Chloë Sevigny always makes waves with her collaborative collections with Opening Ceremony, this upcoming season you can find bell bottoms, pinstriped overalls, and ruffly bow platforms in monochromatic colors.
Check out the SS15 look book below:
For Beyonce’s new video entitled “Mine,” shot by Pierre Debusschere, the singer wore select pieces from Gareth Pugh.
BACKSTAGE SNAPSHOT // Vivienne Westwood SS15 Makeup
Makeup : Val Garland
Hair : Sam McKnight
Excerpt from PaperMag:
“Having an appreciation of everything triggers what we do,” says Marjan Pejoski, who along with Sasko Bezovski has developed a kindred following of cult-cool connoisseurs since 2003 with their London-based fashion label KTZ. “It is always about travel and music. It’s really about celebrating the world’s culture.” For their fall 2014 collection the Macedonian-born duo traveled to Morocco, where they were inspired by “the mixture of traditional clothing with something current like a puffer jacket or Nikes,” says Pejoski. Their trip led to further research into Northern Africa, including the nomadic Berber tribes; the result is a dense array of hooded outerwear over airy tunics, full skirts and leggings — all covered in black-and-white geometric patterns and mirrored embroideries.
Short for Kokon To Zai, the name of a cabinet-of-curiosities-style store they opened in 1996 on Greek Street in London’s Soho neighborhood, KTZ developed its aggregated aesthetic from the shop’s reputation as a collaborative hub for like-minded creatives. “The store was centered around the music and club scene, but it was like a little laboratory of developing and doing things,” says Pejoski of the installations, performances and parties they produced. The duo opened a second location in Notting Hill in 2008.
Like their store, much of KTZ’s point of view is tied to music. Bezovski toured the world as a DJ in the ’90s, and Pejoski designed outfits for Björk, including her infamous 2001 Oscars swan dress; the brand counts Diplo, A-Trak and Rihanna as fans and collaborators. “Vision without musical expression is like watching a silent movie,” says Pejoski. “People in the music industry have always been pioneers of our collection and fashion in general.” Bringing together different worlds is the essence of KTZ. “Kokon To Zai means ‘from all you knew from East to West’ in Japanese,” says Pejoski. “In short, it means everything goes.”
Here’s an excerpt from Italian label TVSCIA describing the background behind their brand:
[TVSCIA] is a brand that derives its strength from its origins. Born in Tuscany during 2009,TVSCIA is influenced from its own territory and from far away cultures, interpreting the contemporary style in its very own personal way.
The project spurs from the necessity of the two stylists to create and express themselves, venturing in the challenge to show how an immaculate eye can beautifully reinterpret something that has always been defined as a “classic”, giving birth to an incredibly modern “total look”. There is the strong desire to see different women express their femininity with personality, and without the need of ostentation.
The contaminations that nourish the brand mix rock and punk in a sensual and sophisticated manner, still sober in its appearance selects volumes in order to create a perfect equilibrium that mixes the over-sized with the skinny, the 80’s with the 90’s, by using fabrics that underline both elegance and casual every day life.
[A] Woman loves being noticed without the need of shouting out loud; she believes that elegance appears in subtleties, details or an original combination of different elements. She is a woman that delicately enters a man’s mind luring his sensibility to a more feminine point of view.
This season Westwood said she was inspired by “the children of our world throughout the ages” showcasing classic Victorian and Edwardian style silhouettes with an almost malevolent, dark feel. Peppered along side of were, in classic Westwood style, punkish slogans, eye-popping hues and clashing brocades. The models looked doll like with smudged red lipstick, disheveled curls tied with velvet bows and bright-blue eyeshadow.
Making fashion fun again:
For [Opening Ceremony’s SS15] collection, Humberto and Carol thought back to when they were kids who loved fashion but weren’t in fashion. They used to pool hop together and laugh, and of course it’s that youthful bond that translated so well into their ultra-successful adult collaboration.
The play was a meta (Carol and Humberto were characters along with Lisa Love, and Karlie Kloss played herself) riff on the fashion pre-show process, from casting to fittings and press previews. In the second half, both the designers and models become disillusioned with the grind and self-important inconsideration in the industry (sorry, industry) and long for when they first discovered the transformative power of fashion in its purity. It was a close-to-home reminder for the audience, and fittingly the finale was a song-and-slapstick-dance rendition of Drake’s “Hold On We’re Going Home.” The play was a living example of the creative symbiosis fashion has within Hollywood, outside of just dresses shipped to actresses to wear with Louboutin heels. Everyone on stage seemed to be there for the fun of it, to share new clothes in a completely new way. Via Dazed Digital
For those who aren’t in the know, Scotland, next week, will be voting on a referendum to secede from the United Kingdom, and declare—for the first time since 1707—its own sovereign state. In honor of this, Westwood’s SS15 Red Label collection proudly proclaimed her support for Scottish independence through designs that became a play on Thatcherism. In the collection, we see pin-striped power suits with gleaming ‘YES’ badges pinned to them along with classic Westwood silhouettes with asymmetric draping and bold floral prints. The show also featured Westwood’s granddaughter model Cora Corre. Via Dazed Digital
This weekend our boutique was featured in the Orange County Fashion Week at the Laguna Design Center. Our Runway featured collection from Rick Owens, Issey Miyake and Gareth Pugh. Check out the full Runway line up below: