So, while looking for the next show package to post I noticed that Elite Milan was up. I immediately thought, how appropriate. I love Milan Menswear… and the show package is soccer themed so why not… I’ll tell you why not. The package was 228 pictures strong! Now while I think it’s amazing that 113 models from one agency alone will shortly be descending on the city of Milan… uploading their pictures 5 at a time… isn’t going to cut it. And so instead we are here with Derek Lam and his collection for Resort 2011. A nice quaint, 16 looks :).
See the rest of our coverage and the collection below the clip
Call me stuck up, call me whatever you like really, but there are certain things I adore in fashion and certain things I wish would just GET LOST! I mean Mr. Lam and I don’t have an ongoing relationship but looking at this collection I could TELL that if we did it would be a tumultuous one. I either LOVED a look or HATED it.
Pieces that I loved included reinterpreted basics, like the t-shirt above, and pieces that utilized draping, like the piece below. Mr. Lam, in my humble opinion, seems to thrive in those simplistic moments, while floundering helplessly in the more… ornate times. For example, the purple frock with the many ruffles… I’m not sure I can quite express my discontent with it. It’s too much, just too frivolous for my tastes and furthermore… FOR THE STATE THE ECONOMY IS NOW IN. You want to return to your staples, a return to minimalism… and I find that Mr. Lam flourishes when he does.
Models: Megan McNierny(IMG NY), Ksenia Kahnovich(IMG Paris)
So, as usual this post stems from my Google Reader!!!
Are we witnessing the demise of Fashion Week? (via WSJ) Los Angeles may be better known for wearing fashion than selling it, but the problem goes beyond L.A. There is a growing sense among designers and producers of fashion events that the time-honored system of selling fashion from runways is losing ground. Inspired by the recent PR […]
and immediately tweet about it!!
and then lapse into research mode. I see NICK VERREOS in a picture so I use that as a starting point. Dead End but still I want his input so I resign to leave comment on his blog. I then am left to my own resources.. GOOGLE OF COURSE!! I find a few articles and click click click, before devouring as much as I could find on the subject. What I found quelled my fears.
Apparently IMG, an organization that I will deem a fashion power house until proven otherwise, has pulled out of LA Fashion Week along with SMASHBOX STUDIOS. These two sponsors along with a few others pulling out means that the location that has been used for LA Fashion Week for the longest, SMASHBOX STUDIOS, is no longer a viable option. Also, because LA Fall/Winter fashion week occurs after all of the rest, most of the money that magazines, and other companies have to spend on shipping their teams around the world is spent by the time LA rolls around.
The shows aren’t a big with A-list celebrities either, even though they are in Hollywood’s BACK YARD!
Contrary to popular belief though, people are going to the shows!!! WSJ paints me a picture of models walking for empty seats. This though, is not the case. While the budgets are slimmer, the shows have become more creative, and are still well attended. Fashion Week in March was NOT CANCELLED according to ALISON NIEDER at APPARELNEWS.NET and the proof is in the schedule. While the shows are no longer centralized, they are still occuring and only require a little effort, which in my opinion is more LA style.
In New York you are blinded by flashing lights, and everyone pulling you to be at their event, spend your money here, well at least that’s my take on the situation. In my opinion, in LA you have all those things still there, but it’s more laid back wherein you have to go look for what you want. It’s there but you have to find it. New York is bunched together, and cluttered while LA is sprawling! As a matter of fact I think that LA Fashion week will benefit from this change because the shows will more than likely become more creative. They will be staged in various places that will help designers more thoroughly develop the mood. Also, I think that it’s going to give bloggers like me a better chance of getting in!!! Hahaha!