Saturday, 28 September 2013

Terry Richardson visits Liverpool

We heard a little rumour that the legend himself Mr Terry Richardson was frequenting our beautiful city this weekend.  We presume he was here after the death of his stepfather the Liverpool rock legend Mr Jackie Lomax who sadly passed on the 19th September.  Jackie was a guitarist and songwriter who was born in Wallasey and later lived in California where he married Richardson's mother, the photographer Norma Richardson.  A much loved and respected member of the Liverpool music community, who will be sadly missed.  


We can honestly say when we heard the delectable Terry was here we kind of wanted to go on a hunt round the city to find him! What a legend! But instead we settled on looking at all the photos Terry had took of our beautiful city on his tumblr instead http://terrysdiary.com/.  We then wondered if we had of met him would we have had the balls to say "Terry lends your glasses while we do the obligatory two thumb and glasses shot" with him (discofashionart as Terry! WE WISH)



Friday, 27 September 2013

Get out my way bi**h, your ruining my walk!



Anfield born model Hollie May Saker hit the headlines yesterday when she punched a feminist who invaded her runway whilst she was walking for Nina Ricci during Paris fashion week!
Speaking after the show she said: 'I punched her – I didn’t mean to but she grabbed my arm and I just wanted to get her off me. 'My Scouseness came out a bit but I wish it had come out a bit more. Thinking about it now I wish I’d pushed them both off the stage because they ruined my favourite show.'
'As she grabbed my arm she lifted my skirt exposing me – [so] I pulled my arm back with such force that I landed a punch square on her nose.
'I was so angry but I knew I had to be professional so I carried on walking with a bit of sassiness. 'I had been looking forward to the Nina Ricci show for so long, whether I was modelling in it or not, it’s such a beautiful collection. 'I was really worried to come backstage but nobody said anything – I felt bad the moment it happened and I was very shaken up by it.' Miss Saker, who started modelling at 16 has no plans to let it dent her ambition of becoming a world famous supermodel.
'I think if it had happened two years ago I would have run straight off the catwalk,' she added. 'It could have been worse, I could have fallen over. 'It was amazing but messed up. Things like this just make me feel so grateful, happy and grateful.
'I’ve worked so hard and deserve it, so hopefully I’ll get some good karma. I’ve got to model for some great designers and I can’t believe I got to walk for Burberry. I’m so proud to be British and a Scouser.'

Way to go Hollie! DiscoFashionart salutes you for being so brave!

Thursday, 26 September 2013

Style Crush: Coleen



Coleen in Saint Laurent at the Hearts and Minds Charity event last night in Manchester - Simply Gorgeous

Saturday, 21 September 2013

Winner of the Miami Fashion Film Festival 2013 - Best Short - I'll Be There - Domingo Rodriguez / Benjamin Lussier

DiscoFashionArt consider Domingo Rodriguez a Liverpool Fashion ambassador and a design talent the city should be extremely proud of.  For those of you who don't know him (shame on you!!) 

Menswear designer Domingo graduated from Liverpool John Moore’s University in 2008 and won the Menswear Award at Graduate Fashion Week. He then went on to secure the Harold Tillman Scholarship for his MA at London College of Fashion.

His graduate MA collection for AW10 was scouted by asos.com for an exclusive capsule collection ‘Domingo Rodriguez for ASOS.’ He later won the Wolf & Badger graduate design awards 2010 and his SS11 collection was presented during Paris Fashion week in June 2010 as one of Esquire Magazines ‘7 Brilliant Brits.’

Domingo cut his teeth interning for Kim Jones and Carolyn Massey and has successfully collaborated with Phi-­Nom Leather, Saga furs and Kopenhagen fur.

The video below, 'I'll be there" is a video written & directed by Benjamin Lussier with fashion By Domingo Rodriguez. 

The video has been removed from Vimeo and Vine but can be found on our Instagram page! Soz Guys.

The premise of this film was inspired by Domingo Rodriguez's approach for his spring/summer collection of 2013. His designs structure the muscles and lines of the male body; taking organic contours and turning them into structured patterns.

