The Christopher Kane x J Brand collection continues. This season he skipped the neons and went for prints and embellishments. He also introduced a couple of new silhouettes such as long jackets and dresses.
I think these pieces are really unique, especially some of the prints. I think the dress above is quite nice. I think that will be a popular piece. I also like the floral print pair, it’s really cool. They make me think of a projection that has been lasered directly onto the jeans. You can see the looks from the new Resort 2013 Christopher Kane x J brand collection below.
Metallics reigned at the new Spring 2013 Burberry men show. It wasn’t just the jeans. There were shirts, cardigans, and jackets that had the illusion of either cellophane and/or even metal. The shine was not the only thing making an appearance. Custom handkerchief prints were also all over this show.
There were some really great pieces. I am obsessed with anything that looks like it is made from a scarf. The shirts would have to be my favorites, as well as the shorts. At first I was a bit iffy about the bionic looking cardigans, but the more I look at it, the more it appeals to me. The outerwear though is on a whole different level. Christopher Bailey is one that knows how to send out nothing but cool outerwear down the runways.
The Diesel Black Gold Spring/Summer 2013 menswear collection showed during Milan Fashion Week yesterday in Italy. The futuristic and anachronistic Steampunk world of the 1980’s/early 1990’s was reinterpreted with a fresh approach for todays’ men with a rock chic attitude. I have included some key looks from the catwalk and I have also included some front row shots of Adrien Brody and Renzo Rosso. Also in attendance was Bianca Balti, Matteo Ceccarini, Saturnino and Bob Cornelius Rifo.
Masculine tailoring infused with military and mechanical references: a play with details, proportions and high-waist silhouettes. Steampunk inspiration is accented with several strong technological and functional elements: jewellery buttons, metallic lace eyewear, bold zips, mechanical flowers, embroidered in tailored suiting and classic shirts. They are mixed with military-inspired constructions: a casual jacket with a elastic hem, which recalls the army underwear, a hunting vintage jacket with the typical arm protection shoulders detail, which is developed as prints and embroideries in different garments.
Contemporary elements come also through in the use of contrast textures, such as leather combined with suede, satin with Japanese microfiber, jacquard with rib, cool wool with leather, emphasized with technical and rich details to create a 3D effect bringing to life the collection. Denim is burned by laser, artfully distressed and artisanal engineered at the same time.
The colour palette is a playful melange of black navy and different shades of white, exploring the indigo tones, with clashes of intense pop-up colours – red, green, bright mustard, yellow, electric blue. The collection includes graphic geometrical stripes, applied in various treatments: as prints for knitwear, jackets, trousers and as distinctive element for shoes, bags and belts.
Images courtesy of Diesel.
The 2013 Chanel Resort collection walked at Versailles in Paris, France. It featured a ton of denim which Karl Lagerfeld hasn’t done in a while, not since the Spring 2008 collection. Unlike the Americana warm weather inspiration as the previous, this one was inspired by Marie Antoinette. One thing that they both have in common is sportswear.
When I first saw this collection, I thought the models looked like a rebellious sister of the Fall 2008 Couture collection. I also got more Teen Vogue than VOGUE with the looks because of the platform sneakers. All that aside, there were some great pieces separately. The trousers above would have to be my favorite. I just love the fit and detail around the pockets and waist. You can click through many of the looks below.