Ok, a major jump from Monday’s menswear-inspired outfit to this rather feminine cut-out dress by Jolet. But the structure is still the same- a statement necklace, a punchy piece and a chic bag. All well-put-together ensembles encompass these elements. I met designer Ayaka Ichikawa of Aquintic last year during MBFWA. Her collection was composed of these incredible laser-cut neckpiece made from acrylic. This season though, she has moved onto clothing and if you have a squiz at her new SS13/14 collection [HERE] you will notice that both her and Jolet have mastered the concept of negative space. The unseen is just as important as the seen. Light and shadows are equally engaging. Geometric cut-outs add more interest to the object in question. The neckpiece with its irregular cutouts, the dress with bared shoulders and waist slits, and the bag with its distinct circular handle add drama to this outfit. Imagine if all the holes were filled. I’d look pretty drab wouldn’t I?
Because the Jolet dress is wool and fully lined, I didn’t mind jumping around in 4.5 inch heels in the chill. It is a joy to see our young and talented designers excel in their work. To see more of Jolet’s modern and elegant creations, head over [HERE]. On a side note, I want to thank you so so so much for your kind words and support about my cameo appearance in the Age M Magazine with fellow Melbourne bloggers on Sunday. I don’t say this much, but it brings me so much joy to know that you’re reading this. Whether I leave you joyous, dazed or confused, please do let me know so I can keep at it/change. Also, I styled a photoshoot with Lyndel a few weeks back, so if you take a look at my Portfolio you will see the emerald-themed shoot, please throw all of your constructive criticism at me. And in other news, tomorrow is hubby’s birthday, please feel free to send this incredible man a surprise birthday wish via Twitter if you are in a giving mood :)
Wishing you a wonderful Wednesday!
[spoiler title=”中文版”]从周一的男装风格的服装到今天比较女性化的Jolet裙子是个比较大的跳跃。但结构仍是一样：有趣的项链，时髦的穿着，和一个别致的包。去年我在悉尼的MBFWA遇到了Aquintic的设计师, Ayaka。她制作了这些令人难以置信激光切的颈饰。这季节，她不光设计了新款式的项链，她也设计了服装。你若往[这里]看一眼，你会发现她新的夏季13/14收集。她和Jolet都掌握了负空间的概念。看不见与看得见的一样重要。光线和阴影对一位艺术家来说都十分要紧。裁剪的细节添加更多的兴趣。我们若用这身打扮当参考，满有孔的颈饰，开着腰部与露着肩膀的裙子，和独特的圆形手柄袋就证明了负空间的魅力。如果所有的孔都被填充，我一定看起来很单调吧！