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Won Hundred spring/summer 2011 collection

11 Jan

Nikolaj Nielsen’s label Won Hundred was founded to change the way Denmark views fashion. I suspect that the label is set to make wider ripples in the fashion world if the spring/summer 2011 collection is anything to go by. The collection is inspired by the long black shadows by objects which create a deformed shadow. Elongated shadows are the central inspiration for this collection, whilst Danish cermic artist Thorvald Bindesboll is a secondary source of inspiration. 


Unsurprisingly, languid long dresses, wide leg trousers and skirts make up the key look for the collection. Tailoring in the form of floor length blazers and cropped menswear trousers. Sumptuous fabrics like washed out silk, jersey and soft cottons and details such as tie blouses, knot elements and kimono-inspired jackets complete the collection. The cream whites, pale yellow and burnt oranges are inspired from Bindesboll’s gorgeous ceramics and give the collection a new direction and edge. 

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Ayaka Nishi SS11

30 Nov

I feel so fortunate to have stumbled upon Ayaka Nishi. I’m a total jewellery addict but also slightly into the macabre (obscure foreign horror movie, anyone?) and unfortunately it’s not very often that those two mix. Of course, I know and love Pamela Love’s collection but aside from her collections there isn’t much else out there til I stumbled on Ayaka’s gorgeous collection. The collection is inspired by nature and features spider-web necklaces, insect-wing brooches and fish scale rings. Ayaka grew up in Kagoshima, a Japanese province with a volcano, woodlands, green hills, tea farms and a raging ocean. It’s clear to see how nature was a huge influence growing up. Her SS11 collection features pieces inspired by bone, coral, honeycomb, spider’s webs, fossils, fish scales, feathers, insect wings and sea urchins. My favourite pieces are the bone pieces, I need one of the rings or a cuff in my life! I’m really looking forward to seeing these concepts develop in future collections.