Monday, 19 September 2011

Jasper Gardiva Spring/Summer 2012

Jasper Garvida, speaks Art in His S/S 2012 Collection. Fashion Is Art.
Jasper Gardiva S/S12

Jasper Garvida, designer of luxury women's wear, presents 'Autour d'un point', the S/S 2012 collection.
It's a collection of contrasts: the morning sun and the twilight shade, the city and the vale, the darkest tones and the lightest colours.
Jasper's main inspiration for this collection is the individual vision of Diana Vreeland, legendary fashion editor of ''Harper's Bazaar' and 'Vogue', who could produce such 'bon mots' as "Pink is the navy blue of India".
'Autour d'un point' floats around the female body, its point and purpose, with circular shapes and strong silhouettes. The name of the collection is taken from a painting by Frantisek Kupka, a strong stylist, with an individual vision.
To repeat, the female body is the centre of the collection, Metallic tones - silver, gold - are used as highlights, alongside more restrained blacks and whites.
There are bold geometric shapes, with touches of animal and feather. An innovative technique, using an illusion of 3-D printing, softens some of the hard edges; folded sequins give the illusion of studding without the weight.
The original painting, 'Autour d'un point', can be seen in the Peggy Guggenheim museum in Venice.
Ensure your are wearing a piece from the collection when you pay your visit.

One-On -One With Paul Costelloe At John Lewis - Oxford Street, LONDON

Paul Costello

Right after the show - Paul Costelloe S/S 2011 - it was arranged for me by Chase PR to meet Paul Costelloe at the pop up store in John Lewis have a one-on-one interview.

The pop-up shop was to sell the 
35 new pieces of his A/W 11 runway collections from silk ties  to gorgeous coat.

We were going to of course talk about style and presentation of which is very essential.

The half Irish and half American (New Yorker) designer finally makes an entry into the store and there and then I am introduced to him with much pleasure.

I couldn't help but notice how tall 
Costelloe stood - 6 foot 4 inches - wearing one of his S/S 12 white shirt, a blazer and pair of blue denim.

I started of by asking him if he still felt nervous after all these years of being the first to open London Fashion week. The answer was certainly not but what made him nervous was how the show was going to turn out. That is fair enough, I would be.
Paul Costelloe also talked about how he found it challenging dressing men as compared to women. With menswear its all about getting the right and quality fabric. 'A good suit or coat can be passed on to generation after generation, so finding the suitable fabric is very essential' said Costelloe.

China and America is the next thing for 
Costelloe. He plans opening a flagship store to expand the Paul Costelloe brand.

Asked about who the 
Paul Costelloe woman is... Costelloe wasted no time in saying she is an 'international, modern woman age 27 and 97. She is discreet;she wants to be seen but not screened.' There is no doubt about that, because this woman with quality will like to wear the brand for its sheer elegance and endurance.

London as a city breaths and breed fashion said 
Costelloe. Positive things has to be said about London fashion sense. This is when Paul Costelloe payed complements to my sense of style to support what he was talking about. I was flabbergasted I have to say. Did not see that coming.

I was later introduced to 
JessicaPaul Costelloe's daughter who walked the runway last season A/W 2011 for her father.

It has to be said my successful meeting with the influential designer tops my highlight for London fashion week.
Paul Costelloe is genuinely a very nice and down to earth man. He is a legend in this trade and his work is always sought after world wide.

My Sincere gratitude to the 
Chase PR team for organising this meeting. Epic

Paul Costelloe Opens London Fashion Week - S/S 12

It's friday morning 7-am, 16th September 2011 and I am sure of what to do and where to be when the time hits 9-am - It was going to be Paul Costelloe Spring/Summer 12 fashion show at somerset House.

It's 9-am and I am all ready for the show to start. The light deems, the music starts playing  and the first model steps out to open the show and the rest follow.

Paul Costelloe S/S 12 collection as usual were really strong and classic. Costelloe did what he does best by putting up an elegant show.

 The whole collection had a 1960's feel to it. The Mad Man era I have to say. The structure and silhouette were effortless and movement was attained. There were a dash of white, cream, sky blue, stiff organza red and other neutral colours.

Paul Costelloe S/S12
The ladies wear saw the return of baby doll dress with a massive following volume to it. The above knee mini-dresses certainly had some quirkiness- bringing back the 1960s trend back into being.

It worth mentioning the striking detailing of the back of the dresses and eye catching they were. I could one point see the audiences fixation.

The menswear also did not cease to disappoint at all. The suits were sharply cut and the trousers flared in length giving it a nice movement.

Paul Costelloe S/S11
And being a admire and wearer of floating oversize shirts, I was really pleased to see Paul Costelloe had infused it in his S/S12 collection. The menswear in short were of course undoubtedly was beautiful as the womenswear.

Paul Costelloe yet again put up a good and alluring collection for the start of London fashion week.