Fashion has almost become unbearable and overwhelming with its lovers and supporters, devotees having access, via the internet, to thousands upon thousands of images, gifs, video clips, conversations of their drug.
I find the accessibility of imagery and information of designers, fashion moguls, bloggers, fashion makers and all others to be somewhat paralysing at times – I don’t always know where to look, what to watch, who to like and what garments to use in shoots. But I also find that the constant stimulation keeps me hooked, keeps me scrolling, keeping me imagining, and that’s what I really love about being a part of this colourful, delightful and crazy industry.
It’s quite a task, keeping up, but I think this short film by Tabitha Denholm gives a small indication of how all that rat racing is worth it – her short, The Rise of Global Fashion Weeks, shows quite eloquently how Fashion Weeks have grown and spread and become their own and opened doors for designers all over the world. It reminded me of all the garments I have not seen, have not thought about and may never see and that excited me. I love that so many people are creating fashion. It’s inspiring. And it’s only adding to the playground of styling for me.
I’m also super proud that local designers Lalesso and Laurence Airline‘s appearances at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Cape Town both feature in this short video shared by i-D.
Take a look and see if you can spot them –
I love Topshop denim and if I could afford it, I’d have almost every pair…
I also really like the new Topshop denim campaign with Hailey Baldwin (found via Style.com), but kinda wish they hadn’t shot her to make it look like she’s always looking down her nose…
The shots themselves are really nice though. I like that.
Is on right now and I went there last night in an attempt to at least catch one of the First Thursday events and it was lovely and I managed to take this crummy photo of a small window into his charming work space right there at the gallery *breathes*
Go see it.
It’s got words and colours and sounds and we even got some free wine last night. It’s trippy too and, not to sound too cliche, it puts you in a good space.
See the art at Muti Gallery: 3 Vredehoek Avenue, Oranjezicht. Read more about the exhibition here.
There are dozens of his designs that I marvel at but I figured this laid-back black and white shot of De La Renta on water skis is just fine.
Rest in peace, man that for some reason knew better how to dress any woman on this planet than she could dress herself.
Also, you looked pretty boss on the water.