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Keiko Nishiyama

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Kaleidoscopic lushness and great shapes from the uber talented Keiko Nishiyama. Images from her website. HF.

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Vartan

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The beautiful textile designs of decorative arts extraordinaire Tania Vartan. Peruse her fabrics, murals and hand painted silks here. HF.

 

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SuTurno

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I don’t get much/any time anymore to peruse my old faves like sfgirlbybay, but am thrilled when I do, especially when it leads to posts like this one, Madrileño textiles SuTurno (Julia Vergara and Javier Gutierrez Bayo). My kind of palette, and all handcrafted by local artisans. When they’re not doing their own work, they provide designs to the likes of Marc Jacobs and Hoss Intropia. Ah, Madrid – it’s been too long. HF.

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Missoni, Sassen & Stone

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Missoni’s Winter 2014 campaign, directed and photographed by Viviane Sassen, starring Joan Smalls, an amphitheatre and some seriously awesome sculpture & set design (by Sassen and Studio M/M Paris). That coat and those boots, above. HF.

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Did you know that there is a Japanese tartan? Designed by David McGill in 2008 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the first treaty between Japan and the UK (1858) and the arrival of the ‘Scottish Samurai’ Thomas Blake Glover in Nagasaki (1859) and based on the sakura (cherry blossom) in Spring (second from top). I am wholly committed to a check or plaid – particularly those by Begg & Co. (scarf and loom, above) and their recent boom on the runways – Delphine Manivet at top, Thom Browne and Derek Lam above. HF.

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Fall Couture ’14: Raf and Marie

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Marie Antoinette confections from Raf Simons: embroidery, quilting, beading and jacquard, all somehow rendered minimal. But it’s those smashing bangles that I can’t look past. Images from style.com. HF.

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Fall ’14: Carmen Miranda

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Bird of Paradise kaleidoscopery at Dries, Tsumori and Chanel. Images from style.com.

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