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PFW: Alexander Wang Makes His Balenciaga Debut

28 February 2013, 17.24 | Posted in Fashion, Fashion Week | 1 comment »

Balenciaga Runway PFW 13 PFW: Alexander Wang Makes His Balenciaga Debut
Back in November the 29-year-old designer was named creative director of Balenciaga and replaced Nicolas Ghesquière whose contribution to the fashion  house made  it what it  is today. There were many discussions surrounding his suitability for the role,  and whether he would be able to keep in step with the labels aesthetic. What he showed this morning at his runway debut for Balenciaga was impressive and not only proved himself to be ready for couture but also satisfied everyone attending the show.

Anna Wintour even said:

“I am very proud. It was such a restrained show. I thought everything was wearable, with obviously lots of bows to Balenciaga himself. I thought it was a very smart way to start, bu not giving too many fireworks.”

See more images of Alexander Wang’s debut runway collection on the next page.

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Weekly Outfit: Fashion Week Season Essentials

18 January 2013, 14.02 | Posted in Editor Picks, Fashion, Fashion Week | 1 comment »

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Fashions weeks are usually a very busy time for us. It can get hectic and girls like us who are on a mission need to add a bit of pragmatism to the ensemble: a bag that fits the large invitation cards (it can get windy in Paris, Berlin or Milan at this time of the year so don’t let them get blown away!) and a camera, which we may well put around the neck always on the ready to snap shoot. After a cold start in Berlin and an even colder one in Paris, take a closer look at our selection for the perfect fashion week outfit.

See all pieces after the jump.

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Sailor Moon, Betty Boop And Princess Bubblegum To Replace Kate, Arizona and Karlie?

10 January 2013, 13.42 | Posted in Art, Fashion | 6 comments »

Illustrations 2 Sailor Moon, Betty Boop And Princess Bubblegum To Replace Kate, Arizona and Karlie?

New York-based designer and fashion consultant Jerome Le Maar aka TheStyleMonk has dressed our favorite female comic characters in the most significant pieces from the Spring/Summer 2013 collections from designers Pierre Balmain, Balenciaga, Givenchy and others. And indeed, while looking at these illustrations I wonder why no one before ever had the idea of putting Sailor Moon, Betty Boop and Co. (who by the way all have the perfect model’s measurements) into designer pieces.

See all illustrations in the gallery on the next page.

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Balenciaga Campaign By Steven Meisel Spring 2013

09 January 2013, 15.05 | Posted in Fashion | 6 comments »

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Have a look at the Balenciaga campaign for Spring 2013, featuring models Kremi Otashliyska, Kirstin Liljegren and Sam Rollinson. The three models represent perfectly the boyish look of the line whilst adding a breeze of feminine coolness to the pieces. Star fashion photographer Steven Meisel managed to put the indescribably beautiful and impactful pieces into focus. My fave? The hi-low skirt is one of the hottest things I’ve seen so far for the upcoming season.

Check out all ad images after the jump.

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Alexander Wang Campaign Spring 2013

07 January 2013, 20.26 | Posted in Designer news, Models, advertisement | No comments »

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Have a look at one of the ads for Alexander Wang’s campaign for Spring 2013. The image above features Polish model Malgosia Bela, striking an androgynous pose, a favorite look for Wang in general, but also quite popular as a trend in fashion these days.

Wang will continue designing his eponymous label even after he steps into his role as the creative director for Balenciaga, for whom it is rumored he will first present his first runway for the Autumn 2013 shows–exciting stuff!



HighSnobette Best Of 2012

01 January 2013, 03.28 | Posted in Uncategorized | 3 comments »

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What we have always loved about fashion is it’s potential to bring joy. We as HighSnobette editors feel so lucky to not only have witnessed many of these special moments but to also have come to know and watch grow many of the artists and designers behind some of our favorite projects. Below in no particular order we share what we regard as some of the best, joy-bringing efforts of 2012:

Designer Melody Ehsani’s star has been on the rise for quite some time now, but her “Queen of the Jungle” necklace (above) in many ways stamped her official arrival. We lost count of the stylish celebrities spotted in this vivacious fun piece.

