Okay…this collection has gotten some not so great reviews by the masses. I have to say that it is not as bad as people are putting it out to be. Maybe it is due to the fact that I look at the pieces individually instead of all together when I look at the photos for fashion week. Individually the pieces work, all together…better styling could have helped, I will admit. I think a slicked back ponytail or a pin-straight middle parting would have done better justice. He also had some fit issues, but nothing a client cannot fix themselves.
I also think it is a hodge podge of many other designers. Mostly Mugler, Gareth Pugh, Rick Owens, with some Balenciaga, Pucci, and Celine. Many found this the biggest issue. I have to point out though, when a mood board is put together; are designers not inspired by looks that other designers put together in the photos? You are not going to see a Native American wear Michael Kors or Frida Kahlo wear Moschino or even a Gypsy wear Pucci. So Kanye is not the only one who is guilty of this. Case in point, many get inspired by what others create. It is just made more apparent because of the name he possesses. Overall…I think the collection is not as bad as people think. You can click through some of the looks from the debut DW by Kanye West Spring 2012 show below and maybe next season we will see if Kanye just possesses great style or actually has an eye for talent.
Balenciaga is a show that I look forward to each season. Nicolas Ghesquière just always gets it right for me each time. There is always a sense of past, present, and future in the looks. This season was no different either.
There were tons of high-waisted styles, from the jeans to the trousers to the bloomers. I love the looks of the jackets. The color choices in the paneling was just perfect, they just compliment each other so well. You can click through the some of the looks below.
Nicole Richie was caught leaving the nail salon with daughter Harlow in Santa Monica, California. She wore her leather Balenciaga leggings again. I like how casual she made these leggings look with the t-shirt and beanie. Everything just fits her well here.
I also love that she wore this look with her House of Harlow Kye slippers. I think those are some amazing shoes. I love the mixture of leopard with the studded leather. They add some great interesting detail to her look. I kind of want them in my closet.
Nicole Richie posed for some photos at the Band of Outsiders Event at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Hollywood, California. That seems a bit creepy to be partying at a cemetery. I guess whatever fancies your taste at the moment.
Nicole wore a pair of black Balenciaga Leather pants to the event which she paired with her with her Winter Kate line and Tom Ford hat. I do think this look is great from the ankles up. I think her shirt is amazing! I just think it’ll look better if Nicole paired it with some heeled ankle boots, like the Rag & Bone Harrow boots.