I have always wanted a Rick Owens jacket. The construction, the fabric, the draping, the paneling. The way they hug the curves and create new ones. The dark and edgy feel with a soft side. The badass with the coy smile. The metal zippers. One day…
I used to do a lot of posts with runway photos, but I think it is somewhat redundant. Anyone can go over to Style.com and see a very nice layout, tons of photos and reviews of collections whenever they choose. So I think I’ll just have an always changing banner, little mash-ups of a designer’s line that I’m loving at the moment. It’s a subtle way to hold on to my love of runway photos. This banner is the amazing Tsumori Chisato’s Spring 2011 collection. I am very fond of the color palette and the mixed prints. It’s wacky chic.
It is hard to even think about the warm, layered clothing of Fall while it is getting hotter and hotter in New Orleans. But of course, that chilly time of year will be here before we know it…hopefully.
I haven’t been able to find good photos of the A/W 2011 collection from Ashish, which I am madly in love with. It so happens that the fabulous Style Bubble has a great post with a few photos and some proper photos of their magnificent creepers. Susie Bubble DIY’d her own pair and I have to say, I do like hers better and I plan on creating my own spiderweb tights once the weather permits.
I couldn’t quite think of a proper title for this. I’m speaking exclusively about modern shapes, but I’m loving those shapes with girly florals, pretty lace, bold prints, and of course; classic patterns. I know I’m being somewhat broad, but so what….I like it.
I think it all started when I saw Prada’s Spring 2011 collection and that striped skirt that has now become somewhat of a legend. And most of all, look at what it’s paired with. This is what I’m talking about, a bold top with hard lines. No draping, ruffles or frilly anything. It just has that beautiful classic baroque pattern, and paired with a bright, striking, fitted pencil skirt. It’s a new age of fashion. Miuccia herself called it “minimal baroque” which is the perfect way to describe what I’m thinking about but I couldn’t steal her description for my title now could I? Whoa run on sentence.
And then Stella McCartney had Spring 2011 RTW collection which featured bold colors and my favorite, that awesome fruit dress. Her Resort collection not long before that had similar pieces, but with huge floral patterns. I love the fruit.
But then I’m also loving these kind of pieces but with smaller florals and lace. I think it’s also more attainable. Like this:
Forever 21 has a great floral lace moto jacket, and I think it is the perfect piece to use to subtly mix patterns. The fitted jacket, fitted skirt, simple tights and sky high wedges are all in bright, classic colors and patterns.
Here’s another color post! Only further detailing the array of colors that will be very popular this spring…
(And I would totally love to have them nicely cropped and edited side-by-side but I’m in need of a program to do such a thing with my Mac. Suggestions welcome.)
While obsessing over Dita Von Teese I came across photos from the Jean Paul Gaultier Fall 2010 Couture show and was stunned. I have no idea how I let this get past me, it’s beautiful. It’s the dark, retro collection of my dreams. It’s like Sci-Fi Film Noir come to life, think Gattaca. I loved the super retro but eccentric turbans in various gorgeous colors. And how wonderful did Dita Von Teese look in that skeletal work of art she stripped down to? I think I need to a Style Idol post on her, she’s definitely a very huge influence on my taste in fashion. You can view the entire collection here.
I’m not even going to apologize from now on, I’m officially the worst blogger ever. I’m now writing my posts from a cramped New Orleans coffee shop. But I digress, I know its been forever. Lets just move on.
I know I write about McQueen A LOT. My sporadic posts are 97% of the time involving McQueen. I can’t say it enough, McQueen McQueen McQueen. But I have to post this. The Spring 2010 RTW collection was Sarah Burton’s (Lee McQueen’s successor) debut after the iconic designer’s passing. It does not disappoint.
The entire collection is so…. crisp. Everything seems perfect and sharp, the colors are intense and the construction immaculate. It’s also a good followup to the late designer’s (or should I say ‘legend’) final collection. It continues with the romantic, medieval feel; everything so is royal and some pieces have a sort of Spanish influence.
Photos and the entire collection: Style.com
So I tend to fall in and out of love with Betsey Johnson. She’s been a name in the fashion world for ages, and you’ve got to give it to her for being so outrageous. Her Fall 2010 collection happens to be one that I love.
It’s got this wild west whimsy about it. There are tons of well-layered pieces in an array of gorgeous colors.
Though it does all seem rather sporadic, but that is how Betsey rolls.
The colors of the collection flowed beautifully from reds and greens, to browns, to purple, then black and white, to pink, more purple, then black and then ending finally with:
The wonderful Alexander McQueen tribute.
Remember those lips?
This is how I want to dress next Fall. Frick, this is how I want to dress every day no matter the weather.
Hourani’s zipper-filled, immaculately layered, unisex line has been one of my favorites so far.
I’m not usually a huge follower of menswear, but in this case, I really don’t have a choice. And I’m okay with that.
Notice the same jacket is throughout the collection, just worn different many ways. It really shows his versatility and unique approach to design. I really hope he hits it big.
Okay now Rodarte is one of my faves and I always look forward to seeing what the Mulleavy sisters have come up with but…..I’m not the biggest fan of florals. There are roses thrown all over their Fall 2010 RTW collection and I’m having the hardest time saying I don’t like florals because I’m such a Rodarte fangirl. But I must…I HATE FLORAL PATTERNS.
Oh that hurt.
But that is (thankfully) not all the collection had to offer. It was inspired by their Mexican roots, and that shows in the fringed, draped, and layered pieces. It’s also quite….white….for Rodarte. Am I right? There are dark hints throughout the collection instead of the other way around. We’d usually catch a glint of silver, or a streak of white. Now it’s nearly blinding. I’m not complaining, it’s quite bold for Fall. I like bold.
Do you know what else I like? The gorgeous Nicholas Kirkwood shoes.
The makeup was also quite fabulous. Pale faces, shiny smokey eyes, slicked back hair, and nude lips were keeping with the beauty trends seen all over Fashion Week.
See? The roses didn’t ruin it for me after all…