Daily Archives : September 13, 2011

NYFW | Marc by Marc Jacobs SS/12

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Watching the Marc by Marc Jacobs is weird for me, always has been, and probably always will be. Normally it’s because after the Marc Jacobs collection I’m spent after having what normally amounts to the best 11 minutes of the week, and a diffusion collection of slightly affordable, accessible, and younger seems like somebody offering you a plate of spam after you’ve just had the best filet mignon you’ve ever sliced into.
So when the Marc Jacobs collection got pushed back I thought: this is the season, this is the season where I’m actually going to be able to enjoy the Marc by Marc Jacobs collection and appreciate it for what it is.
And I did. And I don’t like it.
The Marc by Marc Jacobs Spring 2012 collection seemed at best to be a rehashing of the best trends of the past few seasons, of the stand out collections that could remotely be associated with the Marc by Marc customers. So in this respect fresh faced models came down the run way in color blocked looks featuring peplum detailing and a few striped prints. Wanting to know references? Take a look at the collections of Jil Sander, Miu Miu, and Prada(menswear and womenswear) for the past few seasons.
It wasn’t all bad though. The pieces were still a tad interesting even if the neo minimalist looks had been done so many times before in the past few seasons. It was the accessories that possibly carried the show for me. Always one with a tendency towards bags due to his work at Vuitton, Jacobs presented color blocked bags as well as shoes, and shades with his collection. while there did seem to be a stacked shoe for the men that makes one think back to the now infamous Prada stacked brogue, there was a wedge heeled hightop sneaker for the women that sent me into an absolute tizzy.
But while I was taken by them, my hunger has yet to be satiated and I shall again wait for the main Marc Jacobs collection to take me away.

NYFW | Y-3 SS/12

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The Spring/Summer 2012 Y-3 line-up was pure and unadulterated sportswear with a British bend (a hat tip to the city that will host next years Summer Olympics). Yohji Yamamoto’s witchy aesthetic commingled with English checks and Union Jacks layered over the brands sporty attitude made for an interesting marriage. Transparent details, state-of-the-art fabrics, utilitarian jackets, voluminous skirts and harem pants worn with athletic sneakers and messenger bags resulted in straight up activewear magic.  A big fan of saturating fashion in humor, Mr. Yamamoto gave us ruffly basketball jerseys, a dissolving Tartan printed t-shirt and convertible asymmetrical skirt/short fusions.  Highlights of the show being the checkered mens suit , sheer tartan jogging suit and my personal favorite piece, the dramatic canvas trench coat with the classic Adidas tracksuit sleeves.

Feature | ASOS “The Urban Tour”

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Popular brand, ASOS, has launched a new campaign, “The Urban Tour” showcasing their Fall 2011 product on teens from London, Paris, and Tokyo. B-boys, skaters, and beat boxers, bring their own style to the videos not only in their movement and sounds but also by their clothing selection. The new campaign will allow users to purchase ASOS pieces from the video, making the campaign one of ASOS’s most socially integrated yet.
As the project continues, the brand will cover the latest trends in subcultures from across the world, with features from London, Berlin, Paris, and Shanghai among others.