fall 2010 Page 1
The September issues can be overwhelming. The different cover girls, the hundreds of pages, and the countless stories make for a lot of information to absorb in a relatively short amount of time. (Thirty days for all that fashion? It’s just inhumane.) So we’ve tried to make it easy on you by going through every page, every nook and cranny, and presenting our favorite bits in a nice, concise, Tiffany-like package for you.
Let’s face it, Sienna and sister Savannah Miller hit the genetic lottery. So when the two sisters filmed a video campaign for the Fall/Winter 2010 collection of Twenty8Twelve line, it made sense for them to use themselves — because, really, why search for some star-studded faces when you already have them?
When Hugo Boss signed Orlando Bloom as the face of their Orange fragrance, the company basically revalidated a fact that everyone and their mother knows: the actor struck gold in the genetic lottery. The challenge with being beautiful is that you have an artillery of looks to fire at the camera, but Bloom needs to strike a pose that will best project the lax finesse of the signature Boss Orange man.
Similar to the famed Von Trapp clan and their curtain couture, we’ve recently seen our beloved designers use heavier fabrics which resemble nothing more than our great-aunt’s upholstery. While being somewhat logical –- thicker fabrics mean more warmth with less layers and higher durability -– we can’t help but ask: is this flattering? Or, more importantly, attractive?
Much to the dismay of our credit card balances, it appears that Diane von Furstenberg has changed her to decision to stop expanding due to the recession. And even more unfortunate for our wallets, it appears the expansion will be occurring right around the corner from Styleite. Okay. We’ll admit it. We’re itching with excitement.
Fur has infiltrated the collections of almost every major designer this Pre Fall and Fall 2010 season; whether you choose to dress in Chanel, Dior, Carolina or Yves, you have the potential to look like a full blown bear; an haut de gamme designer bear, that is.
The late Alexander McQueen was never afraid of taking risks, so it comes as no surprise that his final undertaking would be something a little out of the box. As one of his final design feats, McQueen created a men’s underwear collection, slated to launch in June.
After taking a look at this season’s fashion week coverage, it is clear that the edge, the creativity, the attention to detail, and the pure craftsmanship that seems to be fading more and more in the fashion world still lives on, maybe even exclusively, à Paris.