Month: February 2009

i want: Designer Converse

I’m in love with these Converse available at Livestock. Converse JP Ozzy Jacket Hi These are the Ozzy Osbourne Converse. Quite fitting that they look like a straight jacket. Converse X Jeff Hamada I really love the colour scheme and print of this shoe. You can get these online or check in store   116 spadina unit g1 Toronto Ont M5V 2K6 Canada 416 360 548

House of Holland Ready to Wear – Fall 2009 – 2010

House of Holland Ready to Wear – Fall 2009 – 2010   The world stopped for me when I started to look at the House of Holland Fall 2009 – 2010 collection.  I actually liked it.  I normally hate everything House of Holland does.   The simple concept worked for me; Pantone madness.  As I’ve said to others “It’s a colour blocking monstrosity, but I like it”. The House of Holland Fall 2009 – 2010 video was cute. The models were smiling and having a good time. He actually did some menswear, that was left out of the WWD page, but are in the video. images:

Fashion Trends Spring Summer 2010

EDIT (Jan 18, 2010): Check out the Spring Summer 2010 Runway Fashion Trends post for trends that were spotted on the runways. This post is about trend forecasting and was originally posted before the runway shows. It doesn’t reflect what has been show on the runways. Some of the trends for Spring 2010 are coming out. Come back to this page with updates as more trend stories come up. Interfilière Fashion & Color Trends Summer 2010 Stahl Produces Color Forecast for Spring/Summer 20104 Noyon Spring/Summer 2010 Collection4 Spring/Summer 2010 Trend Inspiration From Mudpie’s Latest Trendbooks Lenzing Trends Summer 2010 WOMEN’S TRENDS SPRING/SUMMER 2010 Interstoff Asia Trend Forecast — Spring / Summer 2010 A bunch of Spring Summer 2010 Menswear trends Paris Planet Fashion | TRENDS BOOK, SUMMARY Spring / Summer 2010 Trends Direction by Indigo Spring Summer 2010 Edit: July 10, 2009 New Links Added LIPSTICK GRAPHICS S/S 2010 SEASONAL COLOR S/S 2010 THEMES – Pinklemon Forecast Report MILDEW PRINT S/S 2010 Paris Planet Fashion Spring / Summer 2010 Trends LINGERIE AND BEACHWEAR, SUMMER 2010 …

Louis Vuitton Toronto Goes Grafitti

I stumbled across some news about a local grafitti artist named Skam.  He was commissioned to add some artwork to the LV wall for their Stephen Sprouse campaign.  Skam is among a number of graffiti artists that Louis Vuitton is calling on in various cities to help with this tribute.   via Skam x Louis Vuitton Toronto | Inqmnd Blog images:  

Marios Schwab Ready to Wear – Fall 2009 – 2010

The photos for Marios Schwab’s Fall 2009 – 2010 collection were decent and I thought the collection was pretty good. It was only after seeing the Marios Schwab Fall 2009 -2010 video did it all come together as a favourite London show. The white dress above is one of my favourites from the collection. I really enjoyed his prints too. EDIT: Here is a link to the video Marios Schwab Fall 2009 – 2010 images:

Prada The Iconoclasts

Prada The Iconoclasts   Four fashion editors take over the visual identify of four Prada stores. Alex White – NYC Broadway Katie Grand – London Old Bond Street I really love the NYC styling. Coming soon is Olivier Rizzo – Milan Via Monte Napoleone (Feb 25, 2009) and Carine Roitfeld – Paris Avenue Montaigne (March 5, 2009). images:

Erdem Ready to Wear – Fall 2009 – 2010

Erdem was a collection that didn’t translate to wow in photos. The shapes looked ackward and the colours a tad garish. I think I’m having a hard time processing prints again because of the darkness that surrounded NYC fashion week. London has been much more colourful. I was on the fence about things and decided that I need to see the collection video. Photos don’t tell the whole store and I always like to refer to video evidence. The Erdem Fall 2009 – 2010 collection video is a memorizing piece of work. The patterns and colour palette make sense. The shapes display their true form in motion. I’m a fan. I won’t even post a lot of photos; it’s pointless. You need to watch the video to appreciate this. Watch – Erdem Fall 2009 – 2010 collection video. EDIT: I figured out a way to embed the video images:

