I’m sure everybody is excited about Balmain’s Fall 2012 collection. Designer Olivier Rousteing convinced us all with his Fabergé egg inspired outfits and edgy silhouettes. The fully adorned dresses and jackets, the amazing belts look precious and even a little bit kitsch, but they’re absolutely wearable from day to night, easy to mix and match (the white sweater worn with those embroidered pants is absolutely gorgeous!).

I guess the best thing we should appreciate at Balmain is the way they found that perfect balance between what Western civilization calls heritage and the freshness of cuts and styling which makes these outfits so up-to-date.

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Citizen K & the Sparkling Soldiers

Citizen K magazine celebrates the Sparkling Sol­diers. The  editorial  in magazine’s July issue brings together uniforms and luxury jewels as invincible cult objects in contemporary fashion’s imagery.

Pho­tog­ra­pher: Alice Rosati/ styling:  Jérome André/ models:  Robert Laby and Julius Ger­hardt/ images via

Trending – Buckleless Belts

Usually, a belt is meant to be a strap endowed with a buckle, worn around the waist in order to support trousers or other clothing item. As fashion trends deal with whatever is unusual and creative, belts tend to be more decorative than functional and we’ve also spotted the trend of the buckleless belts. Be it a non product (as Sruli Recht states), a minimalist approach (at Rowena Sartin), a response to economic changes (old Rilleau snake-belts) or just a duty belt (police duty belt at Safariland), the buckleless belt is a cool accessory and, definitely, a must-have.

Sruli Recht

Rowena Sartin




Julian Palast‘s photographic series Skindeep is described as a study on the body-object, ephemeral sculptures of the human form. Instant bas reliefs recalling of the classic imagery.

In fact, these images are not ‘classic’ at all. The plastic wrap looks up to date, even fashionable, as we’ve  already seen many plasticized details in recent collections. I like the body connected with such an artificial medium and depicted in toxic colors. I think this is an interesting project, in both visual and conceptual terms.

Retouching Thierry Peureux – Palast Photographie / images source:

Darius Martin

Darius Martin/ objects – installation

Darius Martin/drawing-  Silent Spring

Darius Martin/drawing–  Broccoli Cloud

Darius Martin /installation- Insectarium

Darius Martin is a Romanian contemporary artist. His work is exploring the unseen side of human existence. He creates images populated by possible objects that paradoxically mimic real ones. Prevalent in his work are destitute industrial landscapes and objects combined or merged with organic material. He’s working in several media: painting, graphic art, photography and installation, retaining his direction, often creating works that transcend different media.

Although starting off as an abstract artist, who preferred a rather flat approach, his work evolved over time into a three dimensional state. In it he translates a personal symbolism to visually coherent, yet abstract objects, using all the characteristics of the real world: spatial perspective, light and shade, color and materiality to restructure reality. I’m intrigued by the particular spatiality of these artworks.

Darius Martin/ photo – Deserted Factory