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Posts tagged ‘Spring/Summer 2011’

Madewell Spring/Summer 2011

12 November 2010, 00.52 | Posted in lookbook | 2 comments »

 Madewell Spring/Summer 2011

Madewell is a line that looks obvious but isn’t as available at retail as much as one might guess given how creative-types, especially fashion editors, tend to like this look: on-trend silhouettes (in this case trousers and woven tops), slim-fitting but not tight and a little earthy. Basically it’s the look pushed by Lucky magazine (at least prior to the firing of Kim France), which is good because there is need for it in the marketplace. Still, one can’t help but dream it could be just a touch edgier. More images on the next page. Via WWD.

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Balmain Spring 2011 Runway Video: Getting Slammed!

30 September 2010, 21.14 | Posted in Fashion Week, Ridiculous Pricing, Runway Show | 3 comments »

My first response when I saw Balmain’s Spring/Summer 2011 images from Paris Fashion Week was surprise, as in, wow, they’re going there again?? And at the prices they charge? But my opinion was mild compared to one of the industry’s fiercest critics, Cathy Horyn, whose review I just read on Racked:

“The clothes were great for showing off the models’ long bodies, and so will produce sexy photographs, but punk is now a style cliché. That Balmain is one of the most expensive labels, with a plain undershirt (without holes) costing around $450, makes the notion of a safety-pinned jacket something of a joke—and not even a very clever one.”

Some of the garments Balmain showed are obviously gorgeous and totally covetable (lush punk if you will), however, ever since the appearance on the scene of “that” tee shirt, the recipe for a backlash began to be mixed and this seemingly lazy runway was the final ingredient. How far the ripples extend from this ugly little moment is always hard to say without an inside track.

Boxing Kitten Spring/Summer 2011

29 September 2010, 14.19 | Posted in Fashion, Trade Show | 1 comment »

BoxingKitten Boxing Kitten Spring/Summer 2011

Wrapping up our coverage of Capsule trade show in New York last week, we bring you some looks from Boxing Kitten’s Spring/Summer 2011 collection. In a shift away from the super bright colors, which have been a theme, designer Maya Lake’s offerings included some black and white blouses, her very first solid-colored garments. And even with the dress shown here, the African-inspired pattern play remains, but again, there’s a shift away from vibrancy, which was very much in step with what we were seeing on the floor of the show in general–colors more subdued with newness generated by silhouettes, fabric innovation, and detailing (which is why I think the Prada rumor is true–bright color just aint “it” for Spring).