You cannot deconstruct unless you know how to construct. - Alexander McQueen

Wearable of the Never Never permalink

Eternal Summer. Ease and simplicity. A laid-back atmosphere. The allure of brands from Australia and New Zealand is in their wearability and caprice. Prints, either exotic florals or geometrics, and embellishments are a draw toward the classically feminine. The fashion coming out of these two countries is magnetic, enough so that it warrants a visit.

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image: Gemma Ward and her twin brothers British Vogue, July 2006

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Combining Color: Part I - Nature permalink

When I design garments, an issue that constantly distracts like a gadfly is the potential for hideous color combination. The idea terrifies me. Color chemistry is a subjective affair, and I would argue that combined colors are only as pleasing as the fabrics they are dyed or printed on. In other words, it’s hard to go wrong with color, so long as the fabrics used are appropriate for the design concept.

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image: Temperley s/s 2006

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