They say you can tell a lot about a man from his shoes. Well if that is true, what about a woman? Any woman wearing one of the five stunning new Spring Summer 2016 models from the Fratelli Rossetti collection is not only stylish and elegant, but also has an eye for detail and an appreciation of unparalleled craftsmanship.Read More
A woman after my own heart, Ukrainian designer Ewa Herzog has one philosophy: to create stunningly feminine high-fashion pieces in a fair and sustainable way. Sustainability for Herzog is a careful choice of fabrics which are from the Western European countries (mainly Italy and England), so countries with regulated working conditions. In production, she also manufactures in Berlin where Herzog utilizes seamstresses, from secondary labour market conditions.
Her ‘Touch of Nothing’ Spring Summer 2016 collection is a truly ethereal amalgamation of almost fairy tale like couture creations, fabricated from fluid silk and intricately translucent lace. Not forgetting her signature asymetrical cuts.
Like a second skin for the wearer, these light fabrics fall perfectly around the female form and its transparency gives it a seductive, flirtatious and elegant quality. The playful summer dresses exude a fresh, youthful freedom, while my favourite the two-piece suits, shorts and tailored trousers are cut to seduce the viewer and the wearer.
Her SS16 palette of whites, creams, blues , oranges and pale greens are fitting with the current trends and play on the different facets of the modern woman – playful, sophisticated, girly and ultimately feminine.
Photographs Santiago Ladeiro for MsCastroRides
Alexandra Tamele’s African upbringing clearly shines through the pieces that make up her vibrant and fresh Spring / Summer 2016 collection that was put on show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin this last week. Born in Berlin, Tamele’s background is from Mozambique – she uses both of these inspirations in her young, funky and highly wearable collection with both confidence and convinction.
The relaxed, oversized designs bring back the 80’s idea of sporty chic with the fluid cuts and loose shapes. The colour selection is very reminiscent of the earthy African camels and beiges, interspersed with some pops of bright oranges, reds and yellows that reflect the setting sun.
Her signature wild cat logo can be seen on a couple of the baggy ready-to-wear tops and her Tamele name is proudly emblazoned on the jumpers and tracksuits. The material is beautifully fluent, lending itself to the clean cuts and loose fits with a couple of pieces using stunning traditional African fabrics.
photos Santiago ladeiro for MsCastroRides