So you might remember my post a couple of days ago about the new directors at the helm of legendary space age couture label Courrèges. Well the collage above is some of the key items of the collection for Spring 2016. I think the essence of Courrèges has been admirably preserved, but there is certainly a 21st Century feel to it. By all accounts the show was a resounding success.
Roger Duvoisin (1900 - 1980) was a Swiss author and illustrator who lived most of his life in America. I didn't have any of his books when I was growing up, but I will keep an eye out for them the next time I'm in a bookshop as I think his illustrations are delightful. "Spring Snow" (see below) looks like it could be pretty fun judging by the cover illustration!
According to Vogue, the big news in fashion this week is the highly anticipated Paris catwalk show of the newly re-booted Courrèges fashion label. You might remember Courrèges in its 1960s incarnation as the sci-fi, mod, futuristic look. Originally owned and run by André Courrèges, the label has recently had two new artistic directors appointed, Sébastien Meyer and Arnaud Vaillant, and it is their collection that will be shown in Paris on Wednesday.
Architectural Digest isn't just about buildings and interiors! They have a section where they showcase photos of gardens from around the world. There are all sorts of gardens shown from very trad topiaried gardens with box hedges to wild and scruffy grass gardens. I think my favourites are somewhere in between. I am also very partial to an avenue of trees or a walkway surrounded with foliage. What about you? What are your favourite garden designs?
This delightful image is from a greeting card I picked up on my travels. According to the information on the back it is a Japanese woodblock of a parachute demonstration. It doesn't say what date it was made, but judging by the dress of some of the women in the image, I'd say it was made in the late 19th Century.
Wide legged pants. They can look very elegant, but I think you'd have to be pretty careful what pair you chose and what you teamed them with. These photos are from Vogue Street Style where I found a surprising number of wide legged pants being worn. Maybe it's the new thing?