Shear(ling) Genius

Burberry Prorsum: Live streaming of the show. Returning back to London. Attendance by Anna Wintour. Live 3D show experience at NYC, Dubai and other cities. (I cannot imagine what 3D live streaming would look like, but it somehow sounds even more exciting than witnessing the show!), live tweeting by BryanBoy from NYC and Joe Zee from the front row, and..
Just when you think that Burberry has covered all the wow worthy aspects, they announce on their website that the key pieces from the AW 2010 11 collection is available to be purchased till 26 February.
I had to read it a couple of times to believe it. For the common man (or the one who can afford a 2,000 Euro jacket) to be able to buy Winter 2010 collection while just entering Summer of 2010! How genius!
How come no one else thought about it! This is the ultimate idea to make the industry even more inclusive. Why only allow the elite few editors and buyers to have the collection a season before.
I get excited whenever something amazing like this happens when fashion utilizes technology. Just like how the girls must have gotten excited in the 60s to see The Beatles on Live on TV the first time.

Supporting these brand new marketing tools was a genius collection by Christopher Bailey. The Burberry Prorsum 2010 girl is the female version of the hottest Brit-Rock band around. Shearling jackets with aviator style shape. Military jackets in navy and green. Thigh high leather boots. The out of the bed effortless look, the majestic high collar, the rich plum color dresses… you do not want to mess with her.

NEON Part 2

As posted earlier , young Indian designers like Gaurav Gupta, Varun Sardana and more established ones like Namrata Joshipura and Manish Arora, used neon and glow-in-the-dark their own unique way for their SS 2010 shows. 

The Mulleavy sisters have once again raised the bar with their AW 2010-11 collection.

If anything has been taught by the success of Avatar, romanticism gets better when set on foliage thats glows in the dark (two words: Vitraya Ramunong). Rodarte’s show ended with models taking a round in dark with the petals on the floor. The collection was much softer than last collections; blank faces and dominant use of shades of white. 

The epitome of ‘glowing in the dark’ were the Nicholas Kirkwood shoes (made for Rodarte) that seemed like they had fireflies trapped inside them. 

An ode to McQueen

McQueen was more than a designer
He was a show man.
from stage & technology, to hair & accessories.
The saying ‘ the show must go on’,
here’s hoping the talent transpires.
Alexander Wang’s hair for his genius FW 2010 2011 show
Alexander McQueen’s hair for his SS 2009 show

An ode to McQueen

The talent is undying
Will always inspire
generations to follow.
Prabal Gurung FW 2010 2011
Alexander McQueen FW 2009 2010

cut out knit

Winter is going away and summer is not quite here.
Good time to wear knitwear which is not really wool nor constructed to protect from cold.

Christopher Kane in Mumbai!

Just pondered upon the Lakme Fashion Week site (the Mumbai FW) which was part confusing with the information being from 2009 or 2010.
But I could not be mistaken about the press release posted on the site.
Brit Designer Christopher Kane is showing at Lakme FW?
Sure it might be the SS 2010 collection[… being showcased in SS 2010], but seeing Christopher Kane and his ‘table-cloth checks’ up close is something I would fight for.

The press release even has a quote by Kane:
“For me Lakmé Fashion Week is about experiencing the excitement of all the aspects of a different fashion culture. When TIGI approached me about coming to India I was thrilled. We already have a relationship with the country, via our fabric and embroidery specialists and to be involved even more closely with this major global market is fantastic. This will be my first time in India, its going to be very exciting,” says Kane

Kane giving an interview to British

“Sometimes you read someone’s interpretation of a collection and just go “What?!”, but that’s good, I think – I like that different people have a different take to what we maybe meant. The SS 2010 collection with the checks meant people referenced milkmaids and little Dutch girls – I like it! It makes me imagine Lara Stone wearing it!”