After many anticipating fashionistas, The Karl by Karl Lagerfeld has finally arrived! The garments are exclusively sold at net-a-porter and they are selling out fast! Yesterday the collection was released with an interesting campaign to get the sexy chic ladies hyped for the new garments they could brag/show off to their friends. The looks totally express the entire look of the Karl Lagerfeld aesthetic. Some of the garments in the collection are hit and miss. Overall, the collection will truly show an edgy to your closet.
It really is not often for you to see martial artists gracing the cover of a major fashion magazine such as GQ in 1995. On the contrary, Jean Claude Van Damme was probably the only one! This Belgian martial arts film star has made many successful action films during the 90s.I remember being just 9 years old owning this issue where they displayed images of his extravagant kicks! I always to be like this dude. After all, dude was a ladies’ man with hella swag!!
Believe it or not, Van Damme still makes films. The difference now is he is focused more on his acting rather than the action. We are just looking forward to seeing some one get kicked in the face with his signature pop 360 kick or fancy kicks! He currently working on filming the sequel of “The Expendables” alongside Slyvester Stallone, Arnold Swarzenegger, Jet Li, Jason Statham, and more!
Saluting another collection I liked from Paris Fashion Week from Dior Homme. It has appeared Dior Homme’s creative director, Kris Van Assche, has focused on a military theme. The outerwear and color palette truly gave away the inspiration from the start! One of the interest looks about the military trend from the rest is how Kris Van Assche had the models walk down the runway with capes, which I would see generals would wear in the movies. I am not sure if anyone has seen Jet Li’s fist of legend as he fought the japanese army!
One thing out of the collection I was not feeling were 4 button suits. I’m not all the way with 3 button suits, but 4 buttons though? What differentiate the suit from a J Anthony Brown suit are the clean lines. Other than that, there are some relaxed pieces (trousers and outerwear). Continuing the currents of shearling, piping and technical fabrics, crisp combative silhouettes, I sense a more dramatic feel opposed to the previous collections.
Hermès creative director Veronique Nichanian kept to a dark color palette. With impeccable construction, in a sea of somber suiting and outerwear, pieces like a soft trench from leather created a wow factor when not embraced by sleek trousers as well as carryalls. This is probably one of my favorite collections so far when it comes to design.
featuring a montage of some of the most illest fighting scenes within the past couple generations. Mixing the sounds of dubstep and hop socky kung fu action is truly a beast!! The editing in the film was pretty dope. Hope you enjoyed it as much as I did!
The images featured are from the Yves St Laurent A/W 2012 collection. It appeared Stefano Pilati took the absolute route regards to the color palette. Simply because majority of the color palette is black and charcoal doesn’t mean it lacked in design. There was some gorgeous leather garments. It is really interesting seeing leather pants making a hit in the collection. I always felt Yves Laurent was slightly conservative (yet chic), but I was proved wrong. There were alot of draping in the trousers, futuristic tops which surprisingly delivers a slight edge.
Psychedelic Elegance–A keynote of any Dries Van Noten collection, prints really spoke great volumes this season. Taking Oscar Wilde’s dandy and lending him an attitude befitting of music artist Frank Zappa, the season was Van Noten’s canvas. Keeping fall’s inspirations on a tight leash, the backbone of the collection was entrusted to sharp overcoats and pleated trousers, narrow and wide. With fine form at the collection’s heart, next came exciting prints in vivid colors. Dressing sweaters and pants for a psychedelic reemergence, Van Noten no doubt made a loud statement, but also delivered charm subtly with finer print motifs and luxurious fabrications such as velvet driving his effortless elegance home.
Taking the inspiration from everyday elements was shown at the Jeal Paul Gaultier‘s A/W 2012 collection at Paris Fashion Week. The collection was full of elegance with a dose rural and urban looks. The garments in the beginning of the show showcased were in brick print. I kinda got mixed feeling of the brick print; however, I began to appreciate it a little more because I tend to view bricks as “laying down a specific foundation” (life perhaps).
In my opinion, Jean Paul Gaultier always has some of the most interesting collections. Besides his designs from the 5th element, I really gain alot of respect for collection from his fall 2010 collection with models rocking boxers glove and bruised make up. I expect to nothing but greatness from him.
Rick Owens is indeed the king of avant garde fashion. Presenting the latest looks from his A/W 2012 collection were a some changes from the aesthetic. For example, the trousers took a step by embracing a wider silhouette. The jackets were fastened with one button for an asymmetrical close gives an immediate signature outerwear design from him. I always love his leather garments and how the clothes drape so beautifully. Cropped jackets delivering a fantastic silhouette is a true essence of a Rick Owens look.
One of the first shows at Paris Fashion Week was Victor&Rolf’s A/W 2012 collection. There is an array of leather pieces throughout this collection. One of the most surprising ensembles was the leather overalls over the baseball jacket, shirt and tie. I noticed Rihanna made an attempt to make the look trendy from her return in 2009, but it quickly disappeared afterwards. Being from Kentucky, I should have thought about something like this ensemble……Now back to the collection shall we……..One thing that stole the show were the jackets! The jackets appear to give that great line without feeling a little bit bulky, which is nice.
The blazers were absolutely goregous. Although there was a small range of different textures, they still pack they sophisicated punch through the choices of geometric prints, varigated stripes, etc. Incredibly dope!
Nothing amazes me about life more than inspiration. Louis Vuitton‘s A/W collection simply made an example. Taking the inspiration from fashion illustrator, Antonio Lopez, the collection has a strong emphasis looks from the seventies and eighties. I love the suits in the collection. Louis Vuitton always play it safe, yet still strive to keep their suits modern.
Found outside tailored bliss that brushes upon double-breasted coats in camel, the baseball jackets are gonna still be in for the fall. I love how they manipulate the contrast of the fabrics with exotic skins and furs. During those times, furs were very glamorous from the pimps to the Hollywood elite. I am completely safe to say, although the inspiration derived from the seventies and eighties, these are investment pieces which would always stay chic!