Kris van Assche S/S 2013
The entire collection is modern minimalist heaven with a touch of grunge extending on the traditional but not so traditional tone. Traditional primarily because the essentials (shirts, suits) are featured and not so traditional because well IT’S KRIS VAN ASSCHE… and I just murdered the unique knowledge segment, by the way I still feel as though he needs to pull away some of his aesthetic from Dior Homme.
Let me continue to dwell on the topic of one designer creatively directing two or more different fashion houses, there is always a connection, which can be good or bad. Take Marc Jacobs and Louis Vuitton, two completely different brands but with interlinked collections, Marc jacobs may sometimes have a less “luxe” interpretation but the message stays the same. While on the other hand, Karl Lagerfeld; Mr Chanel, Fendi and KL is able to deliver three completely different shows with each having equal impact, thus each keeping true to their brand without having to be seen as an extension of the other. Just informal ramblings.
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Valentino ss 13
A follow up at Pitti since their appearance last season with a fall winter showcase, this time accentuating a trend which, if you’re a blog hogger like me, have seen everywhere; sports chic? Definitely a well curated mix of formal gentlemen wear and tailored sportswear (including trainers… Yeah those bulky running shoes), a silent colour pallet with peeks of boldness in the panel details and trimmings. I favourite simplicity in anything therefore if we’re all going to jump into our jogging shoes at any given time, let’s all do it the Valentino way. Amen.
JONATHAN SAUNDERS ss13… WHAT?! *withholds tears*