From their debut collection in 1993, the Dutch fashion designers Victor & Rolf have managed to push the limits of fashion to the extremes. Their surreal creations and visually stunning (AND often controversial) fashion shows, have been described as a synthesis of fashion and art. For the spring/summer of 2010, the designers, unfazed by the recession and its consequences on sales, didn´t play it save like some other designers have chosen to do. Instead, the designers hacked away at some gorgeous tulle ball gowns, armed, literally, with a chainsaw. Photographed by Josh Olins for Dazed and Confused. Stylist, Katie Sullingford.
Tine Kjeldsen was just 22 years old when she opened her first lifestyle shop in her hometown of Charlottenlund in Denmark. Today, she travels the world, looking for beautiful objects, clothes and furniture for her lifestyle emporium, Tine K Home. Have a look or shop online via her inspiring website.
The classic Burberry coat dates back to WWI when Burberry was commissioned by the British War Office to adapt its officers coat to suit the conditions of warfare at the time. After the war, the trench became popular with civilians and has been ever since. For spring/summer 2010, Burberry has launched a remix of their classic trench coat, exclusively for the concept store Colette in Paris. I love its funky drapes and the punk-ish spikes on the collars.
I discovered Cos (Collection of Style)on a trip to Copenhagen about 2 years ago. I fell in love with their clothes and don´t think I´ve ever, before or since, brought so many items with me into the changing room to try on. Cos is a part of the H&M fashion group, founded on the same business concept, that is, fashion and quality at the best possible price.
Cos offers all the essential pieces for your wardrobe, including shoes and accessories, many pieces designed and cut with a contemporary and stylish twist. Cos focuses on quality, using natural fabrics such as silk, cashmere, cotton and leather. Apart from liking Cos for their simple and modern clothes, I admire them for their strong ethical values.