I wasn’t a fan of Marc Jacobs this year. He redeemed himself with Louis Vuitton. I’m so happy my girl Rose (pictured above) got to walk the show. Yes, Marc. Like the John Galliano show, I have video so I’m not going to bore you with photos. You need to see this stuff in motion. However you can see photos of the full Louis Vuitton Fall 2009 RTW collection at Nymag.com.
Alexander McQueen thank you for bringing something interesting, emotional, strange and masterfully constructed to the runways of Paris. This is his ready to wear people, can you imagine the couture. I die thinking about it. Die, I tell you!
I had to include some video in this post. They are only short clips but once the full video is up I will post it.
For those of you keeping tabs on your models, NY Mag has listed the openers and closers for all shows during London Fashion Week and Milan Fashion Week. Click the links to see if your favourites made the cut.
Fall 2009 – 2010 has been pretty boring to me. I haven’t posted as much as I have in previous seasons because nothing has really grabbed me. Paris has had better shows than Milan and NYC. One of those shows is Rick Owens. He eschewed traditional black and send greys of all shades down the runway. It was a fabulous collection as always. I shall be salivating over his jackets once again this fall.
The power of video once again proves itself to me. I would have totally overlooked Mark Fast Ready to Wear 2009 – 2010 without seeing this video. The pictures of the collection on Style.com don’t do it justice.
Mark Fast is a 27 year old Canadian born knitwear designer. He grew up outside the city of Winnipeg, in the countryside along a highway next to a forest. This minimal, peaceful lifestyle led him to wonder what life might be like beyond the familiar frontiers of Canada.
Finally finding inspiration in London, Mark studied at Central Saint Martins for five years. He completed his BA there and went on to complete his MA in February 2008. Mark has also created knitwear for Bora Aksu, a collaboration that spanned three seasons.
I’m always excited to hear about Canadians making it abroad. Sarah Nicole Prickett wrote a great article about Mark for the National Post.
The world stopped for me when I started to look at the House of Holland Fall 2009 – 2010 collection. Â I actually liked it. Â I normally hate everything House of Holland does. Â
The simple concept worked for me; Pantone madness. Â 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.
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.
I didn’t care much for Marc’s ode to the 80s this season. I do appreciate that Marc has the funds to do a pure fashion collection and not care about sales. That’s what leather goods and accessories are for.
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.
Macqua is a Berlin based designer that I discovered this fashion week. They don’t have any shops in North America that stock the brand and that is probably why I haven’t hear of it until now. I really love the dress above.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.