Just as I was talking about coats, and the phoenix coat by Minh Hanh in particular, Vietnam Fashion Week Spring Summer 2014 took place in Hanoi. Thought I would like to share some of the looks I liked from this collection of hers.
She decided to hold on to hemp fabric (I LOVE this fabric) and 3D embroidery techniques, the silhouettes were also recycled from previous collections, but managed to produce interesting pieces which will make you shine quietly - the Minh Hanh way. Little birds, blooms and blossoms, cheerful pops of colour in contrast to the subdued tone of hemp. It’s summer, an enchanting one.
While her recycled inspirations disappointed me a little, I couldn’t help imagining myself in some pieces in the collection. Well, this is like Dolce & Gabbana being complained about repeatedly resorting to Dolce’s native Sicily for inspiration the past several seasons, their collections have nevertheless featured quite largely on magazines and donned gracefully on the street.
Here are some of the looks from Minh Hanh’s Spring Summer 2014. I can’t name one single favourite, although…
… wish this were a playsuit, minus the red hat for the look.
Remember how we craved white pumps this summer? First it was nude, then out of the blue white made a big comeback. All of a sudden, white pumps paired with denim (skinny or rolled-up boyfriend cut) were super chic on the street. Love this look, this, this, and this.
And so I secretly fell in love with a white pair – off white (grey-ish) which was all the better, and the leather was so soft. I hadn’t had any white footwear before whining at the thought of them getting stained and yellowed, screaming embarrassment. But as I spotted more and more of this look I thought why not?
Today I found that my dream pair was on sale.
Love this shot of Freja Beha Erichsen on Vogue UK January 2014. Beautifully calm. Everything is so right here. The light, the angle, the pose, the emotion.
My second favourite. I know, it’s rural Demark, her home country, but reminds me so much of the English countryside…
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