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In/Out - Marina Stanimirovic - Pearls Are Always Grey

In/Out - Marina Stanimirovic - Pearls Are Always Grey

In/Out - Marina Stanimirovic - Pearls Are Always Grey

In/Out - Marina Stanimirovic - Pearls Are Always Grey

In/Out - Marina Stanimirovic - Pearls Are Always Grey

In/Out - Marina Stanimirovic - Pearls Are Always Grey

In/Out - Marina Stanimirovic - Pearls Are Always Grey

In/Out - Marina Stanimirovic - Pearls Are Always Grey

In/Out - Marina Stanimirovic - Pearls Are Always Grey

In/Out - Marina Stanimirovic - Pearls Are Always Grey

In/Out - Marina Stanimirovic - Pearls Are Always Grey

In/Out - Marina Stanimirovic - Pearls Are Always Grey

In/Out - Marina Stanimirovic - Pearls Are Always Grey

French-born London-based Marina Stanimirovic ‘Pearls Are Always Grey’ collection of jewellery is effortlessly chic. Thin planes of Corian are embellished with 9ct gold, creating a new vision for ornamentation.

‘Pearl’ in ‘Pearls Are Always Grey’ is a reference to the Corian colour Stanimirovic uses in her pieces, a soft shade of grey with the inherent warmth of the material creating a tactile object, both peaceful and astute. Designed in pairs, each piece has a companion, a negative space where the touch of gold is found in the corresponding place on its mate. They are jewels made for lovers perhaps.. with the exception of the ‘Lonely Bracelet’, that has gold bands to the interior and exterior circumference, and the ‘U Necklace’, too bold to need another.

More and more we’re seeing this combination of the precious the utilitarian materials, echoes of which can be seen in the recent collections our local heroes Elke Kramer, and Dinosaur Designs. Architectural and malleable, material components, complement and redefine our traditional ideas of jewels. It’s a refreshing and contemporary approach to adornment, as Stanimirovic puts it “… I am trying to show the public another type of jewlery – another door has to be opened”.

Credits: Marina Stanimirovic

Marina Stanimirovic ‘Pearls are always Grey’

In/Out - Carolina Castiglioni

In/Out - Carolina Castiglioni

In/Out - Carolina Castiglioni

In/Out - Carolina Castiglioni

In/Out - Carolina Castiglioni

In/Out - Carolina Castiglioni

In/Out - Carolina Castiglioni

In/Out - Carolina Castiglioni

In/Out - Carolina Castiglioni

In/Out - Carolina Castiglioni

In/Out - Carolina Castiglioni

In/Out - Carolina Castiglioni

In/Out - Carolina Castiglioni

Nestled in a former Milan factory sits Carolina Castiglioni’s family home. Full of soul it is a treasure trove of vintage eclecticism, bursting with colourful vitality.

Carolina is the Director of Special Projects for Marni, and daughter of Marni’s Designer, the talented Consuelo Castiglioni. Looking at her house you can see why she would be perfect for such a job. It’s not overdesigned but a testament to her commitment for pieces that have historical context. As she puts it “I tend to gravitate towards vintage design that has a more innovative aspect”. Surrounded by heroes of the past certainly gives you the momentum to explore the future. Take for example the wonderful terrace chairs from Marni’s ‘Animal House’.

Shared with her husband, Architect Federico Ferrari, and their son, Filippo, first and foremost it is a family home full to the brim with things of beauty. Each piece loving sourced like the inky black dining table, initially in bad nick they restored the black lacquer to its now mirror finish. It’s a tribute to Carolina’s creative mind, and so with this insight into her daily life, we look forward to the next ‘special project’ from Marni.

Credits: The Selby

Carolina Castiglioni

In/Out - THIS & THAT: KYUNG SOO KIM & NG COLLECTIVE

In/Out - THIS & THAT: KYUNG SOO KIM & NG COLLECTIVE

In/Out - THIS & THAT: KYUNG SOO KIM & NG COLLECTIVE

In/Out - THIS & THAT: KYUNG SOO KIM & NG COLLECTIVE

In/Out - THIS & THAT: KYUNG SOO KIM & NG COLLECTIVE

In/Out - THIS & THAT: KYUNG SOO KIM & NG COLLECTIVE

In/Out - THIS & THAT: KYUNG SOO KIM & NG COLLECTIVE

In/Out - THIS & THAT: KYUNG SOO KIM & NG COLLECTIVE

In/Out - THIS & THAT: KYUNG SOO KIM & NG COLLECTIVE

In/Out - THIS & THAT: KYUNG SOO KIM & NG COLLECTIVE

We are very excited to bring you the first This&That for 2015! In this dreamy This&That American sisters Laura Naples and Kristen Giorgi – from NG Collective – and Korean photographer Kyung Soo Kim, court each other with bountiful colours in warm hues. Both layered and voluminous the soft palette is punctuated with inky black forms.

