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In/Out: Satu Maaranen Spring Summer 2015

In/Out: Satu Maaranen Spring Summer 2015

In/Out: Satu Maaranen Spring Summer 2015

In/Out: Satu Maaranen Spring Summer 2015

In/Out: Satu Maaranen Spring Summer 2015

In/Out: Satu Maaranen Spring Summer 2015

Since gradutating in 2012 from the Aalto University School of Arts in Design & Architecture, Finnish fashion designer Satu Maaranen has been setting the fashion world on fire.

Finnish born and bred to a life and love of the outdoors, she takes inspiration from nature and has been known to use sand, sawdust and grass in her designs. This, teemed with the inspiration from iconic design figures Marimekko and Christo, means Maaranen doesn’t shy away from big sweeping gestures and bold abstract expressions of painterly colour.

Her use of colour and form is awe-inspiring. Ridgid yet soft, her designs are full of personality, almost inhabiting the wearer. We just love those brave brushstrokes of colour.

Credits: Thisispaper

Satu Maaranen Spring Summer 2015

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With brilliantly billowing and voluminous bursts of radiance, these fellow explorers of colour and movement are a match truly made. Today’s This&That features the work of Kim Keever, a seasoned New York artist who began his practice back in the 70’s and Belgrade-born fashion designer Roksanda Ilinčić who, since starting her fashion label in 2003, has dressed some of the best.

Kim Keever’s sensuous images have been called “a hydroponic Jackson Pollock”. Having studied engineering and interning at NASA, Keever who was living in the East Village – think Andy Warhol, Grandmaster Flash and subway graffiti – ditched it all for a fishtank and a camera. These sublime images are tiny instances caught on a large format camera, the captured moments as pigment hits water, dispersing in tiny sparks and swelling plumes of colours.

About this very time Roksanda Ilinčić was born, and following her mother’s obsession with Yves Saint Laurent, she found herself – after an appropriate education at Central Saint Martins – dressing the likes of Tilda Swinton, Michelle Obama and our very own Cate Blanchett. Sculptural shapes and innovative fabrics, Ilinčić’s play on the interactions of colour in blocks, in patchworks, in facets and in confettied pixelations are  truly captivating.

Credits: Kim Keever, style.com

This & That: Roksanda & Kim Keever

In/Out: Friday Musings - Hermès Métamorphose

In/Out: Hermès Métamorphose

In/Out: Hermès Métamorphose

In/Out: Hermès Métamorphose

In/Out: Hermès Métamorphose

In/Out: Hermès Métamorphose

In/Out: Hermès Métamorphose

Never one to shy from new talent and creative exploration, french fashion house Hermés has been having some fun with French Canadian creative duo Vallée Duhamel in this little animation – ‘Hermès Métamorphose’.

With a super youthful pop, Hermès accessories and scarves are bought to life in this playful folly. Accompanied by a lively little ditty this one minute clip leaves you grinning from ear to ear.’

Credits: Vallée Duhamel

FRIDAY MUSINGS – Hermès Métamorphose

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Miles away from her day job as one half of Vena Cava – a super sassy ready to wear American fashion label – designer Sophie Buhai recently enjoyed a decorative dream residency at Villa Lena in Tuscany, fabricating stylishly serene objects with an architectural presence. A strong bond to the body they adorn, Buhai’s pieces are refined and confident ornaments in muted golds, ivory and black.

Captured on site at Villa Lena by the very talented photographer Frederik Vercruysse, the images radiate an almost Nordic sense of tranquility. Not surprisingly Sophie Buhai explained her time at Villa Lena as “Paradise!”, a place one can go to create in a society that still celebrates the daily basics of life. It is why perhaps, the materials she chose for her jewels – bronze, marble, bone and wood – have such honest hardworking qualities.

The Villa Lena hotel houses an artist residency where multidisciplinary creative talent can work for a period of two months, collaborate with other residents, mingle with hotel guests and take part in villa’s daily life, food and culture. More on the Villa Lena soon.

