Sacai Spring Summer 2011

Sacai Spring Summer 2011

I’m loving that Sacai is becoming more popular. Style.com has posted the collection for two seasons in a row now. There are more photos available of the collections and now instead of judys we get real models.

Sacai Spring Summer 2011

Sacai Spring Summer 2011

Sacai Spring Summer 2011

I love Sacai’s Fall Winter 2010 – 2011 collection. Chitose Abe, Sacai’s designer,creates contradictions that work. In typical Sacai style, tweeds and knits combined with anorak details create a unique look. Items looks like separates but are really one piece.

Sacai Spring Summer 2011

Sacai Spring Summer 2011

You can find Sacai at Holt Renfrew.

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Rick Owens Ready to Wear – Fall 2010 – 2011

Rick Owens Ready to Wear - Fall Winter 2010 - 2011

There is always a place for Rick on I want РI got. The Rick Owens Fall Winter 2010 Р2011 collection added some new elements: zigzag prints and geometric horn appliqu̩s. The collection is very warrior like an urban warrior.

Rick Owens Ready to Wear - Fall Winter 2010 - 2011

The only things I’m not all that jazzed about in the collection are the down wrap jackets.

Rick Owens Ready to Wear - Fall Winter 2010 - 2011

Fashion Show

Backstage

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Sacai Ready to Wear – Fall 2010

Sacai Ready to Wear - Fall 2010

I’m loving that Sacai is becoming more popular.  Style.com has posted the collection for two seasons in a row now.  There are more photos available of the collections and now instead of  judys we get real models.  I love Sacai’s Fall Winter 2010 – 2011 collection. Chitose Abe, Sacai’s designer,creates contradictions that work. In typical Sacai style, tweeds and knits combined with anorak details create a unique look. Items looks like separates but are really one piece.

Sacai Ready to Wear - Fall 2010

The ropey knits are thick and substantial.

Sacai Ready to Wear - Fall 2010

Sacai is available at Holt Renfrew.  I always take the opportunity to check out Sacai in person.  The construction needs visual inspection, so inventive and different.

Sacai Ready to Wear - Fall 2010

Sacai Ready to Wear - Fall 2010

Sacai Ready to Wear - Fall 2010

images: the Fashion Spot

Balenciaga Fall Winter 2010 Shoes

Balenciaga Fall 2010 Shoes

The shoes in the Balenciaga Fall 2010 collection needed a post of their own. I always anticipate crazy shoes from Balenciaga and this time we got block heel brogues and loafers.

Balenciaga Fall 2010 Shoes

What do you think of the shoes? I’m liking the three shoes in the top photo.   I love the colour combinations too.  I hope they aren’t crazy heavy shoes.  They look it.

Balenciaga Fall 2010 Shoes

Balenciaga Fall 2010 Shoes

via Balenciaga Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear Collection on Style.com: Runway Review.

Balenciaga Ready to Wear – Fall Winter 2010 – 2011

Balenciaga Ready to Wear - Fall 2010

Nicolas Ghesquière was influenced by cosmonauts, seventies Formica, packaging and food boxes, Synthetic foam, plywood, sleeping bags and biscuits for the Balenciaga Fall 2010 collection. The weirder Nicolas goes the more I eat it up. He’s pushing new techniques and fabrics advancing the technology. Nicolas Ghesquière is one of those designers who I still has that freedom to go crazy with his vision and execute it.

Balenciaga Ready to Wear - Fall 2010

I love the coloured eyebrows. It looks really cool.

Balenciaga Ready to Wear - Fall 2010

This was a very structured armor-like collection. I see shades of Balenciaga Spring 2010 in this collection. It’s an explosion of colour. Despite the strange styling there are some wearable pieces. I’m fond of the belted sweaters, the armor-like dresses in the vein of Spring 2010. Have you seen the footware, that’s the topic of another post. There is a lot of play with texture and prints. Visit nytimes.com for large hi res images of the Balenciaga fall 2010 collection.

Balenciaga Ready to Wear - Fall 2010

Balenciaga Ready to Wear - Fall 2010

Here is a short video which highlights all the looks.. The full fashion show video is available. It’s a must see because there are surprises on the backs of those looks. Photos keeps secrets.

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Stella McCartney Ready to Wear – Fall 2010

Stella McCartney Ready to Wear - Fall 2010

I don’t normally talk about Stella McCartney on I want – I got but the fall 2010 collection perked my interest. Stella McCartney has always been a collection that I love in person. She’s good but not someone I’ve vocal about.

Stella McCartney Ready to Wear - Fall 2010

That’s changing with Fall 2010. She went very minimal and sleek with the collection but managed to add some details I didn’t expect: sheer organza, paillettes, and embroidery. There are a few misses, I’m not in love with the fuchsia items and some of the jackets just don’t work. Not a fan of the jumpsuit either.

Stella McCartney Ready to Wear - Fall 2010
I’m noticing a trend with what I call the fashion mullet. Yup, that’s right people, it’s the short long dress. I first noticed it when Coco Rocha debuted that dress from her collection. I wasn’t a fan, it was a bit too costumey. I’m not sure I like the trend and I think it might be gaining speed. Stella wins me over with most of her fashion mullet pieces. I think that is what amazes me most about this.

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Viktor & Rolf Ready to Wear – Fall 2010

Viktor & Rolf Ready to Wear - Fall 2010
Viktor & Rolf called their fall 2010 show Glamour Factory. It’s a fitting name for the spectacle they put one. They revisited their decade old Babushka themed collection and added some 21st century twists.
The presentation needs to be seen so I have video. It’s just perfect. The soundtrack is amazing, I need to track down the songs. The collection is very sporty and the models wore baseball caps. The clothing is pretty standard except for the few show pieces. I think most people will remember the presentation itself, which as a piece of performance art was pretty amazing.

