The Row‘s pre-fall 2019 release came together with the launch of the brand’s on-line shop. Shortly speaking, the collection is as good as the website and the clothes available there – which of course isn’t a surprise, knowing Ashley and Mary Kate Olsen‘s love for refined. The look-book features the most luxe basics out there, from a cotton poplin shirt to virgin wool pants in the most delightful shade of caramel. Maggie Maurer and Małgosia Bela look stunning in those cashmere turtlenecks, without any make-up or accessories. Browsing through the bags and shoes, you will instantly get why The Row won the CFDA Award for best accessories last week. That’s a lot of The Row news for one post. Need more? When you open the Galerie tab on their website, you’re taken a step further into the Olsen’s universe: here, you can buy items from the sisters’ hand-picked, curated antiques collection – Gustave Serrurier-Bovy’s brass chandelier, a vintage Boucheron ring, Georges Jouve’s vase…
All collages by Edward Kanarecki.
Alexander Wang presented his autumn-winter 2019 collection months ahead of the rest, just like last season, and here we are – already thinking about outerwear and knits we would love to wear this winter, but which we will get sometime in 2019. Wang’s newest outing is his best to date – it’s badass, it’s cool, it’s New York. It’s Alexander Wang we know, and have missed for a while. This one, the designer said, was a “celebration of the American hustle. We’re taking stereotypes of class and wealth and trying to remix them, giving status symbols a new sensibility.” There was something downtown (safety pins, lots of leather and leopard print) and uptown (tweed suits, tennis sweaters, evening gowns, crisp shirting), clashed and collage-ed. The leather garment bags, carried by models (see Malgosia Bela and Kiki de Willems), were inspired by images of the 80s career types toggling between the office and the health club. I’m not entirely sure of the clothes when put seperately, but the show’s styling was on point – take the towel turbans or the boys’ take on suiting.
Collage by Edward Kanarecki.
The Model is the new book of Torbjørn Rødland where the artists examines one of the defining principles of his approach to photography: that the notion and meaning of ‘the model’ is multi-faceted. Mixing various photographic approaches The Model combines elements of reportage and spontaneity – all conveyed together by thePolish fashion model and actress, Małgosia Bela. The book brings together pictures of Małgosia made over a ten-year period in Los Angeles, New York, Paris, London, Warsaw, Oslo and Lofoten. Serving as an experiment in photographic language, each image strikes with its intimacy. The book, launched in November, coincides with to major retrospective in London and New York.
Publication: W Magazine August 2014
Model: Malgosia Bela
Photographer: Venetia Scott
Fashion Editor: Venetia Scott
Dear reader of Design & Culture by Ed… Happy THANKSGIVING! I am of course thankful for a fabulous year and great fashion… and for what are you THANKFUL?
Isabel Marant is really hot this year- just after presenting the H&M collection, she celebrates her first anniversary boutique in Los Angeles! Her little American Dream home that is a beautiful, self standing store that sells her casual label, had few days ago a cool pool party with Rosie Huntington and LAX party people. But what I love most about this place, that it’s so cozy and warm! You don’t really need to buy there any Marant wedge sneakers- just calm down with a book on comfortable armchair in the cacti patio… It feels friendly, and definitely very Isabel Marant! While seeing the pics of this store, feed your eyes with first look from the H&M collab!
Here we are back in New York City, the American capital of fashion. The NY Fashion Week started with new ideas, new (furry) trends and colours. For beginning I chose Alexander Wang with his amazing collectio that I called Nomadian Elegance. When the model with a grey hoodie on her head, grey structured coat and amazing, long, black, made out of fur gloves, I knew Wang will be leading in the new season. Then came more and more sweaters, coats that remind me slightly of Parisian chick like Margiela or Celine. When the in-the-hoodie models change into without-a-hoodie ones, I saw some influences with Wang’s past collections- Sweatshirts with holes, and a lot of metallic youth vibe!And I really loved the origami grey dress with a metallic top on it! The model that closed the show was Malgosia Bela, a Polish top model who is starring now for A.Wang summer campaign. She came out in a minimalistic white blouse and pants, and in a beautiful grey fur. Malgosia looked really stunning! The shoes of the collection were also cool- black leather pumps and on them a grey wool sock! That will for sure gonna work for cold conditions!