Friday, 29 October 2010

Magenta8 Cape Collection.

 Magenta 8 designs and handmade tailored jackets, coats, capes and boleros made from luxurious baby alpaca wool.

Magenta 8's collection adventurously feminine 2010 hummingbird is based around the tiny bird and beautiful Peruvian bird.

Its worth knowing that Magenta 8 does not work on a seasonal basis, instead creates an 8-piece limited edition range each year. And practices frequent creation, continually rolling out designs around the initial 8 pieces, resulting in each of Magenta 8's stockist and most at times carrying their own unique range.

It is worth mentioning that Giovanna Velasquez is the designer, founder and creative director of Magenta 8.  Her work is instantly  recognizable for its feminine twist and satin lining.

Beautiful Soul Spring/Summer collection 2011

Beautiful Soul is a luxury womenswear label and has gained  an immense recognition for its creative and intelligent approach to design.

Light trench coat

A sleeveless dress rap dress.
 The all new menswear collection includes a capsule range of casual blazers and tailored suits u-cycled from both vintage kimono and the retro bird print featured in the  womenswear collection.
The Lining of mens blazer tells a story.
Myself( Charles A.) Wearing a casual fitted blazer.(Beautiful Soul)

Myself modeling one of the blazers and Nicola Woods founder of Beautiful Soul.

Myself  in Beautiful Soul S/S 11 blazer.

Mens S/S 11 blazer by Nicola Woods.
Beautiful Soul recycles rich and unique textiles around the world and uses vintage Japanese kimono to create, jackets, dress, coats and boleros. Many of them interchangeable and multi-functional, with a fine focus on longevity.
Myself and Nicola Woods modeling(founder of Beautiful Soul)  her S/S 11 collection.

Most elegant cape ever.

Beautiful Soul is stocked at the V&A and via their own e-commerce offering
View Beautiful Soul's first film here: