Ewin Blumenfeld was born in Berlin in 1897 he is regarded as one of the most influential photographer’s of the Twentieth Century. An experimenter and innovator, he produced an extensive body of work throughout his thirty-five year career including black and white nudes, celebrity portraiture, advertising campaigns and his renowned fashion photography. He took more [...]
By Marika Callangan / Manila / inWe Loveon April 17, 2013
Spring/Summer 2010 was the year Alexander McQueen shocked the world with his translation of an amphibian alternate world. Since then, the memory of that particular show still remains etched in the memory of many worldwide. Some have attempted on carrying on McQueen’s legacy by producing collections of thought-provoking and highly eccentric [...]
By Paul Sexton / London / inWe Loveon April 3, 2013
Markus Lupfer talks to Vogue.com editor Dolly Jones about his rise to fashion stardom and Markus also talks about how we at (Koh Samui (Paul Sexton / Talita Zoe) were the first store to discover him and his amazing talent before he had his own line. We bought his graduation collection.
By Rachel Fagiano / New York / inWe Loveon March 31, 2013
Spring is finally, shyly showing her face here in NYC. During this time of year I am usually hesitant to invest heavily in new clothes, due to the fickle nature of the weather. However, I do feel the need to embrace the changing season in my wardrobe and, for that, I turn to [...]
By Marika Callangan / Manila / inWe Loveon March 29, 2013
Let’s face it: Winter has become a long and painful drag and if anything, summer is the cure to ease our winter blues and is the heart of what we long for. And while the weather doesn’t seem to be looking up any time soon, it doesn’t hurt to prepare [...]
By Marika Callangan / Manila / inWe Loveon March 22, 2013
Beginning this post is the full show of designer Iris Van Herpen’s, our designer focus for this piece, Voltage collection, part and highly acclaimed in the recent Haute Couture S/S 2013 -14 fashion shows.
Haute Couture has never been more artistically intelligent as Dutch designer Iris Van Herpen. Season after season, the crowd is [...]
By Rachel Fagiano / New York / inWe Loveon March 21, 2013
Celia Birtwell has recently teamed up with Uniqlo to produce a collaborative project melding her textile print expertise with the brand’s clothing offerings. Birtwell, who created many of the iconic prints used by the designer Ossie Clark in the 60′s and 70′s, is re-imagining her extensive archive of patterns for the collection.
By Sascha Vine / Brighton / inWe Loveon March 19, 2013
Prepare to fall head first into a floral frenzy, as this spring summer 13 is bursting with blossoming prints, flowery lace and 3D embellishments. Have your wish-list at the ready as I reveal to you our must-have dresses of the season.
MCQ Alexander MCQueen Printed Rose Petal Bust Pleat Dress
By Marika Callangan / Manila / inWe Loveon March 18, 2013
Milan Fashion Week is world-renowned for bringing forth legions of affluence and paramount designs season after season. They’re distinct compared to other cities and these cities’ respective fashion weeks because Milan creates and maintains this air of imperial regale that is a part of their esteemed culture. With this in mind, the [...]
By Rachel Fagiano / New York / inWe Loveon March 15, 2013
Josep Font, at the end of last year stepped down from his eponymous label–dedicated to beautifully constructed clothing with an Art Nouveau sensibility. The design house has won numerous awards, including the L’Oréal Prize for Best Collection at the Cibeles Fashion Show as well as accolades from the New York Times, calling Font “Spain’s breakout [...]
By Marika Callangan / Manila / inWe Loveon March 15, 2013
Perhaps the trend vastly spreading across web pages among bloggers and self-stylists is the infectious tide hailing from the Spring/Summer 2013 collections. You’ll most likely catch a bunch of these bloggers eagerly throwing away their coats in place of iconoclastic printed shorts. It’s a time when everybody’s slowly getting sick of the [...]
By Paul Sexton / London / inWe Loveon March 14, 2013
We at Koh Samui are loving Charlotte Olympia’s spring summer 2013 collection, so have selected our favourite items from this seasons collection. Cordwainers graduate Charlotte Dellal’s collections are becoming more beautiful with each season, so be sure to secure your favourite piece before all those celebrity followers Charlotte has.
By Talita Zoe / London / inWe Loveon March 14, 2013
For this Spring Summer 2013 season we are seeing a riot of prints and wild coloured trousers. Made with beautiful baroque fabrics they are getting a makeover with an array of prints including floral, psychedelic, animal and geometric. You can also indulge yourself with wonderful hand-drawn and digitally reworked art, in mesmerising prints, silk and [...]
