happy halloween everyone!
i love mcqueen so it's hard not to be biased...
but i must say that the silhouettes are starting to look quiet similar for the past three seasons.
nonetheless, i love the structured designs and the lace-up leather boots are to die for.
traveling a little back in time to year 2008. kate moss working it as usual. and very cool photography by craig mcdean. i love the nymphy-like feel of this editorial.
kate moss photographed by craig mcdean
vogue uk march 2008
fun fashion logo headpieces!
as soon as i saw "vogue japan" and the headpieces, i immediately thought of anna dello russo since she's a fan of head wear. and lo and behold, this editorial was styled by anna herself.
i think the dior headpiece is chic and beautiful. note the little birds perched on the letters.
crystal renn photographed by giampaolo sgura
styled by anna dello russo
vogue japan november 2011
another surprise for me.
valentino seemed to be getting too much into the whole lace thing for the past 2 years. this season's focus was also on lace but there were more variety and interesting fabrics that we haven't seen from valentino. i really liked the collection. i think i've had enough of the really pretty lace dress. i like that these pieces were more easy and relaxed.
this collection also got good reviews so mccartney probably has not much to worry about. i thought there were some great pieces and i really liked that she did lots of separates.
there's no doubt that this collection had plenty of detail and intricacy. and the clothes had a definite resonance to alexander mcqueen's past designs. i personally didn't like this collection as much as i did the previous ones but some of the dresses and leather pieces were absolutely gorgeous.
ah~ the much-waited balmain's second line, pierre balmain, is here.
here we have its spring 2012 collection and seeing from the photos, it seems like balmain's famous rock-and-roll element is still present. the apparel hits stores and online retailers starting this december so start saving money for some holiday shopping!
i love givenchy and the house's previous collections, whether couture or ready-to-wear, were all so amazing. this collection was, as expected, great and got great reviews from the fashion people. however, i must confess that i wasn't completely impressed. nonetheless, impeccable tailoring and just because it's givenchy...still awesome.
this was the first runway collection sans christophe decarnin who abruptly left balmain in february.
the designer behind balmain now is a young (25 years old) designer named olivier rousteing. style.com gave a cautious review of his spring 2012 collection but i think it was fabulous and a change that i believe will do the design house much good. there were no more of decarnin's signature "trash look." now, it's much more clean (no more holes in the shirt, pants, and skirts) and the focus is rightly on the details. and the classic balmain factor is still there in the short, short skirts and dresses. i think rousteing is off to a great start! oh and now people could probably understand more why balmain clothes cost what they cost cuz you know before...a leather skirt that barely covered your butt was a whooping 3 grand.
isabel marant knows how to satiate the cravings of her customer! this collection was yet another success following her previous 3 seasons. there were plenty of jeans, which is a marant thing, that were dyed, fringed, printed, and decorated to complete one's day wear! and the dresses were sexy and young to spark your nightime looks. great, great collection.
i hadn't paid much attention to ann demeulemeester for no particular reason.
without much thought i had considered the brand too androgynous and couldn't really picture myself wearing its clothes.
well...wrong. but i do feel that ann demeulemeester's clothes look best on tall people. a lot of her clothes (from quickly scanning her previous seasons' work) have structure and play with lengths and proportions. these elements are best pulled off by women with some height and leaness to them.
anyway, there were some major drapery and fringe work here. the models looked like a very cool and chic hybrid of gypsies and stranded pirates!