For the Spring 2013 Balmain season, it was very exaggerated. I mean, exaggerated shoulders, pants, details, and eyelets. Yes, Olivier Rousteing gave a new meaning to the perforation trend. The constancy to sway the aesthetic from its previous designer, Christophe Decarnin, was also a prominent this season. Though moving forward with his own aesthetic, the soul of the fashion house is still there.
I cannot say that I am the biggest fan of the collection this season. There were some pieces that I found really amazing, like a few of the dresses (pretty much all of them), shirts (embroidered one), skirts (Looks 12, 17, 37), sweater (Look 21) and matador jacket (Look 9). But overall, I found it very 80′s/90′s, which was the inspiration of course, but it was too strong and was borderline dated. All I was thinking was Christina Applegate in Don’t Tell Mom The Babysitter’s Dead when I was looking through it. One thing that will always be a positive is the embroidered detailing. I will always be a fan of Olivier’s embroidery. Click through the collection below.
Earlier this month I made my way over to New York Fashion week. It was my first time there and I can honestly say it’s everything I hoped it would be.
Surrounded by fashion at every moment, hopping from one place to another, all of which is usually followed by a fabulous dinner and a night out on the town. I went on behalf of my personal blog in which I attended a few shows, had some meetings, attended a couple events and ended the nights with some fabulous fashion parties. Here are some of the shows I attended….
Here are the images from Diesel Black Gold’s women’s runway show at New York Fashion Week. I have included all of the photos in the gallery below, with images 1-6 being the brands key looks for the season. I have also included their press release about the collection and show. What do you think of it?
Street style is given a contemporary polish in a discreetly sporty Diesel Black Gold Spring/Summer 2013 Collection! Urban skate parks, 90’s fashion imagery, and the eclectic dress sense of creative city dwellers inspired Sophia Kokosalaki to design a collection that merges the adrenalin-driven world of skateboarding with the poise and sophistication of the contemporary art scene.
Sportswear is cleaned up and smoothed down, resulting in slickly fluid garments. These are stealth skaters, flowing through the night on silent wheels. They wear rich, innovative materials: butter-soft leather, bonded fabrics and treated denim. Edgy pieces are tempered by a feminine sensibility, giving even masculine garments a subtle ambiguity.
Women wear sharply tailored jackets and pants, as well as trim shorts and boldly sexy skirts. Net appears on dresses to create a mysterious hide-and- seek effect, or is bonded with leather for an appealing contrast of transparent and opaque. The color palette is pared down to black and white, with subtle hints of color.
Prints are inspired by the obsessive detail of street art and skate park graffiti. The brand’s rock-chic DNA remains omnipresent, but the functionality of urban sports apparel emerges as tape on pants and strap effects on dresses. The result is an uncompromisingly contemporary and wearable collection for a demanding audience with a taste for luxury and a youthful spirit.
Here is the look at the new Spring 2013 racing/nomad inspired collection by Rag & Bone. The clothes had the classic cool aesthetic that Rag & Bone is known for. Slouchy pants, loose shirts and layering reigned this season.
What kept this collection fresh was the color palette, which has to be one of my favorites that has walked so far. The greens, corals, blues, whites, and greys were the color of choice. You can see the full collection below.