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PRE-FALL: Sheer 2011


Labels: Givenchy, Jean Paul Gaultier, Temperly London, Yves Saint Laurent

We again look to Givenchy when we begin to discuss the sheer trend that has been prominent in collections for a few seasons now. Last season the blogs buzzed about Abbey Lee Kershaw‘s street style when she wore a sheer skirt, but the trend been popping up on runways since at the least Spring 2010. Finding the right way to wear the trend is sometimes tricky though, and while some don’t have the legs to bare, designers have been particularly focusing on sheer tops for the season that can be covered with a nice jacket or slipped over another shirt.
Ricardo Tisci is another Miuccia Prada with pushing the fashion industry. You may have read about Givenchy in the past few seasons for a variety of reasons, mainly because of his models: Lea T(a transexual), Stephen Thompson(an albino), or the amount of diverse models on the runway for his Fall 2011 menswear showing. While some say he doesn’t purely for press sake, the fact of the matter is, he’s the only major label, or sometimes just the first, to do it. Because in this industry relevance is key, it doesn’t matter who actually does something first, but it’s who you remember and Tisci sure does have a way of making us all remember.
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EDITORIAL: Predators

Models: Abbey Lee Kershaw, Baptiste Giabiconi, Freja Beha, Hedi Mount
Photographer: Karl Lagerfeld
Publication: Numero Homme
Title: Predators
Well, we recently did a soft launch of 803 Pipeline and their, we briefly mentioned that it seems as if Baptiste Giabiconi may be getting edged out of his leading male role with Karl Lagerfeld. This stemmed from rumors that Baptiste will not appear in the next campaign for Chanel, and that instead, Brad Kroenig will appear. Well with his closing of the Chanel Couture show and this new editorial appearing in Numero Homme 19, Baptiste shows that he’s not going down without a fight.

See the rest of the editorial and our coverage below.
This editorial, entitled Predators, has so many of my favorite aspects in it. For one, I love a good black and white photo. When done right, like this one, it can create a very brooding mood. Well, then again Baptiste comes off as brooding because of the black and white plus the excessive eye makeup. But pompadours as well are a favorite of mine. As long as it doesn’t seem to be an over sized helmet, a pompadour can work wonders for one’s personal style(assuming one has enough hair in the first place). The up-do injects yet another air of sophistication into the shoot.
Maybe it was on purpose but as I stare at this editorial more and more, Baptiste just becomes an anomaly. From the eye makeup, to the emotion that he portrays…and well lastly to his gender, Baptiste kind of just doesn’t fit in my opinion. Karl’s infatuation with him is duly noted but sometimes one has to know when there are people yelling “Uncle Karl, drop the camera, and step away from the model. Step away from the model uncle Karl!”

Models: Abbey Lee Kershaw, Freja Beha Erichsen, Hedi Mount, Baptiste Giabiconi
Photographer: Karl Lagerfeld
Publication: Numero Homme