Friday, 25 October 2013

Charlotte Olympia: Fall 2013 Collection

I just finished browsing through Ms Olympia's Fall 2013 collection. And the name of the collection, 'Fall' is the only word that can adequately describe what I felt after viewing her designs. 

The sensation of falling through a whimsical Roald Dahl cum J.R.R Tolkien tale. Where mystical castles,  gold flax, dragons, unicorns & dashing heroines all meet in a tale of epic proportions. Absolutely spell-binding.

I hope this post helps you to start your weekend off with a smile. Because, I have an enormous grin on my face.

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Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Made for women : Bags

Salutations Everyone. Satchels, bowlers, hobo, minaudieres, clutch, briefcases, carry-alls, crossovers, duffel's,totes and  book bags. The streets of Paris were littered with these gorgeous pieces of arm decor.

The bags  on display were the stuff of a aficionado's dream (one who has an eccentric streak).
Black, white and oxblood were the main colours of choice both on and off the runway. With the focus being on texture, patterns and shape.

                                             I'll have one in every colour!

Until next time.
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Tuesday, 1 October 2013

The 4th Annual Zimbabwe Fashion Week 2013:: Gavin Rajah

The last few weeks have seen the end of the 4th annual Zimbabwe Fashion Week & the end of the  New York. London, Milan and Paris Fashion Week. The digital world is currently saturated with pictures from the international Fashion Weeks. But for this post, I am going to focus on the not so established Zimbabwe Fashion Week.

As I made my way to my car after the final show , several thought converged in my mind:
1. Black and white is a major trend this season. Think different textures and geometric prints & patterns.
2. Longer hemlines and an abundance of decolletages were seen on the runways.
3.And of course- I really must try not to get my heel stuck in the paving ( which is easier said than done).

 Gavin Rajah closed this year's show with a breathtaking collection on evening wear. Models traipsed down the runway in sheer blouses, sequined cropped jackets and chiffon gowns.
Just the thing I needed to stir my imagination.

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