Mary Katrantzou’s Wild 2014 F/W Collection Is A Big Departure for The Greek Designer.

Mary Katrantzou 2014 collection on if it's hip it's here

When I first introduced you to fashion designer Mary Katrantzou in 2008 – 2009, she had barely broken into the fashion world. Read more

Actress Tilda Swinton Kills It In These Fabulous Fashions Shots by Craig McDean

tilda swinton shot by craig mcdean
above: Tilda Swinton in Mark Fast

She may look a bit alien, but in this Tilda Swinton fashion editorial, the Scottish actress knows how to strike a pose.  The muse for many fashion designers, you can see why in these stunning photos. AnOther Magazine has a flashback section in which they show the best bits from their archives and these images stopped me in my tracks. Read more

Barbie In Bandages and Bondage? Hervé Léger Dresses The Doll In Two Sexy Signature Outfits.

Herve+Leger+Barbie

These darn designer Barbies keep dressing better than I do. And the newest is wearing a designer whose dresses I’ve always wished to own. Read more

Dressing In Delft. Valentino’s New Women’s Dresses Take Cues From The Netherland’s Classic Blue & White Pattern.

Valentino 2013-14 Fall Winter Delft Dresses

Italian fashion House Valentino recently unveiled its newest womenswear line for Fall Winter 2013-2014.  The stunning new collection includes some gorgeous dresses and gowns whose patterns take their cue from the traditional blue and white patterns seen on ceramics and earthenware from Holland. Read more

Daisy Balloon. Crazy Couture Creations Filled With Air.

Daisy Balloon Couture Creations

Daisy Balloon is balloon artist Rie Hosokai (born 1976) and art director/graphic designer Takashi Kawada (born 1976). Together they have created fashions, hats and more by knitting balloons of various sizes, shapes and colors together. Making the world their stage, this balloon unit travels the globe to exhibit their art.

Daisy Balloon Couture Creations

Daisy Balloon Couture Creations  - if it's hip, it's here
Daisy Balloon Couture Creations  - if it's hip, it's here

Below are just a few of my favorite designs of theirs from exhibitions, editorials, websites and various publications.

Sunday Issue
artwork : rie hosokai (daisy balloon)
artdirection : takashi kawada (kotenhits)
photography : hiroshi manaka (tiimu)
head stylist : kunio kohzaki (tron)
make-up : ebara (miyabi)
Daisy Balloon Couture Creations  - if it's hip, it's here
Daisy Balloon Couture Creations  - if it's hip, it's here
Daisy Balloon Couture Creations  - if it's hip, it's here

above photos for Sunday Issue courtesy of antjeverena

For The Daisy Balloon Website
art work : rie hosokai (daisy balloon)
art direction : takashi kawada (kotenhits)
photography: hiroshi manaka (tiimu / nam)
hair-dreesing & make-up : rie suda
stylist : tastuhiko marumoto (eight peace)
photo retouch : yoshiaki sakurai (iino graphic images / nam)
interactive design,technical direction : yusuke oshima
flash : takuya fukuda(tagflug)
Daisy Balloon Couture Creations  - if it's hip, it's here
Daisy Balloon Couture Creations  - if it's hip, it's here
Daisy Balloon Couture Creations  - if it's hip, it's here
Daisy Balloon Couture Creations  - if it's hip, it's here
Daisy Balloon Couture Creations  - if it's hip, it's here
Daisy Balloon Couture Creations  - if it's hip, it's here
Daisy Balloon Couture Creations  - if it's hip, it's here

Christmas Card for Laforet
Daisy Balloon Couture Creations  - if it's hip, it's here

Exuviation
Artwork : Daisy Balloon
Production : Atsushi Umezawa
Photography: Satoshi Minakawa
Styling : Kumiko Iijima
Hair&Make-up : Noboru Tomizawa
Model : Ninon Webb
Daisy Balloon Couture Creations  - if it's hip, it's here
Daisy Balloon Couture Creations  - if it's hip, it's here

