Fashion

BBITALY

BBITALY大家對這品牌應該沒有很熟悉。那當然,因為這個網站將在六月一號推出!不用我講相信你們都猜到這是來自意大利的牌子!意大利一向是皮革手袋的王國,這個道理連我媽也知道,相信喜歡時裝的你們也應該聽說過吧!

BBITALY全名是Buy Buy Italy,品牌希望像我們這些沒能到意大利的時尚愛好者把整個意大利的包包買下來。可能他們就是看凖這一點,所以引入不同的意大利品牌,希望為不在italy的我們也能買到好的質量。保証100% made in Italy!

他們其中一個品牌就是Paola Ragosta,可能大家沒有聽說過,因為這是一個比較新銳的牌子。源於意大利2011年成立,工作室都在羅馬,可能是這個關係,設計師對手袋的用料上都有一份執着,一切都要經由人手處理,從選擇手袋的布料到制作過程,設計師都對每個細節非常嚴謹,為求展現最好的給客人。而手袋設計亦很時髦,感覺不同年齡層的女性也很容易carry得到。從手袋的色調,看得出設計師的靈感來自於大自然,選色上設計師一般都是以容易大地色和黑色為主。偶然配用紅色和黃色令系列加入更多驚喜。款式上帶有過往經典的元素和現時流行的設計,令人感覺高貴大雅,不失於那些大形品牌,自己亦非常喜歡!

如果大家對bbitaly也有興趣的話可以到他們網站sign up,他們將會6月1號launch,還有幾天到時大家就可以買下心頭好的包包了!
https://www.facebook.com/BuyBuyItaly

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Chinese Version, Travel

台中遊

若有關注我的instagram,剛剛的復活節假期,跟家人一起去了台中。台北和高雄墾丁早前已經去過,所以決定去台中,一開始對整個trip沒太大期待。台中既沒及台北那麼城市化,又沒及台南多美食,四日的行程都是看山看水,算是一個蠻relax的旅程!由於台中天氣很熱,大概已是夏天的溫度吧(好像是長期處於這麼淡熱),所以整個假期的衣著也是簡單跟消暑為主,沒有太多fashion的元素!

說說台中吧,最為人熟悉應該是日月潭這地方吧。是由蔣介石(台灣第一位總統)和宋美齡一起命名的,多有詩意!聽說他們也一同在那邊住過一段時間。因為那邊接近郊區,空氣亦較清新可讓當時患病的宋美齢好好休息。不多說歷史,值得一提就是日月潭的雲品酒店!房間設有溫泉,和其他設備,景色優美,是個度假好地。

而一中街是台中的市中心。夜市有各色各樣的小食跟不同商鋪,真是逛整天也逛不完。如果喜歡逛商場一定要去去誠品商場,沒錯是誠品,不是書局是商場,台灣有多間誠品連鎖商場,不單有外國品牌,同時也可找到一些台灣新晉設計師的足跡。

總括這四天的台中遊還算不錯。如果喜歡郊外和休閒的,台中算是個不錯的選擇。

這篇純粹是旅遊和攝影分享,沒有什麼fashion元素。想看fashion的請參考之前的博客http://bowenleely.wordpress.com/2014/03/30/pattern-on-pattern/

另外在ask開了個帳號,有什麼問題可以在那邊問我,是不記名的!http://ask.fm/bowenleely

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Fashion, Outfits Sharing

Classy sportswear

Bang on an outfit post. Is long enough for my last outfit look since I decided to write about some fashion week review. I wanted this blog to not just focus on outfits looks but also writing about fashion news and catwalk trend. This is my recent sportswear style look, I think sportswear is definitely one of a key trend in this year. Looking back to different catwalks, you can spotted a lot of the designers relinquished heels to sneakers, Chanel AW14 is one of the best example you can find. For me I like to play the look with classy style that I paired with an oversized jeans to add more statement where a cool cap can also give you more define on the look too. I hoped you guys will have more ideas on trying out this look and have fun.

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wearing// Cap: Laird London, turtleneck crop top: American Apparel, jacket Topshop, jeans: H&M Margiela, sneaker Rick Owens for Adidas, messenger bag: Forever 21. Photos by Au Sui Yu.

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Chinese Version, Fashion, Fashion Event, London Fashion Week AW14/15

倫敦時裝週, Shao Yen

老實說通過這次倫敦時裝週令我認識了不少新銳設計師而Shao Yen — 陳劭彥是其中一位。毫無疑問他本季的設計是跟水相關。因為發報會場地充斥着如海草般的枯枝,同時亦播著一段像是海深的影片,而模特兒的髮型是故意弄濕的,穿的鞋也是水靴為主,當初以為系列是跟海洋有關。 但當我再看到邀請卡上寫著ripple就知道原來Shao Yen的設計是跟漣漪為主。非常有意境的文字。(題外話設計師通常會在邀請卡上帶出他們設計的主題,往往可以從那找出不少蛛絲馬跡!)

