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SAINT LAURENT LAUNCHES IT’S MUSIC PROJECT:
”[Saint Laurent’s music project is] a portrait series drawing on the relationship between rock icons and the house since its earliest days, the killer move being the artists style themselves in its seasonal and permanent collections to create an image of their own expression.”
When Rock and Fashion collide you get a fashionable music project featuring Courtney Love, Marilyn Manson, Kim Gordon and Ariel Pink. I read that each artist styled themselves for the campaign shots which I believe is cool because it expresses their individuality. The photos are timeless to me and definitely keep in line with the grunge look that Saint Laurent represents so well, so fashionably! Bravo!
Check out more photos from this Saint Laurent 2013 Pre-Fall Collection at the source: Dazed Digital.
“I’m not an artist but a fucking work of art.” - Marilyn MansionReblogged from: rozoonthego+15 notesSaint Laurent
S/S 2013 - PETER SOM
Peter Som’s collection in New York this season was polo-posh, chic and perfect for Central Park street style for the Spring of 2013; it was New York edgy princess forced to dress ladylike for a garden party. The line consisted of straight-cut, above-the-knee skirts and generally quite high collars, yet the vibe was not at all confined as he sculpted looks from light knits, bright coloured flowy silks and cotton bohemian skirts that could blow in the humid city wind. Looks transitioned from pretty whites and powder blues to pastel pinks and floral graphics, ending in strong geometric patchwork prints and fierce orange and brown tones.
My favourite looks are the white-hot sleeveless dress with a curved ruffled hem, and the champagne embroidered dress with pointy collar; both dresses are pretty with an old classic glamour to them. Som’s collection could take you from a warm spring night out to a garden wedding in June, looking effortlessly uptown cool.Reblogged from: falsifyingfashion+3 notesluxuryretail
S/S 2013 - MARC JACOBS
In a rather unusual (and ever so slightly disappointing) style, Marc Jacobs put out a Spring collection that was rather… simple and clean. Known to pull out all the stops and emanate other-worldly chic, Jacobs turned to the swinging 60s for a quirky Edie Sedgewick-inspired look. Not that it wasn’t at all enjoyable: short, boxy and stripey was the theme, with looks ranging from ladylike dresses, tees and knicker shorts, to structured blazers and pea coats with modest midi-length hemlines.
Towards the middle of the collection Jacobs added in some contrast (looks 25-32, see here for full collection pics), with ruffled collars and almost flamenco-like flared hems and piping seams along cuffs. All looks consisted of only 2 colours, making this monochrome collection somewhat fresh and clean for spring next year. The only strange thing was the last part of the collection, with Jacobs putting out long-sleeved and long flowy skirts in an attempt to make this monochrome look transitional to the evening. It just looked out of place and like an octopus.
Overall an interesting take on spring fashion, and while I loved the boxy, minimalist looks of this line, particularly in the first half of the show, I disliked the last few looks and the awkward lengths of some of the skirts (or maybe it’s just me that hates midi-length hems). Disappointing for me for Marc Jacobs, who I thought would be riding on the success of his Dr. Seuss-esque Fall 2012 collection or his colourful and bold, almost circus-themed Resort 2013 collection, but this was just a little too clean and strange. I don’t know, I just didn’t like it; not very up to the usual ‘Marc Jacobs’ standard for me.Reblogged from: falsifyingfashion+1 noteluxuryretailfashionfashion designer
S/S 2013 - Louis Vuitton
After reviewing Marc Jacobs’ S/S collection a couple days ago, it’s only fitting that I jump a few weeks ahead from New York to Paris Fashion Week to talk about the Louis Vuitton show! Designer Marc Jacobs must be the busiest man in the fashion biz (other than Karl Lagerfeld of Chanel and Fendi maybe), as he helms houses LV as creative designer, as well as his own Marc Jacobs and Marc by Marc Jacobs lines, but he didn’t miss a step in Paris.
The LV show was quite like a continuation of the Marc Jacobs show, with looks sporting monochrome themes and a similar ladylike 60’s vibe consisting of jackets and below-the-knee hemlines. Instead of stripes and other flowy lines at Marc Jacobs, Vuitton put out checkered graphics in stark black and white, acid yellow and warm tans. Models paraded out two by two, in an interestingly complex installation set that only LV can pull off (remember Fall 2012’s genuine old school train and bag boys?). The set was made up of neon yellow escalators and a shiny checkered floor that Jacobs had collaborated with artist Daniel Buren to create.
I personally love that Jacobs is trying his hand at minimalist simple looks (with his own twist of course), steering the LV brand away from overdone, ornate and sometimes quite unwearable off-the-runway looks. My favourite looks include the large checked jumper and shorts combo, and the beige coat dress with splashes of checked design over the chest. Pointy-toed pumps with ribbon detail as well headbands with bows also seem to be back, which complete the neo-mod look perfectly.Reblogged from: falsifyingfashion+1 noteluxury
ERDEM PRE-FALL 2013
Just when you think you couldn’t love Erdem anymore than you already did, you’re wow’d yet again! For pre-fall ‘13, designer Erdem Moralioglu said he was inspired by the 1965 film Pleasures of the Flesh, which made him think about “mixing things that don’t really go together, of things that are a little bit wrong.”
