Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Arcadia


The video for Delpozo's Fall/Winter 2014 collection references designer Josep Font's sci-fi inspiration for the season and is set in the American Southwest - terrain that hauntingly mimics that of the images captured by the Mars Rover.  Font has steadily become one of my favorite designers for the duality of strength and delicacy he is able to capture in his clothes, and that spirit is put to great effect in this collection of soft muted tones set in a futuristic space odyssey.

Delpozo

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Wear Your Chair



If you are a fan (as I am) of Oscar Niemeyer's ebony and cane 'Rio' chaise, then you will instantly fall for the latest iteration of Chloe's 'Alison' tote that perfectly embodies the classic design in perforated sand and black leather.  The bag is available at Forward, and the uber-rare chaise can be found through R & Company via 1stdibs.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Balenciaga Fall/Winter 2014


I stayed up late for the Balenciaga live stream, and even though I questioned disrupting my sleep for a few minutes of something I would have photos of the next morning, it was so worth it.  The soundtrack had a powerful but oddly ethereal vibe that perfectly echoed Wang's futuristic urban warrior women.   I loved the crazy zipper detailing and the technical outerwear in the first half of the show, and I especially loved the looks with the models carrying a trio of uber luxe shopping bags.  Apparently, this tribe of warriors loves to hit Barneys from time to time.  My jaw dropped when the video reached the last few gem-encrusted cocoon sweaters.  And my heart completely stopped when Gisele came out in the finale look.  Judging from the expression on her face she was clearly aware that she was blowing minds at that moment, and it was a moment.  Alexander Wang has done so much more with this label than I imagined possible from his aesthetic, and though just a short while ago I feared otherwise, Balenciaga is still firmly holding its place as one of my favorite shows each season.


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