Psycho Killer: Stolen Girlfriends Club’s Provoking Prints

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Stolen Girlfriends Club: Dead End collection
AW 2013 NZFW

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Stolen Girlfriend’s Club’s ‘Psycho Salmon’ print is an elusive pattern, one that seems
playful at first but at a closer glance reveals itself to possess a bit of darkness.

From far away it may be difficult to guess what is depicted on the New Zealand based brand’s
Fall 2013 Frocks, but zooming in will reveal not abstract elements, but ‘fish cross bred with robots and humans.’

That may sound a bit intimidating, a print designed to ‘represent a post apocalyptic world that is unkind’ — a fish-robot-human hybrid, an artistic statement on where society is headed…but still,
it is a quite cute design. Splashed in amongst this collection which includes both
Menswear and Women’s wear, the textile read as a fun mis-match rather than an ominous statement.

I suppose that’s the trick, crafting a print that looks fun and wearable but is meticulously detailed — intriguing and interesting.

The Fall offerings from Stolen are available now to shop online — t-shirt styles and light dresses that floaty and easy — femininity pairs up with the raw edge and attitude of the collection, these are pieces that cool girls undoubtedly want to [and should!] wear. Plus, the Psycho Salmon make for a great conversation starter.

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Pyjama Future Top $250.00, High Flyer Short $276.00
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T-Shirt Dress $199.00, Ringer Tee $156.00
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Yard Tank $120.00, Julia Dress $360.00
Codie Young in the Psycho Salmon Print by Cara Stricker for the brand's Dead End Campaign
Codie Young by Cara Stricker for the ‘Dead End’ Campaign
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Imgages via Stolen Girlfriends Club
Runway images:Fiona Goodall/Getty Images AsiaPac

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Stroke of Genius; Kate Spade Saturday

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One of the most pleasing things about Kate Spade’s new diffusion line Saturday’ besides the affordable prices has got to be the delightful prints.

Currently obsessing over these painted items from the brand’s recently launched website in both ‘Splatter’ and ‘Abstract’ — from notebooks to smart t-shirts, here are some select pieces that I highly recommend checking out!ABSTRACT_2_PDP

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Find out more about the brand, the fresh prints and how Saturday’s designer executed these perfect patterns on their blog, ‘The Saturdaily’

The Women ; Marc by Marc Jacobs Fall Winter 2013

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Marc by Marc Jacobs
Fall Winter 2013

Forties meets Seventies nostalgic glamour by way of classic preppy looks,
colorful prints, and superstar-worthy satin.
The look was late seventies [borderline 80s] business-like with a bit of Antonio Lopez flawlessness. An altogether hit from the multi-talented designer. Models who made an appearance on the runway included Catherine McNeil, Sigrid Agren, Cara Delevingne, Ruby Aldridge, Daphne Groenveld and Nadja Bender.

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Look 1 – Preppy Power Woman
Look 16, Look 5, Look 19, Look 8, Look 22
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Detail – Two Tone Cable-Knit Sweater
W 2013 Beauty Look 1
[above] Pin Curls in Progress backstage

The Beauty Look
Glam crimson lips by Dick Page [Shiseido’s artistic director of makeup]
and seventies disheveled curls by hair-icon Guido Palau
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Curls on Nastya and Cara backstage
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Bright red lips topped off the charismatic look
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Look 2 – Prints
Look 13, Look 35, Look 11, Look 1, Look 40, Look 30, Look 6, Look 36
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Details of a leafy dress and Vanessa Axente’s retro-rouge opener
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Ladylike fall prints backstage
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Look 3 – Fall Satin
Red lips and midnight blue satin on Bette Franke
W 2013 SILK
Look 45, Look 41, Look 52, Look 51, Look 49

Printed Matter – Trending for Spring 2013

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Peter Pilotto, Clover Canyon, Roberto Cavalli, Michael Kors, Kenzo, Mary Katrantzou
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