Even though the industry tries to act like we don’t exist, we in there! Thanks Tommy Ton for showing the world that black people love fashion too! [SOURCE]
Today’s Bad Bish post goes out to Tommy Ton and Style.com for taking and posting these pictures, anybody who gets to go to Paris Fashion Week, and anybody who can rock a sweatshirt dress. Photos from Style.com.
Since today seems to be shoe day on the blog, I wanted to bring you my favorite pair of shoes from the Chanel SS13 collection that showed the other day. It reminds me of the popular Louboutin that every celeb was wearing a few months ago, and it features the latest shoe trends- straps and clear material. Photo from Style.com.
Hedi Slimane’s first Saint Laurent Paris SS 13 Collection has finally debuted. If there was a battle between this collection and Raf Simons’ Dior collection…I think Hedi Slimane won. While Raf Simons’ collection was good, Slimane’s was great.I am tired of the boho trend, but this collection was boho, urban cowgirl is the best way possible. The slim pantsuits and slim stilettos were very sexy. The flowy printed peasant dresses and fringed suede brought new meaning to the term the Wild Wild West. The bow and tassled collars with the giant hats made the women look like it was disco night at the saloon. It was great to see him move from menswear to womenswear. I can’t wait to see what he is going to show next season because I know it is going to be great. He totally exceeded all of my expectations.
Raf Simons for Christian Dior Spring 2013 seems to be a hit amongst the fashion elite and Paris Fashion Week has barely started. The show which is to be the first among what the media is calling a showdown between Raf Simons for Dior and Hedi Slimane for Yves Saint Laurent or Saint Laurent Paris as it is now being called.
If you haven’t seen the video for the latest Louis Vuitton show yet, please check it out. It looks like Ralph Lauren wasn’t then only designer influenced by Downton Abbey. Marc Jacobs had a real live locomotive come out on a railroad track. Then the models walked out of the train one by one. Each model was also followed by her own designated porter who carried her Louis Vuitton luggage. I also wonder if Marc and Miuccia Prada had a talk before this show season and discussed designing similar boxy, chunkaliscous platform shoes…
I am still on a mini blog hiatus. But while I have a little bit of time to post something, I thought it would be great to post this picture of a model’s foot at the end of fashion week. It is no secret that models take all sorts of beatings during fashion week from crazy hair and makeup to crazy clothes and shoes. This picture shows just how cray cray their feet look at the end of the long month.
Kanye West showed his debut womenswear collection in France for Paris Fashion Week on Saturday, and reviews are decidedly mixed. While I think the collection needed an edit, I thought it was a great first collection nonetheless. Not everyone’s first collection turns out that well, but then again Kanye had some help from Central Saint Martins students.
While I think there were some great moments in the line, like the salmon colored zipper dress that Jourdan Dunn wore, and the very low cut black dress, or the Giuseppi Zanotti x Kanye West heels. I also think there were some low moments, like the monster hoodie, and the fact that everything looked like it came from every designer show Kanye had seen in the past. I also didn’t like how the packed front row of the hottest celebrities, designers, and fashion editors barely clapped through the final walk.
He has a ways to go, but it was a great first start. How do you all feel?
Also, I got this video from Fashion Bomb Daily. I haven’t been able to do all of my usual fashion week reviews lately because I have been busy with my final semester of graduate school. If you want some great fashion show reviews, check out Fashion Bomb Daily.
Photos from Style.com.
Paris Fashion Week Fall 2011 has bid us adieu. I feel like this fashion month has gone by soo slowly because so much has happened. It was only a month ago to the day that I was flying into New York for fashion week And now Paris Fashion Week, with all its rumors, intrigue, mysteries, and scandals is over…finally. *Cue…Deep…Sighs…Now! Oh, but while we are on the subject of rumors and such, apparently it is a known fact that Riccardo Tisci will leave Givenchy for Dior!!!! I saw it isn’t a known fact until a press release has been sent out, but whatever. Whoever knows the truth probably isn’t saying anything at all. Duh!!! If this is true, who will take over Givenchy? Aye carumba!
Anywho! I decided to do something different for these last few shows. In place of my usual
pitiful photo collages, I have brought you fashion videos because videos are more fun and entertaining. Thank me later.
Let’s start with Yves Saint Laurent! I love the suiting with the cropped pant or short skirt that Stefano Pilati did. It was a good mix of masculine and feminine. His use of fur was fabulous as well. I loved the white fur coat and the coat before it with the black fur hood. I also loved the white section at the end. I don’t usually wear all white, just a few pieces here and there, but I would wear that white tux. They say that Pilati may be out soon at YSL, but the higher ups at the label said recently that that is a lie. Let’s hope so, because I like his work at YSL.
Paris Fashion Week continues to roll on without Galliano…well not quite without him. His namesake collection showed in a small salon in Paris to a smaller crowd than usual. Twenty looks went out with his usual 1930s elegant flair. He is such a genius, and it sucks that he had to fall so hard, but racism and anti-Semitic remarks will not be tolerated.
The looks that Cédric Charlier designed for Cacharel were somewhat bland and boring to me. The only thing that saved the collection were the prints.
I don’t know if it was the hair or makeup or clothes, but the looks at John Paul Gaultier were very old and matronly. I really think I would have to see these clothes off the runway to get a better look at them.
Christophe Lemaire did a great job of bringing the 70s and Asian silhouettes back to Hermes. I loved the colors, patterns, and shape/cut of the fabrics in this collection. Oh and the leather word was devine. Good job!.
