With Fall around the corner – one wouldn’t say with these summer temperatures – comes a new fashion collection. I found my no. 9 #onepieceamonth gem at the Pauw Amsterdam private ladies lunch.
It’s a typical a-symmetric Marni sweater in darkblue cool wool. Chunky and stylish, a classic sweater I will for sure live in all season long. If the temperature ever drops. Don’t get met wrong, patience is also a virtue in fashion matters and I hope it stays like this for a long time. But if the season changes, I am ready!
This piece is also a perfect example – always practice what you preach – of my answer to VROUW magazine’s question what is your fashion advise? Well, don’t wear your clothes too tight, better buy one size up. That really makes you look smaller!
Marni asymmetric hem top
Marni is, how shall I put it, Marni. I remember the launch in the 90’s and the impressive campaigns shot by Mario Testino. Always liked the style and unpredictable designs of their prints, shapes and materials. Also the experimental pieces. Not for me to wear, I am too classic for the arty statement style.
They started out as a family (fur) business. Consuelo Castiglioni added her avant-garde fashion line – named after her sister Marni – as designs to wear under or with fur.
Nowadays she encouraged women to mix pieces from different seasons to create an individual style. Age or status are irrelevant to her resulting in collections that are both feminine and funky. Slow fashion pur sang.
For FW16 collection the focus is again on proportions and fabrics, round shapes with a romantic edge. One might even say a wearable piece of art.
My blue virgin wool blend top has a round neck, long sleeves and a rear asymmetric peplum hem. This creature has certainly more than #30wears ahead of it.
Pauw Amsterdam’s Ladies Lunch
Now this was fun! An exclusive, private sit-down lunch with my dear friends at the apartment above the Pauw store in Amsterdam, Van Baerlestraat 72. While we were spoiled with healthy food by the Kitchen Cowboys, the new collection was presented at our tables. To see and feel the items up close is a true inspiration what to wear this FW16 season.
Apart from the new collection of Marni, Dries van Noten, Sophie d’Hoore, Vince, Odeeh and the (luxury) likes the models also showed new items from Pauw, designed by Madeleine Pauw herself.
Both Madeleine Pauw and her son Christiaan Klein Pauw elaborated on their passion for high quality fashion, timeless style and love for the retail business. The enthusiasm from Madeleine about finding the right fabric and moulding it into the perfect model, is contagious. As is her love for power women, her inspiration.
After lunch it was only one flight down the stairs into the store, exclusively opened for us. Coffee and desert served along the latest cashmere of Brunello Cucinelli, Pauw and Loro Piana. Daring but fun!
featuring image by Stef Nagel voor VROUW Magazine
slow fashion challenge, happily added so far:
piece no.1 : Dries van Noten sweater
piece no.2 : Eres bikini
piece no.3 : American Vintage blouse
piece no.4 : Gucci backpack
piece no.5 : BY-BAR dress
piece no.6 : Aaiko dress
piece no.7 : Sartore sandals
piece no.8 : Sophie D'Hoore white shirt
piece no.9 : Marni sweater
piece no.10: Vintage Leopard Shirt
piece no.11: Pauw Amsterdam Pinstripe Suit
piece no.12: MUJI men's shirt dress