It's Easter! How pleasant. The sun is shining, it's a bank holiday, I've just made a huge mug of hot lemon and ginger, and I have time to relax a little. Perfect.
I've been feeling a little overstretched with schoolwork, trying to fit it in along with keeping this blog up to date, personal projects and the like, but these two weeks will be perfect to sort my head out and reorganise before exams begin. Also, I really need to finish a few projects such as Bloom, get my Etsy back up and running, and start a new little creative venture I'm planning, so watch this space! I'm hoping to make this holiday super productive.
Anyway, today was my first day off, so after a (compulsory) lie-in I went out to run a few errands. I decided to wear the vintage kimono I bought at the vintage flea market last weekend, as I am totally in love with it and couldn't bear to look at it hanging in my room any longer without it being on my person. I adore just how big it is - I love patterns, and so to be entirely engulfed in patterned fabric is pretty much my version of heaven.
I fell in love with the kimono the moment I saw it - hidden at the back of a stall on a mannequin, I was fascinated by its beautiful pattern and the prospect of owning such an amazingly structured piece.
Ukraine's new wave of young fashion design talent was clearly portrayed in the exhibition, with designs from the likes of Masha Reva (a Central Saint Martins graduate), Yana Chervinska and Lara Quint putting together a zine as well as presenting their work. The zine, and all of it's contents, was created, designed and printed in 4 hours in Kyiv, Ukraine. It was amazing to see just how much they had managed to do and how creative they had been in such a short time period. Masha Reva's work stuck out to me as I remember falling in love with a long white tailored jacket, covered in her beautiful illustrations.
(all photos from Noctis Magazine, and GY Kimchoe's webpage)
In other news, as I am off school for these two weeks I should have more time to carry on looking back at LFW designers I hadn't been able to write about before, as well as post more of my own outfits and photographs as well. I hope you are all having a lovely Easter break!