Part 1

Part 2

God, that soundtrack. I must have it.

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Lanvin Ready to Wear – Fall Winter 2010

Lanvin Ready to Wear - Fall 2010

The Lanvin Fall 2010 Collection felt very savage to me. Perhaps it was the dark bobs or the dark, robotic jewellery. It was a series of powerful looks that would make great fashion armour.

Lanvin Ready to Wear - Fall 2010

The is drama with lots of feathers, furs and beading.  The clothes also add drama with pleats.  The collection consisted of dark colours and the occasional metallic.
Lanvin Ready to Wear - Fall 2010

Lanvin Ready to Wear - Fall 2010

Lanvin Ready to Wear - Fall 2010

Here are two great collection preview videos.
Found the official Lanvin video

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Haider Ackermann Ready to Wear – Fall 2010

Haider Ackermann Ready to Wear - Fall 2010
Haider Ackermann Fall 2010 Collection is the exception to my no black and brown together rule. I love the undulating collars that can be wrapped around the neck and the peplums that can be removed. The clothing is very architectural in nature. I love the use of the zippers to give the curves some stiffness.
Haider Ackermann Ready to Wear - Fall 2010

The cocoon coats are a great contrast to the more elaborate parts of the collection. The laser cut leather was a very nice touch.

Haider Ackermann Ready to Wear - Fall 2010

Haider Ackermann Ready to Wear - Fall 2010

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Celine Ready to Wear – Fall Winter 2010 – 2011

Celine Ready to Wear - Fall 2010
Celine Fall 2010 is another sleek, wearable ride from Phoebe Philo. She’s used texture in outerwear and continued with the sleek leathers.
Celine Ready to Wear - Fall 2010

The accessories are spectacular starting with the great riding boot with the gold block heel. I also love the orange clutch.

This video isn’t is the full collection, but it has beautiful shots of the looks. It can be viewed in HD.

images: style.com, thefashionspot.com

Louis Vuitton Ready to Wear – Fall 2009 – 2010

Louis Vuitton Ready to Wear - Fall 2009 - 2010

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 Ready to Wear – Fall 2009 – 2010


Alexander McQueen Ready to Wear - Fall 2009 - 2010

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!

Alexander McQueen Ready to Wear - Fall 2009 - 2010

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.

Alexander Mcqueen Fall 2009 | New York Magazine

Fashion Week Daily Video – This one shows you a lot of the looks

You can see the whole Alexander McQueen Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear Collection on Style.com.

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Colette x Gap


If I was only in NYC like last year to see how the Colette pop up shop in The Gap will work out. www.colettexgap.com

host a Colette pop-up shop adjacent to its Fifth Avenue flagship, from September 6 through October 5. Called Colette X Gap, the shop will look more like Colette’s Paris boutique than your typical excessively branded Gap, shilling the French brand’s signature candles, room fragrances, and art. The shop will also collaborate with Oakley on sunglasses, Le Labo on fragrances, and Asics on Tiger sneakers, for limited-edition stock to be sold exclusively in the pop-up. Colette has also commissioned artists and designers, like French graffiti artist Monsieur André, accessories maven Anne-Marie Herckes, Repetto, and Alexis Mabille, to revamp Gap staples like trench coats, denim jackets, and totes, also to be offered exclusively in the Colette pop-up.

The store will release new products each week, including limited-edition Gap tees by Parisian and New York artists, exclusive stationery, and other objets d’art.(Colette Pop-up to Arrive in Fall, Courtesy of the Gap — The Cut)

Rick Owens – Ready to Wear Fall 2008 – 2009

Rick Owens – Ready to Wear Fall 2008 – 2009
I see another Rick Owens coat in my future.
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I love this collection. Thank god for Paris, I get giddy. The only thing I don’t like too much is the zippered pants. I can’t believe Rick has changed my opinion on the aesthetics of fur; it’s possible for it to look good and not tacky. (sorry peta freaks, I’m not sorry I said the fur looks good. And yes I know what happens to them, thanks)

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Givenchy Haute Couture – Spring Summer 2008

Givenchy Haute Couture – Spring Summer 2008
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This collection is weird. I really like some of the minimalist pieces, but they don’t represent couture to me. As a member of The Fashion Spot said, who really needs $20,000 leggings. It’s very ready to wear. The last two dresses are more what I’m looking for. I felt the collection didn’t have a single direction or theme. It was like he did three collections: minimalist, ethereal and highly structured.

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Chanel Haute Couture – Spring Summer 2008

I’m having a love hate relationship with the Chanel Haute Couture – Spring Summer 2008 collection. On one hand, some of the outfits are to die for, very beautiful. However, I hate the presentation. The large tacky Chanel jacket in the background. Why the hell aren’t the models wearing heels. Check out style.it and look at how awful the collection photos are. The models don’t know how to pose in flats and it’s just plain awkward and unflattering. Devon Aoki looks like hell, as does the dress, IMO. The shoes are awful.
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I do love the wrap skirts and the jackets.
Chanel Haute Couture - Spring Summer 2008

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Giorgio Armani Prive Haute Couture – Spring Summer 2008

Giorgio Armani Prive Haute Couture – Spring Summer 2008
Giorgio Armani Prive is another designer that doesn’t do anything for me during HC. His stuff is just to damn wearable. However, I did see a few looks that I thought were interesting.
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You just know someone is going to wear look #2 to some awards show, it’s a classic beauty. Click the thumbnails for bigger pics.

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