Georgia on my mind

1 2 3 5 photo13_13 photo16_16 photo25_25 6Jacquemus x Opening Ceremony recently released an editorial ft. muse to the brand, Georgia Graham ❤ I love the casual, fun vibe of this shoot, featuring clothes from the French label’s Spring Summer 2015 collection. Jacquemus was one of seven finalists for this year’s LVMH Prize for Young Designers. The top honour eventually went to Marques’Almeida, but designer Simon Porte Jacquemus walked away with a special runner-up prize: 150,000 euros and a year-long mentorship from the LVMH group. Not too shabby.

All images via Opening Ceremony

India Rose

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Images via India Rose & IG

Chiffon Daydream

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Styling: Toyo Tsuchiya
Model: Avery Tharp

Much like the beloved Sophia Coppola movie Virgin Suicides, there is something so sweet and yet so taboo about this Oyster mag editorial. Sure, some might argue that part of the appeal of photography that communicates in the visual language of youth and girlhood is that it flirts with ideas of self-discovery and female sexual awakening. That the Lindsey-Wixon-lookalike, model Avery Tharp, looks as barely legal as she is alluring is at least somewhat problematic. But I suppose we’ve all come to expect from fashion a certain level of tonedeaf carelessness and disregard for propriety, all for the sake of aesthetic. Sometimes it’s absolutely not ok. Other times, like it is here and in the works of Petra Collins, a suggestive visual story is no more than a construct, conceived and executed by a creative team entirely made up of women and an 18+ model who merely portrays a teen. With that out of the way, I feel a lot less creepy about right clicking and saving these dreamy photographs, which is a relief. Something this stunning deserves to be seen. And I guess the clothes are pretty cool too. ❤

Images via Oyster

Downtown || Chinatown

11180018 liang1 liang5 liang4 liang2 140726_0460 liang7liang3 140726_0543Sandy Liang is a 23-year-old fashion designer based in New York City. Educated at Parsons, Liang produced her acclaimed debut collection during the FW14 season. Equally influenced by downtown cool and Chinatown kitsch, Liang’s designs immediately appealed to my personal tastes and Chinese heritage. Her current collection for spring summer is an absolutely delight, incorporating 70s boho, raw-edged denim, and sporty details with aplomb. I didn’t think sporty and 70s style could look this good together. I guess I was wrong.

Images via Sandy Liang