I've been gone again awhile, life just keeps getting in the way of
running this blog! I really do intend to post more often, however I now
do all the fashion and beauty writing for The Otago Daily Times, so have
taken on a lot more responsibility...argh.
Anyway here's the amazing campaign images from Company of Strangers SS/17 collection 'Crush'. I've got a
mad crush on that off-white shirt and kimono-sleeve bomber!
Company of Strangers 'Crush' celebrates thier muse of the season,
multimedia artist Eva Hesse.A pioneering female artist in a male dominated space, Hesse merges the
cool austerity of minimalist art with a poetic mix of the whimsical and
Loose fits, silk sheaths and playful silhouettes are key this season.
Gauzy, soft linens are mixed both in more traditional, strict shirt and
vest silhouettes as well as playful, almost naïve dresses and jumpsuits,
adding a sense of fun and youthfulness.
Bold silhouettes with a Japanese sensibility- boxy linens, kimono
inspired sleeves are added to sports luxe bombers and give dramatic
shape to zip-through tunics.
CRUSH brings shapes that are versatile and can be worn multiple ways,
dresses can be unzipped and worn as vests, jumpsuits and dresses have
multiple belt loops so the wearer can adjust the look easily.
Pleats, tucks and gathers wrap around sheer silks in pale hues of
lavender and blush quince.
Striking gold lurex elastic banding and discreet blackened metal zips
add an industrial contrast to more feminine silk styles
Raw hemmed silk paisley is dip dyed, silk and twill crepes are finished
off with wide strapping and nickel O rings and fragments of fringing.
Referencing the contrast between industrial and fragile finishes Hesse
often played against each other.