Topshop Coming to Canada – Updated May 31, 2010

EDIT: May 31, 2010: Topshop is coming to Canada via Jonathan + Olivia in Toronto EDIT: April 6, 2010: Topshop is now shipping to Canada Edit: Dec 8, 2009: Toronto Life has a post saying that The Bay and Topshop are in talks. We’ll see where this goes. If you follow me on twitter you would have been some of the first people to hear about Topshop coming to Canada. But the really good news? Asked when Topshop will be opening in Canada, Sir Philip Green, owner of the megachain that has some 2,000 stores in 30 countries, replied: “Six to nine months.” (source) No word on location. My guesses are Yorkdale and Eaton Center. Many people are very excited about this news. Right now I’m indifferent. I would have to see Topshop in person to make a final decision about things. I don’t want to make judgments based on the Kate Moss collection that was in Holt Renfrew because I wasn’t impressed. I also don’t want to make judgments based on the Topshop Unique …

PHI Ready to Wear – Fall 2009 – 2010

Thank the fashion gods for the Phi Ready to Wear – Fall 2009 – 2010. I first learned about PHI during New York fashion week. I attended the show which was housed in this huge warehouse which required the use of a huge freight elevator. It was cool. I got to see a lot of my fav models like Sasha, Du Juan, Freja. I was happy to see the label didn’t let me down during a season where there are slim pickings. images: Phi F/W 09.10 New York – the Fashion Spot

Temperley Ready to Wear – Fall 2009 – 2010

Temperley Fall 2009 – 2010 collection is another label redeeming New York for me. I’m glad there are a few gems throughout the metallic mess. The jackets are really great in this collection. I saw Temperley Spring 2008 when I was in New York. I remember her afterparty was pretty kickass. Memories of fashion week. images: Temperley London F/W 09.10 New York – the Fashion Spot.

Rodarte Ready to Wear – Fall 2009 – 2010

OMG, Rodarte is perfection. I am calling it now and Rodarte wins for best collection of NYC. Their clothing is a lesson in textiles; incorporating colour and texture. They get better year after year. The collection wasn’t all black either, that is a big bonus in my books this season. images: Rodarte F/W 09.10 New York – Page 5 – the Fashion Spot.

Philip Sparks Ready to Wear – Fall 2009- 2010 Lookbook

Philip Sparks Ready to Wear – Fall 2009- 2010 Lookbook Philip told me that his theme for fall was Peter and the Wolf. I thought it was an interesting concept. I had no idea that Philip would execute it to such perfection. I’m in love with this menswear collection. It’s the best Philip Sparks collection yet. The everything about this lookbook is perfection. The models, the backdrop, the clothing, the fur. Congratulations on such a wonderful collection Philip, I can’t wait to see this in March. images: Philip Sparks Fall 2009 | The Fashionisto.

I hope the metallic trend doesn’t continue to Milan and Paris

New York Fashion Week is a metallic mess. The huge trend for Fall Winter 2009 – 2010 is metallics. It’s often metallics combined with 80s influence. The result isn’t pretty I usually am a fan of Jonathan Saunders, but he lost me this year. I don’t know what to say about Marc Jacobs. I guess I couldn’t expect him to top last season Erin Fetherston yikes Preen – God those pants, hideous. Barbara Tfank – Prom gone so very wrong I’m hoping Milan and Paris redeem this season otherwise I’m going to be cringing in fall when this stuff translated down into fashion fashion. images:

Jeremy Laing Ready to Wear – Fall 2009 – 2010

Jeremy Laing Ready to Wear – Fall 2009 – 2010. I’m a big fan of this collection The Jeremy Laing Fall 2009 video is what sealed the deal for me. Everything looks so good moving. The music selection is perfect. Things that I thought I didn’t like in print came to life in video. There is also a video of Jeremy backstage and he gives us more insight into the inspiration for the collection and it’s construction. images:

i want: Hoss Intropia Jersey Dress with Detachable Collar

Hoss Intropia Jersey Dress with Detachable Collar I love this dress by Hoss Intropia. The pictures on Ruby Sky don’t include any with the collar off. Ruby Sky is a Vancouver based online retailer of designer women’s wear. You can read what they have in plan for spring 2009 on their website. Ruby Sky the fashionista’s online store, has gathered the best styles of the most influential designers of the moment from New York, LA, Paris, Denmark, Madrid, New Zealand. We were created for you: the fashionista who is original and refreshing in her sense of style. Find one-of-a-kind pieces that will guarantee compliments and make you stand out in a crowd. If you value quality, unique style and good value, Ruby Sky is just the place for you.