Urban Fairy

Urban Fairy

I vastly prefer lookbook images to catwalk images as a designer can really inject ‘something more’ about their vision for their collection whereas catwalk images seem to all merge into one after looking at one too many blank, staring walking model.  Quite often, I end up loving a collection more when I see the lookbook images because if I didn’t ‘get it’ the first time round, the images usually thud through my thick numbskull.  This certainly applies to this collection… 

Tillman Lauterbach is a designer I’ve been on a lookout for, in search of a UK stockist.  Lauterbach has been bumped around Europe a bit being born in Germany and theN moving back and forth between Spain, Switzerland and Germany, finally settling in Paris to study in ESMOD and then launch his collection for AW06.  I think there is an ease/natural-ness to his latest SS08 collection that mixes up easy to wear jersey pieces, subtle prints, girly frou frou and casual-ness perfectly.  The photos would give the impression that the clothes are a little delicate or precious but I think when you look closely, it’s more resiliant than one would think.  Urban fairy is how I would describe a wearer of this collection especially with regards to the sheer jersey pieces and those tights seeped with blue at the top (Nina Ricci’s resort collection has got me going all starry-eyed over white tights dip-dyed with blue…) and of course, it does help that the girl looks like she wears everything with a Cl√©mence Po√©sy-like ease.   

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  1. Thom Wong

    2007-11-26 at 5:00 PM

    Catwalk images tend to only give you an idea of how the clothes will look on you if you walk in a straight line, turn, then walk back in the same straight line. I wish more companies would publish lookbooks with people simply wearing their clothes, sitting and reading, etc.
    Everyone knows garment life partners don’t count as cheating! (They don’t, right?)

  2. MySpace Text

    2007-11-26 at 6:23 PM

    Very unique clothing… I like it. Surprised it came from there rather than japan…

  3. Gloria

    2007-11-26 at 8:47 PM

    how in the world do you find all these designers? I love this collection and the photos are gorgeous!

  4. Stace

    2007-11-26 at 8:58 PM

    Thoms comment was dead on. I love lookbooks because of it’s functionality in a real world setting. But the collection are amazing

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  5. Sonja

    2007-11-26 at 9:09 PM

    The first, second and last pics are great!!
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  6. Biba

    2007-11-26 at 9:42 PM

    Ahhh!love it! Particularly the last dress.

  7. tendergir

    2007-11-27 at 8:35 AM

    Beautiful blog!!!
    Please, can i link you??

  8. Fashion Fake

    2007-11-27 at 10:11 AM

    I LOVE those dip-dye tights, I keep seeing similar things everywhere on the internet but they’re either mega-bucks or not for sale =[
    DIY sounds like the way to go me thinks…
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  9. marie

    2007-11-27 at 11:12 AM

    yum yum..
    Just what i wanted.
    These are amazing!!!

  10. cate

    2007-11-27 at 11:41 AM

    the girl in the photos really is cl√©mence po√©sy-like, and that’s what I like about her in particular, because I like cl√©mence po√©sy…

  11. Janice

    2007-11-27 at 1:41 PM

    It’s available at Two See…

  12. susie_bubble

    2007-11-27 at 1:53 PM

    Ah… like most of my fave labels…. except I didn’t see any Lauterbach last time I was there…must email Anthony the manager and ask…

  13. miss woo

    2007-11-27 at 5:24 PM

    The style of these clothes are amazing..am taking mental notes of the designer now.

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