By Sascha Vine / Brighton / inWe Loveon March 12, 2013
Interview with Costume Designer Stacey Berman
“Electrick Children” features some costume’s definitely worth talking about! Luckily enough for me I had the pleasure of speaking with visionary behind these Mormon-chic creations- please allow me to introduce to you costume designer; Stacey Berman, as she shares her inspirations behind her stunning creations, not to [...]
By Marika Callangan / Manila / inWe Loveon March 10, 2013
Perhaps the reverberating theme for makeup among designers this season revolves around the “Barely There” concept. Makeup artists have honed the looks to encourage a more mature and sophisticated appeal whilst retaining strong femininity and emphasizing genuine features. It seems simple: The key lies on emphasizing one particular facial [...]
By Sascha Vine / Brighton / inWe Loveon March 9, 2013
There’s something about Julia
At only nineteen years old the Sundance sweetheart has taken Hollywood by storm. As a young rising star this porcelain beauty has gained rapid success since entering the world of acting just short of three years ago. The native New Yorker may live with her parents, but do not [...]
By Rachel Fagiano / New York / inWe Loveon March 8, 2013
New York is currently getting slammed by a snow storm–a little later than most of us expected as just a few days earlier in this week it looked like spring was finally on its way. With all of the snow, sleet and wet I am reminded of some of the fashionable ways celebrities in New [...]
By Marika Callangan / Manila / inWe Loveon March 8, 2013
Historic resplendence has never been made more intricate and profound as that of Dolce & Gabbana’s latest collection this season. Translating crafted frescoes and mosaic art onto print, the effect as a whole resounds in the remembrance of a rich and medieval time – a time that created well-crafted art [...]
By Sascha Vine / Brighton / inWe Loveon March 6, 2013
The best of Paris Fashion Week
Spring has officially sprung! And since those sneaky Fashion designers are always two steps ahead, we are left rocking our A/W 2012 Trench coats, while at Paris Fashion Week it is all about Autumn/Winter 2013.
With passports at the ready, we jetted off to New York to [...]
By Rachel Fagiano / New York / inWe Loveon March 6, 2013
Despite the recent cold snap we are having, spring is just around the corner. It’s never too early to sartorially prepare for the slowly warming weather–especially when it comes to footwear. So, without further ado–here are our must have shoes for spring:
By Sascha Vine / Brighton / inWe Loveon March 1, 2013
Lions, Tigers and Bear’s OH MY! It looks like everyone’s gone wild for Kenzo’s Tiger Sweater. First spotted on those fortunate fashionista’s who managed to get their paws on this covetable jumper from Kenzo’s Autumn/Winter Collection. Farewell cable knit sweaters, make way for the new big cat in town.
By Rachel Fagiano / New York / inWe Loveon February 28, 2013
Other than my day job and writing for this website, I also am a practicing artist in NYC. When the folks at Koh Samui asked if I would be interested in sharing some of my work with you I jumped at the chance, after all I have been sharing my thoughts [...]
By Rachel Fagiano / New York / inWe Loveon February 27, 2013
This season we have seen a lot of Eastern*-inspired looks make their way down the runway–indeed Marchesa’s entire Fall 2013 collection was influenced by this theme. Whenever I am confronted by a growing trend that borrows from a particular cultural trope I think it is important to consider how one can wear such a trend [...]
By Rachel Fagiano / New York / inWe Loveon February 25, 2013
The Oscars are now underway, but as the fashion-minded know the show actually began a couple of hours ago as the evening stars made their way across the red carpet. Below is a selection of some of the best dressed from tonight.
By Rachel Fagiano / New York / inWe Loveon February 21, 2013
This past weekend marked the twelfth season of Williamsburg Fashion Weekend (WFW) in Brooklyn, NY. Established as an alternative to NYFW, Williamsburg Fashion Week features the work of both new and established designers whose collections focus on both great design and an ethical approach to fashion. Collections range from more performance-art inspired pieces to ready-to-wear looks, making [...]
By Paul Sexton / London / inWe Loveon February 20, 2013
We at Koh Samui have picked out our favourite pieces from London Fashion Week Autumn Winter 2013. Below is the list of our favourite 3 designs from Giles, Bora Asku, Michael Van der Ham, Kinder Aggugini, Roksanda Ilincic, Emilia Wickstead, Sister by Sibling and Christopher Kane.