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Burberry Live

September 22, 2009

London Fashion Week is ending today with Burberry — the last show, watch it live at 6.30pm (London Time).





September 22, 2009

Valerija Kelava @Next, one of the finale girls at Rodarte, opened Christopher Kane yesterday.


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There’s something  cold and deadly about her, maybe it’s the heavy layer of bangs trying to hide her killer stare… very mysteriously and moody,  she’s definitely one of those who can give a strong presence on the runway. One to watch!


London, too fast

September 20, 2009

Oh the fast pace of fashion week, Day 2 of London, Mary Katrantzou is shutting it down.

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[see full collection here]

It’s the usual orchestra of prints but this time round there’s more fluidity— curve lines and shapes clashing together, on silhouettes that are so simple (shift dresses, shift dresses, shift dresses)— just let the computerized prints do the talking. When you look at artwork like this, can you imagine this is actually how the future of fashion will be? Mixing advanced technology with fabrication? We are in the era where even computers can play a part in what we wear, and I’m sure it’s gonna get more exciting in the many years to go.

90 mins of Vogue

September 20, 2009

Finally caught The September Issue today.


Surprisingly the movie centres a lot around Grace Coddington, almost as much as Anna, and you get to learn so much about Grace.

Her 1962 cover, when she was a model, flawless:


Movie will be officially out on 24th September, check with GV’s movie listings!

[image: scanned by iluvejeisa@ TFS]

Rodarte in detail

September 18, 2009

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[see full collection here]

It’s painful to see the complicated details at Rodarte, but what a waste to not carefully examine the looks carefully. You can say that ‘Rodarte’s been doing the same thing for two years already’ but they are clearly in a league of their own now, and they are simply evolving within what they’re good at and the moving on with the formula that worked, there’s nothing wrong with that. Before they started this patchwork/mixing fabrics look, they were doing these:

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and not to forget, their Spring ’07 collection which is a total opposite of what they are now


For their latest effort, it might not be as wearable as the other collections in New York (imagine Rodarte showing in Paris instead, like how Gareth moved), but certainly the collection has to be the highlight of the week.


The kid du jour

September 16, 2009

Julian Louie Spring ’10

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This has to be one of my favourite collections so far. I have been liking Louie’s work since his debut a year ago, and the latest collection is a huge step away from his usual work. The inspiration comes from sunset, and it is all reflected in the colours. They have the same nude, pastel tone but cleverly matched with one another.

Certainly he went for a more commercial direction, but the pieces seemed more grown-up, and blends well with the rest of the New York sportswear-based scene. It is just a little frustrating that for all young designers they have to wash a little bit of their aesthetics to sell their clothes these days. For Julian, don’t you think he deserves the same amount of buzz as Praba Gurung and Altuzarra already?


Vogue US October ’09 issue review

September 16, 2009

Another month, another issue with the same model cast (and more Karlie), but I’m loving Bruce Weber’s spread on hats, it doesn’t feel like a fashion editorial, but more like a cute photo documentary on lazy countryside life. It is so adorable, hoping to see him shooting more frequently for Vogue in future.

‘French Open’, Karlie Kloss and Gael Monfils ph by Arthur Elgort.


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‘The Barbarian Invasions’, Raquel Zimmermann ph by David Sims

‘Head Games‘, Anna Jagodzinska, Julia Stegner, Coco Rocha ph by Bruce Weber




‘Babes in Arms‘, pairing two black beauties, Chanel Iman and Jourdan Dunn, in the season’s printed pieces,  ph by Craig McDean

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[images: scanned by me, originalsin@TFS]