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    A closer look #7

    Monday, August 6th, 2007

    Salvatore Ferragamo shoes, 1948-50

    Ferragamo’s lush purple suede and gold metallic kid leather shoe is an exquisite example of historical influence in Italian fashion; the model reworks the basic construction of a fifteenth-century Italian men’s shoe, almost always made of a tough leather and fitted with a soft-pointed toe. The wedge construction, thought to be both […]

    A closer look #6

    Wednesday, July 4th, 2007

    Pieces by Matthew Ames

    “I was interested in removing the unnecessary and returning to the initial principles of modern design.”
    Ames continues to explore his inquiry into shape and line “in relation to the body”.  Sophisticated and avant-garde yet profoundly unfussy.
    www.matthewames.com and a profile at Refinery29.

    A closer look #5

    Tuesday, June 26th, 2007

    André Courreges - a 70s mini-dress

    Lengthened minis this season chez Courreges. This one, in sky blue printed on white pure wool gabardine, has a “key-hole” neckline and orange patch pockets and sleeves. To be noted: a flaring cut-out at the hem. Mid thigh socks, bordered in orange. orange wig, “Mickey-Mouse” glasses.
    AndrĂ© Courreges, courreges.fr and image […]

    A Closer Look #4

    Tuesday, June 19th, 2007

    from Yohji Yamamoto’s exhibition at MOMU, Antwerp, 2006

    An exploration into volume and space, from the 1980s onwards.
    Yohji Yamamoto, dexigner.com/design_events/5767.html
    Note: I know this isn’t remotely recent, but it’s a page I’ve saved for those days when I’m just dragging on, and need a little inspiration.  Hope you enjoy it too.

    A Closer Look #3

    Tuesday, June 19th, 2007

    Tear dress

    In collaboration with Salvador Dali, the narrow, floor-length dress is cut from white silk crepe and a similar print is used on gossamer fabric for a generous hood that lengthens into a thigh-grazing shawl.
    Elsa Schiaparelli

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