Home Decor For The Body – Mary Katrantzou Spring 2011 Collection

Athens born designer Mary Katrantzou, whose first collection I previously shared with you here has ‘decorated’ the female form with her stunning Spring 2011 RTW collection [ all the pieces of which are shown later in the post]. Caning as ruffles, lampshade-like skirts, trains reminiscent of curtains, candelabras as jewelry and textiles printed with photos from ’60s and ’70s issues of Architectural Digest have turned her fashions into wearable home decor. (more…)

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Sharpie Appears On The Catwalk [Again] In The 2011 F/W Qasimi Homme Collection.

Sharpie markers have hit that catwalk again. Whereas Rodarte used Sharpies to decorate the arms and bodies of women in their S/S 2010 collection, this time it’s men donning the black markers to embellish the collection of menswear for 2011 Fall /Winter Qasimi Homme line. (more…)

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A Little Cancan, A Little Punk, A Lotta Gaultier – The 2011 Haute Couture Gowns [UPDATED]

Jean Paul Gaultier 2011 Haute Couture
above: The show included a performance by Cabaret dancer Psykko Tico in a white tulle-covered bustier dress lined with photo-printed legs.

The hair was punk, the look was “ooh la la” and one of the beautiful models walking down the runway was actually male. As Sid Vicious’s version of “My Way” played, Jean Paul Gaultier introduced his Spring/Summer 2011 Haute Couture Collection to Paris last week and the general consensus is a resounding leg kick. (more…)

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Alexander McQueen 2011 RTW Collection: Sarah Burton Had Some Big Shoes To Fill. Look What She Did With Them.

Alexander McQueen 2011 RTW Collection

Following the sad and tragic death of designer Alexander “Lee” McQueen, Sarah Burton, who worked alongside the late designer for 15 years, had her work cut out for her when it came to designing the new Alexander McQueen 2011 RTW Collection. But she did not disappoint. If anything, she added a feminine touch to some traditional McQueen silhouettes and pieces and certainly did a wild and commendable job with the shoes. (more…)

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The Dior Autumn Winter Haute Couture Collection Will Grow On You.

Dior Autumn Winter Haute Couture Collection

Fashion has gone flowery in the latest Dior Autumn Winter Haute Couture Collection. Formal dresses, skirts, blouses and gowns emulate pansies, bearded irises, tulips and other flowers (even sea sponges) with their patterns, texture, colors and designs. (more…)

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