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PRE-FALL: Leather 2011

Labels: Versace, Giambattista Valli, DSquared2, Celine

Blame Celine or Givenchy, take your pick, but leather has taken a hold on the industry and refuses to let up. The number of little black leather skirts on the runway this season probably pushed record numbers. While the little skirts appeared most commonly in shorter versions, the leather came in other pieces as well, even a plunging v-necked, sleeveless top at The Row that’s deceptively casual.
The Celine pre-fall collection was one I was heavily anticipating. The reason being, Phoebe Philo has been pushing the trends for the past few seasons and from the Spring shows it was evident that there’s an undercurrent of something striving to be expressed that was different. For the Celine Pre-Fall 2011 collection Phoebe Philo moved the brand forward, showing that the clean color blocked minimalism isn’t the extent of the aesthetic. It was the patchworked denim and high necks that caught my attention the most though. The strong pieces of outerwear excited me as well and the collection does what any good Pre-Fall collection should, supply customers with a variety of commercial pieces as well as pique my interest for the Fall collection.

FALL 2010: Dsquared2

So of the many menswear shows only a few actually put on a show. Two of my hands down favorite designers and have been my favorite for a LONG TIME are Dan and Dean Caten from Dsquared2. They always bring youth and craziness along with a show and this year proves no different. This year in addition to leather, sequins, and sheer material, the models were clothed in blood. Splatters on shirts, and drips on bare chests accented, low slung pants and oversized jackets. It was pretty simple, if you wanted a show just as you wanted fashion, Dsquared2 is definitely the way to go.

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PS I know that I normally only do 4 pictures but this last one reminds me so much of my friend… Let’s see if you guys can guess who.

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CAMPAIGN: Dsquared2 SS 2010

I guess it’s fitting that our post number 300 is one about Dsquared2, since I LOVE the line and have ever since I got into fashion seriously. It was the first brand that I ever researched and stayed up on. The first line that I would sift through photos over at Style.com for. It was my introduction into fashion and I loved it! This campaign… well it just reaffirms my love.

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Mert Alas and Marcus Piggot have captured the youthfulness of the Dsquared2 line in this campaign, although it wasn’t too hard seeing that their runway show was basically a walking campaign. They could have most definitely taken stills from the show, slapped on the name and said that was their campaign. But they didn’t of course, Dan and Dean are too wonderful for that.

Ever ones for combining convention and fun(I think the first show I saw was combining the working mechanic with something else that was definitely the opposite) Dan and Dean combined campers along with the modern business man that resulted in a collection, show, and campaign that are positively campy. With a feel of grown up boy scouts, this collection only reaffirms my love for the label!(although I’m not all that into Launch My Line, the television show the twins host)

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