Tag: exaggerated silhouettes

fall prêt-à-porter, paris: rick owens

rick owens presents a noticeably more fitted collection this season at paris fashion week. creating a set of looks with fitted hoods, sharp tailoring & dangerously chic silhouettes. owens has described this collection as a modern day take on what cristobal balenciaga would be designing, if he was still designing today- this & still, owens does not ditch his own signature aesthetic. with expected use of sleek leather & beautiful incorporations of capes in neutral & grey were seen. rick is one designer i greatly admire- he knows what works & gives his clientele what they want. though progressive, his concepts are no less thoughtful & are often time inspired by tremendously artistic elements. here, i feel, owens has really struck a cord in design- a fusion of his hard edged style is seen added to greater concepts of classic style & defined sophistication. a really stunning set of design & great follow-up from last season’s relaxed designs. i love the volume & exaggeration seen thoughout the collection; i was very inspired by this fresh direction that was presented. i applaud the design & direction taken.  

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collection images: derek lam, pre-fall

long length skirts in pink & purple were the main attraction of the derek lam collection, while a true connection & representation of current consumer interest seemed void. in the collection, i enjoy the use of fur & can appreciate the exaggerated design lines seen in the dresses. however, the pink particularly makes me question lam’s judgement. while pops of color are seen in many of the pre-fall collections to provide contrast & balance- the choice pink of lam just seems questionable. while still a pre-fall collection, i will wait to see what appears on the runways of new york fashion week, come february. overall, a solid collection, aside from the pepto bismol pink. the use of purple was done well & i wish a better complimentary color was included.

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sasha pivovarova for vogue nippon

represented by IMG models, sasha pivovarova appears for the december cover of vogue nippon. shot on a white studio backdrop, the cover gives the expected watered down fashion image usually produced by the nippon team. though simple, the cover is usually an indication of which style direction the feature editorial will go in. sasha showcases fall tones with textured trousers complete with exaggerated silhouettes & a hat to match. sasha is one of my favorite females & she always displays a wide range of versatility with each of her cover bookings & editorial spreads. cover image by inez + vinoodh.

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editorialesque » salieu jalloh for wonderland


represented by red models, salieu jalloh appears editorially for wonderland magazine. shot by paul maffi, styling for the spread seen above was orchestrated by way perry. while is struggle to find photographic cohesion from the first three images & the remainder of the spread; i love the styling & exaggerated silhouettes. im juiced to see salieu gaining more notoriety on the editorial circuit as well; its always nice to see a fashion spread verses images of a test shoot. that first shot is soo fuckn money though!

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