Thursday, July 30, 2015

crop top

just as i was headed into a dressing slump (when getting dressed becomes a chore rather than fun), rundholz's autumn/winter 2015 collections appeared online. before you jump to the conclusion that the slump was stopped in its track, let me say that, while i enjoyed browsing the collections and dreaming of future outfits, hoping these actions would pull me out of the slump, my hopes were dashed. i remain in the slump. as this isn't an unusual state of affairs, here's hoping this slump lasts no longer than any previous ones.

i am wearing the sundress and the sydney top by kaliyana. my boots are the noon boot (box collection) by trippen.


Brenda said...

I've been wearing and loving Rundholz since their first collection in '93, but sometimes they are far off the mark. AW15/16 is notable, for me, in that it's possibly the most disappointing collection yet - less than a handful of pieces will make their way into my closets. These days any such disappointments (or doldrums, slumps, etc.) are successfully deflected with Rick Owens, Carol Christian Poell, Marc Le Bihan, Rad Hourani, Sid Neigum, Moon Young Hee, Ann Demeulemeester, Issey Miyake, and Masnada. I can certainly envision you wearing any and all of these, and easily integrating/mixing pieces with your existing wardrobe. "the way that i dress is changing... i am surprised by these changes... and happy ..."

wardrobetales said...

brenda: thanks for the label suggestions ... particularly those i have no familiarity with (moon young hee and masnada). i am always happy to make new label discoveries!

Brenda said...

You look unequivocally superb and fantastic in every single outfit documented on this blog. Appreciating all of your Rundholz, and the pieces you've selected for yourself, and the combinations you've created. Even though many of their clothes are minimally tailored, they're still very deliberate and there's still something of an undercurrent of surprise, which can elevate many of the pieces beyond the ordinary. May the love affair with Rundholz live long!

Of course I don’t know how (or how much) you feel your style is shifting at the moment. The aesthetic of the other brands I mentioned is generally elegant and highly tailored, and fairly sophisticated in terms of artistic experimentation. One of the things I love about them is that they often reveal many surprises at close inspection: secrets that only the wearer (or someone very near to the wearer) can know, for example, an unusual finishing on an exterior seam, or an exquisite detail on the interior of the garment. They are clothes that must be seen in person to be fully appreciated. But unlike, say, Kaliyana, they are not clothes you could sleep in! Definitely not clothing for that. But they make people look exceptional and spectacular, so perhaps that's the sacrifice to be made with them.

I, too, own more than enough Kaliyana clothing and am wholly devoted to the way it merges silhouette with comfort, but find the fabrics and construction to be rather basic and inexpensive (admittedly not a fair comparison to the brands mentioned in the previous comment, apples and oranges and all that). I don't wear fleece or sweats or denim, so utilize Kaliyana as my version of sweatpants or jeans and a tee -- that is to say, the brand often comprises my day-to-day non-work/non-event wardrobe. It would be a great treat to be able to wear it to work sometimes, as you do, but unfortunately my situation doesn't allow for it.

Will stay tuned to witness your ongoing style evolution, and thanks ever so much for sharing it publicly. Visiting your blog is pure delight.