回鍋時尚圈 設計師歸位再出發
Designers’ Big Returns to Fashion


而2006年成立設計師同名品牌,卻因不敵全球經濟衰退,而在2010年中止品牌營運的女鞋設計師Courtney Crawford,在經過2年的沉潛後,決定從跌倒處爬起,與鞋履公司G.L.D.C簽訂合約,再闖時尚一級戰區,推出以母親為設計靈感的2013春夏女鞋「Oysters & Bloody Marys.」。系列鞋款玩弄拼接伎倆,巧妙結合牛皮、蛇皮、綢緞與有機玻璃(plexiglas),並運用Swarovski水鑽做局部點綴。Courtney Crawford表示:「這是系列非常棒的開場作品。你將可在設計中清楚看見我的美學概念以及我喜愛的材質。」企望此宣示設計概念的舉動,能將品牌精神深烙消費者內心。««

設計師Courtney Crawford(右圖)再闖女鞋戰場,推2013春夏鞋款(左圖)。

設計師Courtney Crawford(右圖)再闖女鞋戰場,推2013春夏鞋款(左圖)。

»»There is some good news in fashion field. With the return of Jilsander, Hedi Slimane, Veronique Banquinho, Alice Roi, and Courtney Crawford, fashion has its unique way of refreshment.

Since Jil Sander revived her title of the brand’s designer of men collection, she continued to take the title of lead designer back from Rif Simons. “Summer is such a good time for design.” While Jil Sander brought the energy she gained from Japan back to the design. She did not surprise the audience too much with her big returns; instead, she played it safe so we can look forward to her upcoming actions.

For Hedi Slimane, he played the commerce cards well by change the name of the brand from Yves Saint Laurent to Saint Laurent and moved studio to Los Angeles. In his 2013 SS collection, Le Smoking and Safari with Bohemian style were strongly expressed. In addition, his tight curvature design and rock-punk accessories also earned few very opposite critiques from his works. “The show is out of creations.”

As The Daily Telegraph editor Lisa Armstrong mentioned, his show has considered too much about brand’s image, therefore the collection was entirely bounded. Although not exactly what he was aiming for, his 2013 SS collection fulfilled the wants and needs of buyers, gave his big return a happy ending.

Another designer who has a big comeback was Veronique Branquinho. While collaborates with Gibò Co. SpA, the 2013 SS collection reflected the wonderful skills of the designer. As the designer state, “When you need to start it all over again, it was not an easy goal to accomplish. I hope everyone can see how hard I work into these pieces.” Veronique Branquinho’s big return did not only bring topics to the fashion bloggers and editors, also brought herself a glorious mark of design and comments.

After her 4-year long recess, American designer Alice Roi decided to come back to the fashion industry. “Although I gave up my work when it reached its height due to my children, but this is a necessary and wonderful decision. ” stated Alice Roi, “But when your hand itches you, you know you need to follow your heart and come back.” In her 2013 SS collection, she reflected her inspirations from her children, brought fun and fashion together to form her great comeback.

Courtney Crawford, the shoe designer, also decided to come back to fashion industry after his 2 year- recess. While signed a contract with G.L.D.C, his 2013 SS shoes collection, “Oysters&Bloddy Marys” has successfully grabbed costumers’ hearts, create another peak to his career.««

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