The contrast between the organic inspiration and the hard-edged/structured treatment is in some ways reminiscent of the conflicting artistic movements of romanticism vs. classicism (nature vs order). "I'll get there" presents four short narratives where carelessness and natural urges clash with ambition and purpose.

This fashion short, whilst it features Rodriguez's collection, also tries to explore the underlying themes of its conception.

The video went on to win Best Fashion Short at the Miami Fashion Film Festival on the 15th September! Well done Domingo, we hope to catch an interview with you soon!!!! 


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New York Fashion Week Spring / Summer 2014... Part 2

3.1 Phillip Lim
Spring / Summer for Phillip Lim's main line was simple and modern tailoring for the modern woman.  Shapes were elementary, double pleat fronted skirts in various coloured leathers, some single coloured some multi, wide, straight leg shorts and three quarter length trousers either plain or with sporadic fringed detailing. The collections main feature was the geographical inspired embroidery on jackets and laid over chiffon sweatshirts.  The shoes were also simplistic but effective with quirky clear plastic uppers.  


Adeam
Hanako Maeda launched Adeam in 2011 and since then nature and biology has had a massive influence on her designs.  This collection featured a shibori effect pattern which is created by manipulating hydrangea cells viewed under a microscope.  The collection was original and pretty.  



Brandon Sun
Modern, clean and edgy ready to wear.  Especially loved the woven leather top.  His Japanese roots really shine through. 


Calvin Klein Collection
Francisco Costa truly is the king of minimalism.  He called this collection ‘elevated deconstruction’  and it featured raw hems and wide stiff cuffing.  It started with a white palette but quickly moved into colour.  Later in the collection Francisco introduced fringing on hems and seams.  

Carolina Herrera 
Carolina done what she does best, pretty ladylike dresses for grown up princesses.  Extremely elegant, it was an evening – centric collection destined for the red carpet. 


Creatures of Comfort
A laid back, cool ready to wear collection.


Cushine et Ochs
Lots of binding, belting and strapping made for a very sultry evening collection.  We especially loved the caped blazer.


Custo Barcelona
Psychedelic gorgeousness!  An artistic amalgamation of textures and colours from the Barcelona based label.  


Cynthia Rowley
The collection, was a celebration of the designer's sporty-meets-artsy roots. A single lipstick-red tulip appliqué was positioned on the hip of a white silk-cotton ball gown with a halter neckline, and wetsuits were printed with digital floral motifs. A vignette of skirts and tops in black, white, and blush pink were embroidered with Swedish-looking designs, adding to the arts-and-crafts feel of the clothes.  An altogether refreshing, youthful collection.


Delpozo
An enchanting first show at NYFW for the label full of unexpected volumes and enchanted embellishment.  




Diesel Black and Gold
Denim and leather remain the building blocks of the Diesel blueprint, that's never going to change, it’s who the diesel girl is. However for Spring, the jeans have a more generous fit (slouchy at the hips, with deep rolled cuffs at the ankle and strategic fraying here and there), and the leather motorcycle jackets were softer in pastels icy blue and baby pink. Head designer Andreas  Melbostad liked the concept of a "courageous fragility," and he played the brand staples against more delicate pieces, like cotton eyelet dresses with handkerchief hems and camisoles cut from gauzy silk, he also adorned fun little dresses with shiny mirrored disks in geometric patterns. The collection definitely had a bohemian vibe, but not enough to scare away the tough-chic Black Gold customer.  We particularly liked the embellished leather skirt.  


Dion Lee 
This was the Australians first outing in NYFW and he for want of a better expression....smashed it.  There was 3-D pattern making, textile innovation, and rigorous, futuristic takes on body-con.  Fashionably futuristic.  


DKNY
The 25th Anniversary Collection was full of old classics with a modern twist.  We love love love this collection.  



DVF
While all the other designers in NYFW seemed to channel  the 90s, DVF had another decade in mind.  The show was infused with glossy 70’s glamour, a topic Diane knows only too well and my word didn't it show.  All the 70’s staples were there, fabulous platform shoes, dungarees in sumptuous red silk with flared bottoms, culottes in various prints worn with bra tops and python skin prints on dresses, jackets, cigarette pants and laced bustier’.  Off course the staple wrap dress made an appearance but this occasion it was in an African print and the poster dress for the collection worn by the designer when she took her bow at the end was to die for.  A very cheerful collection and isn't it great to see Karen Elson and Naomi back on the catwalk!


