shwpckg: next model men, new york

the men of next model management that will walk the runways of new york fashion week can all be found in this set. representing a handful of black male models; raymond irving, chantsler, makin curry & laurence mcrea are names & faces to know on & off the runways. the package is set up alphabetically, so remember names & faces for model identification.

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couture collections: givenchy

dark glamour took a large presence on the runway for the givenchy haute couture SS10 collection. feathers, sheer textiles & sparkle were all stylistically involved with the set; as we seen an array of different colors within the collection. coming off of last season’s couture collection, i admire the change in creative direction seen with the dark glamour that was touched upon. a stellar model casting was topped with a dramatic eye.

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pre-fall collections: alexander mcqueen

giving us a slight peak at the FW10 collection, alexander mcqueen presents a pre-fall set showcasing the mood of the fall collection to follow. we see mcqueens prints wrapped around the collection pieces & im imaging that the actual runway show will act as many other mcqueen runway shows have in the past; im waiting to see what type of theatrical elements will be added. the collection seems completely regular than what we seen last season & i find it hard to believe that  alexander would take fives steps ahead only to take three steps back the next season.

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couture collections: stéphane rolland

the stéphane rolland haute couture collection displayed abstract art elements within their design concepts for the summer/spring season of 2010. high gloss gown stains were seen on the runway, alongside shell-like dress detailing. i always love the contrast of hard & soft, the raw materials on something so elegant is what pushes the limitations of what we define as beautiful. clean lines dominated the refined elegance displayed with the collection. i love the subtle use of experimentation; collections like this are why couture is such an inspiration & has such strong value in the fashion industry. beauty inspires fashion & fashion inspires art, love this collection for its simple & yet powerful statement of sophistication.

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couture collections: chanel

the chanel haute couture collection for the spring of 2010 hosts pastels & shockingly vibrant silver. the models walked the runways iced with crystals & looking chic as ever with over the top heart shaped up-dos. the collection, though simple, is true to the house of chanel signature, lagerfeld is a living legend & the collection seen above is evidence of that. walking the runway was baptiste giabiconi in a full silver suit.

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