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雖然沒能觀賞整系列,因為是發報會關係,場內人數有限,所以只看到一部分,但整系列都很有張力而每件作品都互相銜接著。

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看得出設計師想把漣漪的各種型態表露在作品上。其中作品包含了像是多個互相扣著的漣漪般圖案,另外有些設計配上了大量荷葉邊細節的衣領和扭曲形狀的長褲,這些都成功令我聯繫到漣漪的動態感覺。而那些閃爍的玻璃般小珠釘在裙上彷彿象徵了水點滴著,而半圓般形狀的外套,短裙及長裙這些通通都制造了漣漪的感覺。

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整系列我自己最喜歡的look就是那套銀色短身外套及短裙再配上灰白色的圍巾。那條不是普通的圍巾。它可以當成圍巾亦可以是披肩,同時亦可以是短身的高領上衣多,個人認為非常容易配撘同時又營造了時髦感。更値得一提就是那些不同種類的海洋生物小包手袋,非常可愛,增加了幾番女性魅力!

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Fashion, Fashion Event, London Fashion Week AW14/15

London Fashion Week, Day Two

It was a painful day on LFW day two. I got eight shows and presentations on one day. They started at 10 in the morning till 10 at night it took 12 hours to finish the day. After the day I can conclude a fashion journalist or even blogger was much harder than what I think. The job was not just sit and watch the show. Likewise, I was queuing outside fashion scout for two hours but for nothing. Because it was too crowded inside the show where people were not allow to go in. Well nowadays, the shows can be review online after or some do live-stream shows but it was so different compare to the atmosphere. It is much better to join the show they are awesome!

Here are my top four designers report after day two. Sorry for a bit late since I got deadlines at school but now my holiday has kicked off so I guess I will have more time to run the blog.

My top  favourite designer of the day is Xiao Li – The Merit Award winner. Long before, her work was approached on Ligature Magazine (the magazine I worked for) that was the very first time I saw her last season’s collection (SS14). They were themed with oversized knitwear with candy pastel colors. They were well enough to draw my attention to this designer back to the time. This season, when I received her invitation I had already looking forward to it since her last collection was exciting. Sure enough, she did not let me down that she is well deserved for the Merit Award. The entire collection is full of surprises. My favorite music band Daft Punk’s song – Get Lucky remix version had lifted off the show. When you thought this kind of pop electronic music is in line with skirmisher style you would be totally wrong. Xiao Li transform the whole song with a slow and soft girl’s voice. The collection covered with variety of blue: sky blue , dark blue and light blue… most of them are mixed with white net fabric which immediately emerged a fantasy feeling . When a new remix version of Get Lucky is playing , the rhythm and the beat of the music had exceptionally match with the garment. The models were like fairy tales walking down to the sea of clouds. The design have flowed with girly style where models had light pink hair and makeup; the princess sleeve dress and fishtail style like skirts. These kind of features have brought a young lively feel. Also when you look carefully you can spot some last season trait mark –  the knitting techniques.  The knitting sleeves was utilized on the oversize motorcycle jacket. Most design had added a square white spiked to decorate the edge. The biggest surprise is the final piece of her work  where she added few blue LED lights in her design. The piece had the audience in awe that reaffirmed Xiao Li as the innovative designer she is and brought her design vision and craftsmanship to the forefront.

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Yifang Wan‘s collection inspired by the artist and sculptor working environment that simple and comfortable feeling were crucial in the collection. Wan used her signature fine cutting techniques which showed clear silhouettes and highlight her streamlined tailoring skills. The whole collection sparked with symmetrical cutting and paired with gorgeous palette of shimmering yale blue, lilac, dark teal, burgundy, stone and black that complimented each outfit perfectly. Obviously it can tell Wan wanted to bring a clean and chic style. The models were wearing all back hairstyle where it implied a feminine and elegant sense. The used of cool colors tone had completely brought allurement and classy style. In contrast with Xiao Li girlish style, Wan is clearly targeted on mature women. Her design were either in deep v-neck dips or side slits with soft wool and mohair knit. Wan also added some charms on the deep navy coats and jacket speckled with gleaming silver fleck to highlighted her collection.

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Hema Kaul
Born in a wealthy background that her family-owned business is more than billion. Although she is taking care of the family business but at the same time she never give up to pursue fashion. Due to the fact that Kaul admires the vintage glamour a lot that her AW14 collection had elements of 50s the ‘New Look’ at the meanwhile she added her own designs too. Back to the 50s it was the golden age of the rise of  fashion industry. The status of women had more values and the designer had seized this point. She encouraged women to step out to the limelight era, charm, liberty and female form through celebrated modern aesthetic Kaul. Ball gown dress and suit enchanted with scintillating embroidery and Indian embellishments. They are mixed with different colors (champagne, olive green, sliver)  with Kaul’s signature lace and silk detailing prevailed throughout which characterised much of the collection’s feminine mystique.

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Min Wu opened her collection with presentation style. The venue was decorated with multiple large white helium balloon. A short film was played before the show to kick off. The film showed different colors of ink were dip into water where it gradually faded. I did not understand what Wu was trying to tell at the first, later I found out that she wanted the audience be more aware to faded colour design. The first models appeared with tangerine melded seamlessly into the cream and white of the garments like flashes of a beautiful sunset through the clouds. It debuted with neoprene fabric which lead more three-dimensional visual sense on the model. Throughout the collection, my favorite piece is a short sky blue jacket fading from blue to white. When you try to look at the jacket in different ankle, the jacket’s sleeves were pleated that made an interesting textural collage. The front of the chest of the jacket has a little three-dimensional design was a key too. One of the stars of the show were the 3D earrings. They were cool and chic that made a more completed look to each pieces. The whole collection was shinning with bright colour platte that give a very strong summer flavor in Min Wu AW14 collection.

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