H&M launches eco-fabulous Conscious Collection

February 3, 2011 by  
Filed under Fashion, Featured Items, womenswear

This spring H&M will launch yet another eco friendly fashion collection. The Consicous Collection, which will hit the stores on the 14th of April, is meant for women, men and children and looks amazing.

With lots of whites and shades of nude, embroideries, ruffles and drapings the collection for women is ultra-romantic. And though the designs are made from organic cotton and recycled polyester, there’s no sign of the geeky image sustainability might have. We loved the maxi skirt, the shorts and the beautiful embroidered dresses!

With Natasha Poly as the face of this collection (in the commercial for the sustainable Garden collection of last year we saw her with blond hair) H&M couldn’t have picked a better spokesperson.

Here are some snapshots of the Conscious Collection…

Christopher Kane for men

November 30, 2010 by  
Filed under Fashion, Featured Items

Christopher Kane will soon launch his first menswear line at Dover Street Market. The designer already sold a capsule collection of T-shirts there and will now expand this line, thanks to its success.
Kane created sweaters, cardigans, black leather suit jackets, T-shirts and sporty leather shorts.
The collection arrives in Dover Street Market early December.


New Face: Milou van Groesen

October 29, 2010 by  
Filed under Fashion, models

Meet Milou van Groesen, a 22-year old Dutch Model, who’s about to become big in the world of modelling. She has been modelling for a few years now. Yet it was only after Balenciaga let her open the latest show (SS2011) that Milou is getting everyone’s attention. Her agent has decided Milou  she should take her career in a new, high end direction. ‘She represents a new cool’, she said. And it seems that’s already working out. We can’t wait to see more of this blonde Dutchie.

Name: Milou van Groesen

Age: 22

Birth Year: 8 April, 1988

Place of Birth: Den Helder, The Netherlands (she’s 100% Dutch)

Discovered: By A Models Amsterdam, while she was walking on the street.

Breakthrough: She opened the Balenciaga show (SS2011)

Fashion shows: Costello Tagliapietra, Staerk, Vera Wang, Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, Elise Øverland, Charlotte Ronson en Gaspard Yurkievich, Philip Lim and Balenciaga.

Agencies: Women Management (Paris)

Campaigns: Diesel and H&M

Signature look: Milou often looks like she’s under the influence of something. That’s probably what makes her stand out.

Admires: Kate Moenning’s style

Hobbies: Having a nice drink with my friends in the park and being at home with friends. Milou also plays guitar; her dad teaches her that. Yet she says her life is one big hobby.

Favorite music: She likes rock. Milou’s favorite bands are Uh Huh Her and Sleater-Kinney.

Check out Milou’s Screen Test below:

Zac Posen Catwalk Fashion Show New York fw2010

February 15, 2010 by  
Filed under Fashion, Featured Items, New York, womenswear

Describing Zac Posen’s collection in few sentences is simply not possible. There was a little bit of everything in his fall/winter collection, called ‘40s futurism’.

While young Israeli ‘hip hop’ violinist, Mira Ben Ari, set the mood right silk skirts, short dresses, ruffles, stripes, transparent fabrics, fur, high-waisted pants, asymmetry, colorful prints and velour dresses passed by.

Many of the outfits looked like patchworks of different fabrics. Zac Posen also brought several techniques together in one design. He, for example, made a combination of an asymmetric, draped red/brownish satin dress and a straight black cotton dress.

We did recognize one constant factor is Zac’s new collection: the silk kept coming back in the designer’s pants, tops, skirts, dresses, blouses and even as the lining of a velour skirt. Repeated accessories were a small hat with black netting and a flat stone brooch.

For his winter coats Zac used a lot of fur, he again combined it with other fabrics, like wool and leather. The coats were matched with fur boots, designed by Manolo Blahnik. In fact all shoes in this collection were created by Blahnik.

But  Zac didn’t only get help from Blahnik. For his bold multi-colored prints he (again) got a hand from young artist Rosson Crow, who also took care of the prints in Zac’s spring/summer collection of 2010.

Overall we can say Zac’s collection was daring. With three great collaborations (Mira Ben Ari, Manolo Blahnik, Rosson Crow) Zac proved himself as a great entrepreneur as well. That’s why we’re convinced he will become even more successful in the future.