Luxury knitwear label Leutton Postle is comprised of long‐time friends and collaborators Sam Leutton and Jenny Postle. The pair met at Central Saint Martins in 2005 on their BA.
On completion of her studies, Stockport native Sam worked in knitwear innovation in Shanghai before returning to London to work as an independent designer. Jenny was raised in the Wolverhampton before moving to London to study at Central Saint Martins. Her MA collection was bought by leading boutique Browns Focus and has garnered universal praise from the international fashion press. This prompted her to join forces with Sam to form Leutton Postle in 2011.
Leutton Postle draws on a range of influences to create wearable, craft-led collections that are unlimited by trends. Their design approach freely embraces colour, unusual surface texture and rich pattern to create beautifully offbeat knits for women. Leutton Postle represents a labour of love and a shared creative vision that can be seen in the extraordinary attention to detail in each garment.
I seriously think that there is nothing more beautiful then putting his own illustration, his own handwriting on somebody’s art. May sound crazy, but here is what I mean: like for example when an illustrator is changing a fashion editorial and gives it his/her own personal touch. And real talk, from what I have seen in the fashion industry, it’s taking it to a whole nother level most of the time.
This is what happend for a fashion editorial by Wunderkind with a little magic of illustrator IZAIZA. Don’t get me wrong the campaign itself is absolutely amazing, but with IZAIZA’s art it just got a little more umpf, if you know what I mean?!
IZAIZA lives and works as an artist in Hamburg/Germany. She has been working as a freelancer art director/ graphic designer since 2005 for a variety of agencies, corporate clients and music labels like whatpeopleplay and wordandsound. An illustration is a visualization or a depiction of a subject made by an artist, such as a drawing, sketch, painting, photograph, or other kind of image of things seen, remembered or imagined, using a graphical representation. And she knows what she’s doing. Check this shit out:
Pictures via IZAIZA Photography: Diana Diederich
Stylist: Phuong Lam
Hair & make-up: Marco Hülsebus
Model: Valerie Charlotte
My stalking skills reached another level when I found out about Mario VijackicAW15 on Instagram. Wait… let me put this straight: Actually I didn’t stalk anyone, but the campaign pictures showed up on pictures that people you follow liked. So I am dedicating this post to Instagram, because otherwise this post would never happen.
However let’s talk about the important stuff: Inspired by minimal paintings, especially by Jan Schoonhoven, the young Croatian Fashion Designer Mario Vijackic presents his news AW15 collection. His acromatic, textured paintings, sterile with hard edge cuts were mostly made with the multiplication of one basic element. In addition to the minimalist Schoonhoven, the designer explored the Icelandic ice caves and phenomenon of global warming.
Sculptural approach in design, over-sized silouette, high-tech fabrics, mash and other polymers combined with wool and cotton knitwear, interesting new garment construction solutions, the mixture of roughly shaped and and plastic forms with feminine cuts and cold, almost acromatic colours with a touch of a hidden sex-appeal are one of the main characteristics of a designers collection.
Mario Vijackic takes us, on his own way, on a certain trip to the future; with an obvious futuristic impression designer created clothes for a person that is daring and open for the technological development of a human civilisation.
With a touch of criticism designer shows off the problematic of global warming, with a touch of clinical and sterile aesthetics, interesting headpieces with vizors and the presentation of a collection, designer in a sophisticated way brings the collection as the coherent and compact piece. Unusual height of Maja Matkovic, sophisticated and calm impression of Jelena Matas were the perfect fit in a designers vision of a contemporary woman. Pictures via Mario Vijackic Photographer & Retoucher: Srecko Rundic, Designer: Mario Vijackic, Models: Maja Matkovic @ Midikenn Models Management & Jelena Matas @ Talia Models, Makeup: Petra Sever, Hair: Nada Orsag, Assistants: Adam Llewellin & Marta Eva Jurin
SHOOP was founded in 2011. Street culture and music are the inspirations for the patterns, prints, graphics and fabrics. Itʼ s sportswear with an urban and sophisticated edge. Ghetto chic at its best! Sweatshirts, shirts and tracksuits are the basic pieces of the collection, grouped by different themes or patterns. Unisex clothing, simple patterns, easily adaptable to all bodies, fabrics that can be worn by men and women.
SHOOP is linked to music and collaborates with DJs such as Hoodboi, Donky Pitch, Falcons, Joseph Marinetti, RLP, Yukibeb, Broken Haze,Ta-ku, Jay Scarlett, Yyioy, Lucid, Slick Shoota, Egyptian Maraccas creating podcasts and spreading SHOOPʼs concept. The R&B singer and rapper, Drake has performed several times with SHOOPʼ s items which were custom made specially for him.
The internet is the place to be. Has been for years now, still is and probably will be forever and ever. And I am kinda sad to say this, but everything happens on the internet first, before it’s in Vogue or in the streets. Why? Because the internet is the shit. And Raun LaRose already knows, that’s probably why his SS15 collection is named “Because of the internet”.
He explains: “The internet allows us to indulge every aspect of our personality. We are constantly exposed to new ideas, conversations and people. It allows us to create identites and indulge in both ends of the spectrum all at once. Attuned to what is good about it, what is bad, simply how IT IS. We ARE in this moment.”
He continues: “A sense of isolation is channeled into the deconstruction of unfamiliar cuts and shapes, while unity channeled more familiar colors and silhouettes. The freedom and warmth of constant communication translated into more relaxed silhouettes. Experimenting with denim and canvas screen-printing for the first time represented my thought on consumption.” And I absolutely adore this collection. Pictures via Raun LaRose