Dries Van Noten.

October 5, 2012 § Leave a comment

Huge crush of the season.

Grunge married floral. Trashy Rock&Roll met femininity. Silk melts with a collage of  different fabrics. You can definitely expect the unexpected from Dries Van Noten.

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Impasse de la défense- Été 2013

September 25, 2012 § Leave a comment

So today was the beginning of my favorite fashion week. Paris. Oh lala Paris.

I saw the collection grow, the hairstylists tried everything ON me, I tried some dresses, I called the press, I had 100 cups of coffee with the designer and his friends. I was in Karim Bonnet´s atelier everyday for almost 3 weeks. And it was amazing. And this is why I love fashion, because all of that hard work pays off in barely 15 minutes, but man, what an amazing short moment.

It was a secretive and rather low-key start to Paris’ ready-to-wear week with post-punk design house Impasse de la Defense, whose colorful spring-summer 2013 show took place tucked away behind the iconic clock face -la rosace- of the Gare de l’Est train station.Aside from provoking chuckles from fashion insiders, this added a street feel to the eclectic and contemporary mix of vibrant patchwork dresses, outre tulle bridal skirts and large shawls printed with images of clock architecture.

The “soundtrack” — a single harmonica played from the sidelines by Mickey, a man who looked like a busker and Karim´s old friend — provided a nice dash of boho insouciance for the many  casual and loose-fitting splash-dyed mid-length dresses.

Designer Karim Bonnet said he’d channeled German street style after a holiday there last summer — but at times, the clock seemed to turn right back to early seventies flower power.He drew inspiration from the contemporary art scene for his spring-summer 2013 collection, in creating “simple fashion” for a woman with a strong identity, and the brains to match.One bare-backed dress was a patchwork of half a dozen bright checks and tartans — like an oddly attractive collage of tablecloths.

The nicest elements were the imaginative prints of cameras and the spines of novels that featured on large shawls , actual photos taken by the designer himself— an Impasse de la Defense signature.

 

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Remerciements

Mary Katrantzou.

September 18, 2012 § Leave a comment

Definitely my favorite at London Fashion week and one of my latest favorite designers. This season she presented something new in the form of geometric prints taken from bank notes and postage stamps. 

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Louise Gray.

September 18, 2012 § Leave a comment

My personal favorite (or one of them)at New York Fashion week Spring 2013. Bright colors, fun prints, perfect shapes,80´s inspired accessories with enormous geometrical shapes and Little Prince makeup.

Uh?

September 7, 2012 § Leave a comment

Yes, it´s Anna Dello Russo, whatever. I do have respect for the woman. But…

WHAT THE FUCK is this?

She´s trying to be sexy, right? SHE FAILED.She´s trying to look stylish? SHE FAILED.

The whole idea about H&M is being a refreshing cool brand, young but yet wearable by all ages , modern without any excess and in the end,  simple items, never too over designed. In this case , the video is a veritable celebration of excess.

It seriously  looks like a promotional video for the new season of Jersey Shore.

Alexander McQueen Acid trip.

July 29, 2012 § Leave a comment


The brand has unveiled the campaign film for AW12 and it’s epic .

I´m tempted to use multiple exclamation marks and/or wingdings. Aside from the devastatingly lush and futuristic garments, the video is full of that throwback 80’s aesthetic that perfectly sums up the internet generation’s Zeigeist.

The effect dances between old school , extra-terrestrial and mushrooms and well..I think it´s awesome.

 

Martin Margiela

July 20, 2012 § Leave a comment

Definitely one of my favorite artists -not only designer, but ARTIST-

Belgian designer closely associated with the deconstructionist movement that dominated fashion during the mid-1990s, a look favoring raw edges, abstract shapes and minimal embellishment. In his work he often recycles nonfashion materials (plastic, bottle caps, hangers) into runway designs, or “recreates” vintage store finds to make new pieces that look identical to the old ones.

Named designer par excellence, the fashion ghost ( he never appeared in public as Martin Margiela) , never disappoints and brought to us unique pieces for the  autum/winter artisanal collection 2012-2013.

Artisanal collection Spring/summer 2012

Artisanal collection spring/summer 2012

Artisanal collection spring/summer 2007

Autumn/winter 2011 runway collection

Sprin/summer collection runway 2012

Spring/summer 2008 runway collection

 Spring/summer 2007 runway collection

Spring/summer 2006 runway collection

Bambi Northwood-Blyth for Marc By Marc Jacobs Resort 2013 Lookbook

June 20, 2012 § Leave a comment

It’ s Resort season.

The Marc Jacobs collection is not necessarily my favorite but how in the hell can you go wrong with Bambi starring in your lookbook?

Bambi Northwood-Blyth stars alongside Ondria Hardin in Marc by Marc Jacobs’ Resort 2013 lookbook. A little sister to the label’s mainline, MARC BY MARC JACOBS is known for being fun and a bit bratty (cue the lookbook’s helter-skelter styling and spliced, coloured hair).

Inspired by Portland, Resort 2013 looks back to old classics. This season the hugely popular mouse-eared flats have been redone as clogs, which are guaranteed to become just as much of a cult item as their forebearer. An illustration of the designer by Elizabeth Peyton adorns some tops, while floral, camo, stripes and polka-dots are played upon.

All you can get

May 30, 2012 § Leave a comment

I just discovered this fashion photographer. He´s incredible. Every single shot is brilliant.

All You Can Get by RYAN YOON , captures fashion made from unusual objects for the premier issue of  VIRGIN MAGAZINE Featuring a bevy of coke cans, M&Ms and iPads . The models pose as if they are wearing their couture best and it´s absolutely amazing.

American Mystic

April 18, 2012 § Leave a comment

There is no denying Rick Owens has been at the top of his game since he introduced his sophisticated urban silhouettes to the early 90s. His clothes have been widely copied and worn by countless celebrities, from his gorgeous washed leather jackets to shawl-like skinny knits and floor-length skirts in murky tones. Owens loves drama, refinement and singularity but his practical touch always shines through, and comfort and consistency define his designs. Managing to strike the perfect balance between casual and couture, sporty and edgy, Owens surfs the waves of ambiguity with apparent ease. Narrow definitions don’t really work here, both in his private and professional life. Married and bisexual, he’s also a photographer and furniture designer. He has put men in stacked high heels and favors androgynous-looking women. Think glam rock Bowie meets grounded Armani.

Fall 2012 Ready-to-wear

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