September 15, 2009 § 2 Comments
Marc Jacobs is tired of seeing young girls wearing black and studs. “It’s not such an individual expression,” he said after his terrific Spring show, the underlying message of which could’ve been, duh, be an individual. “If last season was a trip back in time to the eighties,” he continued, “this was a trip to the theater, the ballet, the opera.”
As much as I agree with what MJ said and the idea of a collection’s inspirations were taken from “the theater, ballet and opera” sound this collection really didn’t float my boat. To be honest my MJ boat sunk after the F/W 08 season (S/S08 collection was superb, remember the missplaced heels? Real ‘stacked’ shoes? And hand bags stitched onto totebags?)… But there’s always a little speck of hope in me, (because I loved Louis Vuitton last season)
I found it so hard to find anything I like in this whole 52 slide collection, it was just all too ‘The King and I meets Madam Butterfly’…
pictures and Marc Jacobs’ quote: style.com
September 13, 2009 § 3 Comments
This is probably my favourite collection so far (ok fine I’ve only gone through 4 collections so far). Jason Wu is one of those designers that really caters for the young and mature women! The strapless blue and black, dress with mesh that’ll appeal to the 20 somethings and the enless aray of cardigans and more modest dresses (especially the white and grey, belted dress) that suit the 40+. His fame as soared after Mrs Obama wore his white, one shouldered creation to the Inaugural Ball early this year.
Though I have the say, the hair and make up… a bit too (Daphne) Guinness? Uhh a bit too… Dolce last season? I think peachy, pink makeup would have suited not only the clothes but the backdrop of the show as well. Punchy, black lips and 70′s terracotta blush look so much more powerful with a plain white or any solid colour runway. This runway was Versace meets Chanel’s Russian collecions meet De La Renta. But the whole collection was inspirational none the less.
September 12, 2009 § 2 Comments
I’ve always been a massive fan of Herve Leger(which Max Azria also designs for) and this season Max has brought a little bit of Herve into BCBG. I use to think of BCBG as an average, ‘young hollywood’, ‘defusion’ brand. The bandage dresses and interesting prints in this collection changed my mind, well, I still think it’s very ‘young hollywood’ but maybe not so average. I’d discribe it as a brighter, less grungy version of Alexander Wang’s last collection.