MIlan 02/25/09. Photos by Venturelli/Wireimage.
Posts for February 2009
Verbal Croquis posted a link to a podcast which features trend forecasters defending their place in fashion.
Despite any previous definitions, in 2009, the little cocktail dress is quite an aggressive and serious thing. Marios Schwab perfectly captured that sentiment this season and confidently showed a trouser-less collection. Beautifully draped and bursting, in some cases, with jewels these imaginative frocks have pushed the designer into a much deserved higher status.
Last week Matthew Williamson opened his first US flagship downtown in New York to a packed Fashion Week crowd. With a large glass facade and poured concrete flooring the look of the space is modern and sleek. Williamson's colorful, vintage inspired aesthetic is not lost, however, not only do the clothes themselves add a jolt of color and vibrancy to the space so too do his furniture creations for The Rug Company and his bespoke wallpaper designs. Check out our first look at the new store, and, don't forget to check out Williamson's Fall 2009 collection as well.
The duo behind Peter Pilotto always start a collection from two vantage points: natural wonders and the microscopic. This season it was, "rock crystal shapes, kaleidoscopic shards, and an artist’s tiny paintbrush daubs" which translated to heavy embellishments, rich prints, and texture tricks on a range of cocktail party wear. We see links to Rodarte (the intellectual, the minutia) and Balmain (beading, shoulders, legs for miles) in Peter Pilotto and we will always be on their side because of it.
A lot of people wore hats at the opening of the Stephen Jones exhibit in London last night.
United Bamboo just launched menswear and a look book of the lean separates is out.