Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Jordi Labanda S/S 08 ... Les Jours Aux Paris

Everybody loves Paris, a city of light and endless romance but of course we hate the dog poo littering almost every nooks and crannies of the city streets.

From the ultra-luxe rues of Place Vendôme and Saint Honorè where iconic fashion labels of Hermés, Dior, and Yves Saint Laurent call home to the legendary yet beautiful Jardins de Tuilleries garden, every part of Paris spells utmost chic, passion, romance, and love that have been the source of inspiration for global artisans.

Renowned fashion illustrator cum fashion designer Jordi Labanda is channeling the vivacious aura of the fashionable French capital Paris with his stunning collection of spring/summer 2008 ready-to-wear. Paying homage to the iconic French fashion figure late Mademoiselle Gabrielle Coco Chan
el, Jordi's adopted her classic silhouettes as well as illustrations of her famous ensembles.

Making the highlight of this season's collection is Jordi's trompe l'oeil tops featuring cool illustrations inspired by Chanel garbs in predominant black and white. From afar, she may look like as if she is wearing a real deal Chanel but look closer and you will see how marvelous Labanda works are. There's also a top complete with a black camellia brooch illustration akin to the real Chanel tweed top that once worn by the designer herself.

Prints rule the scene with beautiful illustration of women in the Sixties complete with cool Twiggy and beehive hairdos in black and white, oversized sunglasses, painted with brush strokes of gray, black, and yellow, as well as funky yet colorful Heyday magazine illustration prints on tops for its Swing by Jordi Labanda line, created for younger women and those who are young at heart.

Other must buy garbs from Jordi Labanda's spring/summer 2008 ready-to-wear collection are printed cowl neck dresses with high waists, printed v-neck maxi with flared sleeves, piped hem and neckline in navy blue, multi-tiered long printed dress with plunging v-neck, black and white knee-length skirt, hip-hugging slim pants in black or white, and ribbed short sleeves top with fashion illustration print.

Jordi Labanda's spring/summer 2008 ready-to-wear collection will be available exclusively at Lush Icon, Avenue K, starting this February.

*Photos courtesy of Lush Icon.

Lush Icon - M23, Mezzanine Level, Avenue K, Jalan Ampang, 156 Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur.

2 fashionistas wrote ...:

ChiliLady said...

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AnGeLiC PrInCeSs SeReNa said...

I just discovered Jordi Labanda shortly before reading your blog =) I must say I'm liking what I've seen so far...