Edun
Danielle Sherman really has done wonders for the ethical label started by Bonos wife Ali Hewson.  A lovely collection that finally takes the brand from a good doer label to an actual fashion force to be reckoned with


Elizabeth and James
The Olsen’s simply made a collection that allows girls to dress like the designers themselves.  Very Hip and very Happening!


Wednesday, 18 September 2013

The Vogue Ball

                 

LIVERPOOL’S ICONIC VOGUE BALL RETURNS AFTER LAST YEAR’S SELL-OUT SUCCESS! 
Liverpool’s multi award-winning Vogue Ball is back - and with a theme of 'Gods and Monsters' this year is set to be truly iconic and even fiercer than usual! The ball, which since its inception in 2010 has evolved from cult underground event to sell out sensation, will return to Camp and Furnace for its 2013 outing on Saturday 5 October. The Vogue Ball is a dance event like no other in the UK – where club culture meets high art and Vogue teams (known as ‘houses’) come together from far and wide to compete for dance supremacy, wearing lavish and creative costumes befitting (and often subverting) the given theme. After the debauched magic that was last year's 'Twisted Fairytales' Vogue Ball locked out at Camp and Furnace, organisers House of Suarez have opted to return to the city’s most happening venue for another catwalk spectacular reminiscent of 1970s/80s New York (the home of the Vogue dance style) at its most glamorous. This year's 'God and Monsters' theme is set to challenge the boundaries of those competing. House of Suarez has irrevocably shown that the Vogue Ball is a force to be reckoned with, winning ‘Best Annual Event’ at the Seen Awards in 2011 and 2012. This year’s Vogue Ball is certainly not for the faint hearted, it will ricochet between dark scary lands and places beyond the clouds in a decadent and debauched meeting of celestial beings, icons, men and monsters, all showing off their seedy and seductive night moves on the UK’s most messed-up catwalk show. 

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

NYFW Wardrobe wish list!

NYFW    
So what would you be wearing to the shows in NYFW, well if money was no option we would have picked the best of what New York has to offer. Including, from clockwise, Proenza Schouler lace dress £3190 at FarFetch.com, DKNY Camo Jumper with Dolman sleeve £345 at my wardrobe.com, Proenza Schouler PS11 Mini £1250 at LOUISVIAROMA, 3.1 Philip Lim Peanut Ora over the knee boot £625 AT bleuclothing.com, The Row leather stem circle sunglasses £285 at marissacollections.com, Prabal Gurung silk cotton gathered skirt £720 at stylebop.com, DKNY Active animal print small across body bag £95 at asos.com, Alexander Wang drape neck muscle T £370 at otteny.com, 3.1 Phillip Lim Neoprene Bomber (WE NEEED THIS JACKET) £1080 at boutique1.com, Victoria Baeckham Power skinny mid rise jeans £51 at the garmentquarter.com, 3.1 Phillip Lim mini pashli satchel in leopard £855 at Harrods and Alice & Olivia piper plaid shirt with leather details £190 at scoopnyc.com

Monday, 9 September 2013

The new Givenchy app out to download now!

Yes you heard us correctly... a dedicated Givenchy App so you can purchase all the new collections as soon as they become available! The apps available today to download on  iTunes .... Enjoy! Oh and you should thank the guys at Net A Porter for the app!






Sunday, 8 September 2013

New York Fashion Week Spring / Summer 2014... Part 1

10 Crosby Derek Lam
This was a down to earth collection for Lam's diffusion line, very wearable, natural clothes in mostly neutral colour palettes with an East African influence trickling throughout.  The collection was influenced by old photographs of the Zanzibar's beaches and this was reflected by not only the patterns of the materials but the fabrics used like hemp linen and raw cotton that appeared bleached by the African Sun.  Our standout piece was most definitely the sweatshirt bolero paired with the white, leather overalls.  



