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We hope that you liked our opening Resort’15 post yesterday, and today we move on from Giambattista Valli to look at ACNE. A very different label, and very different approach. Here we certainly still see the focus on extreme proportions and a linear, graphic minimalism but we also see a label that is embracing the desire for fashion that is, well, ugly.
This isn’t an insult. It’s actually something that the brilliant peeps at SHOWstudio have been looking at. Prada does it very well, as Miuccia explains ‘Ugly is attractive, ugly is exciting. Maybe because it is newer,’ and you may not get it now, but as usual with Prada’s cutting edge looks, you will get it in a season or two.
So, anyhow, back to the goods and here are our favourite looks from the ACNE Resort ’15 show. Watch out for those 3D patch pockets from Burberry too.
All images with huge thanks to the wonderous style.com
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Here’s few looks from a very diverse selection of labels, but all with a similar inspiration source in mind. This is about the wanderer, the traveller, the global magpie. It’s very much the forever reference point for seemingly the one and only festival look. It’s faux hippy, flash-packer in a very bold, statement way and we love it for it’s unapologetic, bright, stylish strength.
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On Friday night the Blink team hit the V&A for their really very civilized late opening (DJ’s, lights and projections, booze). We were there with tickets to see ‘The Glamour of Italian Fashion’ exhibition clutched in our sweaty little hands. No-one puts on an a fashion exhibition quite as well as the V&A so we had high hopes and oh those high hopes were not only met but exceeded.
I have a general sense of the founding and evolution of the Italian fashion industry, but this exhibition delivers on an insightful and educational level as well as being utterly stunning in both subject and setting, revealing the origins of Italy’s fashion week which was actually staged in Florence in the early 50’s and then taking through the key stages in Italian fashion right up to today.
In the first rooms of the exhibition, which focus on the earliest years, there are names that we had never come across before, but the skill, detailing, design and construction leaves you wondering why these are not names that we know as well as Gucci, Prada and Dolce. As the exhibition progresses into the 60’s you can see how Italian fashion really crystallized it’s reputation as a fashion world leader through film with original costumes given context by footage from the movies that they featured in.
The names featured become more recognizable as we hit the 80’s and see designs featured from Pucci, Gucci, Valentino, Armani, and even Benetton (remember when they were cool, and their amazing campaigns?).
In the final room we get right up to date with pieces from the last decade, featuring names that show how Italian fashion has stood the test of time by embracing what makes it unique- the creativity, the craftsmanship and the passion.
Before you leave the exhibition there is a great video with interviews with some of the key contributors to Italian Fashion today (how lovely does Angela Missoni seem!) discussing the future of Italian fashion which is not to be missed. Oh, and then there’s the gift shop…
If you’re looking to invest in some books about Italian fashion, then this is a one stop shop. As a fashion book collector, I was in seventh heaven. We thoroughly recommend you hit this exhibition (and gift shop) before it closes on 27th July. Book ahead here or risk disappointment as this is proving a popular one.
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It really isn’t that long since we had the last fringe trimmed moment. Well, it seems we’re not ready to forgo our fringe benefits this Spring. I for one am delighted as I’ve been forced to grow out my actual fringe by my very forceful hairdresser, Oliver Woods. I will indulge my fringe love by enjoying these beauties…
When I say ‘old school’ I really do mean that literally. We spotted these Prada kicks and were transported back in time when the most sophisticated ‘trainers’ we owned were plimsolls bought from Woolworths and pretty much guaranteed to last a term at school, but not much longer. It’s that laced up, cloth upper combined with the rubber sole. Fast forward from school gym class (oh my, what were those mini kilts and gym knickers all about!?!) to my first job in fashion. I worked at Whistles and it was my job one season to call in colour samples from Bensimon, the venerable French home of the tennis shoe. Well, I think Prada was quite inspired by those, probably a bit more than they were inspired by me in my school gym kit…
Love them or loath them, as they’re Prada’s creation you will most probably be wearing a variation on this theme sometime soon. Mini kilt and gym knickers optional.
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I have never fancied a cruise, but then I spotted this absolutely gob-smackingly stunning, trunk style luggage from Prada and I am ready to book my cabin on the next ship out of here.
Prada started out as a luggage business so this is a glorious homage to their roots, and this is traditionally ‘Cruise’ season so they have doubly doffed their cap to the brand’s history. Now, where’s a porter when you need one?
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To round up a couple of days worth of accessories indulgence we look at the trend for weeny bags. Not the most practical, but still a very elegant look. In our streetsyle shot of Susie Bubble, from LFW, you can see she’s opted for a second, more functional bag along with her super sweet, colour blocked, mini bag. That’s probably the reality of this accessories option, unless you are super disciplined and minimal- or have a boyf with big pockets…
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