The Perfect Bow on Pancake Day

Proenza Schouler’s A/W collection was inspired by a road trip by the two designers (Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez) to Donald Judd’s Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas as well as making many paper planes en route. The image on the left particularly seems to encapsulate this trip, maybe I’m romanticising it all but the movement in the dress reminds me of a scarf, in the way that it dances in the wind. The Origami element is also easily identifiablein the folds of the garments. I like the idea that paper can give way to loose, and flowing creations that are very unlike the structured element of folded paper.

What I really got excited about were the bows that appeared on numerous garments that floated down the runway.

Bow’s seem to come back every season and I have wanted a navy scarf since i saw the Marc by Marc Jacobs S/S 08 collection. Sadly i am yet to find one.

I’m still not sick of seeing them on the runway and in our every day fashions. Be it in the hair accessories, brooches, or round the neck. Yeah the bows can look cute and a bit kitsch but there is a kind of charm about them. Perhaps because they remind me of the finishing touches on gifts, where the ribbon makes all the difference. Whatever it’s magic may be, it took me a long time to learn to tie the perfect bow…and now theres no stopping me!

It’s also Shrove Tuesday today, or Pancake day! I always forget that it has a religious significance (not that i am at all religious) of pancake day and always connect it with the floury mess that we get into after making batches and batches of pancakes with nutella spread, lemon and sugar or one of my favourite combos, Peanut butter and syrup. Hmmm. Of course, it signifies the beginning of lent which means getting rid of all the rich foods in your cupboard, which apparently amounts in the form of pancakes. It’s all good I say. That is the plan anyway to make a bunch and devour them greedily (most unladylike) with the housemates….that is after I’ve attempted on some more work on the dissertation, attend a private view for the new exhibition at uni (free wine and nibbles). What’s not to love?