London Fashion Week S/S 2016 – Gareth Pugh and MM6 Maison Margiela

September 21st, 2015|Categories: Fashion Designers, Runway|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

I knew that these two collections were amazing when I saw all of the horrid, hateful bitches on The Fashion Spot freak out about how ugly they are.  These two collections are ugly.  They’re unsettling and disturbing, and that’s what makes them fantastic.   Both Gareth Pugh and John Galliano (who designs the couture collection for Margiela but not this ready to wear line) have revolutionized fashion during their long careers by refusing to repeat established silhouettes with acceptable materials.  Both of them have taken the human body and distorted it in a variety of ways.  This wearable sculpture does what art is supposed to do – create a reaction.  Pugh uses face masks to turn his models into anime characters and puts them into bold colors.  This RTW collection is very much in keeping with Galliano’s spirit, using bin liners and great 90’s rave culture references to make a collection to appeal to the IDGAF kids.  I love both of these collections ever so much.

MM6 Maison Margiela 

Gareth Pugh

 

LFW Fall 2015 – Goth Glamour at Giles and Gareth Pugh

February 23rd, 2015|Categories: Fashion Designers, Runway|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Alteration in a headline!  You’re welcome!  Okay, I know that we’re all still high from the fact that Cate Blanchett wore a Galliano designed gown to the Oscars last night, but in case that wasn’t a big enough fashion endorphin rush for you, the Giles Fall 2015 show today was Victorian couture at its best.  From the high ruffled necklines, the bows, the black velvet, the bowers of funereal flowers on the runway,  the gorgeous coats and gothic graphic dresses this was like a beautiful dark dream.  Add on to that a parade of some of the industry’s best models – Jessica Stam, Lily Donaldson, Aymeline Valade,  Andreja Pejic, and Anna Cleveland spinning in a beautiful structural dress to close the show.  Yesterday Gareth Pugh did goth revolution in a way only he could, putting bold red crosses on the models’ faces, wrapping them in bustiers like armor, dresses like shields and a bare chested woman waving a red flag like victory to close the show.

Giles Fall 2015

Details/Backstage/Assorted Anna Cleveland Amazingness

Gareth Pugh Fall 2015

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PFW Spring 2015 – Gareth Pugh, Rochas and Vionnet

September 25th, 2014|Categories: Fashion Designers, Fashion Models, Runway|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

After the ho-hum opening act of NYFW to the moderately more exciting LFW and the almost there MFW, we have finally gotten to the big headliner of the show.  Paris is the world’s capital for style, and they prove that every season.  This isn’t country-specific fashion, there is no phoning it in here, these are geniuses of design and style creating works of art.  Let’s start with my three favorite collections so far.

 Gareth Pugh Spring 2015

This is a label where phantasmagoria meets glamour.  This collection proved again what a genius Gareth Pugh, full of witchy silhouettes, pentagram halters, cloaks, hoods, and other must have accessories for the occultist in all of us.  Sticking to black and white only, this looks like a collection right out of American Horror Story Coven and I love every piece in it.

Rochas Spring 2015

This collection is where couture meets cheerleading.  Letter sweaters, pom pom heels and ankle socks mix with feminine prints and cuts, flowy dresses and soft colours to create a fun, pretty look.

Details/Backstage

Vionnet Spring 2015

Vionnet is an classic label that’s been beautifully resurrected.  These looks are unique, interesting, delicate, pretty.  I love the mixing of the men’s tailoring with the naughtiness of stockings and garters underneath a long sheer skirt.  Also, it’s wonderful to see Lindsey Wixson being just a powerhouse in the modeling world.

Details/Backstage

 

 

Tales of the Unexpected by Tim Walker for Vogue UK, December 2008

June 16th, 2014|Categories: Celebrity Editorials & Photo Shoots, Fashion Designers, Fashion Editorials, Fashion Photographers|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Tim Walker creates this candy coated acid trip of a universe featuring models Karen Elson, Georgia May Jagger, and Sophie Drake, as well as various actors, designers, and British eccentrics, including our favourites: Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter. The story uses quotes from Roald Dahl stories and the editorial includes an article by Dahl’s granddaughter, model Sophie Dahl. This is a world I want to live inside.

Tales of the Unexpected by Tim Walker for Vogue UK, December 2008

August 25th, 2013|Categories: Celebrity Editorials & Photo Shoots, Fashion Designers, Fashion Editorials, Fashion Photographers|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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