Anthropologie has been my favourite brand for a very long time. Its timeless, universal, hand-crafted collection exuberates colour, vibrancy and chicness. For some time, I have been subscribing to Anthropologie‘s online newsletters and so far I have collected some of the best direct marketing or e-marketing campaign posters. Here are some of the best.
Un-blue Pastel Pink denims Anthropologie & AG Stevie ankle
Anthropologie Spring occasion floral dress
Everyday black and white printed dress
Anthropologie's Indigo maxi printed dress
Multi-coloured Printed floral maxi dress by Anthropologie
Catamaran multi-coloured printed dress
Spring Bell-bottom denims
Colour-blocked pants by Anthropologie
Soft, nude summer dress by Anthropologie
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Prada Inspired colour-blocked clutch
From Prada to Gucci to Louis Vuitton and numerous other brands, Colour blocking is the trend for Spring-Summer 2011. Bright reds, fuchsia, electric blues, teal and peacock green are all rage this season. This brings light onto my latest acquisition, a Prada Inspired Colour-blocked Clutch picked up from a thrift shop in Bangalore.
Side view of Prada Inspired colour-blocked clutch
Colour blocked clutch against Marilyn Monroe Pop Art background
Clutch: Red-Yellow-Black with gold studs and a gold chain – Thrift shop, Bangalore, India
Available in 3 more colours (Off White-Pastel pink, Brown – Dark brown – Black, Pastel Pink – White – Black)
Well!! H&M has finally decided to collaborate with Swedish Hasbeens, a cult shoe brand that uses handcrafted technique and environmentally friendly methods. Hasbeens makes shoes out of wood and the leather with a genuine handcrafted leather finish, something traditional and contemporary at the same time. It will seem to fit perfectly well in H&M’s SS11′s bohemian look.
Lately, H&M has also stocked ‘H&M Waste Collection’ made out of waste fabrics but there’s no saying that how far this will prove useful. Fast fashion and eco-friendly don’t go hand-in-hand, its quite contradictory. Like the brand Hasbeen, I hope this collaboration will go larger than themselves in actually doing some good to the society by contributing part of the money to some good cause.
Here I go, I just happened to see Darren Aronofsky’s film, Black Swan and I am in total awe of it. In a swan like grace, the director has splendidly encapsulated every moment on reel. The most impressive thing about this movie were the alluring, graphically memorable posters in addition to the regular movie posters, showing the contrast between the graceful yet fragile dancer against the menacing black swan.
Designed by La Boca, a London-based design firm, the four posters, as described by Nouse.co.uk, are nostalgic of the bygone era. They are reminiscent of the Polish and Czech film posters of the 60’s, 70’s, and early 80’s, engaging in a diverse artsy movements such as surrealism, cubist, symbolism and art nouveau. The posters are an artistic complement to the film, reviving the graphic movement in poster making.
These graphic posters have filtered down to t-shirt designs by designer Markus Lupfer showcasing his Embellished Swan Dress onAsos.com. This truly coincides with the trend of printed or embellished animal prints on t-shirts and sweaters. Although, Amy Westcott was the official costume designer, The Rodarte sisters have designed the stunning ‘vulture inspired’ collection for the movie. Nevertheless, the beautifully crafted tutu dresses worn by Natalie Portman have further enhanced her beauty on-screen.
Rodarte, otherwise known as Kate and Laura Mulleavy have created 40 costumes for the psychological thriller, although my favourites are the beautifully illustrated costumes of the ‘Black Swan’ and the ‘White Swan’, which I have displayed along with some look-alikes of styles available online based on the theme ‘Black Swan’. (courtesy: Polyvore.com)
The movie, the costumes, the graphic posters all have an undeniable aesthetic quality to it. I recommend the movie to all despite all the negative feedback.
Anthropologie Catalogue Image
Anthropologie… Just as its name suggests – colourful, versatile and global!! I was here to witness its inauguration last year on Regent Street!! Colourful tea bags were used on front window display!!!
This is still my most favourite brand for its creative window displays, aspirational products right from hippy looking, natural handloom products or products with a vintage, kitsch feel, having a globe trotter look!!! It carries influences from all parts of the world… Russian dolls to Moroccan textiles to Indian prints to British heritage. It truly encompasses the human ‘anthropology’.