Texture blocking with Elise Kim

Texture blocking with Elise Kim

Jan 27, 2012 |  by  |  Fashion
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Tala gets melancholic in the autumn – enjoys to wander around the city with a coffee to go and discover new places/boutiques/galleries – writes short stories and letters to random people – is in love with beautiful things – appreciates uniqueness, oddness and authenticity – works as a freelance writer – studies fashion and believes in possibilities in life.

Texture blocking is the new colour blocking when looking at Elise Kim’s fall/winter 12/13 collection. Leather and wool combined with fur and sheer patchwork lead to interesting graphic designs on the dresses that vary from mini to maxi in lengths. High quality fabrics like rough silk, and inventive ways of attaching unexpectedly detached parts again are used in several dresses as well as a cape-like back. She used white, powder pink, rusty-brown, light/dark blue and black.

Feminine and classy, without a trace of tackiness. Her way of combining fabrics is beautiful.

At moments I missed some spice in the collection and the show was quite slow. The finishing could have used some extra attention here and there. Some dresses didn’t fall as they should’ve and some seams didn’t look too happy either. I was most impressed by her coats that I would wear as a mini dress. A pair of thick stockings, high heels and an it-bag is all I would add to complete the look that is perfect for both day and night. Elise Kim is known for details in her designs, yet craftsmanship depends on the finishing. Overall she left a good impression, a memorable one? Time will tell..

Photos by Sabrina Beek

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