>> 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.