Thanks goes out to Mikelle from Gallivanting Boy for taking this awesome accidental action shot of me at the Bridal Show on Saturday. Check out the Lanvin ad below from Nitrolicious.
Every season there seems to be more and more shows, with more and more trends, touted by more and more designers. Even menswear is feeling the effects of the “commercialization” or rather popularization of fashion and because of this, the sector is being hit with more pieces, trends, and collections than ever before. But as dutiful writers we sift through all of this to bring you our favorites, and so the following are a few of my favorite shows from the Menswear Spring 2012 fashion weeks.
My defining show for Spring 2011 menswear season went to Raf Simons. It was a collection that summed up my aesthetic at the time, and still probably sums up my ideal aesthetic to this day. So when the Fall 2011 shows started to roll around, kicking off in Milan with the Trussardi 1911 100 year celebration(actually held in Florence as a part of Pitti Uomo), I was on the look out for a show to do just that for me this season. While I sadly couldn’t find one show in it’s entirety, there were various “moments” that piqued my interests.
One of the local bloggers from my hometown is trying to get the adventure of a lifetime aka New York Fashion Week. Mikelle Street from The Musings of a Gallivanting Boy is trying to get to New York. The Unemployed Editor is thankfully sponsoring a trip to NYFW for 10 bloggers. All you have to do is click on the ads on the side of the The Unemployed Editor’s Blog or donate some money or both, so these individuals can get the experience of a lifetime.
Here is the information from The Unemployed Editor NYFW Internship Placement Program:
The New York Fashion Week Internship Placement Project (February 9-17, 2011) is an effort to inspire, educate, and help groom students and emerging talent for success in the fashion and beauty industries. Recognizing the increased difficulty with the state of the economy to break into these already notoriously selective industries, [Editor] embarked on this effort last fall to place deserving students and industry newbies with seasoned and respected industry professionals and experts in their fields of interest for the equivalent of fashion bootcamp. Those selected will have an eye-opening and preparatory experience working with these insiders in NYC during the “Superbowl” of fashion and will also be privileged to intimate group dinners with other industry influencers, providing the opportunity to gain more insight through honest and candid discussions.
Advertising on www.theunemployededitor.com, group fundraising, and events in Atlanta and New York will cover the cost in full for this project, meaning those selected will have an expense free week. Additionally, surplus funds will be used to offer summer internship stipends for successful members of this first cohort.
The total cost of the effort includes transportation to and from NYC, hotel housing, transportation in and around New York City, meals, and a small per diem for incidentals. Donations can be made via 1) PayPal (donation button at the top right), 2) directly to the group’s PayPal account ([email protected]), or 3) directly to the PayPal account of a student or artist (email address associated with the account provided by them). All funds will be used for the benefit of the cohort and the student or artist who raises the most individually will be rewarded with a few special perks.Any questions or other offers of help can be directed to [email protected]