Spring Summer 2010 – Louis Vuitton celebrates afrosquaws

FASHION

Is it Michael Jakcson’s death and the many Jackson 5 vids that we recently saw, which influenced Marc Jacobs when he had to choose the models haircut for the LV Show ? Blondes, brunettes, rouquines… they all wore an incredibly big afro on the runway, glamorized with a cute bow. Ethnic focus is also in the Modern Squaw outfits, from dresses to jackets and shoes.
We remember of the Romance Hunters of Marc’s collection at NYC Fashion Week, here we have some Safari Bourgeoise, ready to hunt chic with their stuffed shoulder bag.
It was just a matter of time before the bicycle passion would be declined in fashion, so here is the comeback of …. cycling shorts ! I’m so not ready for that, but I saw Fonelle marvel at these on her blog, right after the défilé. Wait and see.
And finally, something that could really be a hit in the coming months : Pompoms everywhere ! On bags, shoes, dresses… an easy DIY for your cold winter sundays.

MODERN SQUAW
MODERN SQUAW

SAFARI BOURGEOISE
SAFARI BOURGEOISE

CYCLING SHORTS
CYCLISTE

POMPOMS
PONPONS

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Spring Summer 2010 – Alexander McQueen plays kaleïdoscopic

FASHION, TREND

First, 4 trends that we saw in various other shows : zips, leather, volume layers and iridescence. The shoes are brilliant but we’ll prepare a special post about SS2010 shoes trends.

Apart from that, Alexander McQueen plays with patterns and designs dresses as if seen through a kaleidoscope. This is also a process used in recent video clips, as in Little Boots’ Remedy, and for Basement Jaxx’s comeback hit Raindrops. McQueen goes even further and drifts to Rorschach’s stains. There appear new patterns, from snake skin to skull in flames. You thought you had seen anything possible in the biker codes use ? This is very clever indeed.

Samouraïs have certainly inspired the designer, for his strong shoulders costumes, and there’s a general feeling of body structure, as we see the feminine countess hips. French Grazia or ELLE – can’t remember – was lately talking about the new icons, who look much more like the girl next-door (not too tall, not too thin, with feminine curves), and this could be directed to this particular girl.

Finally, there is something very interesting in the half-outfits. You can divide in two parts, bearing two personalities. It could be the natural equivalent to the half-shaved hairdo, or at least the asymetric haircut that made quite a comeback on fashionistas these last weeks. Now you can coordinate your dress to your hair. Sounds perfect.

KALEIDOSCOPIC / RORSCHACH
KAELI ROSCH

BIKER CODES
ANIMAL

SAMOURAI
SAMOURAI

COUNTESS HIPS
HIPS

HALF
HALF

ZIPS & LEATHER
LEATHER

VOLUMES – LAYERING FABRICS
VOLUME STRUCTURE

IRIDESCENCE
IRIDESCENT

Spring Summer 2010 – GARETH PUGH IS FASHTRAY TALES

CINEMA, FASHION

After a trip back to Blade Runner last season, Gareth is still into classy fashion sci-fi.
Any silhouette can be seen as the character of a dark futurist movie, which scenario I’d love to read.
I imagine the world in 2214, after the apocalypse the earth is covered with ashes. I recognize a high priestess, the underworld queen, some common people, exhausted servants, in a sad sad world. But they will survive. Yeah. Yeah. This collection is very much inspired by Edward Scissorhands also I guess, and his hugs undoubtedly provoked irreversible damages.

Leathers, torn outfits, iridescent greys, goth inspiration, religious style, zips zips zips, sci-fi business.

LEATHERS
leather

TORN (You’re a little late, Im already torn)
torn

IRIDESCENT GREYS
iridescent

GOTH INSPIRED
Goth

RELIJUICY
religious

ZIP IT
zip

STELLAR BUSINESS
business

Spring Summer 2010 – House of Holland, business people do it funky

FASHION, TREND

London Fashion Week – Summer-Spring 2010 – House of Holland

Once again, we get some mix of see-through, laces and undies out. Finally a return of the big nanny pants – not so nanny if worn this way…
The messaged tees are back on. And an emerging trend, the business look, here with striking colors, geometric pattern, and cut out parts.

Funky Business
funky business

See-through and lace
Laces

Undies Out and Culotte
culotte undies out

Message
Message

Jeans
Jeans

Spring Summer 2010 – Matthew Williamson

FASHION, TREND

London Fashion Week – Summer-Spring 2010 – Matthew Williamson

Satin and Embroidery, as seen on various shows for Spring-Summer 2010 as for last season. Jackets, suits and skirt for Glitter Business. Geometry is now focusing on triangle, after various use of the pyramide in music artworks and generally graphic design. Acid lemon is the new jaune fluo, sour sour sour. And finally, a rising trend, the homemade Cinderalla dress : gather your scarves and old fabrics, sew everything together, there you have the Cindie dress. Is it full of holes ? Perfect, this is fashion.

Satin
satin

Embroidery
broderies

Glitter Business
glitterbuisness

Crazy Triangle
triangles

Cinderella 2010
cinderella

Acid Lemon
lemon

Spring Summer 2010 – Marc Jacobs loves tiny dancers

FASHION, TREND

NYC Fashion Week – Summer-Spring 2010 – Marc Jacobs

A mix of the pyjama and see-through trend, continuity of last season with the visible underwear and the hunter look, come back of the not so far away harlequin / columbine mood, and a fresh note with the ballerina grace.
Half shy, half sexy. Half sweet, half warrior.

Tiny Dancer
TINY DANCER

See-through Pyjamas
see through

Sir, Yes, Sir / Romance Hunter
OFFICER

Updated Harlequin & Columbine
NEW HARLEQUIN COLUMBINE

Undies Out !
UNDIES

Froufrou Froufrou
FROUFROUS

Photos Style.com