Giles Deacon is doing his best to bring Emanuel Ungaro back from the brink of destruction. While I think this collection could have been a little better, it is a wonderful change from the drama and bad design we saw with the line’s previous designers.
So I guess we can pretty much say that the House of Dior will survive without its genius John Galliano, while Lanvin continues to awe the critics. Looking at the Dior show yesterday, I think we can pretty much say that while the show wasn’t perfect, it was still a pretty fantastic show with elements that we have seen before like big hats, thigh high boots, and pretty fabrics. The part that made me feel some kind of way was when the entire in house design team came out in white lab coats at the end of the show with no John Galliano in sight, which brings me to this little tidbit.
Between the Galliano saga, the rumors that Pilati will leave YSL, and the sad rumor that Decarnin was a no show at the Balmain show because he was in a mental hospital, I have no clue what to think about Paris Fashion Week Fall 2011. Everything has gone crazing. Paris is truly burning. I had a small bit of time to look at the recent shows, which really means I looked at them around midnight when I should have been in bed. Here are some that caught my eye.
After being fired from Dior, John Galliano has apologized for his actions by releasing a statement saying, “Anti-Semitism and racism have no part in our society. I unreservedly apologize for my behavior in causing any offence.”
According to WWD:
In the statement, Galliano made no mention of the video, but said he takes responsibility for the “circumstances in which I found myself and for allowing myself to be seen to be behaving in the worst possible light. I only have myself to blame and I know that I must face up to my own failures and that I must work hard to gain people’s understanding and compassion. To start this process I am seeking help and all I can hope for in time is to address the personal failure which led to these circumstances and try and earn people’s forgiveness.
Read the rest of the post at WWD.
I am happy that he finally decided to apologize. I just wish he had done this sooner. I am also happy that Galliano is “seeking help.” There have been rumors of his alcoholism for a while now, and since yesterday, there has been a rumor going around that he has checked himself into the Meadows rehab facility in Arizona at the urging of friends. Hopefully he will see the error of his ways, and actually understand the gravity of his mistake.
I will say this. I am very upset that Franca Sozzani, Georgio Armani, Chanel Iman,Patricia Field and others have come to his defense. They should have condemned him. When my friends do something wrong, I let them know. I don’t sugar coat anything, and I expect them to do the same with me. That is what being a real friend truly is. I am sick and tired of the fashion industry sticking up for people who do stupid things just because they are are good at making clothes or shooting pictures or editing magazines. If you are wrong, you are wrong. The people of the fashion industry need to learn to take accountability for their actions.
UPDATED: Galliano will stand trial
From The Telegraph:
The Paris Prosecutors Office has issued a statement saying it has decided to put John Galliano on trial following a police investigation. The proceedings could take place in the second quarter of this year, and Galliano could face up to six months in prison, and up to €22,500 in fines, if convicted.
Lanvin-Paris Fashion Week
Paris Fashion Week is over and that means that all of the major fashion weeks are done until February and I can now go back to spending most of my time studying and finishing my DIY projects. Speaking of which; I completed this DIY last week from Alice & Daisy and am almost done with this one from love Maegan. I’ve also been hand-sewing and mending things, but that is neither here nor there! Here are the reviews. Photos from Style.com.
I think Sarah Burton did a great job with Alexander McQueen’s collection. There were some motifs, shapes, and textures happening in the collection that made everything seem familiar. Nothing strayed to far from what McQueen used to do.
Louis Vuitton was beautiful. I will admit…there were some pieces that I thought were absolutely ridiculous, but the bulk of the clothes were amazing. Marc Jacobs did a great job with this Asian inspired collection.
The last day of Paris Fashion Week also marked the last time John Paul Gaultier designs a collection for Hermes, and boy did he go out with a bang. He had fashion icon Farida Khelfa walk for him and a whole slew of dressage riders on horseback. Everything fit his horse theme perfectly.
I would say that I am a bit of all of them. What do you think of these collections? I love them all and am totally fantasizing about filling up my closet with these clothes. UGH! One day my Paris fashion dreams will come true! Photos from Style.com.
As much as I love paying attention to all of the different fashion weeks, it can get overwhelming. Can you imagine if I had to travel to all of them. I did New York this year that was crazy. I mean it was fun, but it was crazy ripping and running all over town, and doing homework, and doing blog work. Anyway….I think Paris Fashion Week ends on Wednesday. In the meantime, check out these collections. Photos from Style.com.
John Galliano designed some kind of sailor themed Christian Dior show that seemed more Gilligan’s Island than anything. It wasn’t bad. When I heard the reports of a sailor themed show, I said to myself uh-oh not another sailor themed fashion show, but I liked it. I think it was the colors and prints that did it for me.
Cacharel was beautiful. The colors were amazing. The prints were amazing! Very impressed with what I saw. I would buy so many of the dresses in that show. They were so bright and beautiful.
Jean Paul Gaultier gets a standing ovation from me. He used plus sized models again. AGAIN! He used Beth Ditto, Crystal Renn, and Marguita Pring. The collection was inspired by rock and roll and Joan Jett, hence the wigs.
Viktor & Rolf’s collection was inspired by the men’s shirt. I love how they took said inspiration and made pants that looked like they were made from shirt arms, and big linebacker tops that looked like shirt exploded many times over. The design duo always know how to create something creative that you might not have thought of doing before.