Suffer for Fashion

The Silver Lining
September 30, 2008, 12:43 pm
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When nothing’s going right, at least Balenciaga sheds a little light…


September 30, 2008, 12:22 pm
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Stuck in my head: My Angel Rocks Back and Forth by Four Tet

Gareth Pugh S/S ’09
September 29, 2008, 10:51 am
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For spring, Gareth Pugh took his freakshow (and I mean this in the best possible sense) to Paris, and man, I am quite impressed. While I always respected him for his gutsy, dramatic designs, I could never quite connect with it, because there was just no way in hell I was ever going to wear giant balloons of fabric over my head. His clothes just never really clicked in the right way with me, until this collection. And while this collection could be labeled as more “wearable”, I really don’t think it meant he compromised his avant garde sensibilities. I reallllly like the white-in front, black-in-back idea¬† (reminds me of those fall Chanel tights with lace in front and solid black in back), and there was more than one piece that I could actually imagine someone daring and awesome wearing (Daphne Guiness, perhaps?). The whole show was just so cool looking, in a way that’s hard for me to explain. I’m just intrigued by the ideas, the shapes, and the details. I especially liked the combination of hard-edged, avant garde shapes with softer silhouettes. I think this is a big success for Gareth Pugh.

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Rick Owens S/S ’09
September 29, 2008, 10:24 am
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Rick Owens is too cool for school. As in, if I wore his clothes, I would not be able to afford to go to school. But I still love him and his clothes. For spring, he incorporated a little of the recurring tribal/primitive theme into his awesome black collection. The thing about Rick Owens is that, even though his runway collections may look crazy or unwearable to the timid of dress, when taken piece by piece, his clothes are just awesome. It all looks like clothes you could just wear because you don’t give a damn what other people think. Which basically means I want it all (and it’s all grey and black! YAY!). I’m also strangely attracted to the floppy footwear.

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Balmain S/S ’09
September 29, 2008, 9:36 am
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FINALLY. I feel like I’ve been waiting for Paris Fashion Week forever. But it’s finally started, and now I have something to do in my incredibly boring 9 AM stats class (I meannn….I’m totally riveted by this problem about probability and normal curves)! In any case, I immediately had to check out the spring Balmain show, because Balmain’s coolness has been skyrocketing in the last few seasons, thanks to Christophe Decarnin’s cool, ultra-hot clothes. And his spring collection definitely continued this theme. There were studs, there was ripped denim, there were rhinestones, there gowns that could either be worn by really cool people (*cough Carine cough*)and look…really cool, or be worn by really tacky people and look horrendous. I liked the dark mood (I’m kind of maniacally happy that there are so many dark colors being shown for spring), and the fact that these clothes are freaking hot, but in the end, I think I kind of liked the fall collection more.

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Meadham Kirchhoff S/S ’09
September 25, 2008, 4:22 pm
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I really like Meadham Kirchhoff’s spring collection. A lot. I like the orange, the decaying lace, the shininess, pretty much everything. I don’t even feel the need to explain myself much more than that. It’s just cool. Period.

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…It’s ok…
September 25, 2008, 3:26 pm
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Shhh…I’ll tell you a secret: I’m not really that into Milan Fashion Week. Obviously there are good shows (Prada), but I just don’t get all hyped up the way I do for New York Fashion Week (it’s at the beginning, so I’ve been deprived of new designs for a while) or Paris (which features some of my FAVORITE designers), so while I shoullld be watching the Milan shows like a hawk, I’ve been doing my Economics problem sets and my Japanese homework instead (I know, I’m terrible). But I’m just biding my time until Paris, which I’m really excited for. In other news, I’m taking a class on clothing this quarter (!!!! The ONLY one at Stanford, which is really sad). More about that soon.