Thursday, January 28, 2010

COUTURE SPRING2010 UPDATE



Armani Prive


So now that all of the Couture shows are over, I've decided which one I like the most. The decision was really difficult. I LOVED Givenchy, and I could imagine little superstarlits running wild on the red carpet in Elie Saab's gowns. My favorite piece in Ricardo Ticsi's collection was definitely the long gown that Isabeli Fontana was wearing. It looked as if it came right out of a scene from Bram Stoker's Dracula. Amazing.


Isabeli Fontana in Givenchy


Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci





Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld

Chanel was outstanding as always. The collection was very representative of late 19th century Paris. I love the way Karl Lagerfeld incorporated jewelry into the clothing. Some dresses were hanging from the necklaces that the models were wearing! The chiffon frills were hands down the most spectacular though. They seemed to magically float around the models' bodies. Flawless in every sense.

Elie Saab




Decision time. All of the collections were impeccable. My favorite though, was Armani Prive. Just an outstanding collection. The imagination, mysticism and romance of it all, is almost too much to handle.



*all photos courtesy of Style.com

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

COUTURE SPRING2010



Armani Prive


I'm so happy that this seasons couture shows have finally started. I'll be giving two updates on the shows and possibly the overall winner for the most inventive collection of the season.

I love that in fashion, the couture shows form the base for the ready-to-wear collections. It gives me the opportunity to think ahead and imagine what new trends might form, and to look at fashion as a true art, rather than just the production of good-looking clothes.

At Armani Prive, it was all about the broad-shouldered blazer. I absolutely adore them. The crescent moon pin detailing and the crescent curvature of the skirts are fantastic! The collection didn't really need to look couture, to be couture, because the fine detailing and the quality of the fabrics are clearly evident.



Dior


Christian Dior SS10 Couture collection was not as unique as I would have expected. The models were clad in equestrian gear- the kind you'd find at a couture show, not in the stable- but nonetheless, still equestrian. The gowns closer to the end of the collection were magnificently sewn, but didn't seem to wow me as much as past collections had.

So far, those are the frontrunners of the season. I'm looking forward to Givenchy, Valentino and Lacroix!






Monday, January 25, 2010

YSL






Dying over the Yves Saint Laurent menswear collection. The coats and blazers just fell off the boys' shoulders. Thank you Stefano Pilati.


P.S - the jumpers are kindof amazing...


http://www.gq.com/fashion-shows/brief/F2010MEN-YSLMEN

Sunday, January 24, 2010

I Spy A Trendddd

Check out these collections! Shorts over leggings, skinnies, pants? It doesn't really matter this season. I think this has a correlation with the 'end of the world, nomad' look that has been appearing on runways. Imagine huge baggy harem pants with oversized cardigans and jackets. This season definitely isn't about the fitted man, but luckily, a few houses like Yves Saint Laurent, Louis Vuitton and Raf Simons have stuck to the conventional pant and shirt.



John Galliano

John Paul Gaultier


Comme des Garcons


Givenchy


Saturday, January 23, 2010

Natasha's Copenhagen Card



Kindof obsessed with this. She's SO versatile! Check out the rest of the Women girls' cards on Models.com.

Those Highlights!



Isabeli's new Vogue Nippon cover looks very similar to her ad campaign for Moschino. She's still working the highlights that create a fierce feline character. Check out the cover! An editorial will definitely be coming soon.






*photo courtesy of tarsha on tFS

Friday, January 22, 2010

Snakes On A Body



Only one word and three people are needed to describe this photo.


Impeccable.
McQueen
Raquel
&Nick Knight

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Simplicity Over Creativity






I'm not always a big fan of menswear collections because they all seem too similar to each other. I know, I know, the slight differences in each collection should be noted and discussed, but still, its my opinion. Recently, however, many designers have been taking up the task of keeping each piece in their collection completely unique and unlike any other. Some examples of these are Rad Hourani, Alexander McQueen of course, Dries van Noten... When I started thinking about which S/S10 collection I liked the best, the only collection that stood out was Louis Vuitton. To my surprise, the reason I love the collection so much is because of it's simplicity and wearability. Every other designer could have made this collection, but they didn't because they were being unique.

The main recurring theme in the collection seems to be the idea of an old world, rich and plush bourgeois with a modern twist. The wool coats, suits and sweaters are very sophisticated. I know i'm being completely bias by making Louis Vuitton my favorite collection because all of the S/S10 collections haven't arrived yet, but the idea that another collection will top this one is so unfathomable.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

My new model obsession


Kindof starting to fall in love with Karlie Kloss. For a seventeen-year old, she's accomplished more than many accomplished models ever will. I think everything for me came full circle when she was basically the star in Vogue's SEP 09 issue. I also love her in Dior SS10. Marc Jacobs, Hermes, PoS, Lacoste.... and the list goes on and on. Major. Next Models NY is doing something very ok.

Crazed over these


Shocking! Striking! Sensational.




Nowadays, I really think there is nothing more impressive than a Calvin Klein ad. However, when there's an impressive Calvin Klein ad AND an almost as impressive Moschino ad by photographers Inez and Vinoodh, I'm just in pure bliss. Isabeli Fontana looks completely chiced up for Moschino's S/S10 campaign. She's basically giving us the pure essence of Moschino, thanks to the over-the-top styling and make-up.. Love a girl that can move.

On the other hand, Steven Klein's Calvin Klein is very natural and organic-looking. Quite possibly because model David Agbodji is completely nude, but quite possibly not. The ad is very grown-up and masculine. Yes, typical for Calvin Klein, but I dont think the house has done nude on quite the same level as this advertisement. Its breathtaking how fascinating the sculpt of a good Calvin suit is, but for once, the suit is out-shined by the model who's wearing simply nothing at all.