I love the subtleties and soft colors of this spread, and the lack of fear of pairing pretty with interesting. So many editorials seem so formulaic these days, take super expensive clothes from the same maybe 4 or 5 different brands, add ugly element x, then maybe some crazy hair..it gets boring fast. This spread is beautiful without a lack of character and newness. Images from Another Magazine.
Archive for January, 2010
I rarely post articles, but this one was super inspiring. From the newest issue of ANP Quarterly, this Rodarte interview by Aaron Rose is perhaps the most insightful and honest I’ve read about them yet. (Still waiting for the new New Yorker article to arrive!) It’s also a beautiful spread of images. If you’d like to read the article I have some bigger images here.
Although may sound nice, it definitely isn’t a good idea to just have macarons and champagne for dinner, not that I’m complaining, it was délicieux! It was not intentional but sometimes you just follow where the evening takes you. Mine started early and led me from an opening with little chairs and little kids, then a little movie screening and live music, to the first evening of a series of parties in the new André apartment space in Paris. He shared his vitamin water, champagne, and his macaron collaboration, in an André designed tin, made by a “very famous baker, do you say baker?” They are red caramel au beurre sel and they are AMAZING! The salt is particularly strong on the outside and adds a really nice contrast to the traditional caramel macaron. Since they were sitting there all night I may have gorged myself on them a bit, meanwhile so many people were wandering around this small space.. Camille Bidault Wadddington! Vanessa Bruno! Jean Touitou, Oliver Zahm (whose photographs lined the walls of the space), Irina Lazareanu… and of course André, who was a very nice host. Above are some dark and blurry photos of my “dinner”.
2010 sounded so far away and yet here it is! Spring’s shows gave us a peak into a start of a new direction that is not quite there yet but hopeful all the same. While many designers played it safe with very wearable/sellable collections, some chose to not let the economy hinder their creativity and really let go, but I think it’s going to be a couple more seasons until we really start to see things change. Fashion is pretty stuck in it’s ways right now. Hopefully the start of the change will be with the magazines! Let the editorials be free from the chains of advertising!! Let there be more creativity and style!!!!!
Photos from style and Garance
L to R: DRIES VAN NOTEN, VANESSA BRUNO, CHARLES ANASTASE, PREEN, JIL SANDER, SOPHIA KOKOSALASKI, PREEN, ACNE, RACHEL COMEY, JIL SANDER, LANVIN, KENZO, VANESSA BRUNO, VPL, JUNYA WANTANABE, ANNE VALERIE HASH, LIMI FEU, TIM HAMILTON, VANESSA BRUNO, 3 AS 4, BOTTEGA VENETA, KARL, JIL SANDER, TIM HAMILTON, LANVIN, RICK OWENS, ANNE VALERIE HASH, DRIES, WUNDERKIND, PREEN, ACNE, KENZO, RACHEL COMEY, FENDI, CHLOE, BALENCIAGA, JIL SANDER, RACHEL COMEY, DRIES, ZERO BY MARIA CORNEJO, UNDERCOVER, BOTTEGA, ZERO BY MARIA CORNEJO, RACHEL COMEY, BOTTEGA, VPL, CHARLOTTE RONSON, ORGANIC BY JOHN PATRICK, JIL SANDER, FENDI, VENA CAVA, WUNDERKIND, TIM HAMILTON, MARNI, FENDI ROLAND MOURET, LANVIN, CHRIS KANE, CDG, ISABEL MARRANT, ALEXANDER WANG, 3 AS 4, VANESSA BRUNO, BALENCIAGA, CDG, BRUNO PIETERS, GARETH PUGH, VICTOR & ROLF, CDG, MARC JACOBS.