Anouki | FW18-19

Wanna go all out all day, everyday? Really? Well, ook no further, Anouki got you covered.

In what seems to be my most favourtie collection so far from the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tbilisi, there is everything (material wise) from sequins, silks, wools, cottons, velvets and a choice between a waterproof transparent rain coats or jackets.

A wide selection also delivered as well through the use of colours. While beiges and taupes have become classics during all seasons- and as seen in Anouki’s checkered suits- Anouki also used animal prints, cherry, berry and chilli shade of red and lapis lazouli. The latter is present in sequins garments- which make for a hauntigly beautiful pieces.

Here’s my take in the Notes on 3s.

Look 1 is a classic one long shoulder sleeve dress of a midi length. The silk dress of a coffee brown colour (taking suggestions for a better shade name) is paired with a caramel knee-length high heeled pair of boots, therefore creating a total brown look.

Look 2 is made of a long sleeved classic flowy red velvet dress, with accordion pleats completed with the cutest heels and a transparent waterproof jacket. This is an idea I welcome for the mere fact that it is border line mission impossible to find a rain coat or jacket that does not require one to compromise on the entire look of the outfit. It is feasible, but hard. Anouki gave us a solution, one that comes with rain jacket you can updress, by the way.

Look 3 is the embodiment of how I aspire to live my life: classic, sublte with a lot of bling(s). A fitted, below the knee length, black dress, with a side slit, long sleeves and turtle neck are the classic and subtle elements of the dress. But add jewels on the neckline and the cuffs and you have a garment that combines the seasonal trend and classic look all in one.

Going back to my initial point, this might be my favourite collection yet, only because from a personal level it is made of garments that are way outside my comfort zone but seeing them gives me ideas on how they can be incorporated in my special occasion wardrobe- I mean, I work in a corporate environment, let’s keep it real.

 

Ani Datukishvili | FW18-19

Ani Datukishvili FW18-19 is all about monochromatic looks as well as total black pieces that are playfully put together without use of many colours but various material to add levels of playfulness whilst remaining precise.

Here’s our notes on 3s

Look 1 reminds me of Pollock’s Autumn number and automatically I am here for it. The look is made of a two piece: a long blazer with notched lapels and an asymetric skirt. While I love the multi purpose notion of piece, what steals the show for me is the asymmetric printed skirts with flaunts on the hem. Worn together though there is still room to add a little pop of colour perhaps through accesories and makeup but in this presentation, the outfit is completed with black heels and a black beret.

Look 2 is made of a strapless bustier top adorned with pitch black feathers styled with a pair of black palazzo trousers and gloves for accessories. Beautiful when worn as a unit, comes with countless ways to be worn individually.

Look 3 is a strapless word collar little black dress . With a variation of peasant long sleeves, asymetrical with flaunts on the hemline, this look is completed with boots that a have a flaunt details across them.

My conclusion is that Ani Datukishvili’s FW18-19 collection continues to take my expecations and crash them into multi surprises. The level of precision and playfullness whilst remaining in singular or dual colour schemes is phenomenal.

ph source: fashion network

Aleksandre Akhalkatsishvili | FW18-19

The presence of total looks is what stood out the most to me in Aleksandre Akhalkatsishvili FW18-19 colletion. Having said it delivered options upon options when it came to colours, fabrics and -my most favourite- what most tailors would classify as “sleeves that could use a little bit more pinning.” For the record, Aleksandre Akhalkatsishvili makes it work as seen here is our list of 3s.

Look 1 an almost total purple look with tea length skirt, giving plenty of room to pay attention to the red shoes. Among the elements I love about this look is the presence of equilibrium through the pairing of a high waisted, fitted tea length skirt and a short blazer. The ovesized, busy sleeves are a nod to the classic 80s.

Look 2 consists of the FW staple piece for the past x decades: a red coat. Aleksandre Akhalkatsishvili’s reintroduces it to us as a garment with a poignant shade of red, built-up shoulder (a recurring theme in this collection), notched lapels and a gold buckle belt: a subtle ode to the 80s style. By pairing this garment with pastel pink heels, we are promptly reminded that this is a piece that can work for a total red look and perfect for colour blocking, up and/or down dressing.

Lastly, comes Look 3 which is a total tawny brown look. The jacket stands out the most thanks to the roll back-cuffs and big flap pocket, while its length and slightly fitted style suggest that it could also look great paired with a mini or micro, dress, skirts ond great worn over trousers. In this look, the long jacket is paired with a tea length brown leather fitted skirt and printed brown high heels.