Osaka Takashimaya
Curation : Daisuke Nagamori / Naohito Miyagi / Momoko Yamada
Artwork+Graphic Design : Daisy Balloon
Photography: Hiroshi Manaka / Photo Retouch : Yoshiaki Sakurai
Make-up : Ken Nakano / Hair : Koji Ichikawa / Stylist : Koji Oyamada
Daisy Balloon Couture Creations  - if it's hip, it's here
Daisy Balloon Couture Creations  - if it's hip, it's here

Rich Magazine
art work : rie hosokai (daisy balloon)
art direction : takashi kawada (kotenhits)
photography : shoji uchida
styling : miki aizawa
hair & make-up : hirokazu niwa (maroonbrand)
model : iruka (okazaki models)
photo retouch : makoto harikae
Daisy Balloon Couture Creations  - if it's hip, it's here
Daisy Balloon Couture Creations  - if it's hip, it's here

Fiercive Magazine
art work : rie hosokai (daisy balloon)
photography: hiroshi manaka (tiimu / nam)
hair-dreesing & make-up : go utsugi (switch management & produce)
stylist : tastuhiko marumoto (eight peace)
photo retouch : mika yagihashi (pygmalion)
model : gwen (bravo)
Daisy Balloon Couture Creations  - if it's hip, it's here
Daisy Balloon Couture Creations  - if it's hip, it's here
Daisy Balloon Couture Creations  - if it's hip, it's here

Chocolate A-Z exhibition in Hong Kong (Harbour City)
art work : rie hosokai (daisy balloon)
art direction : takashi kawada (kotenhits)
photography: hiroshi manaka (tiimu / nam)
hair-dreesing & make-up : rie suda
stylist : tastuhiko marumoto (eight peace)
photo retouch : yoshiaki sakurai (iino graphic images / nam)
Daisy Balloon Couture Creations  - if it's hip, it's here

A few random designs of their from over the years:
Daisy Balloon Couture Creations  - if it's hip, it's here
Daisy Balloon Couture Creations  - if it's hip, it's here
Daisy Balloon Couture Creations  - if it's hip, it's here

Balloon Bridal
Daisy Balloon Couture Creations  - if it's hip, it's here
Daisy Balloon Couture Creations  - if it's hip, it's here
Daisy Balloon Couture Creations  - if it's hip, it's here
Daisy Balloon Couture Creations  - if it's hip, it's here

The Daisy Balloon Book Cover
Artwork : Rie Hosokai / Art Direction : Takashi Kawada
Photography: Hiroshi Manaka / Make-up : Ebara
Hair : Koji Ichikawa / Stylist : Koji Oyamada
Model : Ira Shushiebina / Photo Retouch : Yoshiaki Sakurai
Set Production : Yoshihito Tada
Production : Daisy Balloon / Book Design : Takashi Kawada
Editor : Arata Sasaki / Translator : Saori Hamada
Print : YAMADA PHOTO PROCESS CO.,LTD / Paper : Heiwa Paper Co., Ltd.
Daisy Balloon Couture Creations  - if it's hip, it's here
Daisy Balloon Couture Creations  - if it's hip, it's here
images courtesy of Daisy Balloon, Rie Hosokai and Trendland

See More At Daisy Balloon
Tokyo, Japan
info@daisyballoon.com

Home Decor For The Body – Mary Katrantzou Spring 2011 Collection

Athens born designer Mary Katrantzou, whose first collection I previously shared with you here has ‘decorated’ the female form with her stunning Spring 2011 RTW collection [ all the pieces of which are shown later in the post]. Caning as ruffles, lampshade-like skirts, trains reminiscent of curtains, candelabras as jewelry and textiles printed with photos from ’60s and ’70s issues of Architectural Digest have turned her fashions into wearable home decor. Read more

Coloring Book Couture. Dressing Between The Lines In A Dress You Color In Yourself.

Amsterdam-based graphic designer Michiel Schuurman and and textile designer Berber Soepboer collaborated on this fabulous bit of Fashion DIY, a “Colour-In” dress. Read more