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2013
Saint Laurent Spring 2013
Louis Vuitton Spring 2013

Stuart Weitzman Spring 2013

Inspiration Part 3!

Daks Womenswear
 Designers took fabric inspiration & cloth construction from abstract artists expressive mark making, cross-hatched surface techniques and layered brush strokes. Using floating colour, transparency, weightlessness and fluidity to reimagine the energy created by this artistic movement.
Tata Naka
Took inspiration from photographer Slim Aarons who was originally a war photographer who changed course after seeing so much negativity. He began to photograph beautiful socialites in stunning locations wearing even more beautiful clothes, his work can also be viewed as a form of escapism form the everyday. Throw in some Motown flavour and lots of fun and you have Spring Summer the Tata Naka way. I will focus more on his work next week, stay tuned.
Daniella Issa Helayel
Ahhh Daniella took inspiration from The Garden of Eden, Noah’s Ark & vibrant underwater colours! I instantly had a massive childlike smile on my face. Throw in some passion & seduction and you have a modern, bold, grown up collection that is full of energy, excitement and fun! Amazing.



So as the nights begin to draw in and there is a slight nip in the air, we know that summer is slowly slipping away; and London Fashion Week has begun. I personally love looking at all the latest catwalk collection and can get lost looking at them for hours, literally. But I wanted to share with you something different than a show report, which is in every magazine and on more or less every blog.
What interests me most about the new collections is where the ideas came from, how the different ideas can end looking the same and how they were developed from there starting point.
For example Markus Lupfer’s inspiration was The Jetsons, the space aged cartoon that I used to love watching as a child. From this he has developed a collection that is both feminine and edgy.
Willow too their inspiration from playing with transparency and buy using 1950’s lingerie as outerwear. The result is a mixed bag in my view, with some interesting material choices for the evening dresses; mixed with striking shirts/tops with beautiful cut out detail shirts, where you can see the 50’s influence.
 Vintage fashion is a popular starting point for fashion designers, 1950’s lingerie is massively popular, with the sexy, feminine yet lady like silhouettes I can see why. I do find it funny though how “modern” fashion takes its inspiration from “Vintage” fashion. The 1950’s were especially known for kids or young adults- 18-30’s dressing like their parents. For being rebellious and daring and for trend setting, new designs. In 62 years do you think people will look back at 2012 fashion and think the same? Or will they still be taking inspiration from the 1950’s?

Rocking Mary Antionette

Ahh Chanel, I love this collection its stunning! The colours and the awesome styling Lagerfield has done it again. This Cruise SS 2013 collection was inspried by Mary Antionette mixed with a Rock element. The clothes came ruffled with attitude, with skirts that flared at the hip. Mixed with Harlequin checks and gold denim, for men as well as women, and wide statment culottes add some extra cool points. To finish it off in true Chanel style there was the double-breasted tweed jackets, quilted bags and white soled brothel creepers, which toughened the whole look.
Just looking at the photos you forget that there is a wide spread austerity, the pastel wigs were made out of real hair and Lagerfeld said, “It was serious frivolity”, and I love that I think you should be able to escape reality and just enjoy beautifully designed clothes, whats wrong with that?