LUBLU by Kira Plastinina Spring 2013

Lauren and I just returned from Moscow Fashion Week, where we attended Kira Plastinina‘s spring showing for Lublu. Inspired by travels to South America, bold colors, striking motifs, and beaded details were incorporated into youthful yet sophisticated silhouettes. Fabric wrapped bangles, patterned backpacks, and floral headpieces added the perfect finishing touches and honestly had us itching to take them all back home with us. Stay tuned next week as we’ll share the rest of our unforgettable trip to Kira‘s hometown of Moscow!


Snail Troopers

In collaboration with the Duomo and Opera d’Arte in Milan, international art collective Cracking Art Group created and placed 50 blue snail sculptures on the cathedral’s roof to call attention to much-needed repairs and restoration. The snails, a motif commonly used by the group, are made from recycled plastic and allude to the gradual deterioration of the architecture. What an incredibly fun and creative endeavor!



McTega is the brainchild of two mad scientists . . . honestly. After Sarah McLellan and Kristina Ortega studied science, pre-med and microbiology in college, their paths eventually crossed interning for Rodarte in 2007. “We found these mirrored plexiglass pieces shopping in the garment district, and Sarah said, ‘Oh, these look like carbon link structures!’ We went from there, casting them in plastic to make our first necklace ever.”


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