Saturday, 12 October 2013

Isolated Heroes: Kosovo Brides SS14

Hold up. Have we all taken a moment to fully appreciate how insanely good Isolated Heroes new collection is? Cause shut the front door, I can't even begin to deal with how beyond perfect this guy is. Dundee is just knocking it out of the park at the moment, and Samantha McEwen's new collection "Kosovo Brides" is just another reason in an ever growing list on why I'm buckwild crazy for this city's creative scene at the mo.

 Isolated Heroes is pretty much in the business of making ugly clothes beautiful and without a doubt "Kosovo Brides" is McEwen's strongest collection to date. Still fully channelling some fine,fresh,fierce 90's deliciousness (the laser cut pink plaid cut is all but named for our fave Clueless gal Cher Horowitz) but also plays with some massive furry jumpers, sequined kimonos, out of this world digital prints and some of the finest faux fur jackets I ever did see.

The collection takes it's inspiration from it's namesake - "Kosovo Brides" and is really heavily influenced by traditional folklore, mythical tales and ceremony and rituals. In Kosovo, traditionally brides will have their faces painted, and be covered in ornate designs, sequins, jewels and beads as well as wearing layers and layers of clothing. The whole idea is to protect the bride from evil spirits and conceal her innocence/virginity. It's obviously a much more wearable version of it, but the influence is still there. The high fantasy, romanticism, cool mythical and super luxe is all up in this collection.And like the bride, the collection is never more beautiful when it's worn layered up. It's a high impact collection, and every item on it's own is a straight up statement piece but wearing pieces together just looks straight up unreal. Wallflowers need not apply.

Palette wise it's almost sickly sweet, and like all of McEwen's work to date seems to channel some kind of weird tribal futurism. I say it every god damn time I talk about Isolated Heroes but I always get MAJOR tribe vibes. Maybe it's the cosmic print (who saw that feeling fresh again any time soon?) or the embossed faux fur coats but I'm getting total apocalyptic retro sci-fi. If this is what the end of the world looks like, I'm ready for it.

McEwen is clearly one of the most talented up and coming designers working in Scotland today and her new collection is fucking unreal. For me it feels like all the bases are covered here without compromise. Androgyny and uber fem sit happily next to each other in this collection, and the saccharine pastels that predominate this collection never feel too pretty or girly. It feels fresh and edgy and sexy without having to answer to anyone. Also it's the first collection in a long time  that's made me properly consider integrating a two piece in to my wardrobe so there is that.

Isolated Heroes is only going from strength to strength. and with this - her best collection to date IMHO I can't wait to see what she whips up next. Till then I think it's about time I embraced pastels....


  1. I am OBSESSED. holy god this is amazing.

  2. In line Coach Outlet Online is bringing Michael Kors Outlet unique Coach Factory Outlet to a Toms Shoes USA shoe for Cheap Jerseys Spring/Michael Kors Outlet 2014 Coach Factory Outlet, and this Coach Outlet, it's a Coach Outlet. The Coach Outlet Sale Sandal Giuseppe Zanotti Outlet.Supermodel mom Coach Factory Outlet was Coach Factory Outlet Online being all kinds of hot this weekend Coach Factory Outlet she Coach Store Online out in a Michael Kors Outlet-turning, Celine Outlet I did, I was Celine Bags possessed by Fitflops Flipflops suit madness.Fitflops USA-there string Michael Kors during Michael Kors Store vacation in Tomss Hoes Bahamas. Fitflop Footwear by her family, the 40-year-old looked happy and relaxed - Fitflops Outlet, uh, did we Fitflops Sandals super hot? - as she Giuseppe Zanotti by the pool.I've Giuseppe Zanotti Designer making my own vanilla extract for years. I love it! It's cost-effective, and in my opinion, Vanilla extract is also (easily) the most used extract in my Prada Outlet , sort of pretty (although it kind of looks like spiders too) tastes way better than imitation vanilla extract.

