Posts for June 2008
>> Main womenswear collections notwithstanding, Stefano Pilati has really latched on to the video presentation concept. This is the third season in the past year that he has supplanted a Yves Saint Laurent runway show in favor of a short film: Fall 2008 menswear, Resort 2009 womenswear, and now Spring 2009 menswear.
The latest effort consists of seven short films, directed by Stefano and starring Jack Huston, nephew of Angelica. The opening and closing shorts, which feature a posse of pale dancers moving around Jack, are the most riveting. In between, just like the Resort 2009 womenswear video, I find myself . . . bored to tears. The clothes are wonderful, I'm sure, but this feels like art house torture. Video, courtesy of The Cut, below (NSFW).
»Is Dior Homme trying to get Hedi Slimane back? [Fashionista]
»Julia Restoin-Roitfeld's boyf Magnus Berger has a new magazine, The Last, out in September [FWD]
»Alana Zimmer, Behati Prinsloo, and Rachel Clark went to an S&M festival last Sunday [Supreme Being]
»Naomi Campbell wore the same dress to Nelson Mandela's birthday dinner that Stephanie Seymour wore to the Costume Institute Gala [FabSugar]
>> Sure, Resort collections are supposed to be the big money-makers, but it's still shocking to see Miuccia Prada present such a commercial collection after taking Miu Miu in such an anti-commercial direction for Fall. From the few preview images available so far, Miuccia seems to be stuck in a purple haze; the most standout piece is front and center, a dress covered in Christopher Kane-line paillettes.
'Matchy matchy' is a dreaded phrase to some, but to us, it's pure fashion heaven. When your closet is as stuffed as ours with prints and colors, trousers for every occasion, random bits you've picked up at sample sales, and the endless supply of white t-shirts you consider 'necessities' every time you go shopping, then perhaps you'll land on the same side of the fence. 'Matchy matchy' is a simple style formula that we're seeing more and more of on the catwalks. Possibly the result of a color block-hangover, the number of designers who are showing monochrome or matching looks is growing. Our Network Partner, Fops and Dandies, showed off her version of a matchy-matchy outfit, this one German inspired. It's a simple formula but one that we think makes chicsters stand out in a crowd. Sometimes sticking with one simple thing from head to toe makes you look like you've more important things to worry than your outfit. It also kind of makes you look like a fashionista from the future. Yeah, that's probably what we like best about it. In honor of the best monochrome outfit of the day, from Louis Vuitton, here are some women's options. Just make sure you're not dating the gent who wears this outfit, because that brand of matchy matchy we're just not ready to endorse.