Delectably Disturbing 2012 Fall Menswear Collection From Walter Van Beirendonck.

The Fall/ Winter 2012/13 collection of menswear from Belgium fashion designer Walter Van Beirendonck, Lust Never Sleeps, is a bizarre blend of Friday The 13th’s Jason, A Clockwork Orange’s Droogs and the artwork of Ellsworth Kelly. And like a car wreck, it’s virtually impossible to look away. Don’t get me wrong, the collection is far from a tragic accident. Impeccably crafted and finely tailored, the bizarre pieces are made with very high quality materials and the overall look is imaginative, if not artful. (more…)

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Jean Charles de Castelbajac Gets Surreal With Man Ray Fashions.

jean charles de castelbajac Man Ray women collection

I’ve blogged quite a bit about the fashions by Jean-Charles de Castelbajac because he so often references pop culture and fine art in his unique designs. Woman/Ray, an obvious name play, is his latest collection. The Autumn Winter 2011 line is one of my favorites, with several of the pieces incorporating the photographic imagery and surrealism of legendary Dadaist Man Ray. (more…)

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Gossamer, Glittering & Glorious. The Chanel 2011 S/S Haute Couture Collection.

Ethereal, elegant and classic Chanel, the latest couture collection by Karl Lagerfeld featured over 10 million beads, ballerina shoes with clear straps, low waists and tweed jackets embellished with glitter. Despite the ornate detailing, the entire collection appeared light enough to float down the catwalk. Certain signature Chanel elements like black chokers, camellias, and double breasted jackets were present coupled with stunning pale pinks, nudes and classic black and white. Grace and luxury harkened back to the 20’s yet retained a thoroughly modern feel. (more…)

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