Monday, August 10, 2009

Obsessed with Ostwald Helgason

Ostwald Helgason leggings, Topshop tunic, H&M band jacket, Proenza Schouler studded heels, Arms and Armory necklace, mismatched vintage earrings

I've been obsessed with Ostwald Helgason's Spring 09 collection since it hit the floor of Opening Ceremony, and when I heard that it was on sale (you must visit if you haven't already---70% off!), I immediately ran downtown to the store hoping to score one of their insane pieces. Designed by Susanne Ostwald and Ingvar Helgason, the line focuses on narrative prints and a vivid color palette, which form the foundation of their well tailored garments. The spring collection was inspired by the Ballet Russe and Russian wedding poems, and the print that I fell in love with featured plenty of Russian nesting dolls peeping out of a crazy geometric patchwork of contrasting textile patterns. I picked out the leggings, even though I would have loved to own every single other piece if I could afford it. Anyway, I can't wait to see their Fall collection in person, which they describe as "a walk through a dystopian city of the future at night, with flashes of colour offset by washed out blacks, beige and misty blues." Sounds dreamy, and I'm already salivating over the lookbook pictures.

A close up of the Russian doll print

Fall 09

Fall 09

Fall 09

-Tiffany

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22 comments:

NICOLE said...

wow i love your leggings

Jowy said...

THOSE TIGHTS ARE SLAMMIN'

One Love,
Jowy
www.iseejanemary.blogspot.com

helen_brown said...

Yep, we're big fans too!

He has a Sample Sale on: http://www.catwalkgenius.com/shop.asp?ss=3&des=208#

pink horrorshow said...

The subtle pattern in the band jacket looks really cool with the loudness of the tights. Nice!! :)

Amanda said...

those are great! i am hoping i can make it down to OC in time to score some of the things i'm eying. was almost going to order online but that's silly since i'm living in the same city!

Glowing Doll said...

Everything about Otswald Helgason is fabulous!

Grace said...

Great find. I want the cloud wash coat!

Love Grace.

InnyVinny said...

Those are awesome.

aimy said...

Awesome, will keep an eye on him!
Kind of reminds me of the Christopher Kane photo prints...

the Rynham said...

luv the stripe shoes with those leggins. dope choice.
-JB

Isabel said...

Ohmigosh, your band jacket is from H&M? It's marvelous!

ほし said...

Those tights and that last dress are amazing...wow. The print sort of has me drooling a bit. In a good way, of course.

Kat said...

Love those pants!

Thanks for dropping by Mango Girl!

sarah said...

epic leggings! and that oversized blazer from the F09, its gorgeous. i hope theres more of that fabric used...

josephine said...

Great leggings! Reminds me of a museum tapestry or something

Mouthwash said...

Ah! What wonderful tights!! They're amazing! Congrats on the awesome buy!


Amber

Fashionista of the Future said...

Those leggings are great! I really like that outfit all together.

somedaynewyorker said...

Incredible leggings. So unique.

KAELA said...

LOVE the leggings!! x



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Mira said...

leggings=love!

Tink in My Closet said...

Rocking tights!

theowlsarenotwhattheyseem said...

zomg i NEED those leggings in my life! i must run to opening ceremony after work and hope that some are still there. i love the shoes you paired with them- the whole look is awesome. ~joelle