Kyung Soo Kim’s ‘Full Moon Story’ takes a fresh look at the ‘Hanbok’ (traditional Korean festival costume), provocative and intimate the subject seemingly unaware of the lens. Volumes of fabric in mauve, dusty pink, sage, light mustard and cream are gathered revealing petticoats and ruby red slippers. These static, cinematic, otherworldly princesses are hauntingly beautiful against such stark backgrounds.

NG Collective paintings are an ongoing narrative between two sisters. Abstract to the outsider, but filled with movement and colour, they are the dynamic representations of a family language.

Tradition flirts with the abstract, like the inner thoughts of Kyung Soo Kim’s subjects are laid bare in NG Collective’s paintings. Serene and reflective it’s a poignant match.

Credits: Kyung Soo KimNG Collective Studio

THIS & THAT: KYUNG SOO KIM & NG COLLECTIVE STUDIO

In/Out: Kate Trouw - Spline

In/Out: Kate Trouw - Spline

In/Out: Kate Trouw - Spline

In/Out: Kate Trouw - Spline

In/Out: Kate Trouw - Spline

In/Out: Kate Trouw - Spline

Londoner Kate Trouw draws on her architectural background to create bespoke sculptural jewellery pieces. Formed from polymer clay they appear be-speckled and smooth, like exotic eggshells.

Chunky geometric forms in warm hues are bound together with simple waxed cotton cord. It’s this combination of the robust with the delicate that give ‘Bound’, ‘Circle’ and ‘Double Barrel’ necklaces such a beautiful equilibrium. Warm deep greys and soft whites are highlighted with hints of peach and butter, we especially love the yolky yellow bursts bookending the ‘Bound’ necklace.

Trouw’s ‘Spline’ collection feels like it would sit softly against your skin. Light and unassuming in materiality the pieces are a handsome study of composition and composure.

Credits: Kate Trouw

KATE TROUW

In/Out: KARIM RASHID'S HELL'S KITCHEN HOME

In/Out: KARIM RASHID'S HELL'S KITCHEN HOME

In/Out: KARIM RASHID'S HELL'S KITCHEN HOME

In/Out: KARIM RASHID'S HELL'S KITCHEN HOME

In/Out: KARIM RASHID'S HELL'S KITCHEN HOME

In/Out: KARIM RASHID'S HELL'S KITCHEN HOME

In/Out: KARIM RASHID'S HELL'S KITCHEN HOME

In/Out: KARIM RASHID'S HELL'S KITCHEN HOME

The never shy Cairo-born, NYC-based Karim Rashid opens the doors of his explosively colourful Hells Kitchen home. His reality is like a psychedelic lolly shop, something straight out of Willy Wonka’s factory. He doesn’t get called the Sparkle King for nothing. We can’t help but spot the sideboard of Bitossi soldiers Rashid’s own designs for the iconic italian ceramic house sitting lined up with the works of Ettore Sottsass and Piero Fornasetti.

Loud and proud, Rashid shares his technicolour home with his wife Ivana and daughter Kiva. Dancing to its own beat, this vibrant house is a gallery of inspiration for Rashid. As Rashid says “Living with all my stuff gets me into my own world… I can find the soul of my work”.

Dramatic pinks, acid greens, punchy purple and neon yellows are all amplified by the vivid white walls. His walk-in-robe is colour coded with his signature suits, like a storybook rainbow, all ready to be accessorised with a pair of equally lively glasses and trainers. The only thing missing is a Jeff Koons Balloon Dog!

