Madewell’s menswear-inspired Fall 2013 collection is making us crave for the colder months.
Balenciaga, AW13, Paris.
Sometimes it is worthwhile focusing on some of the more subtle pieces of a collection and understanding how they are formed in order to learn from the way they are constructed. The following example diagrams deconstruct the pattern shapes that may have been used for this Balenciaga jacket to examine how the careful draping has been formed.
Model Cameron Russell gives an insightful TED talk on the realities of modelling.
We say, “It’s really amazing to travel, and it’s amazing to get to work with creative, inspired, passionate people.” And those things are true, but they’re only one half of the story, because the thing that we never say on camera, that I have never said on camera, is, “I am insecure.” And I’m insecure because I have to think about what I look like every day. And if you ever are wondering, “If I have thinner thighs and shinier hair, will I be happier?” you just need to meet a group of models, because they have the thinnest thighs and the shiniest hair and the coolest clothes, and they’re the most physically insecure women probably on the planet.
The story of Humberto, Carol, and Opening Ceremony.
Two days ago Amanda and I had the chance to watch Mass Exodus, the annual runway show featuring collections from Ryerson’s fourth-year fashion design students.
This being my first year in attendance, I didn’t expect to see such a great breadth of designs, all with varying cuts, fabrics, and styles, within a span of just one hour. It was overwhelming, in a good way.
Still, I couldn’t help but wish the show went on for a few more hours. Sixty minutes was simply not enough to give all 58 collections the appreciation and attention they deserved. The construction of many of the pieces were just so good it was hard to keep my constant exclamations of I’d so wear that! to myself (sorry Amanda).
Aside from those in the photos, other notable designers whose work stood out to me include Kendra Pegg with her androgynous ensembles, Alexandra Boultzi’s troupe of Japanese warrior women, Lia Valdez’s highly provocative fetish pieces, Monica Saraguro’s lace-fur-and-leather collection, Kelli Kikcio’s menswear, and Alexandria Julian’s cast of Little Mermaid ballet dancers, complete with a tights-clad prince!
Thanks to the Mass Exodus crew, you can watch a live stream of the whole show right here and see photos on Flare.com.
Partizan films along with AB/CD/CD have created a series of super clever ads for Opening Ceremony to promote their Spring/Summer 2012 collection. They’ve taken the clichés of Jean-Luc Godard films – the over-the-top romance, the cheesy lines – and turned them on their head a bit and making you laugh in the process. It’s a smart move by Opening Ceremony to create funny ads like these that will surely be shared around the web, like so. I mean, who still watches television? If you’re curious about the seeing the whole Spring/Summer 2012 collection, you can click here.
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