While the fan-shaped invitation to the Spring/Summer 2012 collection from Moschino hinted at a flamenco feel, the actual garments were executed with vast improvements to my expectations (a good thing!). Instead of tiered, overdone ‘costumes‘, Moschino (via the styling of Anna Dello Russo) pulled out gold bell-embelllished toreador jackets, richly embroidered mini dresses, ruffles and petticoats to compliment beautiful lace work, high-waisted trousers, and even gorgeous monteras (the traditional hat worn by a Matador).
It was a theme translated with indisputable expertise, as many of the items already have me compiling my “Moschino Fund“; a super-colourful flower-packed black leather jacket covered emblazoned with the slogan ‘Make Up Not War‘, in particular. Muy bien. View Post
As a fashion stylist, there is some sort of unspoken rule that expects me to slate celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe. But…whatever…I love her. Writing about her Spring/Summer 2012 line was a given, and I am overly impressed with the consistency and transitional nature of her clothing line. In the words of my beloved Anna Dello Russo, “It’s really, like, L.A. — an L.A. collection but done in an international way.”
This season, Zoe was inspired by many things including Brigitte Bardot, the late sixties, early seventies, running around the south of France, and a nonchalant attitude that was reflected in her uncharacteristic showing of Springtime ballet flats.
Mixing stark white looks with mis-matched prints kept well-designed pieces effortlessly glam. Everyone loved it. The line to actually view the collection wrapped around 39th St to Broadway, even though the presentation was invitation only. This woman has a magic touch. View Post
Editor at large of Vogue Japan/street style celebrity/blogger Anna Dello Russo was recently interviewed by CNN International News. Why? It looks like someone wanted a tour of her closet (who can blame them?). She told Myleene Klass (icon? O rly?) that she always changes her outfit three times a day, for breakfast, lunch, and dinner time, and dances naked on each occasion.
“Your spirit will give you the right outfit.”
Watch the video below! View Post
Kanye West and Anna Dello Russo
Though Kanye West
got his fame with “The College Dropout”, our fashionable Yeezy is taking the steps to re-enroll. Because there is no place held in higher sartorial regard, he has applied to obtain a Masters degree in fashion at Central Saint Martins
in London. Though he has yet to be accepted, Kanye flew into London last Wednesday to meet the head of the course, “style dictator” Professor Louise Wilson
. Yes, the same Louise that mentored Alexander McQueen
A source said: “Kanye spends a lot of time with fashion students and often hooks up with Central’s arty pupils when he is in London. The rapper already has work experience with Fendi and Louis Vuitton on his CV. Now that he has been interviewed the school’s board will have to decide whether to allow him to start the MA fashion course later this year.”
With the balance between it’s credibility and pretension in the air, this could usher in big things for CSM.
Giles Deacon is having one hell of a season, now adding an incredible first show with French label Emanuel Ungaro to his repertoire. At the Serre du Parc Andre Citroen in Paris’ 15th arrondissement, his maribou-trimmed collection was shown in an explosive garden setting that embodied all of Giles’ va-va-voom and tongue-in-cheek feminine predecession. Anna Dello Russo even got in on the action as a model; sharing the spotlight with a stuffed lamb (of the never-breathing variety) named Funbungo. I would go as far as saying the age of ‘Ungaro Unsure‘ is over. View Post