Posts for June 2009
The Spring 2010 men's collections revealed an array of interesting trousers and shorts--among them, the drop-crotch silhouette. Seen from the likes of Givenchy, Kris Van Assche and Rick Owens, among others, these lightweight trousers gave off an easy sporty vibe and were often paired with casual footwear and equally baggy shirting.
Basso & Brooke designs its first Resort collection.
William Rast now sold at Selfridges.
Step into the creative mess that is model Dree Hemingway's apartment.
>> Hannah MacGibbon has a serious fan of her work in Chloe Sevigny, who has been spotted at a number of events in different shades of the same scalloped Chloe shorts suit, but when it comes to her ad campaigns, she sticks with photographer Mikael Jansson. For her second major season campaign, instead of flaxen-haired Anna Maria Jagodzinska and Toni Garrn, MacGibbon went with the darker-haired Kasia Struss, Sigrid Agren, and Karlie Kloss, who contrast against the Spanish fields they were captured against in April, as styled by Marie Amelie Sauve.
>> Kate Moss a No-Show at Glastonbury; Lily Donaldson There In Her Stead —No Kate Moss at Glastonbury this year — despite rumors otherwise — but Lily Donaldson was there to see Kasabian (after meeting them on a Burberry shoot) and Neil Young in leopard and a fringed bag; Jacquetta Wheeler, Theodora and Alexandra Richards, Valentine Fillol-Cordier, and Eliza Cummings all popped up, too. [Style.com, Style File]
>> Louis Vuitton's "Part Deux" Fall 2009 campaign with Madonna started leaking last week, and now three more of the set have appeared. The first image earned a plethora of comments like "the star — captured by Steven Meisel and 23 psychedelic Photoshop layers — sort of looks like a marble statue" and "I think the retoucher might deserve more recognition than the photographer in this instance"; those who agree aren't going to be pleased with the new images, as they are very similar in nature. And there's still no sign of the rumored video.
>> Cathy Horyn Really Isn't a Fan of Riccardo Tisci —It's no secret Cathy Horyn doesn't love Riccardo Tisci's work at Givenchy — last October of his Fall 2009 collection, she wrote: "I’m beginning to wonder if [Tisci] has any ideas at least that are original." Of his couture collection in January, it was: "not so wild, frankly, about the lumps & bumps at Givenchy." And over the weekend, she found his Spring 2010 men's collection "just plain tedious": "To me, the Givenchy collection . . . smacks of the work of a stylist, rather than the specific vision of a designer. The collection has a cadged look of picking things up from here and yonder, notably Comme des Garcons. This method just betrays insecurity — the insecurity of a designer who doesn’t have a meaningful, real vision." But if you're a fan of his vision, The Cut has a video of Tisci going over his Spring 2009 couture collection. [On the Runway, On the Runway]