This wrongish-right approach resulted in a collection full of surprising textures in hues of fuchsia, emerald, navy and acid yellow. Moralioglu also added that pre-fall is an opportunity for him to play with techniques that he wouldn’t necessarily have the opportunity to explore in the main collection. We’re digging this! Peep the rest of the collection after the jump:Reblogged from: wetheurban+474 notes
WETHEURBAN WEBTORIAL #3: IT’S COLD / BUT I’M HOT
We at WeTheUrban love showcasing the work of up and coming movers and shakers in the photography world and in this weeks Webtorial we bring you a submitted shoot by 19 year-old NYC-based fashion photographer Daniel Graindorge.
Model: Frank Van Der Geest @ Ford / Stylist: Daniel Graindorge / Assistant: Haylee Barsky / Hair: Haylee Barksky. Peep the rest of the shoot after the jump:Reblogged from: wetheurban+403 notesfashion
WHEN POKEMON MEETS FASHION
If you like fashion editorials and Manga (especially Pokémon), then you’ll love this Pokemon meets fashion inspired Tumblog that incorporates Pokémon characters into Couture Ads and editorials. The strange thing (or maybe not so strange) is that the Pokémon really fit right in; whether they’re trolling Meryl Streep or just chillin’ with Lindsey Wixon. Check out some of the cool illustrations below!Reblogged from: wetheurban+2,684 notesmediafashion
S/S 2013 - Jason Wu
Known for his upbeat dresses in solid colours and thick flowy fabrics, Taiwanese-Canadian designer Jason Wu put out a strikingly different collection this September at New York Fashion Week, creating a vibe of dominatrix meets gala event. Looks were mainly nude and black, with some navys and whites to add in some contrast, but one thing was constant: leather, lace and chiffon. The show opened with a rare appearance from model Carolyn Murphy, in a lazer-cut leather sheath dress, skin-tight and bold. Looks then transitioned to ladylike dresses and separates featuring lace cut-outs and hems, and leather collars, piping, belts or suspenders.
Famous for being one of First Lady Michelle Obama’s go-to designers for formal events and balls (she chose his custom creation for the Presidential Inauguration Ball), Wu also put out some less gung-ho gowns, such as a 4 looks out of the 42 looks that featured a coral-toned jacquard dress with a tiny peplum, and sheer skirted gowns with high embellished necklines - sensual chiffon sheerness and crystal beading mixed with tough girl leather and buckles.
Favourite looks: the powerful suit of a white top with leather panels styled with black skinny-pant trousers, perfect for work and happy hour; the coral peplum dress with black leather belt and piping, paired with edgy cage heels; the nude and black embellished gown, with its sheer peplum effect and flowy skirt. Can’t wait for Awards season next year, especially Cannes Film Festival (I hope Jason Wu fan and actress Diane Kruger busts some of these looks out, although I’m sure she’d do some mean couture too) where I’m sure celebrities will ditch the usual bright floral spring prints for Wu’s short and sexy leather and lace looks.Reblogged from: falsifyingfashion+2 notesluxuryretail
Rachel Zoe’s Fashion Line Dropped From Saks Fifth Avenue Stores
Poor Rachel Zoe.
The celebrity stylist has had years of success styling celebrity clients like Cameron Diaz, Anne Hathaway and Kate Hudson. But since her 2011 foray into fashion design, things have been noticeably bumpier: BuzzFeed’s Amy Odell reports today that Saks Fifth Avenue stores are no longer selling Zoe’s eponymous fashion collection. A rep from Saks confirmed that the line is no longer on sales floors and will retail online only.
The bad news comes on the heels of, well, earlier bad news: in September the Daily Mail reported that British department store Selfridges had dropped the line, and in August the New York Post wrote, “We hear the line isn’t doing well at stores including Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdale’s and Nordstrom.”
Zoe’s rocky start is a bit surprising given how much star power she had to back it up. As BuzzFeed notes, she timed the launch of the Rachel Zoe collection with the season four premiere of “The Rachel Zoe Project,” the highly successful Bravo reality show that’s made her a household name. But even cutesy catchphrases and A-list clients like Demi Moore can’t make women buy your clothes.
So is Zoe doomed? Not nearly. Her line is still carried in plenty of other stores and — surprise, surprise — has found its way onto the backs of some major celebrities.
Plus the fifth season of “The Rachel Zoe Project” and a Rachel Zoe-inspired sitcom are on the way. We can’t speak for everyone else, but hearing that endearing “BANANAS!” again may just get us in the mood to shop.
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Alexander Wang: New Head of Balenciaga
“Alexander Wang has been on the rise ever since his first collection. A semi-alumnus of Parsons (he dropped out his second year and launched his first collection soon after), Wang has been a star in the New York fashion scene ever since his first collection. His minimal aesthetic and dark palette have perfectly suited the current generation of socialite, celebrities, and performers in NYC.”Reblogged from: styleminutes+5 notes