jasmine di milo

Jasmine di Milo F/W 2009

First of all, this season has totally been the season of the underdog. Brands that we've adored and looked forward to seeing present for years suddenly disappointed us with too many ruffles and too little artistry (but hey, we're not naming names). This fashion cloud did have its very own silver lining, however, in the names of designers we'd stopped paying attention to seasons ago, gave up on, or never really even noticed before.

Jasmine di Milo's fall collection absolutely fits in with the latter. Marissa, in her love of all things hot pants, just turned me on to the brand. Jasmine Al Fayed, the designer, said that the collection was inspired by the changing phases of the moon; though many of the pieces aren't pictured here, they were riddled with three-dimensional sequin structures, intricate cut-outs, and strong-shouldered jackets. I especially love the way that Al Fayed transformed what could have been "just another ball gown" into a veritable tulle masterpiece.

That last bit sounds overdone and corny, doesn't it? I know, I know -- but this is what fashion week does to me, people.


(images from style.com)

1 comment:

Sol said...

those shoes are really something!