Credits: Frederik Vercruysse

Sophie Buhai at Villa Lena

In/Out - RillRill

In/Out - RillRill

In/Out - RillRill

In/Out - RillRill

In/Out - RillRill

In/Out - RillRill

In/Out - RillRill

In/Out - RillRill

In/Out - RillRill

In/Out - RillRill

In/Out - RillRill

Oregan based RillRill by Katie Freedle salutes the domestic gemstone marble in its modern day medallion necklaces. What a delightful surprise to see this common yet complex rock get its time in the sun!

In the built environment it is the natural materials that always give honesty and warmth. Stone in particular with all its intricate lines of history is what lifts the mundane to the magical so it’s no wonder that these neck charms resonate with us.

Their contemporary tribal geometry combined with their generous scale make them gallant medals. Statement ornaments combining copper, leather and marble could just as well be diamonds, gold, and chain – in our books they are one and the same.

From morning to night these rocks rock on.

Credits: RillRill

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IN/OUT: Valentino Resort Collection 2015

Valentino Resort Collection 2015

Valentino Resort Collection 2015

Valentino Resort Collection 2015

Valentino Resort Collection 2015

Valentino Resort Collection 2015

Valentino Resort Collection 2015

Valentino Resort Collection 2015

Valentino Resort Collection 2015

Valentino Resort Collection 2015

Since 2009, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli have been flying the Valentino flag with floral embroideries, aristocratic elegance, sumptuously rich appliques and highly detailed, romantic prints.

This injection of colour right into the middle of an otherwise signature Valentino Resort collection of embroidered butterflies, flowers and classic modesty, is a shake up like no other. Its inspiration is taken directly from the Valentino’s archives, with a “visually disruptive” psychedelic print from 1973.

This layered, pixellated, jarringly-bold collection of sixties silhouettes in bright chevrons over stripes over squares is seen right in the middle of a monumentally impressive eighty-three piece line-up. The only consistency with the other looks of the collection, are the delicate feminine plaits of the models’ hair and their signature chandelier earrings.

It’s certainly a wake up for the eyes and makes for an energetic start to this fine Monday morning.

Credits: Style

Valentino Resort 2015

Issa Resort Collection 2015

Issa Resort Collection 2015

Issa Resort Collection 2015

Issa Resort Collection 2015

Issa Resort Collection 2015

Issa Resort Collection 2015

Issa Resort Collection 2015

Issa Resort Collection 2015

Issa Resort Collection 2015

Issa Resort Collection 2015

Issa Resort Collection 2015

Issa Resort Collection 2015

Issa Resort Collection 2015

Issa Resort Collection 2015

There is something especially captivating about the images from the Resort collections each year. Seeing the subtly styled, holistically vision for a label and the promise of it’s wearability off the catwalk is tantalisingly sweet.

Issa, Brit-born with Brazilian roots, is no exception to the rule. This year, it presents a carefully-collaged collection of solid cutout forms, painterly florals, abstracted leaf motifs in milky blues, coral, tropical greens, black and white. It’s has a sense of 1960s nostalgia, a silhouette of 1970s elegance and a fresh palette of now. Boxy shapes with structured flutes and large-scale scollops, stylised waves and the hint of a peplum take us on an oh-so-sophisticated tropical adventure with a quick sojourn back through the French Riviera.

There is undoubtedly an influence of art and sculpture to this collection. Issa’s creative director Blue Farrier says, “I was intrigued by Picasso’s muse, the painter Françoise Gilot, and I wondered where she and other influential female artists like Barbara Hepworth or Niki de Saint Phalle would holiday, and how they would dress there”.

Magic.

Credits: Style.com

Issa Resort 2015

In/Out - Mara Hoffman Spring Summer 2014

In/Out - Mara Hoffman Spring Summer 2014

In/Out - Mara Hoffman Spring Summer 2014

In/Out - Mara Hoffman Spring Summer 2014

In/Out - Mara Hoffman Spring Summer 2014

In/Out - Mara Hoffman Spring Summer 2014

In/Out - Mara Hoffman Spring Summer 2014

In/Out - Mara Hoffman Spring Summer 2014

In/Out - Mara Hoffman Spring Summer 2014

In/Out - Mara Hoffman Spring Summer 2014

In/Out - Mara Hoffman Spring Summer 2014

In/Out - Mara Hoffman Spring Summer 2014

POP BAM!!! New York based fashion designer Mara Hoffman is no wallflower. Her summer collection of feminine floaty attire has us yearning for those long lost summer days and all the giddy parties that ensue. These showstoppers are confident and sassy.

