See the entire Chanel Collection at the 803 Gallery.
Grandaddy Dior is FINALLY back! The last two collections were sooo ALIKE! They were so similar and I think I stated that. I was becoming very disenheartened with Grandaddy and John Galliano’s interpretation of his aesthetic. It seemed as if we were being given the same collection… just stuck back in the microwave. This collection, although it uses similar ingredients, DEFINITELY is new. Although the floral/gardener theme is still present, it is clear, that Galliano has again made Grandaddy relevant!
I love Granddaddy Dior as much as the next person but i have to be completely honest. The show had a variety of themes, Galliano sited “The Gibson Girl”, an equestrian leaning, as well as Charles James. That being said… I don’t see much different from the last Dior show. Maybe it’s just the Dior aesthetic combined with the fact that Mr. Galliano again held the show at the line’s headquarters… oh and the fact that the last show was staged with a backdrop of 4,000 roses and this year it was 3,000. Maybe it’s also the fact that lace was a major player in both collections and… so was the opulence of jewelry… They were very different collections… if you take out all the things I just said 🙂 I still love you though Granddad
“I feel very peaceful and excited to be returning to couture week,” says Josephus Thimister after his 8 year hiatus from the fashion world, and decade break from couture. You may not recognize his name but you undoubtedly know of his work: Balenciaga circa late 1990’s as well as Karl Lagerfeld before that. Hailing from the Antwerp Fashion School(which gives us so many good names) Thimister has decided to present his Fall collection during the Spring/Summer showing. The collection, which has been ready since October, got it’s slot after the slot was vacated by Christian Lacroix(we must pause for the greats…)
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The theme is kind of evident. you can sense the violence and yet you can see the ornate qualities of the garments. This goes hand in hand with the theme he stated, “Bloodshed & Opulence”. I’m a sucker for jackets as you should know(and tailored ones make me DIE), and red is definitely a color that pops. Combine this together with an earthy green, and a few select knitwear peices and you get a wonderful collection.
Now as for him showing a fall collection… I APPLAUD Mr. Thimister. Do you want to know why? Because back in the day when the schedules were made, the average person didn’t have access to pictures from the shows until they came out in magazines… a year later. Well nowadays, as you can see… we have access, minutes after the show ends. So why show a collection, and build up demand for it… and then watch that demand die over time?? It makes no since so Josephus Thimister gets an A from me for doing it this way… oh and you too Alexis.
So out of my past ten posts, I think in two of them I have championed spikes and studs as an upcoming trend. I’m looking more into this actually because I think it’s part of a bigger trend and I might find enough evidence to support it, but until then we’re sticking with the spikes and studs.
Well what I decided to do was because I was pushing it I thought I could spotlight some up and coming designers who used them in their designs. Who better than Coco and Breezy, to spotlight??
The 19-year old designers are beginning to make waves in the fashion industry with celebrities coming after their shades. They were thrust onto the national scene when Ashanti rocked their shades to the Hip Hop Honors, and since her, Kelly Osbourne has been repeatedly spotted in them and I hear that Rhianna and Amber Rose are supposedly next in line for a pair.
With a distinction much like Haus of Gaga and the more tamer, Mercura, “Gemela Amor”, which is the name of the line, provides anyone with just the right balance of couture and wearability that allows them to be worn on the streets, albeit by one of your fashionable friends known for taking risks. The twins have been gaining a line of credits that many would die to have, having been featured on the W Magazine website, and having stylists calling in attempts to pull the shades for various shoots.
When speaking with them, I asked whether or not they were going to go into clothing as well as their accessory line and the response I got was “[You] guys can EXPECT clothing, but [probably] not till the 3rd collection of GEMELA AMOR, but our NEW COLLECTION will be DEBUT in FEBUARY”. I for one, am going to be looking out for thm but until then i’m just waiting until I can get my hand on a pair of the unisex shades.