Oh, a storm is threatening
My very life today
If I don’t get some shelter
Oh yeah, I’m gonna fade away
“Gimme Shelter” sing the Rolling Stones and that is what the folks at Japan Fair were all about. Japan Fair was a fundraiser for ShelterBox. It closed last night, but here’s hoping it was a very successful event. Continue reading →
Every once in a while you see a designer release a collection that brings them to a new level of excellence and creativity. Shinichi Mathy of Shiki has released just such a breakthrough collection this spring. With textures he developed from the banal elements and detritus of urban life, he has performed an alchemical transformation in to creative gold. For example, the fabric in this dress is inspired by a container filled with empty soda cans, cans seen from the top and the sides as they lay in a pile waiting to be picked up for recycling. Continue reading →
Envy, one of the Seven Sins Gacha Skins from PXL Creations.
Noting once again the delicious coincidence of PXL Creations releasing the Seven Sins Gacha skins the same week that Buckcherry released the Seven Sins as part of their Confessions album, I was elated to see then newest release from Shiki featuring a dress called Envy. Seriously, does serendipity get any better than that?
I’ve been watching you all day and night I bet you’d make someone a perfect wife My infatuation burns inside I envy you and want you in my life.
I see you moving towards me, I feel it deep inside, My mind, I can’t control it, I wish I had your life.
She’s got everything, I hate it cause I envy him And he doesn’t care like I do. She’s got everything, I hate it cause I envy him And he doesn’t care like I do. Continue reading →
On Project Runway this week, Zac Posen explained the need for fashion to succeed commercially, adding that Fashion is not a Fine Art because it must be commercial. Then, I saw this dress from Shiki working in collaboration with the artist Vinn Wong and I have to ask, how is this not Fine Art? Continue reading →
Shiki is back with a gorgeous new gown that, whether Shinichi Mathy planned it or not, works perfectly as a long or short dress. Working with system layers and flexes, Mathy’s doing it old school, but with skill that never gets old. The Osbcurus dress can be worn short with this pouf of fabric in a short and sassy outfit. Continue reading →
I am so happy to see Shiki releasing in mesh with this lovely summer dress. The dress has been released in six different prints from this soft and delicate blue to bold tropical oranges, all with the distinctive Shiki love for florals. Not all clothing should be made of mesh, but for this silhouette, mesh is the ideal option.
Shinichi Mathy has released two new dresses for Shiki Designs this week. I was drawn most to this beautiful, closely-fited sheath called Envy which comes in green, blue and yellow. I can see Joan Holloway wearing this dress, can’t you?