Now, I’ll admit that when dealing with total look of pieces, especially those made with the exact same material, it can be hard to notice the little details that makes each and every single garment stand out. Having said that I love the process of discovery when playing with the materials’ and cuts’ strength: i.e. the way they flow, reflect the light, because sooner or later you are bound to notice how each concept and element complementeach other to create the overall piece that the designers had in mind.

ph source: fashion network

Elenny | FW18-19

Sometimes, more is more- more life, mo’ money (…and somewhere down the list) more fabric. As shown at the 2018 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tbilisi, Elenny put together a collection full of a simple colour pallete yet memorable thanks to their adventurous choice of prints & textures of the materials used and of course a whole lot of fabric.

While working with specific colour schemes, Elenny maintained a sense of variance in the functionality of the garments by including full length palazzo trousers, gaucho trousers and mini + midi A line skirts, to cite a few. This collection also had a number of 2 pieces looks and at times challenged the notion of the predictable womenswear suit.

Today’s Notes on 3s focuses on 3 examples of options given to Elenny woman when it comes to suits.

In look 1 the print is what stood out to most for me. Like a fresh, soft and comforting cloud ready to wrap and comfort your body on gloomy days. Yet, the high waist -accentuated by the belt- in similar fabric nonetheless- adds flatering femine shape to the garment and brings an emphasis to the subtle pouf that the bottom of the skirt has. The bishop sleeves are also a win.

Similarly to look 1, look 2 does not lack in the print departement. Putting a spin on the traditional long blazer, the peaked lapel gives room to show a sneak peak of your favourite top (body part  or clothing??) all to be held back by the matching fabric belt where the crontrast between belt and jacket is emphasised by the round silver buckle of the belt.

Look 3 is my absolute favourite, especially if it happens to be filled with down. In fact, what better way to balance a down cropped jacket than to add a high waisted just below the knee skirt- and of the same fabric?!

During busy days, it’s a no brainer that nothing beats a good suit that can be worn together for its intended function or as seperates and overall Elenny gets A* for pushing the boudaries of our expections when it comes to suits.

ph source: fashion network

David Koma | Spring Summer 18 | LFW

Something for the chic minimalist with an obsession for geometry.

Less is more. But play your cards wrong and “less” denotates: zero efforts. Nada. Pure Negligence.  Unless… you consider playing with shapes, curves and cuts. The idea of embracing one’s body shape, revealing certain body parts in a manner that is playfull whilst still exuding elegance is something David Koma incorporated really well in the SS18.

The Outstanding IIIs:

Conductive thread: From a distance the black strap looks like a thread of continuity with a story to tell. For the love of complimenting women’s figures, this is an understated, elegant and contemporary garment.

One for the Tom boys : the red Vermillion high waisted palazzo track suit gets a YES from me. You can literally single handledly contribute towards pushing the boundaries of what soceity deems as “elegant” in this garment.

Functional but Fun: Garments that make a statement, garments that can be dressed down and worn in different situations: an ode to the modern woman who no longer looks to fit within the lines of others’ expectations.

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ph: vogue

Olive Clothing Womeswear: Laidback is The New Chic

As a self declared pro-procrastinator, there is nothing I hate more than waking up to realise that I literally procrastinated so hard that I now have ~5 minutes to get dressed. No, okay, no there is 1 thing that I hate more than the “I have nothing 2 wear + y am i like this?!”  panic and that is watching Carrie continuously go back to Big knowing very well that shit won’t work out until, like, the last movie so y even lord?!

But back to my initial point and as a friend of mine rightful mentioned in the previous post having staple pieces helps. Having a visual concept also helps and Olive Clothing has both.

P.s. You have countless choices to make in this life, please don’t be a Carrie. Ever. Choose Charlotte or literally anyone else. Extras included. Or whatever, the choice is yours. But y’know…Now back to attempting to fit revisions, research for group work meetings, driving, traffic, social and family time in less than 24 hours, because it’s OK to fail whilst dressed tastefully.

Maison Carven AW16/17

If you are looking for inspiration this winter, maison Carven offers a subliminal selection that blends the 60s trend, a sporty outlook and classic A line cuts.

Among the key items presented (read: coats!!) we saw a range of pieces, enough to make us look forward to cold days. Besides the outstanding shearling coats, the liquorice black vinyl trench coat, the pale lavender tinted puffas, and faux leopard print cocoon shaped coat, there was the most exquisite bobble blend  coat made of fur and vinyl trimmed lapels.

While winter connotates trousers, Carven gives us the pelmet mini-skirt and soft loden green velvet skirt, enough to suit every mood and occasion.

Overall, Adrien Caillaudaud and Alexis Martial show us that Carven’s  aw16 disciplined playfulness is everything but predictable.