In honor of the upcoming bridal season, we had to give a mention to Agent Provocateur, whom we visited in the showroom earlier this week. Just last year, the British lingerie brand launched their bridal range with an official (and infamous) send-off from Kate Moss. This season AP named the collection "The Brides Of Uylseess" and featured a whole cast of long-locked models in the campaign. Always brilliant in matters of publicity, AP will be hosting private bridal showers in their stores to celebrate the new collection.
Posts for March 2009
New York based brand Pepper and Pistol are known for their graphic, colorful contemporary clothing. The duo behind this brand, Silvia Hillmann and Katrin Wiens, hail from Germany with separate but equal experience in the fashion industry--Hillmann has worked with many emerging brands and Wiens has created textiles for the likes of Calvin Klein. This season, the duo explored a circus theme which called up the Michael Jackson look while still allowing for P&P's relaxed silhouettes. Check out their Fall 2009 look book below, shot by Coutorture fav, Shannon Sinclair.
Yesterday, at the Centre For Fashion Enterprise pop-up showroom, we had the chance to meet designer Jean-Pierre Braganza and hear him speak about his Fall 2009 collection. This season, Braganza was informed by two distinct inspirations: Native American imagery and futuristic, sculptural tailoring. Overall, the collection communicated a sense of the exoskeletal, from the paneled dresses "that seem to grow over the body like petals or scales" to the prints comprised of digitally manipulated x-rays. Thanks to this, the collection had a post-apocalyptic feeling to it and the usage of Artic fox fur, hand-woven leather pieces, and Kirkwood-friendly heels certainly didn't hurt matters. Below, a few of our showroom snapshots and their corresponding runway images. To see Braganza's Fall 2009 in full, click here.
At the end of every season, after looking at hundreds of shows, there will always be specific qualities that resonate and stay with you. For us this season (and we're sure, many others) one of those things was the color palette at Rodarte. Although there was something almost medical to the grey/green that dominated the show, the glimpes of brilliant metals and pure-as-snow ivories kept it from feeling dismal or, for lack of a better word, ugly. To that end, we decided to round up some great current season leather jackets that touch on Rodarte's unforgettable Fall 2009 color palette.
The rendering of the Topshop facade looks awfully similar a real photograph which can only mean they've hypnotized us.
Last night, Oliver Theyskens launched an exclusive Nina Ricci handbag for Dover Street Market in London.
Some are still pondering the Fall 2009 shows and some are ready to shop: Fall's Top Ten Must-Haves are articulated.
>> ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL —We've seen bits and pieces of Matthew Williamson's H&M line — and here's a video interview with him talking about the collection — but now we've got a glimpse of the first campaign image with Daria Werbowy. Model and designer traveled all the way to Mexico to shoot what could be a studio shot, but the airtime was done for the sunlight on the Mexican beach. Grazia has behind-the-scenes pictures of the shoot with Solve Sundsbo, Daria posing on a platform of water. Matthew is also supposed to be in the campaign, but we'll have to wait for subsequent shots to see that. [Fem, Grazia]