i want: Banjo and Matilda Fall Winter 2011 Striped Sweaters

Sailing Sweater Black StripeFront

I’m attracted to striped sweaters this winter. This fixation is primarily for the Breton stripe variety. Right now, the Holy Grail of all Breton stripe sweaters would be to own a Jean Paul Gaultier original but these Banjo and Matilda cashmere ones will be just fine.

UltimateVeeBWStripe

Banjo and Matilda sweaters are available at Holt Renfrew.

images: courtesy of Banjo and Matilda

SHOWstudio does Spring Summer 2011 Haute Couture


The guys from SHOWstudio shoot model, Ming Xi in various iconic pieces from the Spring Summer 2011 Haute Couture collections. Designers featured include Jean Paul Gaultier, Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci, and John Galliano for Christian Dior. I’ve embedded the fashion film featuring Ming Xi here on the site but I urge you to check out the SHOWstudio site because each Haute Couture look get an in depth video treatment like the Givenchy one I posted a couple weeks ago. These videos give you an up close look at the dresses and talks about significant design details. Plus, there is an interesting interview with Ming.

ELLE Decoration Suite by Jean Paul Gaultier

ELLE Decoration Suite by Jean Paul Gaultier

Jean Paul Gaultier is collaborating with French furniture brand Roche Bobois. It will be released in the second half of the year. Gaultier was invited to renovate Elle Decoration suite which is situated on the top floor of the Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine in Paris. It was a former apartment designed by Jacques Carlu, the architect behind the Palais Chaillot in the 1930s.

ELLE Decoration Suite by Jean Paul Gaultier

“Clothes are my job, and as I only know how to dress, I dressed this ELLE Decoration suite in the Cité de l’architecture & du patrimoine, with various touches that already grace my collections.
First, the marine touch.
Navy stripes are deployed and deformed on the walls, they are draped and curl around the furniture, a little “marine morphing” lounge that disappears in the white canvas.
Then comes the green touch. Nature opens its doors !
Plants are invited in, a garden is printed on the walls! Ivy weaves into the sofa; lichen grows over the woven chairs in the shade of a tree, and moss, like green velvet, carpets the stone, plants tumble down in steps, hiding in a net.
The nude touch, satin skin :
Fabric unfolds on the walls of the bedroom and forms a powdery velum on the ceiling. The corset dress of a fairground doll becomes the bed’s giant quilt. In this room, lingerie, a lace that fishnets on the carpet and is mirrored in the window panes.
For the reflective touch, the terrace !
Paris and the Eiffel tower resonate and multiply in facets shaped like diamonds, jewels, accessories for the sky and clouds, which play on a chequered mirror on the floor, the shiny lining of a cement grey coating.
Clothes have gone from one state to another as we pass from one room to another.”
Jean Paul Gaultier

ELLE Decoration Suite by Jean Paul Gaultier

ELLE Decoration Suite by Jean Paul Gaultier

I found a video on elle.fr about the Jean Paul Gaultier project. It’s in french but you get a good look at the rooms. The apartment was also decorated by Maison Martin Margiela in 2009 and Christian Lacroix in 2008. I’ve also dug up video from elle.fr about those individual projects too. Since they all autoplay I’ve included them under the cut.

Fashion Show Venues – Menswear Fall 2010

Fashion Show Venues - Menswear Fall 2010 - Adam Kimmel
Adam Kimmel

Wallpaper has featured some of the venues from the Fall 2010 menswear shows. Here are a few of my favourites. Adam Kimmel’s presentation was just creepy. Check out Tommy Ton’s photos from the Adam Kimmell show.

Fashion Show Venues - Menswear Fall 2010 - Maison Marten Margiela
Maison Martin Margiela
Fashion Show Venues - Menswear Fall 2010 - Lanvin
Lanvin

I love the long white runway with high wall at Lanvin.

Fashion Show Venues - Menswear Fall 2010 - Dior
Dior

images: Wallpaper.com

Jean Paul Gaultier Couture Spring 2010

Jean Paul Gaultier Couture Spring 2010

Jean Paul Gaultier was my favourite show of the Spring 2010 couture season. It did all the right things: it was a spectacle and the details were magnificent. Mexico and the movie Avatar (which I think will be a trend influence unfortunately) inspired this collection.

Jean Paul Gaultier Couture Spring 2010

I thought the multi-colour eye makeup was really beautiful looking. It was fitting for a show where the colours were rich and vibrant.

Jean Paul Gaultier Couture Spring 2010

The accessories are captivating.  I love the piles and piles of bracelets and necklaces.  I could see Lady Gaga and the late Isabella Blow wearing the ornate hats.  Perhaps Tavi will take up the reins since she likes big hats too.

Jean Paul Gaultier Couture Spring 2010

I loved the woven leaf details of the handbags.  I’m not a fan of cowboy boots in any way but I found myself liking the green ones.

images: style.com

Spring Summer 2010 Runway Fashion Trends


I have some trend forecasting posts for Spring 2010, but I realize that doesn’t help anyone looking for what is going on after the shows have happened. Here is a post to help those who are getting directed to the Fashion Trends Forecasting Spring Summer 2010 post. These are the trends that are hitting the streets for spring and summer 2010.

