Friday, October 21, 2011
Monday, October 10, 2011
I had a double take when a reader send me a link to this J.W.Anderson leather jacket. I can't believe that an established designer would blatantly copy an existing design. In my opinion, i think it is fine to custom make one but not making one to sell under its own brand. Wouldn't it tarnish it's own reputation?
No idea what i am talking about? It is the Dior Homme SS07 leather jacket.
Posted by Monsieur AG at 10/10/2011
Again, all you need is a key item to bring out the whole look. In this case, it is the Isabel Marant Keni leather jacket. This collarless black crinkle-effect leather biker jacket features gunmetal hardware, push-stud fastening epaulets, concealed asymmetric fastening at front, long sleeves with zip-fastening cuffs, zip pockets at front, elbow patches and is fully lined in anthracite silk-satin. It's from the Spring/Summer 2011 collection so i am not sure if you can get it now. Below is model Karmen Pedaru wearing it.
These are the 2 nicest colour combination of the Prada Espadrilles Wingtips which i have seen. The first one is a Electric/Royal Blue and Brown combination (didn't know such combi will turn out nice or maybe it's the blue that is nice) and the other is the Mahogany Red leather combined with the blue stripe.
Sunday, October 9, 2011
Friday, October 7, 2011
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
British Vogue reports that the secondary line will be 'created by a new design team' and 'will not be overseen by the label's new creative director.'
The new diffusion line will be designed, produced and distributed by an Italian manufacturer while Christophe Decarnin's replacement focuses his efforts elsewhere.
News of Rousteing's lack of involvement in the project may come as disappointing news to those impressed by the 25-year-old's strong start at Balmain.
Rousteing, who replaced Christopher Decarnin as Balmain's head designer earlier this year, made a well-received debut with his Resort 2012 collection.
Of the diffusion line, Alain Hivelin, chairman and chief executive officer of Balmain, told WWD: 'The Pierre Balmain collection translates the codes of Balmain in a more casual and relaxed manner.'
'We see Pierre Balmain as a new and distinct brand that is inspired by the successes and history of a great house, but offers a look and product that respond to the needs and desires of today's marketplace.'
'Our goal is to position Pierre Balmain as a new global brand that will be established in all the key international markets,' he said. Costing a fraction of the main line where jeans and jackets sell for upwards of £2,000, Pierre Balmain will offer jeans, tees and evening wear priced from £105 to £795.
Of Rousteing's appointment, Alain Hivelin said: 'Olivier Rousteing will make Balmain “quintessentially Parisian” and “even more sophisticated and couture-like – without, of course, renouncing that ‘rock’ aesthetic that has been so important for us these the last few years.'
Is this another case of a brand copying another? I don't think so. The first one is the Balenciaga AW11 Quilted Biker Jacket while the other is a leather jacket from the upcoming Balmain SS12 collection. Both jackets do have some similarities but aren't these the only few things you can add? Quilted leather patches on the elbow, zippers on the front and sleeves? Ever since i bought my Dior Homme SS07 Leather Jacket, i have always wanted another one with a quilted design. Should i waited for the Balmain?