MI NI MAL LESS IS MORE Minimalism in Fashion
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MI NI MAL FASHION MAGAZINE MAY 2016
EDITOR’S NOTE No prints. No colors (except for navy). No fun. Of course, that’s not the case for self-described minimalists, but to women who like a little bit of oooh! in their outfits, min imalism can seem like a fancy word for “boring.” Not so fast: Minimalism has a Monet effect, in that it might look simple at first glance, but there’s a world of things to examine upon closer inspection. From clever cuts to lovely construction, minimal
fashion doesn’t give it all away immediately, which pro tipmakes minimal fashion people some of the most low-key awesome people to strike up a conversation with. If you don’t have a dinner party full of women dressed in sculptural black cotton-poplin tops and Japanese trousers coming up, this slide show should give you enough material to lift from. Ahead, how five women do new minimalism.
CONTENTS 05 FASHION NEWS 07 ALL ABOUT STYLE 09 EDITOR’S PICK 11 BEAUTY TIPS
13 NEW COLLECTION
21 SPECIAL SCOOP 23 STREET STYLE 27 SHOPPING GUIDE
FASHION NEWS 7115 NYC LOEFFLER RANDALL PF15 // ELEVATE Loeffler Randall just relaunched their website and it looks absolutely stunning. In order to celebrate their relaunch, they asked if I would interpret their PF15 collection.It might be one of my favorite projects to date. See their post about it here. www.loefflerrandall.com
Last week, 7115 by Szeki released the final wave of her spring collection and it is so good. So with that, I wanted to share a couple of images I of my favorite pieces from her line, including the newly launch Capelet dress. I love the way that Szeki designs with quality and time lessness in mind, while still making sure to not lose any of the interesting detailing that makes her line so truly unique. I know I will be wearing her pieces all summer long.
MUSE // MONICA MORARU Lately, I have been pretty obsessed with artist Monica Moraruâ€™s pho tography and painting work and thought it was about time that I shared it here. I love looking at the world through her lens and am pretty moved by the way she displays color and captures our culture. Have a look for yourself and tell me you donâ€™t love it as much as i do!
Some fun images shot for the lovely Cypress Label, last month. Had so much fun working with the team and am so excited for their new website, which just launched last week. So make sure to check it out and possibly even treat yourself to a new piece.
ALL ABOUT STYLE
MINIMALISM Minimalism in fashion may be identified via visual codes; commonly, clean lines, simple forms and a rationing of colour. However, the aesthetic aspects of minimalism are really byproducts of an approach toward life. Itâ€™s impossible to talk about sartorial minimalism as being divorced from the context of life and attitude. However, the minimalism code is by its nature a very per sonal one that means something different to everyone. While minimalism for me is expressed through a neutral colour palette, that does not mean that someone who wears colour cannot also be a minimalist.
EDITOR’S PICK TOPSHOP - 90s Racer Vest
GIVENCHY - Leather Antigona
Keep your basics on point with this ‘90s inspired staple vest. Crafted from a soft jersey fabric, we’re loving the on-trend racer back cut. 95% Cotton, 5% Lycra/Elastane. Machine wash.
Givenchy fall/winter 2016 black leather Antigona Envelope clutch with three inner compartments. Flap closure at front with logo detail.
- Nicholson cotton and silk-blend twill shorts (3,500 THB)
MISS SELFRIDGE - Grey
Waterfall Duster Jacket (2,995 THB)
Raoul ivory and black Nicholson shorts Cotton and silk-blend twill Slit pockets, piped trims, fully lined Concealed hook and zip fastening at back 87% cotton, 13% silk; lining: 100%
Grey longsleeve longline jacket with a statement waterfall drape. Duster Jacket Waterfall Drape 98% Polyester,2% Elastane.
Tainted Love Sunglasses (1759 THB)
Add some drama to your look with these stylish sunnies! Features round black polycarbonate lenses Flashy black metal cat eyed frames Sleek matte black arms Durable stainless steel hinges 100% UV protection
Envelope clutch (46,045 THB)
-Black Halsmoor Tasseled Loafers (20,960 THB) Low-top polished leather loafers in black. Almond toe. Tonal leather tassels at tongue. Gold-tone logo plaque at heel counter. Tonal sole and stitching.
LUXE HAIR ELEMENT Keeping hair out of the face, just as quick and no fuss as your regular old ponytail. Except it adds a little luxe element to my sweatshirt-hoodie days without wearing any jewelry. Function in the form of this simple metal plate. Folding (short) hair upwards and clipping it down, using it for a ponytail as a subtitute of an elastic or securing a bun with it â€“ I almost forgot how versatile and elegant a basic hair barette can be.
