As promised, this is the second half, the men’s half, of my post on Laend Phuengkit‘s Spring/Summer 2013 collection!
Laend Phuengkit’s men’s Spring/Summer 2013 collection is very different to that of his women’s Spring/Summer 2013 collection. Even though both collections share various aspects, with the men’s collection Laend seems to have taken a much more urban and streetwear orientated approach. Unlike the women’s collection, Laend has used numerous vibrant colours such as yellow and blue. The rest of the palette includes black, white, grey and brown, much like Laend’s women’s collection. He has presented us with an accumulation of vests, jackets, trousers, shorts and tops. As expected from Laend, each and every piece has been tailored impeccably. Most of the cuts are very simple but contrast panelling seems to play a key role throughout, which helps to add a vibrant, complex twist to an otherwise minimalist collection.
You can view the full collection via Not Just A Label and see more of Laend’s work on the Laend Phuengkit website.
Photography by Daniel J. Matousek
Images courtesy of Laend Phuengkit
Natalie B Coleman‘s Pink & Orange Printed & Pleated Dress is, aside from Marina Diamandis, pretty much my favourite thing in the world right now. Despite being as far from a butch, masculine male as you can get, I’m still unwilling to wear a dress, even if it is an incredible, vibrant piece that was crafted by talented Irish designer Natalie B Coleman.
The Pink & Orange Printed & Pleated Dress features an intricate pleated design on the sleeve and back, and is fully lined in pink. There are pockets on either side of the dress and the front features a print that was created using hand drawn jewellery, water colour and digital print. The main fabric is cotton with a satin finish and the lining of the dress is 100% parachute silk.
You can purchase this unique dress for the equivalent of £360.00 via Natalie’s e-shop and view more of Natalie’s work on the Natalie B Coleman website.
Images courtesy of Natalie B Coleman
As Swiss designer Laend Phuengkit has released both a men’s and women’s Spring/Summer 2013 collection, I thought it would be best for me to focus on both collections separately. Both collections have various aspects in common but, at the same time, both are very different from one another. I’ll begin with Laend’s women’s Spring/Summer 2013 collection.
For Spring/Summer 2013 Laend Phuengkit has presented us with a collection that is saturated with feminine charm whilst being intertwined with subtle hints of urbanity. The majority of the collection is made up of simple but admirable dresses and skirts alongside a handful of airy, oversized coats and jackets; some of which feature contrast panels. The palette for the collection is black, white, brown, grey, pastel pink and pastel blue. Each and every piece has been cut with precision and with asymmetric shapes in mind, and Laend has been more than successful in creating an elegant but versatile women’s collection with a unique edge.
You can view more of Laend’s work on the Laend Phuengkit website.
Photography by Tobias Wirth
Images courtesy of Laend Phuengkit
My most recent contribution towards DressLab is a post that introduces the Spring/Summer 2013 collection from Martinez Lierah; a women’s ready-to-wear brand that was established in 2010 by designer duo Daniel Lierah and Arturo Martinez.
I was flicking through BOYS BOYS BOYS yesterday and came across this Mesh Hoodie by British avant-garde brand Kokon To Zai. This hoodie is from the brands Spring/Summer 2012 collection but, in spite of that, I’d still love to have this piece in my wardrobe!
The Mesh Hoodie retails at €49.00, features two front pockets and is made of 100% polyester. It’s a relatively simple piece but, if you pair it with a cool graphic T-shirt or vest, it has the potential to look really great, regardless of the season.
You can purchase the Mesh Hoodie via BOYS BOYS BOYS and view the full collection on the Kokon To Zai website.
Images courtesy of BOYS BOYS BOYS
I came across the Autumn/Winter 2012 collection from Bartosz Malewicz, a polish designer and graduate of The International School of Costume and Fashion Design in Warsaw, yesterday whilst flicking through SHOWROOM; one of the most recent additions to my list of admirable online boutiques and retail platforms that highlight the work of independent and emerging designers and brands.
The entire collection is incredibly structured and relatively simple. A number of the pieces feature contrast panels and everything is, as a whole, very elegant and clean-cut. The palette for the collection is very different to your typical Autumn/Winter palette and includes an array of subtle but light colours such as pale blue, white and lemon, alongside a handful of darker colours such as black, maroon, camel and gray. Wool, silk, viscose and cotton are the primary fabrics used throughout the collection, and asymmetric, sequined; contrast panels dominate a handful of the pieces such as leggings, tops and wool jackets.
You can view the full collection on the Bartosz Malewicz website and purchase selected pieces via SHOWROOM.
Images courtesy of Bartosz Malewicz via SHOWROOM