"CRASH" S/S 14 Lookbook from openingceremony.com
From the look of Opening Ceremony's Spring/Summer 2014 lookbook, "Crash", the designers (Carol Lim & Humberto Leon) of this New York based brand (though it has now developed, was doubtlessly born there) has pretty much exposed what this editorial is about. As said in the Opening Ceremony website, Opening Ceremony has interpreted the word "crash" into a whole other. From what I, personally, see that the whole creative idea of putting pieces of Opening Ceremony's SS14 collection including their 5 element neoprene pieces in forms of high-waisted jeans, cross-over dress, strapless bustier, etc. put together in picture frames taken from atop with the perfect amount of vibrant colors and white has captured a festive image. As how I see it, it somehow gives me a vibe like kind of "let's get festive! no sleep is needed." but that's just me.
Opening Ceremony, or OC for short is a brand started in New York City by two friends in 2002, both with an Asian background and slowly expanding which is now also an e-commerce site, a TV channel, and annual magazine as well. The first ever OC fashion show happened last September at the industrial SuperPier on New York’s Hudson River featuring super expensive cars like Lamborghinis and Bentleys, with the collection showing accents of Korean wear.
Inspired by the 1980's glam metal era, the whole collection is absolutely to-die-for. Silks, leathers, animal prints, you name it. I spot two of my favorite models as well walking in the Chelsea gallery space, Yumi and Abbey. Since Halloween is coming up, might as well think about what are you going to be right now so you have loads of time to prepare an outfit for it. You can go for a traditional-ish costume, which is maybe witches, pirates, superheroes, etc. The Mulleavey sisters, as known as Twisted Sisters, Laura and Kate gave us a little inspiration for an easy Halloween costume that you're absolutely going to have loads of fun putting it on and also anyone can pull this really easy costume.
You can easily put on any of your black skirt, either maxi, mini, everything works, or pants. Pair it up with your black bandeau, and your rolled up blazer. Make sure to put on your gold jewelry, style your hair just like the Material Girl, and rock the iconic red lips.
2. Gwen Stefani
White bandeau, white skirt OR plaid oversized pants, oversized plaid shirt, white suspenders, plus additional hat or maybe a little beret to add a little kick to the costume. Style your hair like Gwen's, and wear your chunkiest boots OR heels to make the whole look like Hollaback Girl's.
- Dhira Ragasanmata
Chanel has an art attack! this is what happened when fashion and art collaborate and mixed into a huge pile of wow-ness artsy party. This PFW, Karl Lagerfeld turned the Grand Palais into a makeshift art gallery for the SS14 runway show, where the art included pieces such as a marble Chanel No. 5 perfume bottle robot, a giant Chanel logo made out of pearls, quilted iconic Chanel statues adorned the Grand Palais wall. Say, where can we get one?
The SS14 collections included stuffs like rainbow paint palette print, tweeds and knit, finger less gloves, jumbo pearl necklace, black classic heels with high kneed white soc.ks, and grimy looking backpack hand painted with the Chanel logo and covered in a million tassels
- Trista Anjani
A few days ago I was looking around Instagram when I stumbled upon a very eye catching photo. It was a photo of a gorgeous model wearing this amazingly colorful shirt that has a design of what it looks like someone eating a worm; surely I had to check it out.
First of all, it’s not as gross as you think. Actually, it’s not the slightest bit gross. The shirt is very cute, colorful, and totally what I would want to have in my closet. This masterpiece is part of Phiney Pet’s Runway S/S 14 Collection, and here I would like to tell you all about it.
Phiney Pet is this amazing fashion and print designer with a colorful, illustrative approach to fashion (as written in http://grads.thedegreeshow.com/). She has been working with Topshop for the past year, and is now presenting her work in London Fashion Week.
Felice Magazine got the amazing chance to interview the genius and here it is!
1. Phiney Pet is a very unique name! How did you come up with it? Or is it your real name?
My real name is Josephine but everyone calls me Phiney for short and my surname is Pettman so I shortened it to Pet - I think it is more fun than the original!
2. How did you get started as a designer?
I have always loved drawing and texture so I was interested to combine the two. I then studied fashion design, which I gradated from just a couple of months ago.
3. What inspires your designs?
I am inspired by so many different things at different times, it’s hard to pin point just one person or thing. However, I am consistently inspired by the general population. I live in South London – prime people watching location! I always see people, particularly the older generation, and think I love the print on their shirt or the way they a composed that outfit. For me it’s the simple things that trigger ideas.
4. Tell us 3 words that describes your designs
Colorful, energetic and fun!
5. Are you planning to make your designs available in stores? Or have you done so already?
I am in talks with stockists now and plan to open my online store later this year!
6. If you could meet anyone in the world who would it be and why?
Pharrell Williams, not only do I love his music but he has a wonderful level of creativity and is someone I would love to collaborate with.
7. If you could work with only one colour what would it be?
Pink! Because pink makes the boys wink ;)!
8. Who are some of your favorite designers?
Bernard Willhelm, Walter van Beirendonck, KTZ, Ashish and Pushbutton
9. How do you select your models?
I pick girls that I think represent the clothes, I very rarely use model agencies as I prefer girls to have attitude and can be their own person
10. How would you define your personal style?
Eclectic, silly and a bit like a Christmas tree.
11. Where can readers find out more about you and your work?
My website www.phineypet.com, my facebook or my Instagram (@PhineyPet) where I post lots of fun and silly things.
12. If you were not a designer what would you be?
I would like to rescue dogs and give them a happy life.
13. If you could bring one person back to life, who would it be?
Jean Michel Basquiat - his work was incredible, I would have loved to have met him and see his talent in real life.
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