georgine | spring 2015

georgine | spring 2015

By Chasity Durnell Georgine Ratelband has a natural way of elevating womenswear styles with trench coats and draped dresses, and this season her eponymous label delivered sexy dimensions to beachwear. And while the show transitioned from neutral colours to beautiful hand-beaded pieces…

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dion lee | spring 2015

dion lee | spring 2015

When I first heard of Dion Lee a few years ago, I mentally imagined him being an Asian woman. Perhaps some of this is due to the name, but even more so because of the stunning complex-yet-minimalist aesthetic he continues…

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rodarte | spring 2015

rodarte | spring 2015

After last season’s blatant Stars Wars motif, Rodarte’s designers Laura and Kate Mulleavy rebounded with a Spring 2015 collection filled with stunning imagery and an enchanting utilitarian workmanship. Though underlying themes explored a fantastical underwater life, the true majesty of…

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the row | spring 2015

the row | spring 2015

  This season marks the first collection The Row has presented since the departure of Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s design director Nadège Vanhee-Cybulski last March. As they have since reported the position will not be filled, the label has without…

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karolyn pho | spring 2015

karolyn pho | spring 2015

  By Chasity Durnell Simply Google “Karolyn Pho,” and the search results would be bombarded with paparazzi shots of her and the “celebrity” she once dated. But there’s no chance of that overshadowing her fashion career now, especially as the fifth-season designer once again proved…

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altuzarra | spring 2015

altuzarra | spring 2015

  What Joseph Altuzarra does best (and I truly love him for this) is how he meticulously merges modesty and sophistication with unmistakable sex appeal. His Spring 2015 collection expands on these talents by doing just that, this time with…

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creatures of the wind | spring 2015

creatures of the wind | spring 2015

  Designers Chris Peters and Shane Gabier certainly had their hands full this season, with a Spring 2015 collection filled with the distinct aesthetic we’ve come to love and expect from Creatures of the Wind; but this time they’ve introduced…

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Joe Chia: Chapter O4

Joe Chia: Chapter O4

It was in the name of liberty Malaysian designer JOE CHIA began Chapter 04, his Fall/Winter 2014 collection. Based on the philosophy of liberation and powered by layers of soul, his inspiration would be found within militant violence but thrive…

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Jonathan Liang: God of Wonders

Jonathan Liang: God of Wonders

Paris-based designer Jonathan Liang took a stroll through the galaxies with his eponymous label’s Fall/Winter 2014 collection. Drawing inspiration from a god of wonders, the cosmonaut, he produced an adventure of fashion traveling through space, time and the deep cosmos. “For…

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Rest in Peace: L’Wren Scott

Rest in Peace: L’Wren Scott

It is with an immense sadness I write to inform you that fashion designer L’Wren Scott, 49, has been found hanged in her New York apartment on March 14. Girlfriend of Rolling Stone Mick Jagger, this talented former model and stylist…

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À Paris: Sentier Style

À Paris: Sentier Style

  The temperature is rising here in Paris, and the fires are about to dim to give way to glorious sunlight. Life in the 1er Arrondissement will discover rejuvenation with blooming gardens and flowers again; but until then, I’ll enjoy…

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A Moment with Katya Leonovich

A Moment with Katya Leonovich

It must be stated that Katya Leonovich is a designer who demonstrates her poetic prowess from season to season. While achieving complex techniques with textures and construction, her Fall/Winter 2014 collection can be described as futuristic fantasy meets 60’s nostalgia —…

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A Moment with GEORGINE

A Moment with GEORGINE

Georgine Ratelband renounces the glamour she’s clung onto tightly with her Fall/Winter 2014 collection, which is altogether more structured and Shakespeare-inspired. Chock full of eye-catching furs and tailored silhouettes, the eponymous brand focuses on functional and everyday designs with a…

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A Moment with Karolyn Pho

A Moment with Karolyn Pho

Paper or plastic? I desperately wanted to ask Karolyn Pho, the bubbly and talented designer and ex-girlfriend of Shia Lebeouf (who recently wore a paper bag over his head on the red carpet), but I held my tongue and got straight…

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