Air New Zealand Fashion Week 2008 Basquesse Images by Tim Hales
Posts for September 17th 2008
London Fashion Week Spring Summer 2009.
>> Steven Meisel's October 2008 "Natural High" editorial in Vogue has everyone talking. Where else but Vogue would you see models in chubbies (not to be mistaken with chubby models) climbing up the steep side of a mountain, goat-style, clutching clutches and in super-high heels? Or what about Caroline Trentini, dangling over the side of a cliff? This one is just begging to be LOLVogued.
>> BLOWING THE COVER —The New York Times's T Women's Fashion issue for Winter 2008 sounds French-themed: Paolo Roversi photographed Carla Bruni-Sarkozy in Paris last week for the issue; there's a "New French Wave" portfolio of artists, musicians, actors, and directors; and even a profile on Balmain's own Christophe Decarnin. [WWD]
>> Over in London today, Richard Nicoll carried on the "Malibu palette" that got started in New York. Vivid pink and tangerine colorblocked their way through the parade, fading into muted shades of blue and gray. This collection seems like London's answer to Francisco Costa's Calvin Klein — Nicoll was inspired by nineties minimalism paired with fifties modernism, after all.
Air New Zealand Fashion Week 2008 Stolen Girlfriends Club Images by Sandra Mu
Fashion can feel like another world complete with its own set of social mores, aspirations and entitled jokes. Our favorite recession themed joke this season was a set of confection oriented dresses by Behnaz Sarafpour, Dennis Basso, and Erin Fetherston that have us giggling "Let them eat cake!" Now if only we could find an appropriately themed gallery for fiddling while Rome is burning.