Yves Saint Laurent dressed both Mick and Bianca Jagger for their wedding in St Tropez, May 1971.
The image of the Rock royals made the YSL label an icon for hipness and gave it its Rock credentials… Continue reading “Rock of Ages: Slimane unveils new campaign for Saint Laurent.” »
Nothing creates more drama than black, in Tokyo as it is in New York, black is the to go to statement color, the uniform of the uber chic and the true fashionista.
Continue reading “The Power of Black: Fur Fur Fall RTW 2013 Tokyo” »
Not the first thing you think when you think of fashion ad yet the first collection of this new up and coming designer was steeped in classical referencing of her Mongolian heritage especially visible in the hair styling and some of the exquisite knits on show. Continue reading “Mongolian chic: Ariunnaa Suri at Tokyo Fashion Week FRW 2013” »
Just the other day I was watching an old French classic film from 1961 “L’Année dernière à Marienbad” also known as “Last Year at Marienbad.” In a huge, old-fashioned luxury hotel, a stranger tries to persuade a married woman to run away with him, but it seems she hardly remembers the affair they may have had. In this New Wave French film director Alain Resnais has his nameless characters interact amongst each other in an almost enigmatic sequence of events and through disjointed dialogue, from which truth and fiction are difficult to distinguish. Seeing the collection for Fall 2013 by Marc Jacobs by Louis Vuitton I could not help but think of that particular cinematic passage, just as the Claridge’s collection for fall 2011 with the elevators and fully uniformed porters reminded me of Liliana Cavani’s classic, The Night Porter. Continue reading “Intimate Games: Marc Jacobs for Louis Vuitton Fall 2013” »
Fendi is to fur what Ferrari is to Automobiles. The collaboration between the Roman Fashion house and Lagerfeld has always pushed the envelope of what fur in fashion represent, it has always managed to surprise and delight even the most acerbic fashion critics. This is their 96th collection together and Karl Lagerfeld and Silvia Venturini Fendi are a match made in Fur heaven. Continue reading ““Furturistic” virtuosity: Fendi Fall 2013” »
A couple of night ago I was watching a documentary about the free for all wild west that Moscow had become after the dissolution of the USSR; and as Frida Giannini unleashed her new ultra deluxe collection for Gucci I could not help but think that this would be once again a collection not unlike her fall collection of 2008 with the Ukrainians folkloric undertones; that would resonate in the places of luxurious excess where women with money and power to spare would once again clamor to get their latest Gucci outfit. Pre-ordered as many of the outfits shown yesterday in Milan most likely would be. Continue reading “Bad to the Bone: Gucci Fall 2013” »
How would you like to design for Rock legend Bono? That is what Designer Sharon Wauchob does as creative director for the rocker’s and his wife Ali Hewson clothing label Edun. Continue reading “A touch of Punk: Edun Fall 2013 NYC” »
Man’s fashion week for fall 2013 has had a few hit and misses this year one my my favorite collections so far is Kenzo.
Showing what I consider one of the best hues of sky blue wearable by man… Continue reading “Kenzo’s Jungle in the Sky collection lands in Florence” »
So it’s new year 2013 and you want to make a resolution to get fit and lose weight…But you have been making this same resolution every year and never seem to be able to stick with anything and always end the year the same as started it, here are some outfits that will cost you a pretty penny and will somehow make you commit to get moving a bit more in the new year it would be a shame no to show them off…for 2013 it’s all about chic athletic detailing.
Pictured above: TOP: CÉLINE. PANTS: NIKE X GYAKUSOU. NECKLACES: LADY GREY, DAVID YURMAN, AND ALL FOR THE MOUNTAIN. BRACELETS: AESA, ROBERTO COIN, ALL FOR THE MOUNTAIN, AND LADY GREY. RINGS: POMELLATO, LADY GREY, AESA, AND WORKHORSE. Continue reading “Get moving in Style.” »
In April 1994, a life times and a half ago in street fashion years, Supreme opened its doors on Lafayette Street in downtown Manhattan and became the home of New York City skate culture. Way before New York Ink there was a gang of rebellious young New York skaters and artists that made up the original downtown crew that gave the brand its DNA and an its street creed, it was this cast of characters that eventually became the store’s staff, crew and customers.
Continue reading “Supreme recipe for everlasting street creed.” »
Tamae Hirokawa’s Somarta collection was a highlight of Japan Fashion Week. One of the most commercially feasible and elegant in an otherwise very avant garde fashion week. That in itself made the collection a standout. Looking to botanical motifs, the designer delivered delicate dresses and textured knitwear. For a quieting and yet very global sense of chic.
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As Bernard Arnault owner of Louis Vuitton among other things, is suing France biggest Left-wing newspaper for running a front-page picture of him under the headline: ‘Get lost, you rich p***k!’ Liberation’s attack on Arnault worth around £32billion and also Europe’s richest man, came after his decision to seek Belgian nationality as President Francois Hollande prepares to introduce a 75 per cent tax rate for the super-wealthy. Continue reading “Mellow Yellow: Louis Vuitton Spring 2013” »