Rodarte Spring 2009 FTW

I don’t usually get Rodarte. I appreciate their work and the complexity, but I’ve always been meh about them. I don’t know what it is about this Spring collection that has me excited. They have basically expanded and refined the look they presented during Spring 2008 and the Fall 2008 seasons. It just looks so slick and polished for Spring 2009. The presentation of the collection was brilliant and I have to admit, I’m really loving the clothes too. Some of it is totally unwearable, but who the fuck cares. After a week of mediocre shows, Rodarte definitely stands out. Check the video!


Rad Hourani Ready to Wear – Spring 2009

There was no red in this collection, just basic black in different textures and finishes. His work looks simple but it’s all in the details. I wish there was video.

I love these pants!!!!!!!!

I love that Rad, a Canadian, is sticking to his signature long and lean silhouette. You can find Rad’s stuff at Holt Renfrew and Reborn in Montreal. The line is unisex which I find really intriguing.

See the full collection here: the Fashion Spot – Rad Hourani S/S 09 New York

Karl’s gotta brand new bag.

The Kaiser is coming out with a new bag line and I kinda like some. The line won’t be available until Spring 2009.

My love for Karl Largerfeld has grown 10 fold since reading The Beautiful Fall (see side bar for amazon link). Amazing book which really give you an insight into how brilliant this man is.

via Karl Lagerfeld’s New Bag Line Is Futuristic! — The Cut: New York Magazine’s Fashion Blog
images: same source

Dior Homme – Spring Summer 2009

Dior Homme – Spring Summer 2009

“I like it.
It’s like Mark Ronson and Kanye West dressed Justin Timberlake… and somehow Dolly Parton’s best bedazzler got thrown into the mix on a pair of hideous golden pants.”

, TFS member KhaoticKharma.

I think if you would wear these sunglasses, you would like this collection. However, it’s getting trashed on thefashionspot.

Alexander McQueen Ready to Wear – Mens Spring Summer 2009

Alexander McQueen Ready to Wear – Mens Spring Summer 2009

If I was to ever dress alike with a man, I would want us to be wearing this.

This is the genius of McQueen. Without seeing the images, would I never consider a black and white ombre dress and suit combination, but here I am, salivating. The dress is 10 times better than the suit. The dress is fantastic.

click for larger images!


EDIT: See the dress in high res

Neil Barrett Ready to Wear – Mens Spring Summer 2009

the Fashion Spot – Neil Barrett Mens S/S 09 Milan

I really love this look from Neil Barrett’s collection.
Say hello to the new pant silhouette for the next few seasons....Cigar

Two things to note.

1. Stirrup pants on Men are wrong, wrong, wrong. And in leather infinitely wrong.

2. The new pant silhouette for women is the cigar shape (3rd Thumbnail, click for a bigger look). It certainly doesn’t work for everyone. If you see a hint of hip, forget it. Neil Barrett does some nice ones though.


Spring Summer 2009 Fashion Trends

Everyone is always asking so I found some links to Spring Summer 2009 fashion trends for your reading pleasure. I will be attending the Spring/Summer 2009 trend seminar presented by Promostyl at the end of the month. You can buy tickets for this member’s only event online at the Toronto Fashion Incubator site.

Le Cuir A Paris – Spring/Summer 2009 Trends

Le Cuir A Paris – Spring/Summer 2009 Color Trends

Texworld Color Trends Autumn/Winter 2008/2009

Download Texworld Trend and colour guide at the bottom of page.

EDIT: I’ve found another link about Spring 2009 trends for you from Premiere Vision