Archive for the ‘Fashion Week’ Category
OK, caveat #1: it’s early in Spring/Summer 2012′s New York Fashion Week, and there are still plenty of designers to come.
Caveat #2: this is ready to wear, not couture, and couture always brings home the bacon when it comes to snazzy shoes.
Caveat #3: it’s Spring/Summer, which veers less dramatic than Fall/Winter.
THAT SAID… the first few shows’ shoes have been so dull, I’m afraid I’m staining them all with my drool as I nod off while perusing.
But to paraphrase the pseudo motto of the currently-embattled United States Postal Service, Neither humidity nor rain nor hurricanes nor dullness of shoes stays these bloggers from the swift completion of their electronic rounds.
BCBG sent their models out in these clunkers, over and over and over again.
Of all the fashion designers out there, Dean & Dan Caten never seem to lose touch with their sense of playfulness. Last year they gave us the Dsquared² skeleton-heeled shoes. For their 2011 Fall RTW line, Dsquared² has created ‘Ice Skate’ boots.
Oh my! What will these darling boys come up with next?
If I could afford it, I would wear Hermes everyday. It’s horsey/equestrian look is my style type. The browns, oranges and creme colors are my colors. I love it all. Jean Paul Gaultier showed his last collection for Hermes on October 6. He went all out with this one. The venue looked like a high-end horse arena, complete with a dressage show under mmassive chandeliers as an opener. It was a cohesive, well executed and high quality show with fifty-two outfits.
Hermes spring 2011 runway (I would embed this but I am a computer doofus and can’t figure it out.)
As a master tailor, Mr. Gaultier has done some amazing things with unusual fabrics. This line is no different. It is luxury, absolute luxury. I tend to like what Jean Paul Gaultier does for Hermes more than what he does for his own line, which is amazing in it’s own right, however very different from Hermes.
The heels were fairly chunky. The sandals were woven straps, but not thin straps. Over all, they worked well. Let’s see what Mr. Gaultier featured in his last collection for Hermes .
John Galliano presented his collection that has a 1920′s flavor. The shoes are anything but 1920. They are really high, they are really stilettoed, they are really fun. I am not sure why these talk to me, while others haven’t but these are shoes I want to touch. Let’s look at them.
Who knew sexing up your granny boots was as simple as adding a front-laced spat to a perfect pair of red-patent pumps? Retro details are rarely so devilishly modern.
Oh, and adding florals generally results in a sweetly romantic shoe. Not so with Gaultier…..add a patent-flower ankle corsage to a thick, bondage-strap pump (One side only please, we want to keep things a little unexpected.)….Et Voilà: (more…)