Is it possible for Limi Feu’s clothing to match the inherent coolness of the designer herself? Not sure, but she’s giving them her best shot. For the SS 2015 collection, Limi showed us a more varied palette than perhaps we’ve ever seen. At times it was a little Fifth Element, and at times it was boyish pauper, while others were Limi to a T (or L). Is there change in the air? Perhaps, the colors in here are standout enough to wonder just who spilled the dye into her cauldron of black fabric. Limi herself actually just became a first-time mother so perhaps that’s where the horizons are opening up?
At this point Limi would tell me, “Shut the f*ck up and just look at the clothes already.”
The designer in her Doc Martens collabo boots which are AMAZING.
For the newest issue (No. 7) of IDOL Magazine, I styled a shoot featuring some of Japan’s best AW2014-15 looks. The magazine hails from the UK and has no qualms about exploring the boundaries of fashion photography, the clothing, and it’s subjects. It’s consistently one of the most fascinating and high-quality fashion magazines from the country and has a permanent spot on my inspiration board.
For our shoot, we had a good to evil transition (or is that good *is* evil?), a transgender story, inspiration from clown cults, inspiration from regular cults, and lots of “find the wrong kanji” which is like the Where’s Waldo of Japan but a million times harder. I am obsessed, yes. Check out the freaky feature below.
IDOL Magazineの最新号で、2014-15秋冬の今回のミーシャ的ベストルック In ジャパンのスタイリングをしました。このファッション誌はイギリス発で、ファッションフォトと服の境界線を取っ払うことをテーマにかがげ、実際にそういうクリエーションを世にだし続けていることは疑いようもない。ミーシャのインスピレーションボードにいつもアイデアをくれる、魅力的なファッションマガジンIDOLのクオリティは、抜群の安定感を誇る。
It was a dark and rainy night in Paris…. isn’t it always! But all was to be for the better, and a little bit of rain is no match for a storm of editors, fans and friends from seeing the Limi Feu 2013 SS collection during Paris Fashion Week in October. It was my first visit to the collections during fashion week, and Limi Yamamoto was one designer I NEEDED to see. This season she eschewed the fashion show format for the first time since getting on the Paris FW schedule and instead opted for an intimate exhibition/presentation setting.
She and her diligent PR staff were all apologetic about it-and many fashion people are split as to which is a better way to present fashion collections (editors tend to favor intimate presentations while the media/consumers go for the OOMPH associated with a show) …but I think having an intimate setting in which for Limi to show her newest designs was in a way a step up from a show…next level, even. If an editor drops by an exhibit to actually sweep through an entire collection then I see it is highly likely they will remember the designs (it’s about touching; just like how you are more likely to purchase an item if you try an item on versus not).
The exhibit was held in a beautiful, large room with all of the pieces in view. People munched on desserts and sipped champagne while watching a few models mill about in outfits chosen by editors or buyers to try. I was able to try on a few pieces myself and walk the room….wobbling around in the too-large shoes. I am traditionally a heels-only girl but lately even the LF “boyish” flats and platforms are starting to look attractive.
Limi looked nervous as she answered interview questions, which is totally normal…if a designer ISN’T nervous then I will have doubts that they designed a single piece themselves. She’s very lucky because even though her father is Yohji Yamamoto and she often struggled to remove herself from that shadow while still having a natural inclination to his similar aesthetic, the media and press do look at her collections as a separate brand and been warmly receptive since the beginning.
This collection is finally hitting store racks and I`m sure most of them are going to be in stock (if not all already) right now, so check them out! For all you bad-ass, cool chicks out there.
Recently Gilt sent me a VIP card, so I have been perusing the site, looking at all of the awesome, wonderful and sometimes strange and surprising deals (like a special lesson on how to do “NOH” theatre). And then, as I click on it yesterday I see a familiar face….LIMI FEU!! If you are fan, fashionista, freak, female, and/or just a human being, YOU CAN’T MISS IT! Ohhh, it brings me back to the stunning 2011 AW collection….
GILT has mostly high-end/luxury western brands, but an edgy brand like LIMI…it’s like they did this just for me!
You know Gilt, right? It’s an online shopping site that sells covetable brands at “sample sale” prices that only fashion pros can get into. Well, Gilt brings it to everyone…well, almost…you have to be invited by a member first! D’oh! But I was given some extra; not sure how many, but you can try and signup below. There’s lots of other brands and spa packages and interior goods and concert tickets and you don’t have to deal with screaming sales girls.
Like the faithful fashion follower that I am, I make my twice-yearly pilgramage to the
holy lands … eg the exhibitions. Limi Feu always has hers in the
magnificent building that also houses the Yohji Yamamoto flagship in Aoyama.
I was especially curious to see the 2011 fall winter collection up close as there were
some surprising prints that showed up on the runway in Paris during her show.