Posts Tagged ‘Missoni’

“Blink” Inspiration: Fashion Knitwear by Jenny Udale

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014
Fashion Knitwear by Jenny Udale

Fashion Knitwear by Jenny Udale

If you are a fashion fan, fashion student or a working designer, then this is a great resource for you. Not only is ‘Fashion Knitwear’ a beautiful book, filled with gorgeous imagery and design illustrations, it also an education in the art of knitting within the fashion world.

Designer, author and lecturer, Jenny Udale, profiles some of the most influential and innovative designers, giving us insight into their inspiration and approach to the knit elements of their collections. Without getting mired in technicalities, Udale gives us insight into the way the craft of knit is constantly developing, moving forward and being applied in new and exciting ways.

Leutton Postle featured in 'Fashion Knitwear' by Jenny Udale

Leutton Postle featured in ‘Fashion Knitwear’ by Jenny Udale

Missoni featured in 'Fashion Knitwear' by Jenny Udale

Missoni featured in ‘Fashion Knitwear’ by Jenny Udale

Sonia Rykiel featured in 'Fashion Knitwear' by Jenny Udale

Sonia Rykiel featured in ‘Fashion Knitwear’ by Jenny Udale

With design names that you’ll be familiar with as well as some newer or less known names, this is a really lovely celebration of a very specific discipline within the fashion world. You can find out more and even buy a copy right here. A great addition to my fashion library.

If you’d like to read about more fashion inspiration, just look here.

 

Enjoy! Lucy

“Blink” Accessories: Glove Love

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

One of the things I love most about Winter is all of the additional accessories you need to wrap up in. Gloves are one of those wonderful Winter must haves. This season we have noticed how the glove has been elevated above its status as a purely functional item. There are some super duper stunners out there, some more practical than others, but all rather tempting never the less.

We were particularly struck by some super stylish options we saw when we were in Paris. There are two brands in particular that are pretty outstanding when it comes to gorgeous gloves. First is Maison Fabre, a family business with a longstanding history. Launched in 1924, this ‘Artisan Gantier’ works with the likes of Vanessa Bruno, Karl Largerfeld and Chanel. The second is Mary Beyer, a new discovery for us, and the Palais Royale store is an absolute delight. Using vintage forms and age old techniques, Beyer creates stunningly modern, yet romantic looks.

These French labels are pretty much offering glove couture, so if you’re not quite up to those kind of spends, the high street is also doing a pretty great job of reworking this cold weather staple with style.

Maison Fabre, Paris

Maison Fabre, Paris

Maison Fabre, Paris

Maison Fabre, Paris

Mary Beyer, Paris

Mary Beyer, Paris

Mary Beyer, Paris

Mary Beyer, Paris

Joseph

Joseph

Missoni

Missoni

London Fashion Week, Somerset House

London Fashion Week, Somerset House

Zara

Zara

Guess

Guess

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Enjoy! Lucy

“Blink” Accessories: Put a Sock in It!

Friday, February 10th, 2012

Is a sock an accessory? I guess in truth it’s hosiery, but we don’t have a section for that, so bear with us. More than anything, this Spring, the sock is a key styling detail. First spotted at last LFW, and now all over the best styled fashion window schemes. You just aren’t rocking your heels right if you haven’t stuck a sock on first. And thank goodness considering the Arctic temperatures we’re experiencing at the moment!

London Fashion Week, September '11

Miss Selfridge

Missoni

London Fashion Week, September '11

Topshop

Zara

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Enjoy! Lucy

Enjoy! Lucy

Knit: Donegal Divas

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

We have been researching for this month’s reports and the one category that stands out head and shoulders above the others is knitwear. Designers seem to be channeling all of their creativity into this category, much as they did last Autumn. I’m sorry jersey, but you’re just not cutting the mustard. Its all about chunky, cabled variations on traditional looks created in yarns that are hairy, neppy, tweedy and textural.

Classic Aran knits in creamy colours are all delicious, but we prefer these more coloured variations on the trad theme. Click here for more knitwear coverage. Needles at the ready!

Browns

Les Petites

Missoni

Prada

Diesel

Enjoy! Lucy