#InstaLOVE – August 2016

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I am an Instagram maniac and I openly confess that I spend too much time on filtering my feed. But it’s irresistible, when you have so many great accounts to follow! If you are ready for a dose of beautifully curated walls, inspiring photos and delightful shots – see my August recommendations!

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@ninetiesmoments / A well-curated feed featuring some of the most inspiring and cult editorials photographed between 1990 and 2000. From a rare shot of Angela Lindvall in British Vogue to Paolo Roversi’s iconic Vogue Italia spread starring Stella Tennant, this account is a must-follow for anyone, who’s obsessed with fashion’s 90s archives.

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@buttonfuit / Gill Button is one of the leading artists, who became widely-acclaimed through Instagram. She creates dreamy, smokey-eyed characters in her portraits, full of feelings and emotions. Whether using paint or watercolours, Button enjoys implementing fashion to her work, inspired by Simone Rocha’s or Prada’s runways. Her definite break-through moment? Contributing to Dries Van Noten’s AW16 show invitations (with illustrations like the above, creating around 1200, one-of-a-kind pieces), and directing the designer’s autumn-winter window displays for his flagship boutique. Expect a truly beautiful feed.

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@pacorabanne / Social media is significant for a fashion brand – and the appearance is even more important. Paco Rabanne’s management knows that, and that’s why their Instagram is so appealing. Filled with Coco Capitán’s moody, backstage snaps of  models (Heather Kemesky pictured above), Rabanne’s feed precisely reflects Julien Dossena’s contemporary aesthetic.

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@adwoaaboah / Badass model and founder of Gurls Talk. Represented by The Lions and Tess Management, Adwoa defines the IT-girl in 2016. She’s a bold personality, who’s aware of global matters, and women’s empowerment. Also, Aboah is the latest cover girl of i-D ‘Female Gaze’ issue, photographed by Inez & Vinoodh. No chance that you’re NOT following her.

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@agnesvita / Her latest editorial for W Mag is an energy splash. No wonder why – Agnes Lloyd-Platt “focuses on colour and positivity on every spectrum“, as she tends to say, looking forward to diversity in her work. The London-based photographer had her first, big spotlight in fashion world… so just wait to see her signature photography around every corner soon.

AND, if you want to follow one more account on Instagram… why don’t you follow, ta-da, @designandculturebyed?

Freedom. Chloe SS16

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Freedom! 90’s! – these are the ideas behind Clare Waight Keller‘s best and most succesful collection at Chloe. This collection made me suddenly love the #ChloeGirl! It’s so beautiful and carefree… and comfortable! Inspired with women who defined the 90’s, Chloe for SS16 is a powerful nod to the decade. The show-notes consisted of a list of first names: Kate, Courtney, Corinne. Kate Moss, Courtney Love, Corinne Day. These names whisper of cool Britannia: where, away from Spice Girls glam, fashion was falling in love with the imperfection of a new style of fashion photography, and an unconventional way of wearing clothes. These three women that have their influence up to now, were imagined by Waight Keller wearing silk tracksuits, boho dresses and multi-coloured sweaters.

Taking a look at the details of these very feminine clothes, you can spot sensual lace elements, light sheer textiles and lovely tassels which appeared to be drifting in the air when the models gracefully walked the runway. Also, denim’s reign is continuing. Last season, everybody was obsessed with Chloe’s denim jackets – now, the ultimately chic shorts become the most coveted item of Paris Fashion Week. Just like colourful tops. Or the slip-tops that again make us all miss favourite summer evenings. well-done, Clare.

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Power Suit. DKNY SS16

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Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne are the two names that appeared twice this week as the hot topic. Firstly, their Public School collection, which kept in sporty and elegant. And now, their debutant SS16 collection for DKNY, Donna Karan New York’s sister line. I must admit, I was quite happy when I discovered that these lads will take-over this line, that lately got infamous for cheap looking collections and Cara Delevigne overdose. And, as I supposed, their first collection for the New York-based brand was just as eponymous as their own. Even though it didn’t have much of a sparkle, it had few good looks – greatly tailored blazers; business-perfect, pin-striped dresses; desirable white sneakers worn with socks. The mesh dress with a tank-top under looked sexy and smart at the same time. Although the colour palette was “very Public School” (black & white), the collection had one major reference to the past of DKNY, which has unfortunately fallen into oblivion – the casual, power suit that stormed New York in the 90’s. Hopefully, Dao-Yi and Maxwell will make their DKNY language broader next season.

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Perry Ellis Era

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The 90’s. Aah. The free spirit. And grunge. These are the keywords that really make me think about this amazing era of creativity, defiance and a kind of “I don’t give a F word” attitude. Perry Ellis from 1994 is the perfect example. It was the collection that got Marc Jacobs fired from this American fashion house, which is currently slowly dying and becoming a forgotten brand. It was the show, idea, that made his career. With Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love in the newspapers and their music dominating both the radio and MTV, a 29-year-old Jacobs sent flannel shirts, printed granny dresses, Dr. Martens and knitted beanies down the runway. “Grunge is ghastly,” Suzy Menkes declared later in her fashion show report, and Jacobs indeed lost his job, but this was one show that the critics and the Perry Ellis company definitely got wrong. In other words, to those who think Hedi Slimane at Saint Laurent is innovative – as you, he is not.

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Baby Naomi.

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Baby Kristen.

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Baby Kate.

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Colorful Volumes. Marques Almeida AW15

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Marques Almeida is super cute this season. The rising-star label shows off with their signature denim, but also brings a lot of new “things” – bright knitted dresses, brocade and fur (possibly faux) and polished leather accessories. Models marched to the no-nonsense sounds of Bjork’s 1995 “Army of Me”, their hair hanging in undone grungy locks. The attitude reminded me of Corinne Day’s photography from the 90’s, “It was a lot about those shoots where you would have these really expensive garments with a wrecked sofa” said Paulo Almeida. The final result? A very #funkyoffish collection. It’s cute and it definitely stole the hearts of London fashionistas.

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