25 September 2011

beautiful fashion

I thought today I would share a few glimpses at the work of two wonderful fashion designers I discovered recently and whose beautiful Autumn/Winter 2011 collections are putting me in the mood for sewing up some new threads for my little dolly family. It is a feeling that I find myself unexpectedly excited for especially since I found some gorgeous fabrics in the remnant bin that I just couldn't pass up!

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{ images from Chris Benz via Style }

I really love these effortless, drapey and relaxed pieces from Chris Benz. The 1930's Garbo-esque dandy hat and wide leg trousers are especially appealing as is the vibe of Amelia Earhart in the fur-lined leather cape ensemble. Finally, that *ping!* of vibrant purple and red is eye-poppingly stunning...

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{ images from Ulyana Sergeenko via Russian Vogue }

Meanwhile I also love the retro, country girl look from Ulyana Sergeenko's first collection, which I understand is very reflective of her personal, flamboyant style. The little bonnets are very cute and those funky shoes add a touch of daring fun that hint that all is not as wholesome as it first might appear *hehe*... Lastly the bursts of rust, pumpkin and red puts a punch into those long, grey and overcast late autumn and winter days...

So, yes. I have been flicking through my growing pattern collection and gathering together and playing with fabric combinations as I ponder ideas of how best to use them. Yesterday I didn't get to be very productive, being out for the better part of the day. Hopefully though today I can make a little progress. ©
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