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Summer Shoes 2012

Designer’s shoes from S/S 2012 collections play with the retro inspiration (Marni, Celine), futuristic look (Phillip Lim, Rick Owens) or creative adornment (Blumarine). In most of the cases it’s not about reinventing shoes, but rethinking the way we can wear them – see Dolce&Gabbana or Mary Katrantzou. I’ve made a small selection of the most interesting shoes to pick for this summer. Now talking of my personal taste, my favorites are Rick Owens, Blumarine and Marc Jacobs designs.

Prada S/S 2012

Balmain S/S 2012

Phillip Lim S/S 2012

Mary Katranzou S/S 2012

CDG S/S 2012

Blumarine S/S 2012

Heider Ackerman S/S 2012

Louise Gray S/S 2012

Marni S/S 2012

Rick Owens S/S 2012

Dolce&Gabbana S/S 2012

YSL S/S 2012

Ann Demeulemeester S/S 2012

Celine S/S 2012

Topshop Unique S/S 2012

Jean Paul Gaultier S/S 2012

Marc by Marc Jacobs S/S 2012

images source: vogue.com

Men – Behind The Scenes

The catwalk show may be the main attraction for every fashion addict. But nothing compares to the backstage images of the show, especially when they ‘re shot by  Sonny Vandevelde – “the fashion photographer trying to give you a glimpse behind the scene”. I mean, you can really get a glimpse of it, but also a fresh perspective on the next season’s fashionable looks. It’s not only about the outfits, it’s about posture, expression, spontaneity. The clothes look more ‘real’ and ‘alive’, because they’re worn by people after all… no stereotypes, no restrictions, just a few guys doing their work and having fun.

It seems that Rick Owens’ monk sobriety gets a sporty twist for the next season men. Which is very nice.

Henrik Vibskov’s oversized outfits are mixing a lot of textiles techniques with some statement head- pieces. Once again, he doesn’t seem to care about anything, breaking the rules and following his own way;

Raf Simons – sober look, bright cuts and a Tilda-like hairdo;

I love this crafted- tribal look at Damir Doma…

and the man-machine from Mugler

and Dries Van Noten – oh yes, he knows how to use color like no one other!

Dior Homme.  Of course, nothing compares with their last Summer collection, but I admit that the sporty couture in black & white looks pretty cool.

Jean Paul Gaultier comes along with his bohemian style, fake tattoos and spirited boys. The brick-outfit is genius!

This one is my favorite, I have to say it! I always loved red & black in bold stripes (and this time, it’s not Yohji Yamamato, but Riccardo Tisci). The Givenchy Collection for the next Fall is really fresh and powerful. Take a look at those nose – accessories, they’re perfect!

Great rush behind the Galliano show… plus a delicious mix of matt and shiny black.

all images source:  sonnyphotos.typepad.com