FACE CONFETTI Still holding on to some of the shiny, silver, left over confetti from New Year’s Eve by finding new applications for it: glueing it on my face together with a minimum amount of make up and a nude matte lipstick. Perfect for a night out, if you’re like me and not very much into eyeshadows./ After adding a bit of glue, carefully put them in place with tweezers.The only glue I had at hand was a regular pritt stick for paper. It did the job, didn’t irritate the skin and washed right off with water. Proper glue for applying faux lashes would probably be better though, if you have it on hand.
HACKWITH DESIGN HOUSE A young brand with a fresh take on retail, Hackwith Design House is rethinking the way clothing is made and sold in America. In their new Minneapolis studio space founder Lisa Hackwith works designing and producing weekly capsule collections of limited edition pieces. Lisa also works in collaboration with small retailers across the country creating exclusive collections for each. In a sea of mass produced fashion the Hack with Design House philosophy is that of unique designer produced pieces priced within reach.
Photography: Canary Grey Photography Talent: Histria Soler & Nicole Peelman Art Direction: Lisa Hackwith Styling: Judith Marilyn Hair & Makeup: Julie Swenson Beauty, assisted by Naseem Rafiei Shoes: Coclico
MINIMAL TATTOOS Getting a tattoo is a big decision. A major one that needs months of deliberation and convincing yourself in your head that it wouldn’t really pain that much. And we’re not even talking about the time that it takes to zero in on the design. Usually, people go for something that has a meaning and looks cool at the same time. But what if there’s nothing worth getting inked for ? And trust me, butterflies and angel wings, are just too passe. So, to make things easier for you, and to save you from wearing your tattoo as the albatross around your neck for the rest of your life, here are some unconventional tattoo ideas you might want to browse through before taking the plunge.
STREET STYLE MILAN FASHION WEEK There tends to be two sides to the personality of street style: work and play. In the former category, suits and shirting (like Amy Astleyâ€™s cool 3.1 Phillip Lim button-down). And of course, we know the fun stuff: Dolce & Gabbana crystal-adorned dresses, florals, and overalls. But the great thing about fashion month is you can be working in your play clothes or playing in your work clothes. Take Caroline
Issa in Milan in a grid-print Ohne Titel dress, on the phone kicking up her ruffly skirt, or Liu Wen, always on duty between shows, laughing at her quirky kindergarten-esque reptile backpack. Then of course, there are women like Viviana Volpicella, arriving to a show on a moped wearing a sunny yellow printed trench. Thereâ€™s always fun in getting dressed, even when you have a full schedule ahead.
The sun is setting on the day of the dandy. In a market saturated with snug suiting adorned with umpteen paisley pocket squares, a rebellion has been brewing. All hail the welcome return of the minimalist. In recent seasons we’ve seen womenswear relaxing somewhat. Out with the buttoned-up fare of old and in with simple, sharp construction
and pared-back design features.But not all minimalists are cut from the same cloth. There’s more than one way to skin a sheep and turn it into a frills-free shearling jacket after all. No matter your budget or your taste, there’s a bells and whistles vacuum for you. And each can be given a twist of personality, worn right.
Céline is a French luxury house founded in 1945 by Céline Vipiana.Originally created as a made-to-measure children’s shoe business, it eventually grew into women’s shoes and accessories. The ready-to-wear line debuted in the 1960s - beautiful classical lines and styles that withstand time A succession of designers took the position as creative director, but it was in 2008 that ex-Chloe visionary Phoebe Philo was appointed, who still designs for the house today.
Phillip Lim and his partner,Wen Zhou, have enjoyed immense critical and commercial success since establishing their label in 2005. 3.1 Phillip Lim has won a raft of design awards and is widely recognised for its understated luxury.
Zara stores have men’s clothing and women’s clothing, as well as children’s clothing (Zara Kids). Zara’s products are supplied based on consumer trends. Its highly responsive supply chain ships new products to stores twice a week. After products are designed, they take ten to fifteen days to reach the stores.All of the clothing is processed through the distribution center in Spain.
MNIMAL FASHION MAGAZINE
FASHION EDITOR Susan Kelly Alice Goulter Nicola Brockie
GRAPHIC DESIGNER Devin Colvin Simone Knol Amanda Dorcil
Richard Spiegel Phillip D. Johnson Carolyn Enting
SCREEN PRINTS Hedley Galt
COLLAGES Debi Hall
Edward Hodges Annette Holt-Siketa Jennifer Fader ARTDIRECTION Lisa Hackwith
Judith Marilyn Julie Swenson Amanda Dolheguy
PHOTOGRAPHY Canary Grey Briar Shaw Karl Priston David Lee
HAIR AND MAKE UP Annette Holt-Siketa Amanda Dorcil Julie Swenson
Histria Soler Nicole Peelman Naseem Rafiei Ann Fryer Natalie Middleton Copyright ©2003–4 by DL&A Media, a division of Dalad Somwong & Associates. All rights reserved.