Just borrow from the boys . . .
Only Dries Van Noten can orchestrate jacquards, brocades and light weight silks in a symphonic clashing of colors and patterns. His spring collection was an epic lesson in layering and self-assured dressing. Music to our ears. 40s inspired silhouettes were brought back to the future with sequin motifs, explosive prints and rich colors – all layered together so beautifully and accessorized with tattoo patterned gloves and socks. Let’s take a moment and just appreciate the flawless details, shall we?
Inspired by saddle making techniques she picked up during her time in Peru, Andria Crescioni has made her mark in the accessories industry with her leather stitched structural jewelry. We can’t get enough of the new forms and silhouettes for spring and are crushing even harder on the simple, bold brass pieces that look like they’ve been eroded by the sea. Simply beautiful.
There’s nothing more infuriating than noticing an accidental scuff on your favorite, far-too-new pair of shoes. The first one is always the worst and then you sadly start to concede to the beatings and bruises your shoes continue to take on thereafter. Honestly, ugh. So when Cristina Palomo-Nelson and Megan Papay, the designing duo behind FRĒDA SALVADOR, hit me up for a DIY date to Jackson Pollock our shoes, I said yes, yes . . . YES! Who knew a pair of leather shoes could take so well to the most basic acrylic paint? New or old, I’m absolutely in love with splattering a pair of sneakers, loafers and oxfords with paint. Old shoes are new again. And new shoes are unique and ridiculously cool. Thank you, Cris and Megan!