Category Archives: Editorials/Photography

Wanderlust | Photography Inspired by Travel

We at Indiverve are in love with the world. We love to travel and it shows in our work. All of our designs are inspired by different cultures and countries, whether it is a colour, a type of embroidery or a method of beading – each and every Indiverve piece is a fusion of Western fashion and fashion from countries around the globe. We have been badly bitten by the travel bug and we aren’t the only ones. Below are photography series that are inspired by travel. French photographer Christophe Jacrot’s stunning series featuring the largest, most dynamic cities in the world (Paris, Tokyo, Hong-Kong) in the rain. The juxtaposing elements of nature and urbanity are the focus of the series. It’s amazing what Jacrot is able to do with a camera as each photo is so different from each other. Some look like paintings as the rain blurs the sharp lines of the city. There are many people who say that Paris is at its most beautiful when its raining. These photos make us believe that this sentiment may be true (although the best way to find out would be to go to Paris and see for oneself!).

Brooklyn-based photographer Zack Seckler has taken a series of aerial photos of the Kalahari Basin in Africa, bringing new meaning to landscape photography for an exhibition called “Botswana”. The photos, which were taken between 2009 and 2010 were taken with the help of a pilot who flew 150 metres above the ground to allow Seckler to capture these incredible images of the wild African landscape. These photos have a microscopic quality to them that is intriguing. Due to the distance, some of these photos don’t even resemble land at all but rather they look like moss, mold, bacteria, thread on fabric. It’s a humbling series in the sense that it shows us how small we are in a big world. The exhibition will be open until February 3rd at the Robin Rice Gallery in New York.

Last, but not least, Bertil Nilsson’s photography series, “Naturally” features professional dancers wearing nothing more than paint, contorting themselves into poses that would make the most experienced of yogis blush. The poses take place in some of the most beautiful locations throughout the world, in countries such as Portugal, Spain, Germany, Australia, France, and England. The poses are often wild and uninhibited but the surroundings are incredibly serene and almost ethereal. The photos are raw, animalic and sexually charged but with a peaceful innocence, as if they were taken of people who are completely themselves and completely at ease.

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“Botswana” | Zack Seckler

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Are there any photography series that we missed that you feel that we should feature? Send it to us at alicia@indiverve.com and we will post it with full credit to you.

Hope you all have been having a wonderful Monday!

xoxo,

Indiverve

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Street-wise Sunday | Vintage Vixens

There was a time when the trends of what we wear were dictated by the runways of high-profile cities. Prestigious couturiers acted as dictators of the fashion world, selecting the colors, fabrics, and shapes that were to be adored and then abhorred as the seasons came and went. With the extreme accessibility and interconnection of the modern world, fashion is no longer inspired by any one thing and one could argue that we are often more influenced by the fashions we see on the streets than we are by what we see during fashion week or in the windows of stores such as Holt Renfrew or Bergdorf Goodman (depending where you live).

We have always been inspired by the streets. The streets are where the culture of a city is the strongest. People living their lives in clothing that fits their unique selves and situations is infinitely more interesting than a handful of different ideas dreamed up by more or less the same designers every season. Coco Chanel said it best when she said “Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street. Fashion has to do with the way we live, what is happening.” What is happening in fashion is a revolution of how ideas are transmitted and shared. What used to be single-stream of ideas is now a intricate web and that is something that we are grateful for. Playing tribute to the fashions of the street we have selected seven vintage-inspired looks that left us feeling intrigued.

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Photo Credit | Lookbook.nu

Are there any street-style looks that you want us to see and feature? Send your suggestions to alicia@indiverve.com and we may feature them (with full credit to you). Happy Sunday!

xoxo,

Indiverve


A Collection of Unbound Wisteria | Giambattista Valli SS14

Paris fashion week is pretty much the most exciting week of our year and lives. Even more so (in our humble opinions) than New York, Milan and London does Paris fashion week bring the most revolutionary, inspiring and breath-taking couture pieces to the runway. The day that we are able to be present for one of these shows is the day we are going to drop to our knees and cry tears of pure fashion joy. From Chanel and Elie Saab to Giambattista Valli, the runways were rife with whimsy-filled collections reminiscent of Marie Antoinette in Versaille or classic fairy-tales such as Sleeping Beauty. Unadulterated luxury and femininity seemed to be the themes of the week. Ethereal laces and printed silks were adorned with iridescent sequins, hand-beading and trails of floral appliques. Though we are inspired by many of the collections that were shown, Giambattista Valli’s romantic and vividly hued collection was the stand-out for us. The soft feminine details were juxtoposed against solid bold colours (think lemon,  magenta and cobalt) and lines. Waist-lines were defined with sashes and strategic seams and curves were accentuated with full-skirts. The collection played full tribute to the beautiful nuances of the feminine form and yet very little skin was shown. High-necklines and long sleeves would balance out a shorter hem-line and alternatively, a strap-less bodice would be made more demure with a floor-sweeping gown. In an industry that is so often dominated by sex appeal and skin, it is always refreshing to see the feminine figure celebrated in a different, perhaps slightly nostalgic way. In a world where everything is so accessible, it is really so true that mystery and what one doesn’t see is so often more exciting that what you can see. This was a truly breath-taking collection and we have selected five of our favorite looks from the runway.

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xoxo,

Indiverve

Photo Credit | Fashion Gone Rogue


A Series of Beauty | Photographic Inspiration

As people working in a creative industry, we are constantly bombarded with inspiration. Whether we search for it or it finds us, creativity is everywhere. This week we came across a few examples of photography that stunned us. Russian photographer, Elena Shumilova has recently showcased a series of photographs that she took of her young sons. Ethereally optimistic, each photo has a softness, a whimsy that is often rare in today’s pin-sharp digital world. We love the simple beauty and innocence of these photos.

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Ernest Goh has turned his fascination with animals into a beautiful and often hilarious series of photos titled “Animalia”. His collection of photos featuring seemingly commonplace animals such as roosters and fish, this series is meant to draw attention and appreciation towards animals and the way they function, live their lives and interact with each other.

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Colston Julian has created an intoxicatingly raw editorial for Harper’s Bazaar India, in collaboration with Krishna Mukhi. With Pallavi Singh donning couture that is at once contemporary and traditionally India, we couldn’t help but think of our own collection and our design inspiration. With all of our clothes and jewelry being created in India, we are constantly being inspired by this beautiful country and the creative artists who work there. The unadulterated richness of the fabrics and vividness of the colours perfectly complements the somewhat rough and rustic urbanity of the setting.

 

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Are there any examples of inspiring photography that you have come across? Feel free to share and we will include it in our next photography post – with credit to you and your blog of course!

xoxo

Indiverve

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