Adam Selman
Adam is better known as Rihanna's right hand man, who has worked with Mel Ottenberg, RiRi's stylist for a while now on creating custom tour looks, he is also her design partner on her recent River Island lines.  We think he will be known in his own right pretty soon though and we salute RiRi for bringing Adams genius to the forefront. His Spring summer collection was effortlessly cool and influenced by Cosmopolitan cover girls and ideas of Pret A Porter supermodels. There was a definite 70's influences evident in the wide leg palazzo pants and turbans worn with beach wear, but he also drifted into the late 90's and early 2000's with silk negligee esque slips ala Kate Moss in the Johnny Depp affair years worn with oversized rucksacks.  We loved this collection!   


Alexander Wang
Well girls and guys we seriously need to keep our summer fitness regimes going thanks to Mr Wang, the midriff is definitely IN next summer.  Again we thought Wang drew inspiration from the 90's but put his own spin on it with this collection, there was clueless inspired mini kilts but this time with large white waist bands, parental advisory jumpers and leather t-shirts's and the repetitive Alexander Wang prints on dresses and gloves which was definitely Wangs take on 90's logo mania trend and his way of taking fashion back to a more fun time.     
The collection was also super feminine at times with cute dresses and crop tops with spaghetti straps and bikini necklines with pleating at the waist.   We loved the fine knit shorts and cardigans worn together in beige and grey and the shirt and shorts that were reminiscent of a British gentlemen's pyjamas but a tad more sexy. Mostly though Wang stayed true to his modern aesthetic and the bags, well, we will definitely be seeing more of them next year. 


Altuzarra
This collection was effortless chic personified. Joseph concentrated on his separates and each one was very thoughtfully considered. A fabulous collection for real life woman.  


BCBG Max Azria
The designing couple produced another smash hit collection for spring / summer 2014, in fact we we go as far as to say they knocked it out the ballpark! (sorry... it is NYC).  The couple started by deconstructing and reworking the idea of a classic mens shirt in surprising and unexpected ways including a descending peplum on a long a line short sleeved shirt that was made of a shirt yoke. Then come two or three interpretations of the classic British trench but more romantic and feminine.  The collection was softened by the introduction of long flowing dresses in layers of silk and georgette, with sheer panels that definitely had more of a feel of BCBG but not as seasonal as the collections earlier offerings.


Chadwick Bell
Chadwick's collection was definitely more chic than counter culture and this collection will definitely put this Californian native on the map as an ambassador of subculture cool.  It was modern and didn't try too hard with simple tailoring an a nonchalant aesthetic with some clothes seeming to levitate off the body.  (Bell lined the cuffs and hems with horse hair to achieve this technique.)  An altogether lovely offering for the upcoming season.


Creatures of the Wind
This was a whimsically wonderful collection featuring an amazing collaboration with Tabitha Simmons who designed the accessories. 


   
More later!!!!!!

Bloomingdales UK

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

GQ Man of the Year Awards 2013... What the babes wore!

Well last night was the GQ Man of the year awards in London, always a sartorial dream! Most of the guys in attendance did look ridiculously dapper, but the ladies did steal the show in an array of sultry gowns, sexy was most definitely on the dress code! 

Jesse J looked amazing in Percy Yaniv, that girl's body is AMAZING. Jordan Dunn wore Hugo Boss and newly single Rosie Huntington Whiteley wore Versace.  Daisy Lowe looked nothing less than delicious in a split to the waist Saint Laurent gown and Emma Watson looked extremely edgy in Balenciaga, Bravo Emma. Alice Eve wore one of DiscoFashionArt's favourite dresses for the up and coming AW season from Richard Nicholl, we anticipate that there will be a similar version of this dress available on the high street soon. Then there was Rita Ora in Etro Fall 2013! For us Rita was definitely the belle of the ball and the eyeliner was to die! The guys didn't disappoint either and the duo of Russell Brand and Noel Gallagher did get us a little hot under the collar, but no dude was as cool as Pharrel who was accompanied by his fiancé Helen Lasichanh who we have a bit of a style crush on, the pair looked adorable in matching Lanvin!  We adore Helen's necklace! Oh and then there was the dream boat that is Tom Ford in what else... Tom Ford of course.