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.