Historic Gloves

Thoughts on (Historic) Gloves: Alexander McQueen’s Fall 2013 collection was inspired by the early 18th Century Anglican Low Church, which grant great importance to evangelical doctrines, church rituals, and church authority. The designer came up with these modern versions of communion like accessories. We wonder, if these gloves and jewelry will survive 300 years like the antique “souvenir glove”, what people will write about them in the future. This is what The Metropolitan Museum of Art writes about the white glove dating from 1824:

“Fashion designates geography, and memories of place are embodied in clothing. A portable art, clothing establishes a sense of locale by means of description, mapping, and memory. We cannot transport or transplant the place (or the experience), but we can use our wardrobes as odysseys and souvenirs. These gloves portray Lafayette and may commemorate his visit to the United States in 1824.” (read more metmuseum)(Images from the Alexander McQueen Fall/Winter 2013 runway from style.com)

Lanvin fall-winter 2013

Lanvin fall-winter 2013. Lets concentrate on a new wardrobe for this winter and start with one of our favorite shows, by Lanvin. So much to see here. The use of flowers, insects and butterflies translated into fluttering blouses, prints and sturdy jewelry, they give this rather dark and severe collection it’s light hearted touch. SO Much FUN to watch…and wear!

About the campaign: One woman can have many faces. Edie Campbell explored six sides of her imaginary self, portraying the diversity of the Lanvin woman.
(Film by Steven Meisel/Creative Direction — House and Holme, Ronnie Newhouse and Stephen Wolstenholme/Make-Up — Pat McGrath/Hair — Guido Palau/Set Design — Mary Howard/Videography and Editing by Gordon von Steiner) Photocredits: Runway photo’s via style.com. Atmosphere photo by Allessandro Galofalo (via style.com) Product photo’s via e-lanvin Ad campaign photographed by Steven Meisel, copyright Lanvin 2013 (via hautefashionafrica and trendhunter)

Fashion Fall 2013: From Rags to Riches

Ha! There they’re back, loud and clear! The so called collections with a theme. They have never really left us but it was very en-vogue the past years to state that using a theme was unfashionable and OUT. But then, the next day you’re IN! Dolce and Gabanna never left their thematic roots, but this season they made everything more theatrical, so did Sarah Burton at Alexander McQueen, she outdid herself showing a pret-à-porter collection that isn’t so ready to wear….

Sloppy dressing:
Wearing lingerie outdoors matched with checks or fur, just-out-of-bed hair and make-up, bare shoulder(s).

Saint Laurent: They call it Grunge.

Louis Vuitton: We call it Amy W. wandering the fashion heaven.

Saint Laurent



Taking Sloppy dressing a step less direct: evolving into off shoulder design at Jonathan Saunders. And showing underwear, left at Burberry Prorsum.

Oversized, Clean-cut and Comfortable in Navy.

Miu Miu: Styling with stripes, scarfs and knack sacks. The show reminded us of  eighties Jean Paul Gaultier.



Literally: Crowns, Capes, History, Glitter and Gold

Dolce and Gabanna

Alexander McQueen: Yes, it’s Pret-à-Porter. (all photo’s from Style.com)

We did notice more themes. It’s work in progress categorizing them……We’ll keep you posted.
xoxo Mimi

Fashion Fall 2013: Most likely to be copied, as we speak.

Category: Jewelry

Necklaces, bracelets etc. with text from Lanvin

Huge insect brooches from Lanvin

Huge insect brooches from Dries van Noten
Huge insect brooches at ?

Category: Bags

Shoes and pre pop-art illustrations by Andy Warhol from Dior

Category: Printed sweaters

Bambi from Givenchy

Eyes from Kenzo (all photo’s from Style.com)
There are probably much more items getting copied, but the ones above are a sure shot!
We’ll keep you posted.