Crystal-encrusted hot-pant set and dresses combine preppy tailoring with shimmery, elegant glamour in Canadian duo DSquared’s spring 2011 collection. Captivated by the black and white after dark looks, featuring a daringly care white waistcoat with black satin shorts, tuxedo shirt dress, a Le Smoking, trompe l’oeil evening coat-cum-cape, perfecting boyish femininity and magnificence. A selection of pretty sandals and flat oxfords complemented the lovely outfits, flawlessly accessorized with oversize glasses.
A lovely, enchanting identity system from talented graphic designer Sara Nicely, with a pretty portfolio of print projects from branding to information design and packaging. Whimsical, clean and illustrative look and design beautifully represents the Flour Pot Bakery in hand drawn type with pretty yellow, black and white. An identity system designed to convey the unique and handmade qualities of the bakery using illustration, which is always loved, and a menu designed on a baguette carry-out bag that could be carried home without hassle. Gorgeous.
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Breathtaking statement jewelry pieces from Orly Genger by Jaclyn Mayer based on the knotting technique used in Genger’s sculpture made by hand without hooks or needles. A collaboration between artist Orly Genger and designer Jaclyn Mayer for pieces of delicate detailing and strong mechanics, juxtaposing the industrial ropes from Orly’s art with the design aesthetic of Jaclyn’s jewelry. A mixture of gorgeous textures, colors and patterns creating wearable art and spectacular bracelets and necklaces.
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A collection with pops of color, stripes, florals and a stunning combination of clean-cut silhouettes with very short and very long hems, platform shoes and Jean-Paul Goude-inspired snorkel topknots. Husband and wife duo behind Clements Ribeiro spring line merge charming twin fortes of knits and prints, presenting florals in ombré dissolve from one gorgeous color to another. Never imagined pairing stripes and digitally manipulated florals would create such striking results.
Adore this spring 2011 men’s collection from Michael Bastian demonstrating strength and athleticism, and sporting extreme body-consciousness in his pieces of signature shorts, crop pants, full length trousers and stunning blazers. Pairing navy pinstripe, pink shirt, yellow tie, and gray pants proved ultra stylish and elegant. Stripes, bow ties and v-necks, a gorgeous palette of brights and neutrals redefine the meaning and beauty of casual chic.