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.
I’m loving that Sacai is becoming more popular.Â Style.com has posted the collection for two seasons in a row now.Â There are more photos available of the collections and now instead ofÂ judys we get real models.Â 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.
The ropey knits are thick and substantial.
Sacai is available at Holt Renfrew.Â I always take the opportunity to check out Sacai in person.Â The construction needs visual inspection, so inventive and different.
Nicolas GhesquiÃ¨re 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 GhesquiÃ¨re is one of those designers who I still has that freedom to go crazy with his vision and execute it.
I love the coloured eyebrows. It looks really cool.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The cocoon coats are a great contrast to the more elaborate parts of the collection. The laser cut leather was a very nice touch.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.