Strange…..last summer I was obsessed by leather and zippers, and this summer I’m into the complete opposite of the fashion spectrum…..I’m loving anything 70’s rural/farmer/prairie/country-thingies. After the clogs (got them), maxi dresses (got them), I’m now lusting after some denim dungarees. I don’t care which one, long legs, short legs or the dress version, just love them. Inspiration:
Early picture of Kate Moss
Ralph Lauren RTW SS2010
Jean Paul Gaultier RTW Spring 2010
The last couple of days I’ve been visiting the Topshop website daily, because I expect the Kate Moss ss2010 collection to be online very soon. But to my surprise the only collection to be found are some f*****g t-shirts!
The shirts are part of a collection of jersey basics: tops, tees, and shirt-dresses in white, olive, baby blue and pale pink. All off them have simple details like patch pockets and rivets.
The strange thing is, I’ve never had any problems with finding good and affordable basics. Plain white t-shirst can be found anywhere, so I don’t get the point of this collection. But hey, I’m sure the Kate Moss tag will sell lots!
Yesterday the very sad news came that designer Alexander McQueen has died. A couple of years ago I saw one of his runway shows on tv and I couldn’t take my eyes of the screen, because what I saw was like an extraterrestrial, magical world of fashion. Since then I’ve always been a big fan.
Just to show a little bit of his brilliance, here’s an impression of his latest shows.
Spring / Summer 2010
The spring /summer 2010 collection was an apocalyptic forecast of the future ecological meltdown of the world: Humankind is made up of creatures that evolved from the sea, and we may be heading back to an underwater future as the ice cap dissolves. This vision was shown through short dresses with nipped-waists and sea-reptile prints.
Fall 2009 / Winter 2010
The Fall 2009 / Winter 2010 collection was his protest against the predictability in fashion. The clothes were high-drama satires of twentieth-century landmark fashion: parodies of Christian Dior houndstooth New Look and Chanel tweed suits, moving through harsh orange and black harlequinade looks to revisited showstoppers from McQueen’s own archive.
One of his fashions shows that is now legendary was his Fall 2006 collection, in which a vision of Kate Moss appeared: a hologram made by video maker Baillie Walsh, art-directed by McQueen.
Kate was a close friend of Mcqueen and appeared in some of his shows. When Kate had her cocaine scandal in 2005, Alexander showed his support by wearing this t-shirt at the Spring / Summer 2006 show.
In 2009 he made an affordable line for the US retail brand Target, check out our post about that. But the was also made a shoe and clothing line for the Puma Black Label.
He sure will be missed…
Collection pictures from style.com.
I love this news: Kate Moss is collaborating with French accessories brand Longchamp on line of bags. The bag collection will include 25 pieces in seven styles, including a stylish weekender, everyday tote and evening clutch. Kate has said about this collection:
“The emerald green pochette, whose color I love, I wanted to be very simple, based on the shape of an envelope. I would wear it with all black or all navy. Because I love to wear dove grey, I wanted a bag in that color to go with my grey jeans. The zebra was inspired by an old pony printed valise from the ’70s that my boyfriend brought back from San Francisco, very dry, very trashed, without any glamour, and which I loved. As for the bags in cognac leather, it’s a color and a very supple leather that we found in equestrian accessories stores, and we unfortunately can no longer find”.
The black and white photo above is the only official photo so far, but the February 2010 edition of Russian Elle magazine has an article about this collection, including (small) pictures of the bags:
I want want want! The collection will be in Longchamp stores on February the 11th and select department stores in March 2010.