In the last few seasons, fashion's tribes have become more and more succinct - and what Marques’Almeida presents in this context has continued to capture my imagination and my respect. They're confident, relaxed and striking; they push the normal paradigms of what it is to be feminine, and they're a little bit weird. Its a very clean grunge that loves line and texture, which plays that tomboy silhouette whilst managing to maintain an incredibly sexy edge. Model Malaika Firth plays this role beautifully for i-D, styled by Sarr-Jamois alongside a brilliant article about Marques’Almeida's effect on the fashion industry. I think what does it for me is how the Portugese pair of designers behind the brand manage to find the right (and very subtle) balance between funny serious. And being the right part of that balance seems like a wonderful sartorial goal for someone like me.
Monday, 10 November 2014
Short days and long nights have already got me dreaming of spring 2015 - despite having this week packed away all of my summer clothes for good. Its a sorry state, however, I've got Rosetta Getty to thank for spurring on these uncompromising ideas about long, light dressing. Elegant, tonal, and beautifully tailored, these images from the stunning S/S15 lookbook have been on my mind for days. Like the images in my previous post, the dynamic perspective of these photographs really highlight a modern, clean and decided style that I can't quite put my finger on. It's a kind of aware, empowered woman, whose dreamy ideas for dressing are trapped in the rush of a post-modern life. Wherever the Rosetta Getty lady is off to, I wanna go too.