Well hello world. I hope wherever you are and whatever your doing that today is a good day. I decided as of today, as of right now that I'm going to use my blogg as a way of documenting anything and everything that inspires me. I used to be old an school type and sketchbooks allowed me to document everything in my own privacy but lets face it. I'm finding it difficult to be creative these days so I'm going to use any tool and this electronic one will do for now :)
So today I fell in love. HARD, fast, fall on your face and lost completely for words. LOVE.
I stumbled across fashion designer Nicholas Oakwell, as I spied his new collection SS13
on show at Claridge's in London, January the 17th 2013.
HOKUSAI DRESS (THE GREAT WAVE) - DEGRADE WOVEN SILK WITH AN OCEAN OF OSTRICH FEATHERS
The first dress that caught my eye was the above Hokasai dress. The combination of the top structured gown flowing into the luscious ostrich feathers, simply sent my heart fluttering! Firstly because I have a thing for feathers but secondly because many people try to make feather gowns but lets face it, it always ends up being the idea behind the dress that gives it any, real standing ground. Whereas this dress for me is sheer perfection. From the colour combinations to the jux position of fabric and the use of the unusual to create structure, flow, life and movement. It really is a masterpiece of a gown and a mesmerizing couture dress.
SAGE HECKLE FEATHER STRAPLESS GOWN WORN WITH A NARROW HEXAGON BELT
Secondly was the sage heckle feathers gown. I loved the classic clean cut lines that you can envision
underneath the laboriously hand sewn feathers. It creams love me, worship me. What I loved mostly about this gown was the amount of work that would have went into it. Apparently he enlisted the help of the finest artisans and artists around the British Isles to create both. WOW.
SILVER CREPE FRINGED COLUMN GOWN
NUDE SILK TULLE GOWN WITH JASMINE EMBROIDERY AND BEADING
SILVER AND GREY HEXAGON PANELLED TUXEDO TROUSER SUIT - SILK AND COTTON SUIT IN MERCURY AND IVORY PANELLING
MIDNIGHT BLUE SATIN PEPLUM TROUSER SUIT
You should check out the rest of his work and be inspired!!!!!!