Gucci's Cruise 2010 Ad Campaign

I'm loving how in the past two advertising campaigns
Gucci has had their models on varying elevation
and dramatically different distances from the camera.
It keeps it interesting, no?

PHOTOGRAPHY: Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott.
MODELS: Natashy Poly, Snejana Onopka, Ryan Kennedy

Alexander McQueen's Spring 2010 Collection

Alexander McQueen has unarguably created the most avant-garde collection of the season. Something I find really interesting about this collection is the stages that these garments go through, an evolution if you will. The prints evolve from vicious, reptilian patterns to ethereal, futuristic ones. The shapes and cuts got more and more risque as the show went on. Though this collection definitely displayed McQueens talent as a designer, I wouldn't say the clothes were all that wearable. However, I do have a couple of friends who would beg to differ.

When looking at the highlights of the collection below
keep in mind that these all came from the same collection.

Chanel's Spring 2010 Collection

Chanel can once again be dubbed the classiest collection of the season. Karl Lagerfield has once again created a collection that is the very essence of Parisian fashion. And I, once again, am SPEECHLESS.. Well not really, I could talk about Karl's creations for the majority of my life! If you know anything about anything in fashion, you could spot a Chanel garment from a mile away. The vision of the brand has changed little since Coco was designing, but absolutely not because of lack of creativity, because there is no reason to alter perfection. This collection definitely stayed true to the brand, to Karl, and to Coco herself. Classic but refreshed, evolved.

I thought it was very interesting how the collection was womenswear but on a few occasions a male model donning Chanel menswear that was nearly identical to the outfit on the female model would come out and walk down the runway with her. Perhaps to emphasize the androgyny of the designs?

Some of the pieces in this collection just scream Paris. The boat neck dress with a ribbon on the front, the black dress with poofed sleeves and transparent material, the creme colored tea cup figured dress with the big hat. This collection clearly paid homage to every aspect of Parisian fashion and displayed it at it's pinnacle. But of course with Lagerfield's personal edge to it.

I've been loving the fitted blazer look lately, and the way they were pairing it with a feminine skirt and delicate accessories at the Chanel show made the entire look much softer. Everyone tries to emulate the ritzy schoolgirl look, but let's be honest, nobody does it with such accuracy, precision, and elegance as Chanel.

Above are just some pieces I thought were very interesting and really stood out from the collection to me. I thought the pantless look on the left was risque but definitely classy. The middle look interested me mainly with the detailed metal sash that was slung across the models body over a cardigan. And on the right the full-length sheer material over a mini skirt shows just enough skin without actually putting it all out there.

Jasmine Di Milo's Spring 2010 Collection

Like a breath of fresh air.
While looking through the sparse number of Spring 2010 RTW collections on, I wasn't really expecting anything fantastic. That's when I came across Jasmine Di Milo's collection. This is the most diverse collection of clothing I've ever seen in my life; Leather skirts, 60s inspired dresses, floral swimwear, casual tees, spaghetti strap dresses, nude one pieces, boat neck sweaters, off the shoulder tops, a beautiful chiffon dress, matte metallic party dresses, more diverse swimwear, and so much more. Going through the collection, every time I moved to the next piece it felt like I was looking at a completely different designers garment. It's often that designers use the same visual pattern for half of their collection, and then the other half are safe solid colored pieces. This was something new and different, and all the clothes were ABSOLUTELY stunning.


I'm sorry for stopping ):

Roberto Cavalli's F/W Ad Campaign

Roberto Cavalli's upcoming Fall/Winter ad campaign was shot by Steven Meisel.

Dolce & Gabbana S/S Menswear 2010

Dolce & Gabbana's spring/summer menswear collection is influenced by Secilian men. This collection features, basically everything, with jackets, trousers, slippers, shorts, suits, sweaters, beachwear, and even distressed denim pants. A major element of this collection is very elaborate embroidery. Though it was supposed to embody beauty, I thought it made the clothes look cheap (which I'm sure they are ANYTHING but). Below are some candid pictures that photographer Luca Cannonieri shot behind the scenes of the D&G show with a few of the models.