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Introducing Avelon: AW’11 collection

By Laura on August 18th, 2011

With summer days numbered, we have been looking at some of the trends we expect to see this coming fall/winter. One trend that continues to stand out for us, is the focus on the ratio between the softness and volume of garments. Expect to see everything from slick tailored pieces juxtapose with slouchy long cardigans to skinny jeans and warm chunky knits. One brand that is really owning this trend is Avelon.

Avelon was first discovered by Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana for their multibrand boutique Spiga 2 in Milan. It is now listed among the 3 bestsellers, and it is not hard to see why.

The collection has a really urban industrial feel, and plays beautifully with shapes and proportions. Leather features heavily through out the collection and appears on almost everything from denim to knits, shirts and tops in the form of elaborated detailing and patchworks. This dedication to detail, is what really makes this collection really stand out for me. I love all the subtle details, such a their signature metal zip lined with bright blue satin.

The label has built its philosophy around the idea of constantly mixing different materials and textures in order to create the most unusual effects, this collection does exactly that.

I predict that Avelon is a label we will be hearing a lot more from in the future.



Underwear & Swimwear

Snapped! Giorgio Armani and Stefano Gabbana on holiday in Speedos

By admin on July 22nd, 2008

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Pictured from L-R: Giorgio Armani on holidays in Sardinia; Stefano Gabbana cruising in Portofino. [Photos: Olycom SPA/Fabio Piumetti/Rex Features]

Okay, so it’s not quite like perving on David Beckham or Cristiano Ronaldo on holiday but our designers deserve a break too you know. And let’s face it, if you’re a 74-year-old man (like Giorgio Armani) you could only wish to look as good as this. No… what worries me is the form of swimwear Armani and Stefano Gabbana have opted for – Speedos. Or what Aussies, like me, refer to as ‘budgie smugglers’. Whether you’re cruising the coast of Sardinia, or lapping up the waves in Portofino, there ain’t no excuse for ‘em. Full stop!

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