I’m sure I’ve raised a few looks recently as I snapped away at pavements. For some reason I’m turned on by plastic. Not in a sexual, deviant kind of way! Nothing wrong with that, mind you… Inspiration can come from anywhere but I’m not even sure that I’m inspired by these images. Intrigued may be a better word.
There’s something about the texture and shapes of these discarded bunches of plastic and industrial wrapping that have drawn me as of late. There’s been a lot of synthetic around recently. Balenciaga’s last two collections have really pushed the idea. And let’s not forget the weird Noah’s Ark goes to Shanghai Louis Vuitton summer collection. This is different, somehow. Its more about context and contrast. Organic shapes crafted out of the synthetic. Free-form. Not sure what it all means yet but I’m already joining dots with Guy Bourdin’s photograph of Yves Saint Laurent’s collection in the September 1976 issue of Paris Vogue.
Who know’s where this will lead. Or maybe its a summary of the season to come. Maybe its just plain weird and repulsive. F*ck knows.
Remember the Love Cats from my Christmas post? [Click here to view it] Well they GOT HITCHED! It was quite possibly the most beautiful wedding ever. I mean, Italy, sunshine, prosecco, friends, an incredible castle… what more could you ask for? The groom wore Prada and the bride wore YSL – flowing, white and just gorgeous. With pockets too. Oh, Mama, you and your pockets! She wore a crystal embellished Sportmax bolero over the dress for the church and Jimmy Choo heels. What I loved about the dress was it’s lightness and the modern draping at the front which made it less formal.
I loved the way each table at the reception was named after a fashion house or a breed of cow. Lucy’s a fashion designer and Mattia comes from a family of dairy farmers who breed cows for the local Parmesan cheese industry. Prada or Aberdeen Angus? Witty. The gorgeous flower arrangements were a collaboration between Mr Eric Bremner and the Willow Shoreditch. Another match made in heaven!
At the end of the night… well, take a look at the pictures below. Now that’s what I call a modern, if slightly sozzled bride! HAPPY TIMES! CONGRATS Lucy & Mattia! Happy safari.
[That isn’t Mattia in the pic, btw. Don’t ask!]