Tuesday, 15 December 2015

ER Couture: Woven Details Part 1

We always love catching up with Elisabeth Rolskov, the Founder and Designer of Danish clothing line ER Couture, offering a beautiful rainbow of colours and monochrome ready-to-wear pieces for women. Here's the first part of the series featuring the brand and its creator.

What intrigues you about Asia in terms of design?

This might be a typical designer’s abstract answer, but I’m going to say it anyway: silhouettes--what you see when you don’t see it. If we look at the big players of traditional fashion in Asia, we see a completely different and much more graceful ‘cut’ than in Western history where Europe especially wanted to highlight the hip and cleavage.

The Japanese kimono, the Mandarin cheongsam, the Korean hanbok and the Vietnamese ao dai--all these put emphasis on covering the body and creating silhouettes around the feminine shape instead. A graceful flow of silk works as an enticing and mysterious way of showing off the feminine body in all its shapes and sizes. I really, really like that.

Do you see a link between Danish fashion and Vietnamese fashion? Why or why not?

I believe all designers, tailors and clothiers are linked together in the craft of making 'art' that can move and adapt to whomever wears it. There are differences and exceptions everywhere among designers, regions, and trades but generally speaking, Danish fashion is more minimalistic and sturdy with a focus on simple structures, while Vietnamese fashion in general works with more details, colours and patterns.

More soon...

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

She's Got Style

Christina Yu is the Founder and Creative Director of Ipa-Nima producing original design handbags, wallets and purses using the softest leather in colours that'll make you smile. I love styling outfits with her creations. They always add that final oomph! Fans include Cate Blanchett and Maggie Cheung...

Jumpsuit by Lyn Around; Shoes from What For?

Dress by SODA; Shoes by Christian Louboutin

Caftan dress by SODA; Shoes by MANEESLIP

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

The Nanette Tokyo Short Trench. Will Travel

Just one of the many ways to wear the Tokyo Short Trench by Nanette. A perfect travel companion. Rolls up as easily as a shawl for the seat pocket in front of you. Also available in Navy.

Monday, 23 March 2015

Introducing: Nanette--Inspired by a Nomadic Story

I hope you've been well since the last post. I've been quietly busy planning and designing for the launch of Nanette , the new clothing line inspired by my nomadic life. Here are a few pictures to share with you of our clothing label, the collars we love and the Saint-Tropez Dress, a favourite. To see more follow us on: Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram. All clothing are named after destinations around the world, some of which I've worked in and others I plan to visit one day. Enjoy!

"We know every wardrobe contains a story. We'd like to be part of yours."