05 September 2008

Mine, Mine, Mine!

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I’m not in the habit of posting photos of designer collection that are completely out of my reach – both physically and financially. However, I’m quite taken with the A/W 08 collection from Mine. I've got a serious jonesing for that embroidered bow necklace (I'm racking my brain to come up with a DIY remake). Rather than wax poetic about the line’s finer points I’ll let the official press release do the talking:

Katherine Pont was born in Sydney and moved to London after graduating from an honours degree in painting and drawing at the College of Fine Arts. She has lived in the UK for seven years, and has been designing her independent label Mine since 2003.

Inspired by surrealist silent movies and Aztec geometric aesthetics, the new collection, entitled "Elsie Moved in Circles", is born from a 1920s fantasy, when swing and jazz met the city lights of skyscrapers and smoky eyes. Ensembles could be imagined for the starlets of silent cinema.

The art deco shapes of modernist buildings create an Aztec inspired pattern enhanced by lazer-cut leather trims. The collection is subtle in its glamorisation; the soft illustrated digital prints on layered sheer silk cottons are combined with hammered silk, drapey jacquards and wool jerseys. Tailoring hints are embellished with embroidered bows, square buttons and checks like windows, while quilting echoes harlequins and pleats are like the tiers of a building.


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28 comments:

Fiona McLaren said...

Isn't it a fantastic collection!? I love it so much and think I want every single piece, it's just so fabulous.

Nita-Karoliina said...

me too. fabulous

Fashion Therapist said...

I heart this collection and the bow necklace is adorable. Those tights I must have!

Isabel said...

That model is so perfect! Wow, I am blown away by these clothes.

jayne said...

amazing art deco, that last shorts/blouse combo is fab!

* Wildwood Flower * said...

Wow! Love the blouse in the next to last picture!

I hope you don't mind if I add your blog to my favorites list on mine! I've just started it, so it's very bare, but feel free to look!

You have great style and your finds are always so amazing!!

jen said...

i, too, discovered her line recently - it's almost too beautiful to be real!

LML said...

congrats on being on the cover of NEET magazine - i just read the issue yesterday!

kristin said...

those are lovely- I would wear every piece!

Hannah said...

Wow to that necklace! It would be nice to recreate on a piece of chiffon but I'm thinking it would probably be easier on felt. Maybe finish it with a chain at the back? I might have ago myself..

Little Miss Dress Up said...

wow I adore this!!!!!!

beccajanie said...

This collection is fabulous! Amazing!

Shay said...

beautiful stuff, thanks for sharing!!

Lady Smaggle said...

Oh wow. Go aussies!

Andrew said...

This actually just makes me gasp, I love it all. I avoid looking at designer clothing to be honest, as great as the inspiration is, it's so easy to get swept away in coveting things completely beyond your means!!!

Penny said...

wow - i love everything about this collection, those polka dot tights, the lace necklace, the green silk shorts!! amazing!

Anonymous said...

i thought i preferred rumi and lulu's style more but i am actually really REALLY loving these pieces! adorable!

Pretty Pirate said...

I love the vaudeville aspect of these designs. Marvelous!

futurelint said...

have you ever watched this instructional on free machine embroidery? it's time consuming and tedious but EASY

http://www.threadbanger.com/thread-heads/episode/THR_20080328

You could SO make that necklace

The Clothes Horse said...

Oh my, these are amazing. I want them all, sigh.

christina said...

Everything about these outfits are amazing. styling of the model included!

Imelda said...

This looks amazing!!! Love it!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous! I so want to have those tights!!! Been across any like those?

penelope said...

The collection is so pretty and I love all your outfits! The NEET Cover is just lovely! Btw; I've linked you(: Your blog is just awesome!

gummybear said...

the tights!

Joyce Kwok said...

love the light brown/mustard high waisted shorts with the finely detailed leather piece in front. one of the most gorgeous shorts i've ever seen.

skinnyGLASSESgirl said...

oh my GOD so awesome i love ALL OF IT! thanks ;o)

crispybenfranklin said...

That stuff is all pretty freakin' amazing. I love that necklace!