• J JS Lee RTW Spring 2019

    1 month ago - By WWD

    For spring, designer Jackie JS Lee didn't look far for inspiration. Lee shares a studio with upholsterer Alex Cartel, who would spend her days taking apart old furniture and restuffing them into new iterations. Lee saw Cartel's work in progress and it was the half-finished sofas that caught the designer's eye. Lee loved how the perfectly finished front half was juxtaposed with the rawness of the unfinished back, and took that as her starting point.
    Lee's collections have always imbued a sense of femininity with a boyish edge. There's a respect for English tailoring and fabrications and...
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  • Ashley Williams RTW Spring 2019

    1 month ago - By WWD

    It was Eighties-glam-meets-punk-rock - and a nod to Katharine Hamnett's slogan T-shirts, which Ashley Williams adapted in a satirical manner rather than the political. She splashed phrases such as “Beach Bum” and “Retired and Loving It” across tight bodysuits, button-up cardigans and tie-dyed shirts.
    Hair was slicked straight up in gravity-defying ponytails, which contrasted nicely with straight fit shirts, silky midiskirts and knee-length dresses.
    And what's the Eighties without animal print? Tiger prints materialized on a pink fleece pullover and a jacket-and-shorts combo, adding an...
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  • Sid Neigum RTW Spring 2019

    1 month ago - By WWD

    Architectural design and avant-garde structure with a deceptive approachability are the defining components to Sid Neigum's design ethos. His pieces are more technical than most customers will probably ever realize, utilizing his mathematics background to create construction with an underlying uniformity, not only within each collection but with collections past.
    For example, the measurement of high point shoulder to waist times the Golden Ratio will dictate the length of waist to skirt hem. Or the body measurement times Golden Ratio will equate sleeve length. Less literal is his use of...
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  • Nanushka RTW Spring 2019

    1 month ago - By WWD

    Always finding new ways to infuse an East-meets-West sensibility, the basis of her Hungarian upbringing, Sandra Sandor looked to Ancient Egypt and the “Refined Rodeo” for Nanushka's spring collection.
    “I'm really attracted to ancient Egypt symbolism. I really feel that - a little bit in a spiritual sense - they're really powerful,” Sandor said, referencing subtle details in her collection, like a cream hoodie with single, embroidered “Eye of Horus” or leopard-printed silks and bolder, gold jewelry which alluded to the importance of animal spirits and totems.”I love how mix the proportion...
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