fashion / 21.03.2021

LAQUAN is not an overnight success. He’s deliberate and meticulously on a level that has now become familiar and mainstream. He’s worked and kept working smart; after all in fashion sex sells and intelligence keeps it going. Instead of reinventing the wheel, Smith sought to stick with in the popular pieces that best represent the celebrities he’s dressed, his culture and ultimately himself. “It’s a looking-good, feeling-good collection with the understanding and the ownership of the fact that we are a Black-owned luxury brand, the designer said. Smith’s reality is one of bold sexuality and huge female power. The woman he designs for...

fashion / 17.09.2020

Kate and Laura Mulleavy have the minds that create dramatic creations that certainly blur the line between art and a fashion business. Their dual imagination has given us 15 years of magic. Now with a twindemic (Covid-19 + the wildfires) in full force we see a raging floral bomb that is so beautiful I can’t tear my eyes away of this. It is all fantasy and dreams and we need this fanciful channel NOW. Pajama sets, slips, robes, trousers, dresses, silk floral wreaths that frame models’ faces, real life fairies, nymphs, or other magical woodland sprites, we want it all. One word: wonderment. ...

Africa, Diversity, Fashion, Trends / 01.08.2020

Change in the fashion industry is seldom, however reflecting the times we have seen an increase in racial diversity (however small) within the last year. The desire to discover African brands has never been so needed and is absolutely our biggest thrill. This is now an easy task particularly with social tools such as Instagram. Tongoro is from Senegal and was created by the talented beauty, Sarah Diouf. She is a Paris-born and Cote d'Ivoire-raised creative and she founded  her brand in 2016 in Dakar. She started Tongoro knowing that she wanted to empower local artisans while celebrating her African being through prints and...

Chanel, Fashion / 28.06.2020

I Owing to the world crisis, Chanel had no presentation this season. And just as well; the cruise 2021 collection was underwhelming, blasè and bland. The most exciting aspect is that Virginie Viard (Creative Director) literally found all of her inspiration in street style, but camouflaged it by describing the collection as “easy clothes” that “a sophisticated but also cool girl would want to travel with.” destination in mind  - summer in Capri or the South of France. It would’ve been more prudent for her to come clean and say she was inspired by everyday people in their everyday surroundings. The understated...

fashion / 17.02.2020

Kirk Pickersgill and Stephen Wong are based in Toronto, not the obvious center of the fashion world but they’ve managed again to create the most wondrous presentation of color palette that kept our attention glued to every piece. The luxury. The palette. The textures. The ruffles. Monochromatic looks that again proved that their hearts still beat in their home island of Jamaica. I love frills and fancifulness and there was absolutely no where else better to be than gazing at this collection. . ...

Couture, Designer, Diversity, Fashion, Runway, Style, Tigerlily Hill, Trends / 27.01.2020

Elsa Schiaparelli history Italian. 1890–1973. Fashion Designer. Greatest rival, Coco Chanel. Regarded a prominent figures in fashion. Started with knitwear. Influenced by surrealist, Dali and Cocteau. Main client, actress MAY WEST. now Schiaparelli did not adapt to the changes in fashion following World War II and as a result her couture house closed in 1954. In 2007, Diego Della Valle acquired the brand and...

Couture, Diversity, Fashion, Runway, Style, Tigerlily Hill / 23.01.2020

Elie Saab represents opulence and this season is nothing short of the excess and luxury we’ve come to expect. The visual culture of the show was that of Mexican tradition, treading carefully and hoping it will not be received or misconstrued as appropriation - it appeared to face a mix of both Europe and imperial Mexico combined. The dresses were dipped in embroideries, florals, pearls and delicately framed frills. The effect was stunning. The show was an ostentatiously lavish...

Couture, Diversity, Fashion, Runway, Style, Tigerlily Hill / 22.01.2020

Sissinghurst Castle by Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicholson is deemed one of the most romantic places in England and Claire Waight Keller, the Artistic Director behind Givenchy is obsessed. Just as she is, we are equally enthralled in particular with the assemblage of old garden roses and the setting of this fantasy garden. Claire has produced what many described as a poetic collection that lovingly included tailoring, summer-garden colors and ruffled petal-forms of dresses to fantasize about. It obviously was a well-deserved love letter to the master, Hubert de Givenchy. Waight Keller pulled ideas from the Givenchy 1950s archive and we saw...

Diversity, Fashion, Runway, Tigerlily Hill / 19.01.2020

Simon Porte Jacquemus showed the most magnanimous show last summer. We can all agree at least on that! So this season some of us where left with. WHAT IS THISSSS? The internet-breaking success of the summer show in a lavender field in Provence is still revered; the fame of that beautiful event, with its incredible fuchsia runway, gathered about 2 million followers to his Instagram. Which let’s face it is all that matters. What has changed this season? Jacquemus decided that his views must wholly serve this generation and so he created looks that combined creativity with commercialism. He said “I am...