Oui, Oui, Paris Part III

Just to round it out:

A very challenging and perhaps awakening show from Iris van Herpen. Aside from her use of 3D printing and silicone in collaboration with an architect, van Herpen had models suspended in what look like giant plastic pouches.  Apparently the air was removed from the pouches as the show went on, commenting on the reality of pre-packed aesthetics and uniformity.

2 looks from Sarah Burton’s “wild beauty” show for Alexander McQueen.  Someone’s been watching Game of Thrones.  I might have nightmares about that makeup.

Studded boots for a Saint Laurent model. 

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Take me to Paris, Part II

Not that I pretend to have a regular readership, but if you haven’t noticed already I’m very intrigued by materials, and designers attention to materials.  I see that attention in Talbot Runhoff’s work.  There’s an ode to screenprinting and architectural strata in this look that results in a pleasing but challenging contrast between hard and soft. 

The next is a look from Vivienne Westwood. I struggled to pick just one. I can’t say I’m a girl that has ever gravitated toward V.W.  I get it historically and intellectually, but something about this collection kept my attention.

A couple images from Olympia Le-Tan because it’s just so campy and I needed something uplifting. Who doesn’t like a good lunchbox purse.

Back to somber mode. This look Maison Rabih Kayrouz is by no means new but is so lovingly and sophisticatedly draped.  I want to wear this, and I want to wear it with those badass boots.

2 looks from Chloe. I’m not sure how to process these yet but I must like spots or something.

2 looks from Kenzo, and the last show from their David Lynch inspired trilogy…apparently. Hello down jumpsuit, you would have been helpful in Chicago this winter.

Last but not least, a badass orange coat from Neil Barrett.  I’m pretty sure that’s Binx and she looks like she could turn me to dust with her lazer eyes.

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Paris Paris Paris Part I

Goldenrod denim jacket, pourquoi pas?, from Ann Demeulemeester

Two bindingly extravagant looks from Balmain

Dries van Noten’s twilight zone

My Rick Owens coat is so cool it doubles as an oversize shawl.

Gareth Pugh, you brilliant creature.  Go look at the rest of the show. 

More mirrors from Chalayan.

Raf Simons is a boss. This is one of many polished, compelling looks from Dior. 

Sonia Rykiel’s layering would actually make me feel ok about the amount of clothing I’ve had to wear at once in Chicago this winter.

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Milan Spring 2014 RTW Recap 

A Charlie’s Angels moment from DSquared(2)

Magenta trousers from Agnona

Joan Smalls in layers of meteor shower print from Fendi

Jill Sander’s impeccable tailoring

Birds on birds from Stella Jean and Marni 

2 looks from MGSM

(The textile on the 2nd is quite interesting, no?)

Moschino, always on topic Jeremy Scott

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