Credits: NY MAG

Karim Rashid’s Hells kitchen Home

In/Out: A A K S Spring Summer 2014/2015

In/Out: A A K S Spring Summer 2014/2015

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In/Out: A A K S Spring Summer 2014/2015

In/Out: A A K S Spring Summer 2014/2015

In/Out: A A K S Spring Summer 2014/2015

In/Out: A A K S Spring Summer 2014/2015

In/Out: A A K S Spring Summer 2014/2015

In/Out: A A K S Spring Summer 2014/2015

In/Out: A A K S Spring Summer 2014/2015

In/Out: A A K S Spring Summer 2014/2015

Ghanaian born and bred and trained in London, Akosua Afriyie-Kumi of AAKS, has gone back to her roots to produce a new line of luxury-handcrafted bags. Flambouyant in their colour palette, and wonderfully detailed in their craftsmanship, they are a breath of fresh air in a world dominated by leather.

There is no mistaking the origins of these personality plus, practical, but gorgeously decorative accessories. Highly saturated colours exude the vitality that is Africa! Royal blues, siren reds, scorching oranges with hints of natural raffia and classic black – this is a visual taste of that incredibly lively continent.

Handwoven by local women in Bolgatanga, Akosua makes sure she is present throughout the process. Energetically paced like most creatives Akosua has learnt to appreciate the time, and energy, involved in one perfectly crafted bag. Her critical eye views each item before it is allowed to leave her workshop, ensuring that these objects are of the highest level of craftsmanship.

Credits: AAKS

AAKS SPRING SUMMER 2014/2015

In/Out: PICHULIK Spring Summer 2015

In/Out: PICHULIK Spring Summer 2015

In/Out: PICHULIK Spring Summer 2015

In/Out: PICHULIK Spring Summer 2015

In/Out: PICHULIK Spring Summer 2015

In/Out: PICHULIK Spring Summer 2015

In/Out: PICHULIK Spring Summer 2015

In/Out: PICHULIK Spring Summer 2015

In/Out: PICHULIK Spring Summer 2015

South African jewellery designer Katherine-Mary Pichulik‘s latest collection ‘Baraka’ for this Spring Summer 2015 has strong North African ethnic ties. These corded, bound, woven, modern-day talismans are stunning creations, a spirited vision from the hotbed of Cape Town.

Striking royal blue, teal and signal blood red combined with gold, black and white make for arresting lucky charms. Inspired by the nomadic tribes of North Africa, the Berbers, and Islamic Malian architecture they are divine amulets and spiritual armour. The Arabic word ‘Baraka’ means blessing, flowing through the physical and spiritual, bringing with it prosperity, protection, and happiness. Core to Pichulik’s design ethic is this connection with the history of adornment. As the designer herself puts it, “Jewellery has always been linked to spirituality and important rites of passage. Pieces were crafted with a purpose and imbued with powers such as protection and healing. ‘Baraka’ excites me as it offers the opportunity to restore this.”

Set against fellow South African fashion designer Kat Van Duien’s voluminous garments in pure white this certainly is an summertime apparition of the most beautiful kind! Layered and bountiful, the dense cord and delicate gold beading are reminiscent of the jewels of days gone by with a modern twist.

Credits: Pinchulik

PICHULIK SPRING SUMMER 2015

In/Out: Rosie Assoulin 2015 Ready-to-Wear

In/Out: Rosie Assoulin 2015 Ready-to-Wear

In/Out: Rosie Assoulin 2015 Ready-to-Wear

In/Out: Rosie Assoulin 2015 Ready-to-Wear

In/Out: Rosie Assoulin 2015 Ready-to-Wear

In/Out: Rosie Assoulin 2015 Ready-to-Wear

In/Out: Rosie Assoulin 2015 Ready-to-Wear

In/Out: Rosie Assoulin 2015 Ready-to-Wear

In/Out: Rosie Assoulin 2015 Ready-to-Wear

In/Out: Rosie Assoulin 2015 Ready-to-Wear

In/Out: Rosie Assoulin 2015 Ready-to-Wear

In/Out: Rosie Assoulin 2015 Ready-to-Wear

In/Out: Rosie Assoulin 2015 Ready-to-Wear

In/Out: Rosie Assoulin 2015 Ready-to-Wear

In/Out: Rosie Assoulin 2015 Ready-to-Wear

In/Out: Rosie Assoulin 2015 Ready-to-Wear

In/Out: Rosie Assoulin 2015 Ready-to-Wear

In/Out: Rosie Assoulin 2015 Ready-to-Wear

American fashion designer Rosie Assoulin’s Spring 2015 Ready-to-Wear collection spirits you away with its relaxed yet sophisticated style.

