Unfolding design, craftsmanship and process at Burberry Makers House inspired by Henry Moore
On Saturday 19th September afternoon, I arrived at Elms Lesters Painting Rooms on Fitcroft Street to help with Steven Tai Spring/Summer 2016 presentation, an hour before the show started. Everybody was in a haste, bustling around the presentation venue which was decorated in a classroom party theme, with their unfinished props in hands. There were classroom tables, chairs, balloons, stationeries, including the exercise books in different pastel colours.
Last weekend I got a chance to drop by the newly opened branch of Charles & Keith at Emquartier and had been amazed with the freshness and style of their Summer 2015 collection. I picked up their magazine in store, with one page stating ‘The fashion pendulum swings, and the epitome of cool is an understated, minimalist style trimmed of all excess.” Whoops, I am one of those who surely does not admire the logo tag and glitz-and-glam hardware that strikes you in the eyes, and happy to see they do so. Nowadays when comfort seems to be a key for every effortless look, the trend for the understated is an antidote against flashy fashion and its aggressive coolness which was all about screaming for attention.