Ter Et Bantine is probably not the very first brand that comes to mind when you think of Milan Fashion Week, it might not even sound very familiar to some of you, but fact is they have been around for over 20 years.
Their collection for fall/winter 2013 is a tribute to a mens wardrobe – quite the minimalistic one – with a fun twist. There were clean lines, accented waistlines and either cigarette leg pants or pleated long or knee-length skirts, worn with velvet sandals, lace up mules (which I loved!) or clogs (not so much…). The color scheme (dark hints of blue, gray and brown) were amazing as well as the blue print and the strong straight shaped coats. And that hair, gotta love a wet look like this!
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Posted on February 24th, 2013, in
With a queue that went all the way around the venue, actual fans waiting for hours and hours to catch even the slightest glimpse of Rihanna ánd an afterparty that even kept me (partypooper alert) awake, up and running – ermmm dancing – until late (or should I say early?), the collection she came up with for River Island can surely be found in the top 3 most buzzed about shows from London Fashion Week.
Was is the best one? Probably not, it did not make me cry like I did at Burberry*, but it was most definitely fun. The collection is way less ‘swagger’ as I had imagined it to be. I mean there was a lot of exposed midriffs going on on that blue and purple enlightened stage, but it is more toned down and therefor wearable than expected.
So, what I wanted to talk about are high street brands tapping celebrities to design or attach their name to a collection. Anna Dello Russo x H&M, David Beckham x H&M, The Kardashians x just about any brand and Chloe Sevigny x Opening Ceremony (ok, not high street at all, but you catch the drift!)… What do you think of these collaborations in general? Do you buy things more easily when there is a familiar face behind it? Would you pay a higher price for it? Do you think these celebrities actually sat down with a pencil in their hand to draw their ideas on paper or sat down with a team to do it for them ór do you think the high street brands just come up with things that they think would fit the celebrity and ask for an OK? If it is the last one, ís that ok?
I personally think in this case it all just feels very natural and Rihanna seems like the perfect fit for River Island. Anna got to go backstage and shot some perfect footage of a very confident (and super sexy if you ask me, I really believe confidence if one of the sexiest things a woman can have) Rihanna that could not wait to show what shé came up with to the London crowd.
Also, I secretly think this collaboration is a huge step towards introducing and expanding the brand to the United States…
Tags: fashion week f/w13, london fashion week, rihanna, river island
Posted on February 23rd, 2013, in
Saying it is magical being a part of around 1.500 guests gathering together at the custom-built Burberry Prorsum show venue in Hyde Park is kind of an understatement. I have been to shows where I had to pinch my own upper arm to make sure I was not dreaming, but never have I been to one that made me almost cry just a little.
Was it the collection? Was it Tom Odell performing his debut single ‘Hold Me’? Was it seeing a friend* dealing with the same salty waters pinching through her eyes on the other side of the venue? Was it the stress from having to run straight to the airport after the show to be able to catch the plane to Amsterdam on time? I guess it was a bit of all of that ánd London being a complete circus, but more on that later.
Anyway, thank you Christopher Bailey for reminding me I need a red coat. And a plastic see-through one. Oh, and maybe also an animal printed glossy calfskin one? Now I know this was not the last show on the schedule, but it was the last one on my London schedule. A worthy clincher before I am off to Milan for the very first time after spending three days in Amsterdam to mainly do my laundry.
*keeping her anonymous in this one…
Tags: burberry prorsum, fashion show, fashion week f/w13, london fashion week
Posted on February 19th, 2013, in
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