Raw Edged Wanderer

Raw Edged Wanderer

This season, I've clocked up over 170 shows and presentations during fashion month which isn't actually a lot compared to the actual number of shows/presentations that are on/off schedule.  But it's a personal best for me.  It suddenly triggered this season that 'stories' or 'strands' (or more commonly known as 'trends' but I'm going with other words…) were forming in my head with Paris making certain things concrete.  Then once I start farming through my deluge of emails that I've missed out on over the past few weeks, I discover other collections that actually work within my 'stories/strands'.  There's a mind map of storyboarded fashion brewing inside my brain and it's pretty murky/scary at the moment given that S/S 10 is far, far away but still, the strands insist on spinning…

One of these strands is a fine one that probably exists in my head only but  it's this emphasis on raw materials, on rustic crafts.  It's not that kind of 'boho' brand of rustic where things are overly thought-out and overwrought.  There's something a bit naive and childish about everything… Hamburg-based designer Marie Louise Vogt's latest collection fell into my inbox and said strand was born.  That said, Vogt has always worked with unconventional materials, concentrating on singular pieces which results in patchworked, hand-made pieces that come from initial experimentation.  So her past collections have always included some element of knitting or crocheting that are craft – as opposed to fashion – centric.  Her S/S 10 collection seems to be a play on flower power, or on the cliches associated with flower children.  And so you get a series of pieces that I'd wear with not much else and a blossoming flower painted on my face…







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  1. Ysh London

    2009-10-19 at 6:30 PM

    This is a great marriage of fashion and craft. Cool side of textiles!www.yshlondon.com

  2. jennine

    2009-10-19 at 6:48 PM

    pot holders? wow! i’ve seen loads done with doilies but this? brilliant!

  3. monica burnett

    2009-10-19 at 6:48 PM

    crafty indeed! i love the crocheted dress, although it looks really heavy.

  4. The Style Strutter

    2009-10-19 at 7:12 PM

    Those dresses are amazing!! And that is alot of shows to attend:)!! You must be a very busy lady:)!!

  5. Make Do Style

    2009-10-19 at 7:34 PM

    Certainly not boho!

  6. romy

    2009-10-19 at 7:54 PM

    the models look a bit dull and depresive, but the dresses are great lovin them
    and susie, i thought i saw you on fashiontv-frontrow of a show, i’m not sure, but you looked like her
    xoxoxoxox romylicious.blogspot.com

  7. Imelda Matt

    2009-10-19 at 8:36 PM

    170 shows! Epic. I’m guessing your inbox isn’t the only thing thats full!
    Something about this collection reminds me of Romance Was Born, in the good way.

  8. Aoife

    2009-10-19 at 8:51 PM

    the model looks like Kirsten Dunst, kinda. . .
    The dresses are amazing though, I love the knitted-y one.

  9. Gerri Ward

    2009-10-19 at 10:38 PM

    WOW! I want, want a Marie Louise Vogt dress! They are solely GORGEOUS!!!
    p.s. Thanks for this to die for POST!!!:))

  10. Brigadeiro

    2009-10-19 at 10:58 PM

    I’m with Imelda Matt: this collection reminds me of Romance was Born, and my grandmother (also in a good way) 🙂

  11. All Women Stalker

    2009-10-19 at 11:36 PM

    I don’t mind a single strange detail on a small part of the dress. These look like they were attacked by some creatures. But that’s just me and I get easily disgusted by bio-related imageries. Haha.

  12. Annie Spandex

    2009-10-20 at 2:10 AM

    I can SOOooo imagine you wearing these!

  13. PB&J

    2009-10-20 at 5:59 AM

    Gorgeous & creative. I love the oversized flowers.

  14. PB&J

    2009-10-20 at 5:59 AM

    Gorgeous & creative. I love the oversized flowers.

  15. PB&J

    2009-10-20 at 5:59 AM

    Gorgeous & creative. I love the oversized flowers.

  16. PB&J

    2009-10-20 at 5:59 AM

    Gorgeous & creative. I love the oversized flowers.

  17. Angel

    2009-10-20 at 2:06 PM

    All gorgeous! Love the craft element, wonder how long it would take to try and conjure something like that up (on a smaller scale obviously, I don’t want to die in the process) Headpiece perhaps…? xxx

  18. andrea

    2009-10-20 at 4:39 PM

    Her previous collections are similarly inspiring; I love her work!

  19. joce

    2009-10-21 at 6:13 PM

    i love all the dresses! interesting.

  20. Marion Schnabel

    2009-11-20 at 3:53 PM

    Yup, very interesting stuff! Something

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