Beautiful, the first image. So strong and light….not innocent, more wise.

This is about a designer, Lilia Yip, based in the UK, born in Singapore.

Her designs are for the intelligent woman who has an inquisitive mind, a big heart and a sense of humour.

She balances the wearable, the surreal and the conceptual, always ready to challenge pre-conceived notions of what fashion should be in a quiet way. 

The choice of the model, the colors, the light, the garments, the designers explanation ….created a fairytale out of the images and I tried to put them together as one little photostory…enjoy!

If you want to see more from the collection and meet the designer better, you can click here (it will bring you to the website of MUUSE, a great place to find young talented designers.)

PHOTO CREDITS: Designer Lilia Yip, Art Director Marina de Magalhaes, Photographer Mariell Amelie, Stylist Marina de Magalhaes, Hair Adlena Dignam, Make-up Michelle Dacillo, Model Wylie Hays at Next, Styling Assistant Ana Rita, Special thanks to Studyo




Inspired by goddesses, female characters from the mythology and hero cartoons, the new upcoming young Danish designer Anne Sofie Madsen combines traditional handicraft methods with the elegance and fragility of a modern ballerina.

Her models wear big boots or tiny socks, ready to run and walk backwards during fashion shows. They seem steady… on earth. In an interview she says about her muse and model Freya Beha Erichson: “She must have the dress for a good party with flat shoes so she can dance all night”.

She gives absolutely freedom to her collections, uniting silk with strong leather and uses fabrics or materials meant for other purposes.

Images from her graduate collection from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts School of Design 2010:

Images from her first collection as an independent designer                                              the current spring/summer collection 2012:

Images from her 2. collection for the upcoming Fall/Winter 2012/13

I’m fascinated by her not only as a designer but also by an other talent she has. But for that you need to wait until tomorrow when i’m gonna write about her as an illustrator.