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Not quite an advocate for caged birds myself, but Thakoon might have just converted me to keep some as pets, on his dresses that is. Beautifully embroidered and rather magical really, this is really one of his best collection yet.




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So the PS boys are celebrating as their first stand alone boutique opens but they have more the celebrate as this collection has just pinned them to amongst the tops of Fashion week musts. Collage and Montage are the operative words here as colorful reptile skins clashes to form jackets  and photo-images weaves with colour blocks to form dresses. And not forgetting the craft elements that started as an exploration is fast becoming a signature in a PS collection. All I should do is stop writing and let you enjoy the show.







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WOW. Hats off to Mary who is able to create collections after collections that are at a glance ( even a mile away ) distinctively hers. This collection she has taken us on a whirlwind journey around the world with … STAMPS! Beautifully crafted, the stamps prints gave the collection an instant sense of travel and holiday. For the evening, she moved from STAMPS to another collector’s favorite, MONEY. Swirls and repeated lines and motifs weave throughout the dresses creating a moray of wonders. Who says collecting STAMPS and MONEY are not fashionable..?





 

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Still relative young in fashion years, but Christopher’s slow and steady approach is definitely working with the fashion insiders. This collection showcased how far he has come since his first collection of parkas made from parachute nylons. Here, he demonstrated the innovative use of lace, laminated and water-proof no less, and how he has evolved with his cut and styling. Lace raincoat… who would have thought!



 

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It’s erotic again!” proclaimed Francisco Costa backstage. Can stoic minimal restraint be erotic sensual and sexy? Francisco is the only master that can meld them into a stunning collection. Picture the sensual curves of Oscar Niemeyer’s Brasilia Architecture and the sexy lines on a sports car and mould that image onto a female body… that’s how you do eroticism Francisco way.




 

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Alexander Wang came out of nowhere and now, he’s everywhere. With new flagships opening at break neck speed, his is fast forming his own tribe of fierce urban female kinds. For Spring 2013, his tribes will be only be in strict black and white. Stripes and patterns inspired by animal prints but so graphic and sharp it hurts. Dresses made up of panels that seems to float is obviously the future of things to come. Directional, innovative and desirable, no wonder his tribes are getting bigger everyday.




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The shoes, the colors, the dresses and laminated-wood paillette embroidery..! That’s enough to get my attention. Narciso never fails to excite the editors during NYC week.




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Dina Lynnk makes freaky images with freaky talent.

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Amongst the pages of cutesy and functional stationaries that Midori produces and designs, the brass collection is a stand out for me. It is amazingly simple and artisanal and beautifully crafted.

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Japanese designer seems to all have the talent to distill an idea to the essence and then add that drop of embellishment to it that makes the product simply desirable. Oji Masanori is exactly such a talent. He’s products are simple, thoughtful, but at the same time, extremely precious and luxurious. Everything from a child-safe table corner bumper in buttery leather instead of the usual rubber  to a trivet that looks as good as it is useful, Oji’s eye and idea of everyday object can do no wrong…








 

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Theo’s images has a certain raw sexuality and naivety that draws me deep into his beautifully coloured worlds.

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Shanghai-based photographer Noah Sheldon gives us a behind the scene look at how and where China’s record-breaking weightlifters train.

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In a macabre twist to the Russian nesting dolls, Dutch designer Mianne Devries shows us how curiosity killed the vase, so the reveal the second layer within.

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Josh Cooley disguises iconic scenes in classic movies as children books. Love!

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More beautiful than scary, by Leanie van der Vyver

Humans are Playing God by physically and metaphorically perfecting themselves. Beauty is currently at an all time climax, allowing this project to explore what lies beyond perfection. Scary Beautiful challenges current beauty ideals by inflicting an unexpected new beauty standard.

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Your pen is all over the place and always getting lost? Worry not! Peter Jakubik’s lasercut plywood penstand will make sure you find your pen, big or small, anytime you need them.

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The third in the series of Hermès Editeur by Japanese artist Hiroshi Sugimoto, where fashion house Hermès invites artists to work on the iconic Hermès scarf. Hiroshi used polaroids to capture amazing colours of the skies.

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I need this bag! Fucking brilliant. By Undercover.

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Everyone needs a pair of Googly Eyes, to give any inanimate object instant love and character. Selling for USD 7 at Archie McPhee.

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I love the weldings, the bolts, the tension, the colours, the textures and the staging on these amazingly beautiful sculptures by Fabrice Le Nezet.

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