Wednesday, 7 May 2014
London Style - Denim Daze - In great denim company!
It's like a London bus, you can wait for one for hours, but then suddenly 2 come along at the same time.....
I was having the same experience until I met Noel and Christopher!
Thankfully they were prepared to be photographed and share in design experiences.
One of which was the Jean Paul Gaultier Expo at the Barbican, London. (Until 25th August.)
"The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier. From the sidewalk to the Catwalk."
This is a great exposition, which was in Rotterdam last year, and now is touring Europe, with London as the current stop, absolutely fantastic.....
But back to the denim........
These guys were clearly 'Denim Cool'...... then, they had to be, as they were way too 'savvy' in their denims to be ordinary punters!
Noel, on the left, is a successful textile designer, with knitwear designs selling all over the world, as well as expressing his creativity through trends and creative predictions.
It was clear that he had to be in something creative, to be able to 'effortlessly' mix and play with these great layers. The shades of blue create a rich ground of indigo, warmth and a soft fluidity.
Some of the SS14 key items are here, chambray denim Gilet, with workwear details is a great individual piece, plus the dark (Linen / Cotton?) shirt.
Great play with layering the chambray Gilet over the blazer!
Today was a Denim Daze day....
All in all, the scarf, the gilet, the ticking stripe blazer, all added to the texture of this cool 'Jeansy' style. It makes you want to jump on your bike, and scour as many vintage stores to recreate this look over and over again!
Love the hand printed scarf, for me, that was the 'Piece de resistance!' Great choice Noel!
Thanks Noel and Christopher for taking part and keep on 'Denimizing' !
Enjoy SR x.
9 April 2014 - 25 August 2014
This is a fantastic retrospective of his work from 1973- until modern day.
Everything is here, pieces from each of his collections since he started, plus some slightly creepy talking Mannequins. An exclusive interactive design first.
Check out the link on Instagram, from when I visited the expo at Rotterdam Kunsthal museum last year.