Friday, September 13, 2019

Feathers And Positivity - New York Fashion Week

For those of us who live in the parts of the world that change colors in the fall, the stunning show of nature is about to begin. 

I grew up in Miami and didn't see this wonder until we happened to be in New York visiting family one year during the fall. The fun of diving into huge piles of leaves was a true novelty for me. 

While some of us might be loathing the coming of winter, but the New York Fashion Week is all about Springtime joy, positivity and of course feathers.

I was personally touched by Marc Jacobs words “This show, like that show, is a celebration of life, joy, equality, individuality, optimism, happiness, indulgence, dreams, and a future unwritten as we continue to learn from the history of fashion,”.

Some people love the winter, the cold and the snow. While others can not wait for the winter to end. 

So for those of you who hate the winter, just know that the New York Fashion Week is already talking Spring. 

Now for the line up of which designers put feathers out on the catwalk for their Spring 2020 styles.

 Marc Jacobs brought out a real head to toe feather design with the colors of spring flowers.


Prabal Gurung displayed these two elegant feather dresses, they make me think of a cocktail party, or maybe that is just because I would like a cocktail. 



This silky silver beauty with a feathered upper is the creation of Jason Wu.

Ralph Lauren amazed us by showing a tight black dress with feather trim neckline that flowed with their business suits. 

Hope I didn't miss anything. Today is the last day of the New York Fashion Week, so maybe we'll see more.

Friday, August 30, 2019

Dior - Caryatids - Feathers



Veiled in mystery, a great unknown that gives off a hint to its existence like the most expensive perfume, so slight that you barely can tell that it's even there. 

These seem to be the feelings surrounding the Chritian Dior winter 2019-2020 show. 

Caryatids, the female form of Atlas, these female forms that are used to hold up the temples of Greece are known to be a sign of feminism, perhaps showing how the woman is the one who holds up the world. 

Well I can say one thing for sure, in my house the woman is the one who keeps it all together.  

The symbol of the caryatids was the central theme of the Dior show which took place in an enchanted garden. 

Two of the styles that were displayed were black and feather adorned, both with a touch of fine lace. 

what would you call a long time to create a dress? 

You should take this into consideration, the dress at the top of this post took over eight hundred hours to make, I would call that a long time. 
Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Cecilie Bahnsen



Cecilie Bahnsen Feather Fashion - Copenhagen Fashion Week

If I have ever in the past described a designer as new and up-in-coming, then Cecilie Bahnsen is the most new and up-in-coming designer that I have ever come across. 

This woman only finished her M.A in 2010, less than ten years if you needed help with the math, and she already has her own brand. Which she started in 2015. 

But what I found to be amazing was that there isn't really anything about her on the internet. Yes there is a page about her on Wikipedia but its really short, and also I had to have Google translate it from Dutch.

So what we know is that Cecilie is originally from Copenhagen and that she returned to her native city to create her brand. How old is Cecilie? I could not find out on the internet, but hey maybe I will get in touch with her on Instagram and find out.

It is written on her website that her goal is to create “effortless designs that will last”, which flows beautifully with her want to celebrate the Scandenavian design culture which is all about simplicity, minimalism and functionality. 

Monday, August 26, 2019

Out On The Streets In Feather Pyjamas - Copenhagen Fashion Week



Well I have to be honest, not everyone was wearing feather pyjamas but I at least spotted one person who was. 

Oh and before we get into the Copenhagen Fashion Week and what was really going on there I need to tell you the story about the first time that I had ever heard about the place.

When I was eighteen I did a short tour around Europe. I started off in France, met up with some friends in England and went to Amsterdam for a few days.

I really didn't have a lot of money to begin with and by the end of the trip while waiting for my bus in Amsterdam I really had no money and had about six hours to wait for my bus back to Paris. 

lucky for me there was a whole group of people in the same situation and one of the groups was a bunch of guys from Copenhagen. I just remember how funny the name sounded to me the way that they said with their accent. That's what happens when you are a broke American kid backpacking across Europe, oh good times. 

So why was everyone wearing pyjamas out on the streets of Copenhagen. 

Well in all honesty I could not figure it out myself but it seems that it was just the theme for one of the days.

And hey why not, right? wouldn't we all want just a little more time to spend in our pajamas, ok a lot more time to spend in our pajamas.

They mention in this article that the Sleeper feather trimmed pajama sets are being sold out left and right, and it is the truth. As of the writing of this post, I was not able to find any of them for sale online. 

But if you are interested in a pair then you could try and make your own. 

Buy yourself a nice pair of silk feather pajamas and add some feather trim.


Friday, July 19, 2019

Gigi Hadid - Fresh Feather Style



Gigi Hadid


“in a body-hugging bronze slip dress with feather detailing, paired with layered jewelry and brown patent-leather boots at the launch of the latest Wonderlust Fragrance Campaign with Michael Kors in New York City.”

To be honest we have seen Gigi Hadid wearing feather dresses in the past but this picture comes from “People” magazine website and its from this past week.


So therefore it is FRESH..

Bollywood Feather Fashion


Yes that's right Bollywood not Hollywood, as in Hindi cinema. 

The word Bollywood is a portmanteau of “Bombay” and “Hollywood”.

If you would like some more reading on the topic check out Wikipedia. 

The world is coming ever closer to a complete global culture, but we still are not just there yet. 

But reading this article from the “ARAB NEWS” website definitely made me think about the subject.

Just think about this paragraph from the above mentioned article.   

“With many designers from the Middle East showing at Paris Couture Week (this year, Maison Rabih Kayrouz became the second Arab designer after Elie Saab to be authorized by the French Couture Federation to use the tag haute couture), they understand silhouette and tailoring, and because the region has a heritage of handcrafted beading and threadwork, they are able to marry the best of East and West.”
Diana Penty wears a Atelier Zuhra dress with feather embelishment. 
The feathers look like ostrich spads.

What do I mean when I a global culture?

To put it very briefly, in modern times we are all being influenced by the same trends in fashion, food and even language, on a global level.

In some ways even religion, think about it, there is a feeling of a developing world wide religion of peace and love. Of course you could say otherwise but that's the way I feel.  

To sum up what the article is saying, the Hindi world of high fashion are really into Arab designers. 

“Priyanka Chopra wore a white strapless gown from Lebanese designer Georges Hobeika, Aishwarya Rai wore a white gown by Beirut-based Ashi Studio, Kangana Ranaut opted for a sheer embroidered gown by Dubai-based Filipino designer Michael Cinco and Diana Penty was spotted in a yellow dress with feather details by Oman’s Atelier Zuhra.”

This itself is not so hard to imagine because of the geographical and cultural closeness of the Arab and Hindi worlds. What is interesting is the fact that we are seeing a lot of these designers also in the more Western fashion world. 

Mohit Rai, who is one of India's leading celebrity stylists mentions in the article that not enough of Indi designers are catering to the Western evening wear industry. 

But there is no question that we are definitely seeing more of them as time passes. 


Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Jungle Feather Fashion



Rumble In The Jungle

Get really down and tribal with these awesome feather pieces from festivalia.com

These feather and leather collars are from a company called Sea Dragon Studio.

The thing that I saw on their website that really got my attention was this crazy cool jump suite.

Me and my wife are planning on making a crazy anniversary party for ourselves this year and we were thinking about showing up in something like this.

Well I guess I mean these.

But what struck a chord with my deepest soul levels was the mention of Burning Man.

These two jumpsuits are called Burning Man outfits on the website seadragonstudio.com website.

And that just created a storm of very deep emotions in my being because once again, it looks like I am not going to be making it this year, and I want to be there so badly.