Next season is looking to welcome a much-needed upbeat, disco-dazzling theme if all the YSL, Studio 54 and Bowie glam rock references are to be believed. I’m well up for a bit of disco-luxe in my life but equally I appeciate a grungy, mis-spent youth undercurrent. Which is generously being supplied by one JW Anderson. I was glad to see The Fashion Editor At Large’s post-LFW blog post on the young designer, where he discusses the influences for his SS11 collection – namely acid trips, young love and the work of photographers Willian Gedney and Karlheinz Weinberger.
Just when will our craving for Liberty prints subside? Not this season, nor next. New from Liberty is a collaboration with Apple of a range of tech-cessories for iPhones, iPads and MacBooks. The collection is a nicely-balanced mix of embossed leather and ditsy floral canvas and the price-point is not too prohibitive. All Liberty London for Apple products go on sale from 30th November online or 1st December instore.
I’ve blogged about twisted twinsets, now how about some punk pearls to go with? In particular, may I suggest Thakoon’s thorn-adorned pearls for Japanese jeweller Tasaki? The first Thakoon for Tasaki collection launched last spring, giving the luxury pearl brand a youthful, anti-trad edge. This season, ‘sharp thorns and elegant crosses represent dark sensuality and deep desire’ according to the press release. Very modern, very punk-luxe. And perfect with a Julien David for Pringle of Scotland twinset I’d say…
(Love that the above collection is called ‘refined rebellion’)
Thakoon for Tasaki AW10 available from Dover Street Market