Dec 25, 2009

the naughtical J.W Anderson

I might be stoned for wasting your time with some stale SS09 news, but after a random blog hopping my attention caught on this British menswear designer, J.W Anderson  with his  SS09 Collection that particularly attracts my attention. It's a rather biased statement I'm afraid because I love everything nautical (even though there's a slightest hint of it). Jonathan William Anderson debuted his collection in 2007 right after graduating from London College of Fashion, at which point he already established his label.

Anyway dear readers, just ignore my substandard commentary and feast your eyes on his collection.

 There's a recurrent theme of bandage-esque socks on this collection. I wonder if it's just for the runway or more importantly are they on sale as well. Either way it ignites the DIY switch in me- I could borrow/ steal rolls of crepe bandage lying around the hospital and dye them with Dylon black!







Rolled cuffs , a tiny neckerchief paired with billowy pants - just my fantasy ideal of what I'd wear if I was onboard some fancy cruiser.





The shirt-dress looks fine, but it's an obvious reminiscent of the ubiquitous past season (or still lingering like a pest) trend seen on ladies on the streets of Stockholm..


Swimsuits with a cardigan? Spot on!


And the rest of what looks like nautically inspired (with the intriguing mythical / religious connotations evident on the accessories)






The lion + chain mail + ethnic print on the prints makes me knees weak (not in a meniscal tear/ osteoarthritic way, though)


There's a lot more to talk about with his rather successful previous collections, especially his seemingly dark and twisted Russian Tsardom/ Rasputin-inspired collection and his upcoming SS 2010 preview (okay I'm not very eloquent in terms of giving adjectives, as you already know my vocabulary revolves around the words 'cool' or 'nice' or 'great' )....please please I don't want you to aim your M-16 at me lest I comment on this..


Oh, and btw, have a Merry Xmas everyone! HOHOHO...

Dec 20, 2009

Wishing for Sixpack

No don't get me wrong. It's not like I'm desperate to have a six-pack washboard ab thank you very much, but seeing Giancinephile's post of marbled print goodness (Gian, personally I'd be enjoying Chemistry lessons more at school had it been more visual with all the colourful tints and hues) just reminded me of the French streetwear label Sixpack (the t-shirts of which I saw, touched and photographed during the Singapore trip).

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The t-shirts above (can't remember exactly from which collection, but most probably Spring 2010 given the airy t-shirts presented) gives me a lukewarm response compared to the Sixpack collaboration pieces with PMFKA  which promises more thought in design rather than random imagery splat flat on a tee... I especially like the intertwining of colours - precisely the chemistry of combining art on a simple piece of clothing item, which allures me even more... This somehow justifies that most collaborative efforts (minus the ones involving celebs though) are the closest that you can get to RTW from *insert some big-shot designer lable here*


I give an extra mark to the printed scarf though (perfect for shielding from that cold winter breeze..evidently I'm still reminiscing the good old times during Russian winter.. privyet dear Russian comrades, if you're reading this, has the temperature dropped down to -20 degrees yet? Brrrr!)

Dec 19, 2009

The final installation...

...of the Singapore-related entry. And beware, 'cause it's going to be a rather lengthy one I might add.

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Maybe you'll yawn if I say Orchard road for the n-th time, but I simply can't stop harping about this street. Whatever it is, they're all ready to celebrate Xmas this year with their full-blown neon decorations and a gigantic Christmas tree that is so humongous visitors can actually go inside the tree! Yes, below is how the inside of the tree looks like. Completely stunning...it's like watching the stars at night up-close.

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Window shopping in ION Orchard can't even be any more fun than playing an illegal photo-blogger taking pictures of luxury brands window displays.

Marc Jacobs is always quirky with the fluorescent color and 80's styling (a bit overplayed these days but Marc still pulls it off quite well may i say).
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Louis Vuitton - Waking up in Las Vegas anyone?
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Luxury brands always have the best.. erm.. what-do-they-call-it billboard with their logos on. (please enlighten me for I could not find the proper term for it)

PRADA
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Chanel - this I can use as my desktop wallpaper
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Armani- Initially we're kind of impressed by the marble effect but upon closer inspection it's just some marble-print sticker which tend to peel of if scraped.Huh!
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The next, very fine day...

A short walk along Ann Siang Hill makes me want to live in Singapore (well in this part of town specifically) because all the shop houses are so adorable and still retain the original post-colonial architecture yet have a modern twist at the same time - most of these historical buildings are converted to design-conscious independent boutiques, art galleries or quaint little cafes. And the painted? tiles remind me of the ones in Malacca. I went to Style:Nordic, the brands that they carry are quintessentially Swedish (with heavyweight Swedish labels like Tiger of Sweden, Filippa K  and Minimarket .It was a bit unfortunate that the shop owner (a Scandinavian man himself I presume) did not allow me to take pics of his well-arranged pieces including very typically Scandinavian decor items and kitschy gift pieces...

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A trip to an art/design/fashion bookstore that I couldn't remember the name...The fact that they have this somewhat romantic poem on the drape of their storefront allures me to enter the premise.
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The photography book by the renowned Juergen Teller (remember those Marc Jacobs ads?)
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Another random kitschy item! I presume the rolled films are from their visitors' collection (or perhaps the shop-owners' themselves). I'm intrigued by what's inside the film with the tag 'Rojak'..
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Suddenly this simple tote reminds me of the 6 years spent in Russia...what's written on the bag you wonder? It's 'camera'.
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And  time to snap some outfit pics!
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THIN HO association? I did not realise it until I posted this entry... cracked me up instantly HAHAHA!

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I'm wearing Carolyn Massey for Topman sailor shirt, H&M jeans, vintage shoes, vintage envelope clutch, Guess watch
 

Dec 13, 2009

This is my 100th entry and it's still about Singapore

So I realised my blog has turned ONE YEAR OLD last October and yet did not conjure something special for your reading pleasure (my brain is really lacking substantial amount of neurons these days I can't even remember this important event). And another thing that I just noticed upon posting this new entry is it's my 100th entry since I started DUNIA FASHYON!!!

Guess I have to make up for the lack of festive mood that's been going in Dunia Fasyhon... well,  at least what I have in mind is  to present something visual, even if it's remotely interesting or captivating unlike other what  bloggers feature. Well here it goes!

**I wanted to show you guys a short clip but either Youtube or my internet connection is wobbly... either way it halts my intention to upload the vid... :(

So what I have left is few images of this really unique tee that I bought in MUJI Singapore. The simplicity of the idea yet the interesting and effective result (textural effect on cotton fabric) is very Japonais, true? Kind of reminds me of Issey Miyake's Pleat's Please line (except this 'pleats' in my case is an abstract one, and it won't remain the same after the first wash I'm afraid...

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The tee comes compactly wrapped like a cube. As a consequence is the process results in a wavy-like texture which is quite genius honestly. Alas the effect is quite temporary as I've been wearing the chambray -coloured tee for a few days and the rippling effect is disappearing day by day.. Can't complain really much as that's what I get for 19 Singapore dollars....
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