Wednesday, 8 October 2014

DIY Inspiration - SS2015 RTW Collections

Fashion weeks have wrapped up and every DIY-lover's head should be spinning with ideas from the runway right about now. Mine in no particular order:


Comfort of a kimono, class of a trench. Possibly the greatest transitional item of all time. Perfect for layering with a warm winter coat and wearing indoors as a long version of a blazer, and definitely current all spring and summer long. I'll be stocking up on some lightweight flowy fabrics to make a couple of these in the next months. 
Barbara Bui SS2015, Christophe Lemaire SS2015, Haider Ackermann SS2015, Jason Wu SS2015, Max Mara SS2015, Misha Nonoo SS2015, Richard Nicoll SS2015, Temperley London SS2015, Porsche Design SS2015 via


Evidence has already materialized of my love for slits. I'm especially intrigued by the long slit in unexpected places, like at the front of a wide-legged trouser or to turn an ankle-length dress into a whole new interesting piece to be worn with pants or shorts underneath (MK & Ashley just know).
Chadwick Bell SS2015, Gabriele Colangelo SS2015, ICB SS2015, Maiyet SS2015, Marques Almeida SS2015, Rosetta Getty SS2015, The Row SS2015, Wes Gordon SS2015 via


If I had to pick one pattern to wear forever, it would probably be the stripe. It has so much possibility in width, direction, alignment, spacing.. The culottes from Tobi were actually the final push for me to make this project happen, and I'm far from done with my linear obsession. The pyjama-style all over stripy look may be calling my name next.
Altuzarra SS2015, Chloë Sevigny for Opening Ceremony SS2015, Kaelen SS2015, Les Copains SS2015, Pedro del Hierro SS2015, Peter Som SS2015, Preen SS2015, Rachel Comey SS2015, Tibi SS2015, Trussardi SS2015 via


The Spring 2015 runways saw a lot of Obi Wan-style fabric belts tied at the waist of blazers and dresses. However my favourite inspiration comes from the more pronounced version of this trend - thick fabric belts that look like they're part of the garment, sometimes creating the look of a knit or a shirt tied at the waist.
The Row SS2015, Barbara Bui SS2015, Marni SS2015, Nonoo SS2015, Sportmax SS2015, Steven Allan SS2015 via


Nothing new here, but Wes Gordon & Calvin Klein gently reminded me that this project deserves a top-priority seat on my agenda. Paired with #1 of this list, you're looking at the key reason I can't wait for winter to come and go as fast as possible.
Wes Gordon SS2015, Calvin Klein SS2015 via




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