Last year saw the rebirth of the famous Ossie Clark label. Ossie made gorgeous clothing in the sixties en seventies (muted colours, moss crepe fabric, floral prints by Celia Birtwell, empire-lines, trumpet sleeves, bias cut), items that are rare collectables now and they are wanted by many vintage loving girls. So the rebirth of the label was something to be excited about, altough there seemed to be a lot of mixed feelings: It could never have been better than the originals.
The critics got it right this time: the first Fall 2008 collection was quite horrible and didn’t have any connection with the originals. The second collection (Spring 2009) was much better but also did seem to miss the “Ossie” spirit. But finally the third collection for Fall 20o9 was, in my opinion, fantastic.
After three seasons the label is already shutting down due to “market conditions”. The label’s latest designer, Israelian Avsh Alom Gur, left after designing the Fall 2009 collection to design his own signature line.
Check out the next pictures to see the past collections.
Fall 2009 Ready-To-Wear:
Spring 2009 Ready-To- Wear:
Fall 2008 Ready-To-Wear:
I thought this was really funny. The next pictures are from march/april 2008 and show Kate with her daughter Lila and some of Lila’s friends. Take a good look at the dress of the girl with the curly hair:
And the next dress is from Kate’s Spring 2009 Topshop collection…….. 🙂
I know it’s a bit late to post pictures of summer clothing (I’m already checking the fall 2009 collections), but this brand is way to pretty to ignore it. The brand is Sea New York (or Sea NY) and their collection contains print dresses, slouchy romper suits and peg leg trousers.
Originally launched by New York-based designer Sean Monahan, Sea New York was designed for his close female friends based on the idea of creating clothes that made girls smile. Since its launch in autumn 2006, the line has developed a following among hip New York girls, including Alexa Chung, Gwyneth Paltrow and Chloe Sevigny. Prices range between £150 and £500.
Former celebrity stylist Andrea Lieberman has started her own clothing collection, named A.L.C. (Andrea Lieberman Collection). I’m curious about her designs, because she has also worked as an advisor for L.A.M.B., Gwen’s label I love to death. About her own collection Andrea says: “I want to make real clothes for real people—everyday clothes that feel like they take too much effort aren’t modern to me”.
One of her inspirations was client and friend Shirley Manson. “She’s just effortlessly cool and a little punk rock,” says Lieberman. “Shirley’s just so supercool. You can’t ever put her in a box”. Shirley is modeling the spring 2009 collection.
Some items from the collection:
Jersey Chevron Stripe Dress
Skinny Tomboy Zipper Pants
Drape Neck Leather Jacket
Long Jersey Sari Dress
I just wish Shirley starts making music again instead of doing side projects like modeling and playing in Terminator movies……………
You can buy A.L.C. at Barneys, Fred Segal, and Harvey Nichols and online at www.intermix.com and www.barneys.com.
Ha! The first pictures of the Matthew Williamson collection for H&M have leaked! So here they are:
Williamson with Margereta Van den Bosch, director of design at H&M.
A copie of the dress Kate modelled for his first 1999 collection.
The orginal dress.
Silk ruffle dress, £100.
Silk mix blazer, £70.
Sequined dress, £150.
Silk jumpsuit, £150. I love jumpsuits but I hate this. Dear designers, never, ever put pockets on the upper leg!
The first part of the collection will be in stores in mid-april (spring collection), the second part in may (summer collection: swimwear, hotpants, towels, totes, etc.). There will also be a men’s collection. The materials are more luxurious than the regular H&M clothes and the prices are also (much) higher. The collection, including TV adds, will be modelled by the Polish-born Daria Werbowy.
Pics from www.stylefinder.com, www.fashionisima.es