odds + ends

Born and raised in Istanbul, Merve is currently residing in downtown Manhattan and completing her undergrad degree at Parsons, where she studies design and management with a focus on fashion communications. Prior to moving to New York, she was lucky enough to spend 2 years in Paris.

"odds + ends" is a visual and verbal diary through which Merve will be exploring fashion or things that are fashion-related. You are most likely to read about conceptual fashion and see stuff that she finds inspirational.

Email her at oddsends.blog@gmail.com

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God is in the details: Fall/Winter 2011 RTW

Picks from Chloe Pre-Fall 2011 collection

Picks from Maison Martin Margiela’s Pre-Fall 2011 collection:

The cuts seem less geometric to me.  What do you think?

Here is Lanvin’s SS 2011 campaign by Steven Meisel featuring Kinga Rajzak and Iselin Steiro.

Piet Mondrian YSL- Mondrian Day Dress

"Mondrian" day dress, autumn 1965
Yves Saint Laurent (French, born Algeria, 1936)
Wool jersey in color blocks of white, red, blue, black, and yellow

Gift of Mrs. William Rand, 1969 (C.I.69.23)

As the sack dress evolved in the 1960s into the modified form of the shift, Saint Laurent realized that the planarity of the dress was an ideal field for color blocks. Knowing the flat planes of the 1960s canvases achieved by contemporary artists in the lineage of Mondrian, Saint Laurent made the historical case for the artistic sensibility of his time. Yet he also demonstrated a feat of dressmaking, setting in each block of jersey, piecing in order to create the semblance of the Mondrian order and to accommodate the body imperceptibly by hiding all the shaping in the grid of seams.

Source: Yves Saint Laurent: “Mondrian” day dress (C.I.69.23) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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