SS10 Trends Lingerie Jean Paul Gaultier
Lingerie on the outside – Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Jean Paul Gaultier

SS10 Trends Blazers Junya Watanabe
The blazer. See Junya Watanabe, Yohji Yamamoto, Isabel Marant, Balmain

SS10 Trends Legs Versace
Legs in shorts or skirts. See Alexander Wang, Marc Jacobs, Versace

SS10 Trends Leather Celin
Leather. See Celine, Ann Demeulemeester, YSL, Rick Owens, Greta Constantine

SS10 Trends Sports Rag & Bone
Sport. See Rag and Bone, Alexander Wang, Prada, Balenciaga, Gucci, Hermès

SS10 Trends On the Farm RalphLauren
On the Farm. See Chanel, D&G, Ralph Laure, Christopher Kane


Knotting and draping. See Burberry, Donna Karen, Lanvin

SS10 Trends Prints Alexander McQueen
Prints. See Versace, Givenchy, Dries Van Noten, Alexander McQueen

SS10 Trends Kitten Heels Louis Vuitton

Kitten Heels.  See Marni, Louis Viutton, Missoni

SS10 Trends Sheer Donna Karen
Sheer – Donna Karen, Alexander Wang, Calvin Klein, Jeremy Laing

Cutouts. See Phi, Mark Fast, Viktor & Rolf, Michael Kors, Gucci

SS10 Trends Military Jil Sander
Military РBalmain, Celine, Jean Paul Gaultier, Chlo̩, Phi

SS10 Trends Stripes Givenchy

Stripes. See Roland Mouret, Kenzo, Sonia Rykiel, Givenchy, Gareth Pugh

SS10 Trends Lavender Louise Goldin
Lavender. See Louise Godin, Michael Kors, Marc Jacobs,

Matthew Williamson, Versace, Burberry, Louis Vuitton

images: style.com, the fashion spot

i want: Jean Paul Gaultier x Melissa

Jean Paul Gaultier x Melissa

Jean Paul Gaultier x Melissa

This shoe is putting me over the Melissa edge, I was tottering on it with Zaha Hadid collaboration. I wonder what it feels like on.

Jean Paul Gaultier was one of the first designers to ever collaborate with Melissa back in 1982. Since then, the Brazilian brand of plastic shoes has worked with the likes of Mugler, Patrick Cox, Karim Rashid, Alexandre Herchcovitch, the Campana Brothers, and more recently Vivienne Westwood ,and Zaha Hadid. (source)

image: thepop.com

What does Barbara think?

Lanvin Ready to Wear - Fall Winter 2008 - 2009
I was reading the Buyers Report from WWD on the Fashion Spot and noticed that Barbara Atkin, vice president, fashion direction from Holt Renfrew talks about the collections from a retail perspective.

Milan

“Although Milan started as a somber season, it ended on a high note by offering a variety of beautiful and luxurious clothing with an infusion of newness. We saw a combination of the strict and subdued juxtaposed against a kaleidoscope of color, print and detail, all adding up to a decadent, luxurious bohemian style. We saw influences from the Seventies with long, lean silhouettes and covered-up clothes playing against the short and swinging. The ‘separates’ dressing that had its roots in the Seventies is making a strong return. We will be looking for luxurious coats; cropped or shapely jackets with accented shoulders; soft, folkloric dresses, blouses and skirts; cardigans and sweater coats; skinny and cropped pants, and man-tailored suits. We will be slightly increasing our budget over last year, as we believe our customer will continue to come to us looking for the new. Our favorite collections out of Milan were Prada, Marni, Gucci, Roberto Cavalli, Jil Sander and Pucci.”

Paris

“Paris is the grand finale to the season, reconfirming its position as incubator of new ideas; from bold, confident power women at YSL, Akris and Balenciaga, to the soft romance of light, seasonless clothes in a kaleidoscope of prints and materials as seen at Dries Van Noten, Chloé, Jean Paul Gaultier and Nina Ricci. Key elements include strong-shouldered jackets, enveloping coats, easy knits, feminine dresses and blouses that will soften the masculine tailoring, and hemlines — whether long, short or asymmetric — that add newness. Paris is the city where we hunt for new names and this season we will buy Commuun, Sacai and To Long Nam. The collections we loved were YSL, Balenciaga, Akris, Dries Van Noten, Nina Ricci and Lanvin.”

Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture Fall Winter 2007 – 2008

JPG has gotten me excited about couture, just as I was getting bored. I love this season. This is going to be a long post folks there are just so many beautiful pieces.

Jean Paul Gaultier HC F/W 07.08 Paris
Mariaclara is back baby.

Jean Paul Gaultier HC F/W 07.08 Paris
The purple is so vivid on this dress

Jean Paul Gaultier HC F/W 07.08 Paris
Coco the Sultan

Jean Paul Gaultier HC F/W 07.08 Paris
Hello detailing, this is crazy