Monday, February 11, 2013

Say what? #7

"Clothing has to make you think. I think it's extremely important that when you present an idea, it has to cause a reaction. You have to question something, you have to think. It has to open up an idea."

- J. W. Anderson, fashion designer

J. W. Anderson presented his menswear collection some days ago during London Collections: Men and indeed it created a reaction. Some people decided to focus on the effeminacy of the collection, on the blurred boundaries between menswear and womenswear. 

Quite honestly, I would like to focus more on this experimental, innovative side of J. W. Anderson's collection. The way he plays with the lines of men's body and the silhouettes that some of the garments create are simply outstanding. There's a very architectural side to the collection, some stiffness, that I actually think is very masculine.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Clae Sample Sale, Lisbon

I first heard of Clae a couple of months ago, when I visited Showpress' showroom. I immediately became a fan of the brand and their shoes - the combination of amazing design with high quality at a reasonable price makes it impossible not to be a fan. So, it was with great pleasure that I attended Clae's sample sale held in Lisbon last Saturday.