Friday, May 15, 2009


Joanna Vanderpuije, a Central St Martin's graduate, has just produced her first collection and it's beautiful.

Perhaps it's the spare, elegant aesthetic of the photographs that contributes to the impact: these are clothes you'd be proud and excited to wear.

As Alber Elbaz says in a recent interview (and it's worth reading: he's such a likeable character, with his insecurity about his weight and his preference for sandwiches over avant garde cuisine): "A good shoe or a good dress does something to you. It's not just about fashion victims. It really does do something for all women".

All photos ©2009 Jaime de Almeida.


Grande Poobah said...

oh good god yes. I now completely emphasise with this.

Yesterday I had to make a presentation to 200 very senior people. What made it feel great was standing on stage, miked up, wearning a dress in which I feel fabulous.

Grande Poobah said...

truly he's the man of the moment

LottieP said...

Tilda Swinton looked amazing in Lanvin at the Oscars. Restrained, elegant, perfect.