Posts Tagged ‘fashion’

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Richard Blayne – Seattle Fashion Week

April 26, 2009

 

 Blayne Walsh, contestant on Project Runway 5 unveiled his Fall/Winter 2009 on the final day of Seattle Fashion Week. 

The resulting motif = Tribe of Blayne.  

 

Blayne Quotes:

“urban but not overdone” 

“modern street wear in very bright colors”

  “neon for life”  

 

 

“Aside from Naomi B. and Blaine Walsh, most of the collections lacked a vision or focus.” 

A quote taken from the Seattle PI columist Stacy Lucier – see link for a summation of her impressions and thoughts of Seattle Fashion Week. 

 That wraps up SFW09.   

Overall I agree with Ms. Lucier & her disposition on the overall legitimacy of SFW–sorry guys

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Architecture Meets Fashion

March 26, 2009

Neil Barrett 

Coming from a British heritage of master tailors, Barrett was introduced to the art of fashion at an early age.  After a master degree in mens fashion he worked for Italian giant Gucci, Prada & even had a collaboration with Puma.  

In 1999 Barrett launched his self-named label and in 2006 this amazing store was opened in Minato-ku, Tokyo Japan.  I think there are strong coorelations between fashion & design.  Everything from the design lines, inspirations and philosophy –

“Fashion is architecture: it is a matter of proportions.”   –   Coco Chanel 

Flagship store in Tokyo, Japan.

Architecture design by Zaha Hadid Architects

   http://www.zaha-hadid.com/

A few selections, from his label described as:    “his signature style stems from his reworking of iconic men’s wear details and fit.  The product’s broad appeal lies in Neils ability to combine timeless quality, wearability and fashion trend.”

 

 

 

 

 

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IDS – Subfusco

March 7, 2009

subfusco3Romeo’s Closet by Subfusco

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International Designer Showcase

 

Country/Designer:  Australia, Brisbane born designer,  Joshua Scacheri

SUBFUSCO, translated from Latin means deviated colour.  Scacheri, who pursured futbol in Italy fell in love with the elegance of Italian & European  fashion. 

Romeo’s closet is a visual & textile pursuit of a ‘modern take of the romantic tale of Romeo and Juliet.  It poses the question of what the contemporary Romeo would look like and more importantly what he would wear?’  His menswear consists of unique, bold, well made & tailored garmets that engage personal style.  His designs are inspired by the mixture of everday life, personalities, natural talents and cultures.

info & photos courtesy of http://www.subfusco.com/

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Fashion in Seattle – Escada vs. Gucci

March 2, 2009

 

escada Gucci  for Escada –   Located directly across from louis vuitton Washington sees the opening of it’s first Gucci retail store, 1 of 16 within the US.   Retail specialists believe Gucci will be more succesful than Escada, primarily due to the cultish obsession buyers have with their handbags.   Accesories decadent with Gucci print costing hundreds of dollars vs. thousands of dollars womens outfit (Escada), tend to be more aggreable with the Pacific Northwest shopping demographic (makes sense to me).   Interestingly enough, Gucci had been considering opening shop East of Seattle, in Bellevue where Neiman Marcus will be opening.  However Bellevue Nordstroms’ in-store mini Gucci-eria kept Gucci Retail west of 520.  How’s that for proof that fashion is budding in Seattle?  Or, is it just lack luster designer driven appeal where 150K earners buy fashion for their logos and status – and the 20k earners…like you and me 🙂

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1302 Fifth Avenue
Seattle, Washington 98101

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IDS – Maison Vandenvos

February 21, 2009

International Designer Showcase:

Maison Vandenvos

Country:  Belgium

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Pictures & more from http://www.maisonvandenvos.com

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Everyone’s Talking :: Robert Geller

February 17, 2009

GQ, Vogue and yes, even Daniel Dy, are all talking, raving and mentioning the name Robert Geller!!   I read some very interesting views and critiques of his clothing…most of which summarized his work as being extraordinary & beautiful. 

However, even these editorial praises included such comments like the ones posted below – some of which seem contradictory to the beautiful comments, yet i am content to see them as opinions & constructive criticism

“The designer clearly has a thing for Tsarist militaris”    |   “He insisted that the stripes …were inspired by gypsies, but they also reminded one of prison uniforms.”  |  “accusations of Nazism”  |  “Geller offered up a vision that could have been extracted from a dark Transylvanian romance”

hehe – now for the selections – which i enjoyed

 

Geller was just recently awarded the GQ Mens Wear Prize, bringing unprecedented attention to his talent & designs.

 

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Philip Lim

February 15, 2009

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3.1 Philip Lim

“beautiful clothes with added touches of madness, striving towards the imperfection”

Lim says, his clothes are meant to redefine as opposed to define.    Mixing classical with contemporary while reorganizing the rules of fashion, he  delivers approachable high-quality fashion.  Lim pays tremendous focus to the quality of fabrics while uniquely mixing heavy cashmeres, silk, worn cottons, and wools .

I would imagine Andre 3000 wearing these clothes.

Lim debuted his line fall of 2005 and has experienced instant success; being recognized for numerous prestigious awards & organization i.e. Vogue Magazine, Council of Fashion Designers of America, CGDA Swarovski Award for emerging Talent.

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