Posts Tagged ‘Rick Owens’

Everybody Get Sporty!

Define Sporty! Well, it depinds: oversized cartoonish sneakers at Raf Simons, sporty pointed-toe pumps at Dior, granny chic sneakers at Chanel, surprising styles on the street.

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Streetwear by Tommy Ton

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Chanel Couture Spring 2014

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Chanel Couture Spring 2014

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Prada S/S 2014

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Streetwear by thesartorialist

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Rick Owens Fall 2014

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Rick Owens Fall 2014
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Raf Simons Fall 2014

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Raf Simons Fall 2014

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Chanel Fall 2014 RTW

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Dior Fall 2014 RTW

Personal Uniforms

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While uniforms in general (military, school or even corporate uniforms) remain fascinating in everyday life and a continuous source of inspiration for fashion designers, certain individuals (from Karl Lagerfeld and Diane Pernet to the Daft Punk guys) lead the concept to another level, creating their own personal uniforms.

As Rick Owens confesses in a GQ interview: I have twenty of the same thing, I wear the same outfit every single day. I can’t imagine having to choose clothes in the morning. It would drive me crazy. I mean, I found one thing I like and then I probably have twenty of it. I change it a little bit every year, maybe, but it’s basically the same thing”.

Wearing an uniform (the same outfit day by day, only with slightly changes) is definitely a fruit of self-discipline. Especially when it comes the world of fashion – an elitist tribe of glitz and glam, it’s not easy to stand out of the crowd. Perhaps the ultimate extravaganza is to find a restrictive, distilled personal formula, blend with it, achieving an iconic look. Sometimes this could be a lifelong project. But I guess it worths.

Monsters in Fashion

From February 13th until April 7th, ATOPOS cvc is presenting its ARRRGH! Monsters in Fashion exhibition at La Gaîté lyrique. The craziest, sexiest and most radical monstrous creatures are invading Paris!

Atopos is a non-profit cultural organization based in Athens. Founded in 2003 by Stamos J. Fafalios and Vassilis Zidianakis, Atopos is already a powerful reference in contemporary fashion, collaborating with various designers and artists, for exhibitions, publications, performances and events. In less than 10 years, Atopos CVC (its name denoting the strange, the unwonted, the eccentric and the unclassifiable) is a meeting point for different visual disciplines, gathering rare original creations of contemporary designers. Atopos stands out with their unusual projects focusing on the human figure and its relationship with costume – see RRRIPP! Paper Fashion (now in Germany, Waiblingen), Atopic Bodies, ARRRGH! Monsters in Fashion (with the first presentation at the Benaki Museum in Athens, and currently on display in Paris, at La Gaite Lyrique).

Based on an original idea by Vasslis Zidianakis, with the design of Fafalios Stamos, ARRRGH! Monsters in Fashion manages a unique combination of  fashion, animation, costume and art. Participating designers and artists reshape the human body and reveal a new universe full of dreams, nightmares and hybrid creatures.  The theme seem very appealing to me, and the 58 exhibitors from around the world, turns it into a stunning cocktail:

Alexander Mcqueen UK, Alex Mattsson SE, Alexis Themistocleous CY, Andrea Ayala Closa ES, Andrea Cammarosano IT, Andrea Crews FR, Bart Hess NL, Bas Kosters NL, Bernhard Willhelm DE, Boris Hoppek DE, Bronwen Marshall UK, Cassette Playa & Gary Card UK, Charlie Le Mindu FR, Chi He CN, Claire Michel FR, Craig Green UK, David Curtis-Ring UK, Digitaria GR, Dr Noki’s NHS UK, Erika Mizuno JP, Freeka Tet FR, Filep Motwary & Maria Mastori CY & GR, George Tourlas GR, Helen Price UK, Henrik Vibskov DK, Heyniek NL, Hideki Seo JP, Isabel Mastache Martinez ES, Issey Miyake & Dai Fujiwara JP, Jean-Paul Lespagnard BE, Josefin Arnell SE, Kim Traeger DK, Leutton Postle UK, Luis Lopez Smith UK, Mads Dinesen DK, Maison Martin Margiela FR, Manon Kündig CH, Marcus Tomlinson – Gareth Pugh UK, Mareunrol’s LV, On Aura Tout Vu FR, Paul Graves US, Pictoplasma DE, Pierre-Antoine Vettorello FR, Piers Atkinson UK, Rejina Pyo KR, Rick Owens US, Rozalb De Mura RO, Shin Murayama JP, Sotiris Bakagiannis GR, Takashi Nishiyama JP, The Brainstorm Design GR, Tracy Widdess CA, Toma Stenko RU, Urban Camouflage DE, Walter Van Beirendonck BE

 

Powerful Accessories at Rick O

Rick Owens Menswear S/S 2013, images via style.com

Would you?

Would you go for a monumental stone bed(room)? I think I’d do..

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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

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That Dress & Those Boots!

Rick Owens S/S 2012.

Images via vogue.com