Monday, March 28, 2011
Shirt by COS, Flannel Overshirt by American Apparel, Trousers by Topman, Vintage Straw Hat & Shoes, Glasses by Moscot
It was really sunny last week in Zurich and it was finally time to leave your coats on the rack and put on my straw hat for the first time this year. In spring, sunny doesn't equal very warm so you still had to layer a bit and I really like this flannel shirt by American Apparel for that. They even stepped up the design with nicer looking buttons than on previous shirts. These oxford shoes are the ones I was talking about in my previous Bits And Bobs entry. They are from the 50s and I found them in a vintage store in London in one of those streets at Seven Dials.
Thursday, March 24, 2011
It has been almost three months since my last Streetstyle Selection entry and fashion week is always the best time to collect them. I was a little overwhelmed by the number of outfits when I looked at my Google Reader folder. I like all the various maxi skirts in this selection and as usual what inspires me the most is how they combine colour, pattern and different fabrics. You can see all my previous Streetstyle Selections at once here.
1 by Altamira, 2-4 by The Sartorialist, 5&6 by Vanessa Jackman, 7&8 by StockholmStreetStyle, 9&10 by Mr. Newton, 11 by Style/Clicker, 12 by Stil in Berlin, 13-15 by Facehunter
Sunday, March 20, 2011
The graduate show 2011 of the institute for fashion design in Basel took place a week ago and it was the first time I had the chance to attend. I was already impressed solely by the size and organization of the whole event and they surely do not have to hide from any regular fashion show. You already kind of notice how much money is involved and what prestige it must be in Switzerland to graduate from that school by looking at the long list of sponsors. There were 18 collections in total from all the graduates. The overall quality and finish of the clothes looked impressive as far as I could tell from my seat and you could sell them straight from the runway. Most of the clothes looked rather futuristic (in a good way) and more or less wearable. Wearability shouldn't be a criterion for a graduate collection anyway though. Shini linked me an interesting interview about this subject matter between Cathy Horyn and Louise Wilson (director of the M.A. program at Central Saint Martins). Here are my favourite looks from the show and I would love to hear how they compare to graduate students from your city or country.
Monday, March 14, 2011
Friday, March 11, 2011
Sweatshirt by COS, Blazer by A.P.C., Chinos by Topman, Glasses by Moscot
This is one of my simple everyday outfits for chilly days. The wool blazer in combination with the sweatshirt is warm enough when it is cold in the morning and evening but not too warm for sunny days. Too bad you can't see my vintage oxford shoes here that I got from my trip to London but I will bring them in another entry.
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Another season is through with the last day of Paris fashion week fall 2011. I took my time to check every day on style.com for new collections during Paris fashion week. Lanvin is definitely my favourite from Paris once again. Givenchy is probably one of these collections, that you either hate or love – the latter for me. I also really enjoyed the collections of Haider Ackermann and Christophe Lemaire's first collection for Hermès but decided not to include them since they did not meet my personal taste. There were not that many livestreams, but for those who could not wait for the first pictures to arrive, there was NOWFASHION, which delivered them live while the models were still walking down the runway. There has been only fashion week coverage on my blog and nothing else besides my Sunday entries but since it is over now, my next entry will finally be a new outfit. Below are my favourites in alphabetical order and let me know which ones you liked the most in the comments.
All pictures via style.com
Sunday, March 6, 2011
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
I am always trying to keep up with fashion shows in the beginning of a new season but end up not having enough time to closely follow London and Milan fashion week as well. Paris fashion week started and I am really looking forward to some collections. Here are my favourites from London and Milan Fall 2011 and let me know which one are yours in the comments.
All pictures via style.com