Leah McSweeney has always been a force of personality. She literally is the MTTM brand, as backed by an intensely loyal supporting staff + fan base. Like many young brands the label went through its stumbles when investors pulled out, but the tenacious McSweeney was able to hold on to the name and this year the label found its own inimitable stride again, as marked by the brand’s “Supreme Bitch” snapback cap, which received the blessing of none other mega-style star Rihanna.

See many more “bests” on the next page. And a very Happy New Year to all. Thank you so much for your support in 2012.

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Tanaya Henry x MTTM ‘Supreme Bitch’ Snapback

19 December 2012, 15.46 | Posted in street style, streetwear | 1 comment »

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Lace by Tanaya designer, Tanaya Henry flashed her very own MTTM “Supreme Bitch” snapback–the same one Rihanna was photographed wearing–on her Twitter account last night. And if you are guessing any item worn publicly by Rihanna is now long sold out, you would be correct. However, there is lots of great merch still available in the MOB store, like one of our classic faves, the “My Girls Rock Balenciaga & Smoke Mad Marijuana,” now available on a crew neck body.



Editorial: Karlie Kloss For M Le Monde Magazine

13 December 2012, 15.33 | Posted in Fashion, Magazines | No comments »

Karlie MleMonde cover Editorial: Karlie Kloss For M Le Monde Magazine
Karlie Kloss stars in the cover story of M Le Monde magazine’s cover story for December. The spread shows the top model and her androgynous side in a mix of black and white and neo colored shots wearing amazing pieces by Lanvin, Balenciaga and Mugler styled by Aleksandra Woroniecka. Photographed by Daniel Sannwald the editorial is a beautiful story of contrasts; soft and sharp, warm and cold, boyish and femine. Love it!

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Alexander Wang Confirmed As Balenciaga Designer

30 November 2012, 14.33 | Posted in Designer news | 2 comments »

AlexanderWang Alexander Wang Confirmed As Balenciaga Designer
After Cathy Horyn’s story yesterday tagging Alexander Wang as the lead candidate to take the helm at Balenciaga, we now have confirmaton via WWD that the 28-year-old Wang has been tapped as the creative director for Balenciaga. He succeeds Nicolas Ghesquière, who is to officially exit the French label today. On the choice, WWD comments:

“The choice of Wang suggests Balenciaga might wish to dial down the elitist, couture-like approach of Ghesquière, and open up to a broader audience with a designer prized for his sportswear approach and youthful energy.”

Wang’s Chinese lineage is significant as well (would he be the first to head a major European label?), and in an interivew with WWD earier in the year he spoke  on the impact of his background:

“In a way, I know there’s an audience that connects with me. How I identify that or what I pinpoint that to, whether it’s because of my background or because I connect with people of my generation in New York or London — that, I don’t know how to explain or quantify.”

Given Ghesquière’s success at reviving Balenciaga and his popularity purely as a designer, Wang as a choice will be questioned and criticized, but having covered him closely over the years he strikes us as the perfect fit–a bright student of fashion, who will understand the importance of paying tribute to Balenciaga’s history with enough creative flair and daring to make it his own. And then, too, the press adore him, and with industry capas Anna Wintour and Diane Von Furstenberg as his fairy godmothers, he is pretty much guaranteed acceptance from the get go.



Alexander Wang Lead Candidate To Succeed Nicolas Ghesquiere At Balenciaga

29 November 2012, 11.14 | Posted in Designer news, News | 2 comments »

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The New York Times No.1 scoopmaster Cathy Horn reported in her column, ”On the Runway“ today that American designer Alexander Wang is the leading canditate to succeed Nicolas Ghesquiere at the Parisian fashion house Balenciaga. In contrast to Ghesquiere, Wang is viewed as slicker and more contemporary than Ghesquiere, whose designs while modern are beholden to the house’s history, an adjustment Wang would no doubt need to make should he win the position.

What are your thoughts on the rumor? Leave your comment below.