Hoffman’s collection is electrified folklore. Applied embellishments unravel in radiant iconic bursts of rainbows, serpents and goddess eyes. Seemingly collated from exotic faraway lands, it is a brilliant mish-mash of cultures unified. Hoffman’s inspiration is boundless. Colours are reminiscent of the juicy seasonal fruits of watermelon, peach and mango against backdrops of midnight and petrol blue. These garments have no limits, fresh from morning till late night.

Never shy of patterns her first collection back in 2000 was lovingly hand dyed and batiked by Hoffman herself and since then it’s been a psychedelic journey thru pattern and colour.

Credits: Vogue UK Mara Hoffman

Mara Hoffman Spring Summer 2014

In/Out - Dinosaur Designs Seed Pod 2014

In/Out: Dinosaur Designs Seed Pod 2014

In/Out: Dinosaur Designs Seed Pod 2014

In/Out: Dinosaur Designs Seed Pod 2014

In/Out: Dinosaur Designs Seed Pod 2014

In/Out: Dinosaur Designs Seed Pod 2014

In/Out: Dinosaur Designs Seed Pod 2014

In/Out: Dinosaur Designs Seed Pod 2014

In/Out: Dinosaur Designs Seed Pod 2014

In/Out: Dinosaur Designs Seed Pod 2014

In/Out: Dinosaur Designs Seed Pod 2014

Dinosaur Designs duo – Louise Olsen and Stephen Ormandy – comes up trumps once again with their new collection ‘Seed Pod’. Striking sculptural pieces in a strong colour palette, they’re full of confidence.

You often think of their resin jewellery as fluid shapes beautifully naïve and smooth to the touch, well think again. This collection will blow that out of the water. It’s decorative to the max. Organic origins are evident but they are teamed this time around, with divine detailing and a flirtation of bling. Pitted and podded, generous sweeping hollows curve back on themselves. Tactile as always you want to trace your fingers over each piece. Fine pod strands jostle in between big bean shaped plates studded with precious seeds. Everything is teeming with new life.

We love this new direction for Olsen and Ormandy and it is clear to see that this is a treasured family affair. The photo shoot was clearly a joyous collaboration between long time friends; two mothers (Louise Olsen & writer Caia Hagel), two fathers (Stephen Ormandy and photographer Tim Georgeson) and their two daughters (Camille Ormandy and Nova Orchid).

It’s so beautiful to watch the creative growth of this truly iconic Australian brand. Congratulations Dinosaur Designs on continuing to delight us.

Credits:
Dinosaur Designs
Photography & video by Tim Georgeson

Dinosaur Designs ‘Seed Pod’

In Out - Stella Jean Spring Summer 2014

In Out - Stella Jean Spring Summer 2014

In Out - Stella Jean Spring Summer 2014

In Out - Stella Jean Spring Summer 2014

In Out - Stella Jean Spring Summer 2014

In Out - Stella Jean Spring Summer 2014

In Out - Stella Jean Spring Summer 2014

In Out - Stella Jean Spring Summer 2014

In Out - Stella Jean Spring Summer 2014

In Out - Stella Jean Spring Summer 2014

In Out - Stella Jean Spring Summer 2014

In Out - Stella Jean Spring Summer 2014

In Out - Stella Jean Spring Summer 2014

In Out - Stella Jean Spring Summer 2014

In Out - Stella Jean Spring Summer 2014

In Out - Stella Jean Spring Summer 2014

Gotta love a fusion of style and culture. Stella Jean, born in Rome of Caribbean descent has once again delivered. We first featured Jean in the early days of In/Out where her collection of layered tribal printed swimwear was certainly at the forefront of the retro-revival seen in swimwear this summer.

Having just presented her Fall collection in Milan, Jean is back on the radar. Her Spring Summer 2014 collection of classic Italian seaside silhouettes pack a punch like no other with Jean’s layered more-is-more African wax prints. With the addition this season of varying scaled stripes, and oversized fruit and flower motifs, this collection is once again executed with a dramatic silhouette of nostalgia.

Credits: Stella Jean

Stella Jean Spring Summer 2014

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