February 2nd, 2011

D is for Designers (for fashion) do it best!

Lets face facts! Resulting invitations can sometimes end up a little drier than the fantasy solution we had in mind. Be it budget, lack of resources, conservative taste or blind fear, original concepts often get whittled down until you barely recognise the job before you. Luckily, most of our clients are familiar with our aesthetic and diverse body of work before they approach us. And it is those clients for which we’ve produced our proudest work (2010 examples to be launched this month).

While fashion houses are frantically pulling their shows together for Fashion Week, the best of the best invitations begin to do the rounds. Just as the fashion designers themselves, these invitations push the envelope or do away with one altogether. It is the Designer Fashion Show Invitations from which Zed & Bee draw much of our inspiration, making this an easy choice for Letter D. Understand, the selection below took some restrained culling…

Image 1. Bodkin Fall ’09 by RoAndCo.

Image 2. Louis Vuitton by Julmeme.

Image 3. Christian Lacroix Haute Couture Invitations by Antoine+Manuel.

Image 4. 3.1 Phillip Lim by Li, Inc.

Image 5. Fendi Fan Invitation, designer unknown.