Monday, 2 February 2015

PACED ELEGANCE...

...and then there were shoes.

Jan Jasen  Spring Summer 2013 collection of  footwear is a summation of stylish, colourful and versatile. The Dutch designer creates unique suede shoes lending bright ideas from the Orchid flower. Believed to be associated with virility in ancient Greece, the orchid is one of the most highly coveted ornamental plants representational of love, luxury, beauty and strength. The meaning of the orchid shifted to luxury in the Victorian era and in recent times, it resounds rare and delicate beauty. The pink orchid conveys pure affection and the Cattelya (purple)orchid represents charm.
Jan Jasen creatively uses this beauty provoking flower to produce a delicate yet domineering aura around and within his foot wear collection.

 Dolce and Gabban have surely carved their mark in the world of fashion with their unconventional and classy creations.With a well calculated combination of history and elegance, they created timeless foot wears in their Fall-Winter Woman's 2014 collection. The designs circulated around the Byzantine art of Sicily in the 11th and 12th century. The art which is largely influenced by the Norman and Arab conquest of Sicily, transformed tunic dresses, gowns and cape dresses into antique works of art. They explored Byzantine art elaborating  Catholicism, castles and chivalry.Every shoe embraces a unique embellishment, with coloured crystals, patterns and reformed tendrils; regardless of the season in which they are created in, they are timelessly built.

'I like time,now it not like two minutes later and its never like before. Repetition does not exist.'..Dominico Dolce


According to Sarah Mower of Vogue Magazine, "Once upon a Time in Sicily,", a scenes set in the forest of his(Domineco Dolce) and Stephano Gabban's imaginings, and whimsically drawn from the illustration of Knights and ladies, and flora and fauna that once adorned medieval illuminated scripts. It proved a clear, richly rewarding source of entertainment, gorgeously pretty clothes, and delightfully elaborate accessories. The idea spun out: soft chain-mail hoods; bejeweled gauntlets and gloves; flat, pointy page-boy slippers and Mary Janes; tunics and capes natively appliqued with squirrels, owls, hedgehogs, birds and trees...."Their Spring Summer 2013 shoe collection was also inspired by the Sicilian cart and art in general.The unrealistic realism of their foot wears is what creates the distinction in every piece that they produce. Their Fall-winter 2013-2014 resonates peace, playfulness ans yet undeniable sophistication. 

In Dominico Dolce's very words, 'Sicily is the perfect place to relax-eat, read and not worry about the stress of work. And we always come back with so many ideas. It is very magical.'
It is no wonder that they have a pronounced presence of their native home in their Fall-winter 2013-2014 collection.'My favorite scent memory is the scent of the Sicilian sea...'Dominico Dolce'

Mythical, historical, dimensional, technically artistic and accentuating. What more adjectives and be used as a wort caption for the magnificent creativity constantly rolled out by the Sicilian duo.

'Style is personality,it has the ability to look at things beyond fashion and the self confidence to transform even the simplest thing into something special. It is a natural quality you cannot learn and there are no rules to follow'...D&G  

 
Jan Jasen  Spring Summer 2013

 
Jan Jasen  Spring Summer 2013


Jan Jasen  Spring Summer 2013

Dolce and Gabban Fall-winter 2013/2014

Dolce and Gabban Fall-winter 2013/2014

 Dolce and Gabban Fall-winter 2013/2014


Dolce and Gabban Spring Summer 2013/2014

Dolce and Gabban Spring Summer 2013/2014

Dolce and Gabban Fall-winter 2013/2014
Dolce and Gabban Fall-winter 2013/2014

Dolce and Gabban Fall-winter 2013/2014
Dolce and Gabban Fall-winter 2013/2014

 
Dolce and Gabban Fall-winter 2013/2014
Dolce and Gabban Fall-winter 2013/2014


 
Dolce and Gabban Fall-winter 2013/2014
 
Dolce and Gabban Fall-winter 2013/2014
Dolce and Gabban Fall-winter 2013/2014
Dolce and Gabban Fall-winter 2013/2014

Dolce and Gabban Fall-winter 2013/2014


Dolce and Gabban Fall-winter 2013/2014

Dolce and Gabban Fall-winter 2013/2014


Dolce and Gabban Fall-winter 2013/2014



 
Dolce and Gabban Spring Summer 2012/2013
 
Dolce and Gabban Spring Summer 2012/2013

 
Dolce and Gabban Spring Summer 2012/2013
Dolce and Gabban Spring Summer 2012/2013

Dolce and Gabban Fall Winter 2014/2015

Dolce and Gabban Spring Summer 2014/2015

Dolce and Gabban Fall Winter 2014/2015

Dolce and Gabban Fall Winter 2014/2015

Dolce and Gabban Fall Winter 2014/2015
Dolce and Gabban Fall Winter 2014/2015

 
Dolce and Gabban Fall Winter 2014/2015






 
Dolce and Gabban Fall Winter 2014/2015

 
Dolce and Gabban Fall Winter 2014/2015
Dolce and Gabban Fall Winter 2012/2013

Dolce and Gabban Fall Winter 2012/2013


                         ..........A woman with good shoes is never ugly...Coco Chanel..........


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