It is clear to see the origins of Assoulin’s inspirations, that of the work of American ceramic artist Betty Woodman. Famous for her deconstructed vessels of feminine silhouettes with their vivid abstract glazes Woodman’s work is free-spirited and her palette is vividly reminiscent of small pastel villages cascading down the coastal hillsides of Italy. Assoulin has taken some of Woodman’s more traditional vase shapes and reinterpreted them using raffia into handbags, also employing this unconventional material to make that fabulous golden apricot tiered skirt.

It is that quintessential Mediterranean colour palette of emerald, lemon, terracotta, sage, rose and siren red, with that elegant sense of structure that is so signature to Rosie Assoulin. Tiered fabrics flair out, boxy pants, tied waists and shoulders, cascading decadent yardages, plunging necklines and bare shoulders that are demure but vivacious. With concealed zippers to add or remove layers of frills these outfits can easily shift from day to night.

The antiquated backdrop only enhances the majestic couture of her incredibly sculptural garments. These are sophisticated outfits, full bodied and poised, with a wink to the glamour days of old.

Credits: Style

Rosie Assoulin Spring/Summer 2015 Ready-to-Wear

In/Out: Preen Thornton Bregazzi Spring 2015

In/Out: Preen Thornton Bregazzi Spring 2015

In/Out: Preen Thornton Bregazzi Spring 2015

In/Out: Preen Thornton Bregazzi Spring 2015

In/Out: Preen Thornton Bregazzi Spring 2015

In/Out: Preen Thornton Bregazzi Spring 2015

In/Out: Preen Thornton Bregazzi Spring 2015

In/Out: Preen Thornton Bregazzi Spring 2015

In/Out: Preen Thornton Bregazzi Spring 2015

In/Out: Preen Thornton Bregazzi Spring 2015

Preen by Thorton Bregazzi is the work of Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi. Their ready-to-wear Spring 2015 collection hit the catwalk with a blast of colour and pattern. Taking their inspiration from cricket, 80’s hip hop and the African Masai it’s no wonder they delivered a complex, layered look.

Renowned for deconstructing vintage looks with a penchant for the Victorian era, this new direction was much more athletic. It was a heady mix of asymmetrical, disassembled and collaged tailoring with exposed chunky plastic zippers, beaded fringing and quilted tops.

The patchworks of prints with strong linear graphics resembled jungle camo of the future. Hints of neon cheekily popped through black and white illustrations. Flowing florals were decidedly feminine, while strong sports stripes in red and navy were assertive.

Credits: Style.com

Preen by Thornton Bregazzi Spring 2015 Ready-to-Wear

In/Out: Saloni Spring Summer 2015

In/Out: Saloni Spring Summer 2015

In/Out: Saloni Spring Summer 2015

In/Out: Saloni Spring Summer 2015

In/Out: Saloni Spring Summer 2015

In/Out: Saloni Spring Summer 2015

In/Out: Saloni Spring Summer 2015

In/Out: Saloni Spring Summer 2015

In/Out: Saloni Spring Summer 2015

In/Out: Saloni Spring Summer 2015

In/Out: Saloni Spring Summer 2015

In/Out: Saloni Spring Summer 2015

London based Fashion Designer Lodha Saloni brings us a celebration of optimism in her Spring Summer 2015 collection. Vivid colours and spirited hand-painterly patterns are teamed up with confident, classic, feminine cuts.

Saloni designs for the free spirit. Her tailoring is suggestive, with a side of intelligence. Plunging necklines complement long sleeves or wide pants, bare shoulders fall down to mature hemlines, mini shorts and skirt lines are accompanied by jackets or loose tops with mid-length sleeves. Maxi, mini, capri, a-line, playsuit, flounce and flirt – its all here!

And how about those colours? Apricots, mustards, canary yellow, soft neutrals and then bang: king-parrot red, royal blue, apple, oak leaf and lime green, mandarin orange and boy blue. Its a heady mix, balanced beautifully across the collection.

Credits: Vogue

Saloni Spring Summer 2015 Ready-to-Wear

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