I know it's starting to sound a bit mono thematic, but Asos has just launch a collab with an LGTBQ+ Charity Glaad.
I find this interesting and I'm eager to see what ASOS x Glaad has under the sleeve... equality no doubt, but how is it translated into fashionable items?
On the same topic, but in a rather part of the spectrum I just read in Instagram and Giorgio Armani is moving forward on a great idea, to give British fashion students an opportunity to design for the iconic label, you can read all about it in I+D magazine.
On the words of the Maestro: "Several years ago I realised that tangible steps must be taken in order to support fashion. From then on I began to promote initiatives that would be more insightful and give more of a sense of all that is new at fashion weeks, with a particular focus on Milan. But with this project, in collaboration with the British Fashion Council, I wanted to try out a different format, as always on an international stage."
And the winners are:
Dmitry Gotsfrid, who created a tailored take on a bomber jacket inspired by the Armani archive, Boyeong Lim who interpreted the famous Armani eagle into the curves of a bag, and Kameel Shah who reimagined a classic brogue in calf, suede and shimmering detail.
Photos from I+D
I know, I know... I'm always late for the breaking news, well yes, these are not hot of the press anymore, but still I'm happy this "collaboration" happened.
Hello Kitty by Asos, one might argue that, at some point you are too old to have among your wardrobe items anything related to the lovely Sanrio character, but I tend to disagree, it all depends on how you decide to pull it off. Accessories or high heels, been the latest my fav from the collection.
I recently did an Instagram post about this. Altough is not breaking news at all, when I finally had the time to research more into it I was so pleased.
The self-taught artist Helen Downie was summond by the amazing Alessandro Michele to create some special items for Gucci.
So first things first, if you haven´t been to Helen aka Unskilled worker website, what are you waiting for? GO, NOW, SERIOUSLY! You can even download one of her beautiful creations! Then please come back and finish reading here...
I'm baffled and very much attracted to creative people, now if say, the person is actually a nice person, and then it’s an immediate crush. I don't know Helen personally, but she has replied to my queries on social media and if you already been to her website, you've seen what I'm talking about.
If you are the creative director of one of the biggest and most highly regarded brands in the fashion-sphere, then taking a leap of faith and integrating into the collection the work of a, I dare to say, a brilliant artist who hasn´t step into the limelight, then chapeau to you, you are filling the shoes very very well. Needless to say, that Gucci has turn around their business in a 180 degrees and the brand is refresh and it spirit revalorized, I'm not the one saying it but the growth in revenue, more can be read at Vogue...
Below a screen print of the pair of #trainers I hope will be my first acquisition 👣👅💜💛💚 #ocklostyle
“Fashion is a language that creates itself in clothes to interpret reality.”