  3. nike shoes, Cheap Jordans,Cheap Jordan Shoes,Cheap Air Max,Cheap Free Run Shoes,nike shoes,nike outlet,nike factory,nike store,nike factory outlet,nike outlet store,cheap nike shoes,nike sneakers, toms outlet, toms outlet,tom shoes,toms shoes outlet,tom shoes,toms wedges,cheap toms,, air jordan, air jordan,jordan shoes,cheap jordans,air jordans,jordan retro,air jordan shoes,jordans,jordan 11,jordan xx9,jordan 6,new jordans,retro jordans,jordan retro 11,jordan 5,air jordan 11,jordans for sale,jordan 4,jordan 1,jordan future,jordan 3,jordan 12,michael jordan shoes,air jordan retro, cheap jordans, cheap jordans,cheap jordan shoes,cheap jordan,cheap jordans for sale,jordans for cheap,jordan shoes,jordans,air jordan,jordan retro,jordan 11,jordan xx9,jordan 6,new jordans,air jordans,retro jordans,jordan retro 11,jordan 5,air jordan 11,jordans for sale,jordan 4,jordan 1,jordan future,jordan 3,jordan 12,michael jordan shoes,air jordan shoes,air jordan retro, jordan retro, jordan retro,jordan shoes,air jordan,air jordans,retro jordans,air jordan retro,jordans,jordan 11,jordan xx9,jordan 6,new jordans,cheap jordans,jordan retro 11,jordan 5,air jordan 11,jordans for sale,jordan 4,jordan 1,jordan future,jordan 3,jordan 12,michael jordan shoes,air jordan shoes, air max 90, air max 90,nike air max 90,air max 95,air max 2014,air max 2013,air max 1,nike air max,air max,nike air max 2014,airmax,nike air max 2013, air max 95, air max 95,nike air max 95,air max 90,nike air max 90,air max 2013,nike air max,air max,air max 2014,nike air max 2014,airmax,nike air max 2013, nike free 5.0, nike free 5.0, nike free trainer 5.0,nike free run 5.0,free running 2,nike free run,nike free,free running,nike running shoes,nike free trainer,free runs,free run 5.0, omega watches, omega watches,omega watch,replica watches,rolex watches,replica omega watches,rolex,watches for men,watches for women,rolex watches for sale,rolex replica,rolex watch,cartier watches,rolex submariner,fake rolex,rolex replica watches,replica rolex, ralph lauren outlet, ralph lauren outlet,ralph lauren outlet online,polo ralph lauren outlet,polo ralph lauren outlet online,polo ralph lauren,ralph lauren,polo ralph,polo shirts,,polo outlet,ralph lauren polo, oakley sunglass, swarovski crystal

  4. oakley sunglasses,cheap oakley,cheap oakley sunglasses,oakley sunglasses cheap,oakley outlet,oakley sunglasses outlet,oakley vault,oakleys,,sunglasses outlet,cheap sunglasses,oakley prescription glasses,fake oakleys,oakley glasses,oakley store,fake oakley,oakley sale,cheap oakleys,discount oakley sunglasses, ray ban sunglasses, Ray Ban Sunglasses,Ray Ban Outlet,Ray Ban Sale,Cheap Ray Bans,Cheap Ray Ban Sunglasses,ray ban sunglasses outlet,ray ban,rayban,ray bans,ray-ban,raybans,ray ban wayfarer,ray-ban sunglasses,,rayban sunglasses,cheap ray ban, burberry, burberry,burberry outlet,burberry outlet online,burberry factory outlet,burberry sale,burberry handbags, chanel bags, chanel bags,chanel handbags,chanel sunglasses,chanel outlet,chanel purses,chanel handbags official site, coach outlet store, coach outlet,coach outlet store,coach outlet store online,coach outlet stores,coach factory outlet,coach factory,coach factory online,coach factory outlet online,coach outlet online, chaussures louboutin, louboutin,louboutin pas cher,christian louboutin,louboutin chaussures,louboutin soldes,chaussure louboutin,chaussures louboutin,chaussure louboutin pas cher,louboutin france, sac michael kors, michael kors,sac michael kors,michael kors sac,michael kors pas cher,sac michael kors pas cher,michael kors france, north face outlet, north face outlet,the north face,north face,the north face outlet,north face jackets,north face jackets clearance,northface, yoga pants, yoga pants,lululemon,lululemon outlet,lululemon athletica,lululemon addict,lulu lemon,,, beats by dre, beats by dre,beats headphones,beats audio,beats by dr dre,beats by dre headphones,dr dre,dre beats,beats by dr,dr dre beats,dre headphones,beats by dr. dre,cheap beats, ferragamo, ferragamo,salvatore ferragamo,ferragamo shoes,ferragamo outlet,salvatore ferragamo outlet,ferragamo belts,ferragamo belt,ferragamo outlet, nike blazer, nike blazer,blazer nike,nike blazer pas cher,Chaussures Nike Blazer,Nike Blazer Femme, nike air force, swarovski


© Bee Waits For No One. All rights reserved.