Badlands Dressing

Badlands Dressing

>> Is every Blogger blog going doolally today?  I'm one for words most of the time but it's quite depressing facing blogs with that broken image icon.  It's made it a little bit difficult checking out London-based designer Maaike Mekking's entirely Blogger-based website for instant.

Anyhow, I've been meaning to post these images from their A/W 10-11 collection and I'm hoping they'll do the Blogger rounds (image uploading permitting…) a LOT as I *think* I'm right in saying that this is probably Mekking's most accessible collection to date and in terms of the boxes that this collection ticks for the new season, it's pretty much got it all going on.  I jest a little when I call myself a trendwhore.  I do get excited about emerging trend strands each season, but at the end of the day it is the binding force of personal style that hopefully navigates through those trends.  So even though Maaike Mekking's collection does do a whole lot of box ticking… denim, camel, longer lengths and shearling, there's something in the mixing of the elements, the sheer panels, the cut-outs in the dresses and also the addition of that geometric patterned tattoo bodysuit that doesn't just make this a trend pumped collection.  I also love that the collection references films like Badlands (not one for a cosy Sunday night though…) and takes facets of Middle American landscapes and filters that down into the clothes that make the mundane pretty.  Holly Sargis (played by Sissy Spacek) would most certainly be down with a lot of this for her getaway gear.        


MMAW10_17 MMAW10_19


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MMAW10_20 MMAW10_22



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  1. vicki

    2010-03-29 at 9:40 PM

    those intricate designs remind me of alexander mcqueen.

  2. Leonidas

    2010-03-29 at 10:00 PM

    it was a very frustrating day with the blogger problem. i thought i did something wrong and deleted some posts that i thought were harming but anyway the last dress looks impeccable

  3. Misanthropic Pulp

    2010-03-29 at 10:28 PM

    Adore the dress in the third pic from bottom up…
    structure always fascinates me, and yes I have to agree with vicki, the intricate designs definitely remind of Mcqueen…

  4. Clare

    2010-03-29 at 10:41 PM

    Glad you mentioned it, I had to resort to photobucket today, it made me sad…
    Love these, the prints are amazing.

  5. Vanessa

    2010-03-29 at 10:44 PM

    I love the mix between mannish and feminine dressing in these outfits! More proof that you neither have to be one, nor the other when it comes to outfits.

  6. Genya

    2010-03-29 at 10:47 PM

    My blogger images were broken most of the afternoon and I was getting annoyed! :S I think it is a picasa problem.
    Love this – very ‘I do what I want’ type of style. The model’s grumpy face is actually well suited for this. And that tattoo geometric bodysuit is so great!

  7. Rae

    2010-03-29 at 11:33 PM

    I love these photos. They have an odd masculinity towards them (but they still maintain their feminine qualities) which I’m oddly attracted to 😀
    Take a Walk on a Rae of Sunshine:

  8. whatiwore

    2010-03-29 at 11:48 PM

    Those are some seriously killer prints. Wow.

  9. Stacey Kelly

    2010-03-30 at 12:29 AM

    these looks are great, such creative designs.
    xx, stacey kelly


    2010-03-30 at 12:48 AM

    I want that printed bodysuit!

  11. Arwa A

    2010-03-30 at 12:58 AM

    I can get over how skinny and ill she looks.

  12. Brigadeiro

    2010-03-30 at 1:31 AM

    Love that first sheer blouse!!!

  13. Christina

    2010-03-30 at 1:47 AM

    .. the model is ruining the prints..

  14. Joy D.

    2010-03-30 at 2:07 AM

    I thank goodness the problem has finally been resolved. They remind me of reconstructed vintage. This collection is great but maybe a different model next time?

  15. Sarah K.

    2010-03-30 at 3:19 AM

    a few pieces look very vintage inspired. I like the oxford shoes, too! Still haven’t found myself the perfect pair…

  16. DS {ms.shoo}

    2010-03-30 at 6:29 AM

    I can’t deny that I’ve been mulling over this collection since I received the lookbook. I’m not sure why I didn’t “take” to the looks immediately, perhaps because they are a bit more accessible? Or even the trending? I’m not sure yet, still digesting it.
    They are still an emerging label I support and Maaike definitely has a clear aesthetic that I dig.

  17. Jess

    2010-03-30 at 6:50 AM

    These are sooo good. LOVE the first outfit x

  18. CandV

    2010-03-30 at 10:22 AM

    hey susie, great blog, great blog, great blog !! love it !! check out mine:

  19. Annie

    2010-03-30 at 12:45 PM

    typepad seems to be forever breaking! SO annoying!

  20. Angera

    2010-03-31 at 11:46 PM

    HANDS OH GOD HANDS. I Think that is what is keeping all these photos extra masculine.. She could pop your head off with those massive HANDS.

  21. Eleanor

    2010-04-02 at 12:44 PM

    THIS is amazing. What’s really interesting is that it’s clear that there is little if any hair/make-up/re-touching going on here but there is this fictional, other-worldly or occult feel. Are we too often bombarded with retouched beauty that something natural now appears strange?

  22. ryan-

    2010-04-06 at 10:10 PM

    She is absolutely awful looking

  23. Shobi

    2011-04-25 at 7:11 AM

    Just love the dressing and cute girls..xoxo

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