Now that we are talking about the power of simple anyway, let’s talk Charlie May. I went to visit this London based youngster and her names-sake brand at her temporary showroom in Paris the other day to have a look at the Spring/Summer 2014 collection. Quite impressive, knowing we are exactly the same age and it is her 5th collection already.
I particularly loved the layering of different textures – think silky stuff over fishnet – and the unfinished hems (as used for the dress pictured above). Also, the grey leather pants from Charlie’s Fall/Winter 2013 collection she secretly took from her stockroom to wear herself, yummm.
In Paris I went to see Fabienne and Liquorish, the spring/summer 2013 and previous fall/winter collections from Dutch born and very young Peet Dullaert. At 23, this designer is living proof that age ain’t nothing but a number.
Fabienne was created in just six weeks, with inspiration drawn from Victorian shapes. A monochrome collection with a black and white print referring to fur, yellow – referring to gold – and royal purple with a twist. With his – what I believe – strong eye for detail, Dullaert has a few great treasures hidden in his items, like a big rhinestone on the inner side of a sleeve. The blazers and two-toned pants with a shorter back are just too amazeballs.
With Liquorish he won the Dutch Frans Molenaar couture price. The judges believed his collection was the most ‘fashion’ of all contestants. I fell for the colors. And the knits. And that black and white jumper.
afterDRK was created by Sabrina Meijer in 2009 with the intent of appealing to all fashion seekers, especially the ones that have a slight appreciation for simplicity, but always with some sort of edge.