The curtain will soon be opening on Who’s Next ’15/16 exhibition in Paris. We can’t wait to see what the new, young, trendy designers have in store at the capital of fashion, Porte de Versailles. It’s going to be good and we’re very proud to be part of it !
We’ve been checking out our fellow exhibitors and a few favourites caught our eye. Here’s a little taster of what’s to come.
JUMPERAS + Jump from Paper? Now there’s a thought. Keep Jumping with Jump From Paper ! The designers Chay Su and Rika Lin stand out so far with their amazing bags that look as if they’ve come to life from a cartoon.
And to finish off this Méduse et. al. masterpiece, there’s nothing better than one of this tasteful Batabasta shirts from Spanish/Japanese duo Clara A.Montsalvatge and Leticia Cano Baba.
Here we go ! Now it is your turn, what are you looking forward to seeing? What accessories would you pair up with your Méduse? Share your best findings with us on Twitter @MeduseOriginal with the hashtag #wsn15.
See you there!
We love colour – everyone knows that! And Pantone’s fashion colour report for spring 2015 has totally captured our mind.
This spring, it’s time to take a step away from the bold and bright, as Pantone are opting for “soft, cool hues” to “blend with subtle warm tones to create a soothing escape from the everyday hustle and bustle.” Think about it – everyday, you’re faced with thousands of commuters. No rest. No peace. You arrive home, and you just want to relax! What better way than to chill in a room filled with a warm colour? Take a look at the following tones… which one would you pick?
But our favourite shades from SS15 are the dreamy Strawberry Ice and the minty Lucite Green, they just give off a real summery vibe! We’re not the only ones who are into these shades as designers Yiqing Yin, John Galliano and Julien David, have all incorporated these pretty pastel colours in their SS15 collections. We bet after looking at these creations, you can’t wait for spring too!
But we have a little surprise for you…
Come on spring!
After launching our ‘Get Jumpy’ competition, we started daydreaming about life in Jumpy boots… we then thought, what would it be like to be a Jumpy boot! Our imagination (as expected) ran away with us – we wondered and pondered about the life of a little leopard Jumpy boot….
So! What would a day be like if we were a leopard print jumpy boot…? Would we be stylish? Chic? A little bit wild?
‘Finally rolled out of bed this morning after scrolling through Instagram, I’m forever looking to put new stuff in my apartment! I tend to find myself regularly pining over pictures of some really funky interior – but, OMG! This morning, I must have stared at this beautiful fur collar for 20 minutes? Yep, I want it. But anyway, it’s got me thinking – maybe I need something else to be obsessed with lol! Too often I wear the same Fedora hat. I mean come on – everyone has that one thing they feel completely lost without. I suppose for me at the moment, it would have to be that Fedora hat haha!
As a writer, I tend to find papers and all sorts of crazy notes all over the place! But after I FINALLY organise my stuff together, I leave with a spring in my step – I just can’t get enough of this tune. Have you heard it? It’s ‘My Head is a Jungle’ from Méduse Jungle playlist – OH IT’S TOO GOOD! But anyway, today I’m going out to find some ideas for a writing about art – crazy abstract, beautiful art.
It’s great being in a job where being outspoken and expressing my opinions is a good thing… because, that’s what I’m best at! The streets of Paris are all I need for some ideas – the gritty-ness of the streets, alongside the chic, elegance of Paris overall. The street art is pure inspiration. Look at how awesome this is – need I say anymore?
People always question abstract and street art, but I think it’s punchy, bold and a statement – art should never be boring, right? Working for myself means doing everything for myself, so my day to day life varies so much. One minute I find myself with a non-stop, crazy calendar, and the next is as peaceful as floating in the sky…
Anyway! I’ve got to go now! I’m off to an arty-get-together – I told you life gets crazy!
Coco Rocha photographed by Craig McDean
Originally published in W Magazine (October 2006)
The fantastic thing with plastic is that it fits with all moods, styles, regardless the colour of the sky. How easy it is to create a multitude of looks throughout the year.
Wearing plastic is like red lipstick. It makes you stand out. Either you want to add a poetic, futuristic or intriguing touch of boldness and creativity. It can be combined with the more classic outfit and inject a fresh breeze of playfulness and coolitude. Materials blend together, tranparency makes it aerial, colour conbination are endless.
From catwalk to everyday life, plastic comes now in all sort of wearables, clothes and accessories. It’s not audacious to say that the simplest detail that create the most sophisticate effect.
Here are few ideas to add an interesting twist to your outfit:
Liquid-filled plastic collar • Christopher Kane
Haf sheer Bag • Jil Sander
Wanda nylon, transparent biker jacket • Farfetch
Can you believe it? This year has whizzed past and suddenly it’s 2015 tomorrow – are we dreaming?!
Speaking of dreaming, we know that you’ve all been thinking about how to dress to impress for your New Year’s Eve parties! But we’ll give you a hint that will make you stand out from the crowd – GLITTER.
A New Year’s Eve party calls for sparkle, as it’s the one day which speaks glam. Champagne and glitter – it’s like your jelly and ice cream, or your Brad and Angelina. It’s meant to be!
With picks from Topshop, Lazy Oaf, OPI and our beloved glitter Jumpy boots, our sparkly styleboard is set to have you shining like a star!
Here’s to going out of 2014 with a bang!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Aside from its deliciousness, there’s something very satisfying about staring at the deep, dark colour of red wine as it sits in your VERY large glass.
We know we’re not the only ones who adore this earthy colour, as Pantone have chosen the ‘Marsala 18-1438’ tone as their colour of the year.
Pantone describe it as ‘a naturally robust and earthy wine red, Marsala enriches our minds, bodies and souls’ - it’s a colour which seduces you into it’s warmth and comfort and it definitely gives you the best hug anyone can offer.
So what does Marsala mean for Méduse? Well when we sport this colour, it makes us feel elegant and confident, even when we match it with other colours. It’s a strong statement colour which we think will be perfect to show off this Christmas! Take note guys!
Now where’s that Marsala at…? Our glass is nearly empty.
We felt inspired, it’s Christmas after all! Just one look at our chestnut coloured JUMPY boots got us
in the mood for, well, ‘chestnuts roasting on an open fire’.
It’s been a busy year and we’ve got lots of exciting things lined up for 2015. Get ready for Who’s
Next in January, our new S/S ’15 campaign release and much more!
But before all that excitement…we’re thinking of coming in from the cold, kicking off our Méduse
and putting on some Nat King Cole and Bing Crosby to really put us in the mood.
Candles lit. Fluffy hat? Of course. Crackling vinyl – playing. Marron / Noir Jumpy boots waiting to be
taken out for a walk tomorrow? Certainly.
What about you?
If there’s one thing we’ve learned from seeing all the weird and wonderful fashion that surrounds us, it’s that there is no rule book. There’s no right or wrong way to dress, there are just times and places and whether you’re having fun or not wearing what you like.
We like to think we’re a bit daring, that we’re fashionable and put the FUN in funky. If our Méduse are anything to go by, we’re pretty used to stepping out in clashing colours, unusual designs and printed accoutrements (take our animal print JUMPY boots for example).
We’ve seen print clashing featuring on catwalks for a while now, from London based Henry Holland X Hattie Stewart to seas of prints hitting the high street. It’s a trend that at first sight, looks a little out there, perhaps a little too daring (just look at this). But, there’s hope, what used to be a fashion faux pas is now a free for all; anyone can wear clashing prints, whether you play it safe with patterned tights and a checked clutch or go all out with the houndstooth cigarette trousers and a floral shirt.
Share your print-tastic looks with us @MeduseOriginal and show off your quirky jelly fashion.