Mark down another individual to the roster of those disappointed with (most of) the fall collections so far- I can barely be bothered to take a second glance. I’m kind of burnt out at the moment.
The VMan/Ford party at the Sky Rink was such a fun way to end the week! (as you can see in the video below).
I only wish I had actually WENT ON THE ICE! But I dared not risking a fall in front of so many discerning people.
With that said, some quick thoughts:
Glad to see prior acknowledgements of the horror theme, realized in the flesh (of course I won’t take credit as it was only matter of time until bondage progressed to bandage).
Mummified wrapping thigh high boots at Rodarte.
Cut out leg wrappings at A. Wang.
Completely enamored by the caged body armor fashioned out of gold daggers by Pamela Love, at Frank Tell. Would love to attempt a DIY version of this.
Boots at Proenza Schouler.
I was extremely psyched to see this feature on my dear friend Dylan posted on COACD today.
They weren’t exaggerating!
Peep the sick backpack he made that prompted me to go on a long hunt for a similar one.
(D: OK, TIME FOR AN EXCLUSIVE NOW(?))
Just three for to tide you over for now…
Mark Walsh Leslie Chin for Rodarte eyeball jewelry!
Marlene McCarty // V Gallery Project featuring Anja Rubik
More illustrations, plus a great article on the project, here.
And click for a pretty little backstage video from the show, by Tim Zaragoza.
Jump-starting the fashion week festivities, tonight’s opening featured the photography of the venerable Paul Rowland (founder of Supreme and Women agencies). As such, the gallery was swarming with models, and nearly overwhelming with stimulating visuals.
I only had the chance to take a few awful photos with my Blackberry.
++EDIT 2/14: I added new photos (see more at Supreme Being).
Hanne Gaby Odiele with the androgyne Iris Strubegger.
Daiane Conterato, Kasia Struss, Hanne again, and Toni Garrn.
And Cecilia Mendez- what happened?? She used to be one of my favorites…
When I spotted a girl wearing this all Phi (sadly, an immensely underrated label) fall ’08 outfit, I just had to take a shot of it.
Amid a sea of models and industry movers and shakers wearing the most coveted Rick Owens, Alexander Wang, Margiela, Chanel, etc. pieces of the season, this girl’s outfit stood out for its daring mixture of proportion, shape and texture.
She is wearing Acne silk harem-esque trousers, an Acne sheer dust-grey blouse with raw edges, a gorgeous softly draped suede motorcycle jacket also by Acne, and black suede cut-out Opening Ceremony wedges.
Click here for more details on the Transformations exhibit.
I have this editorial’s resurgence in the ‘sphere to thank…
How fitting: these looks are a great complement to the bandage leggings/ mummy look I posted about here.
Selected images: Han Jin in i-D, May 2007. Photographer, Daniel Jackson. Scans: tFs.
What a pair, (though for the life of me I can’t remember their origins).
This is so late, but I saw a few images the other day that reminded me of how I completely missed the boat on these limited edition pieces created in conjunction with Marilyn Minter. So sad.
I haven’t picked up a skateboard since middle school but these Supreme x MM decks would look great just propped up against a wall.
I won’t rest until I somehow manage to get my hands on this sold out Art Production Fund/Works on Whatever x Target x MM beach towel, and hang it up like a tapestry.
Official confirmation of Olivier Theysken’s forthcoming departure from Nina Ricci leads me to wonder if pre-fall ’09 was a last-ditch effort to appease the management, or a symptom of the tensions between the designer vision and the company’s attempt to commercialize.
We see this in the prominent usage of accessories. Many of the looks are certainly quite accessible, not to mention covetable. Many of the pre-fall collections feature an undeniable street style derived angularity, (see Balenciaga and Proenza Schouler; this is no exception.
Nicolas Andreas Taralis- BEYOND excited for his upcoming relaunch.
More at [Why Are You Here?]
With the inclusion of all these sheer pieces, I’d better figure out what to do with this blazer that I thrifted a while back. It’s black, with chiffon sleeves, satin trimmed collar and drapey fold over panels in the front…kind of crazy.
Is one ever too old to play pretend?
With these dramatic cloaks by Lindsey Thornburg, (who also moonlights as a model- I once worked on a lookbook shoot in which she appeared), I would have no shame in creating (somewhat cliched but who cares!) scenarios in order to fulfill the fantasy.
I can just imagine being draped in one of these, in an forest dripping with dew and mist, with a nearby pond reflecting the light of a waning moon, writing in a grimoire. Or in an empty estate during the dead of night, drawing out a pentagram with chalk and salt and molten red candle wax.
“With this sacred blade I cast the circle of my craft.
May it be a doorway to a sacred circle beyond time and space.
Let it be a meeting place for all good, and may it deter all wickedness.”