Fashion; a platform to express yourself

Fashion; a platform to express yourself

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“Fashion is very important to me; it’s a platform for me to express myself. My clothes need to represent what I want to say before I actually speak, as fashion is the only way I can defend myself before I open my mouth. Paris is so judgmental and conservative—especially when you’re black—so clothes were the tool I could use to get people’s attention, to be seen as cool and to get my chance. Here in France, I’m part of the first generation born to African immigrants. We don’t have a lot of black lawyers or black doctors yet, so having a black designer doing things you don’t expect is unusual. As a black shoe designer, I’ve got a purpose: I need to show what’s possible. I’m trying to push the culture forward and break boundaries.” Camille Tanoh, interview with Kinfolk

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Diana Vreeland: The Eyes have to Travel

I watched Diana Vreeland: the Eyes have to travel again. It’s a documentary about Diana Vreeland former editor of  Vogue and Harpers Bazaar, a visionary. The spreads she produced were a joy and inspiration to see.
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Diana encouraged people to dream, to exaggerate their ‘flaws’ and to ‘invent’ themselves. So different from the homogeneous models we have today, we need that kind of vision again in the fashion industry!
“Style—all who have it share one thing: originality.”
“Fashion is part of the daily air and it changes all the time, with all the events. You can even see the approaching of a revolution in clothes. You can see and feel everything in clothes.”
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Théâtre de la Mode

‘After the liberation of 1944, French couture was at a standstill. With limited access to materials, the Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne conceived of a small exhibition, Théâtre de la Mode. The organizers commissioned two-feet tall dolls and invited the major fashion designers of the day to create exquisite miniature dresses. The show was an instant sensation.’

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Favourite fashion looks from autumn/winter 2015

Favourite fashion looks from autumn/winter 2015

I finally had the chance to have explore the Autumn Winter collections for 2015. There are some lovely trends are coming up, knee high boots, mono colours, wide leg trousers, asymetric smart looks.

Here are my favourite looks from the upcoming season 😊.

White Dresses

Each x Other, Protagonist

Christain Dior, Each x Other, Christian Dior, Baby

Polka Dots

Bottega Veneta, Bottega Veneta

Patterns

Burberry Prorsum, Kaelen, Etro

Long Jackets and mono colours

Narciso Rodriguez, Narciso Rodriguez, Narciso Rodriguez, Lanvin

40’s-esque style

Elie Saab, Cédric Charlier

Modern Silhouttes

Protagonist, Prabal Gurung,  Adam Lippes

Givenchy, Givenchy, Givenchy

Etro, Narciso Rodriguez, 

 

Alice + Olivia, John Galliano, John Galliano

Crisp suits

Dries Van Noten, Christian Dior, Bally