Wednesday, 27 August 2008
Twelve days of ancient games came to an end this Sunday leaving people with nothing to worth watching in wait for Entourage season 5, Gossip Girl season 2, Ugly Betty season 2 and Prison Break season 4 to commence.
Anticipated by the fashion crowd was Ralph Lauren’s tailored costume for the US team. Likewise with the Wimbledon uniforms for the stewards and referees RL are once again hustling over priced merchandise on the side. Those living near outlets should spread their wallets open since all unsold Olympic gear is on their ways to outlets where they will be sold at severely reduced priced. Sponsoring the US open as well RL are on aggressive path of fusing fashion and sport into something appealing to everybody while challenging the established sponsors like Nike, Addidas and Puma.
So the American team came out on the arena dressed in the expected colours of the national flag. Thanks to good cuts and various details they didn’t look like British Airways flight attendance. Collaborating with Ralph Lauren really set the
team apart from the majority who were dressed various semi-grotesque costumes. The only downer was the choice of hat which ruined the pretty image. who turned up dressed very similar to the
Sunday, 24 August 2008
Famous for their loafers not to mention great designs TOD’s, Gucci and Prada became my first choice of visits. Scanning through the shelves for slick loafers of traditional and attractive appearance my eyes were drawn to a TOD’s loafers coming in multiple colours but sadly most of their loafers are in velvet and all of them come with tiny soft rubber studs which I would shred through in a couple of hours. Unless you spend the majority of your days walking on red carpets or resting your feet on a mink carpet in a Rolls Royce then TOD’s loafers are not recommended as daily shoes. Rolling my eyes balls towards Prada’s section my eyes locked on to a black loafer with glossy finish. Picking it up in my head I reached the height of euphoria. What an amazing shoe, the quality felt with higher than any the other loafers. The design and thickness of it was absolutely perfect with proper soul with rubber feet, in other words it was a shoe meant to be walked in. Very formidable design that doesn’t distract or steal the attention of what you might be wearing on your upper body. Given the glossy finish it should be incredibly easy to maintain clean by wiping the shoe with a damp cloth. The shoes ticked all the right boxes except for the price. How do I convince myself to drop £245 on a pair of shoes?? I know they would probably last 2-3 but that’s still a hefty chunk of sterling pounds to spend on a single pair of shoes.
Thursday, 21 August 2008
Tuesday, 19 August 2008
We’ve hit the middle of August and as leaves begin dying falling to the ground designers are dropping their fall/winters ads in magazines luring us into their stores. Awaited is naturally some sexy ads for the Italians or Tom Ford who set the bar high with his SS08 ads. In full swing with his highly exclusive brand he has managed to utilize his fame and build a brand name in no time turning other tailors that have existed since before Christ into jealous geezers. In spite selling menswear with prices scarier than the increasing price for a barrel of oil Tom Ford has faced no problems finding customers. Already supplying a wardrobe to Daniel Craig for the new Bond movie as well as dressing Will Smith and David Beckham it’s quite clear the brand has against all odds made a mark in the industry of luxury fashion.
Friday, 15 August 2008
Although Ronald Regan and Mikhail Gorbachev left office several years ago and the iron curtain is a long forgotten the cold war has risen from the grave. Involving previous super powers
You might remember the Maltese Falcon, the technological wonder belonging to money flipping Tom Perkins. Until a few weeks ago it was the most the Playstation 3 powered by electronically controlled masts made entirely out of carbon fiber. Sadly for Perkins he had no idea that his equally as overindulgent Russian counterpart was secretly having a toy of his own tailor-made. Russian banking demon Andrey Melnichenko now sits firmly on the throne for the most expensive floating magnum sized schlong prancing through the 4 Oceans.
Hiring super star architect Philippe Starck to craft the interior makes it pretty clear that the yatch didn’t accidentally end up costing £200 000 000 to manufacture. With a length of 120 meters(390ft) the two swimming pools, a helipad and hidden speed boats will ensure that 60 or so guests that can fit on the sea vessel won’t fall into a coma out of boredom. Impressively this battleship look-a-like will cruise across the Atlantic in just 7 days while everyone on board is indulging in luxury very few get the opportunity to take part of.
Onboard a breathtaking yacht like this one has to be dressed appropriately and the only way of achieving a modern day Christopher Columbus look is by wearing oat shoes and a sailing-inspired watch.
Wednesday, 13 August 2008
Tuesday, 12 August 2008
What’s amazing is the effortlessly and neutral appeal of the outfits which have very little or close to non superficial styling that there for the sake of staging a show. Perfect for wearing on at a tea party on a posh rooftop garden during a mild August evening most of the outfits fit in anywhere one would want to dress sophisticated but in chic way.
+The runway surface suits the collection like a glove.
+The execution and attention to detail.
+The glossy bags and shoes.
-The fluffy dotted trousers can look like a bit like jammies.
-Slightly more variation would have been welcomed.
-Grade: 9.4/10 In conjunction with the write up it probably doesn’t come as a surprise that Dries Van Noten gets the highest rating of any SS09 collection. While the other designers were busy playing with trend and using dark colours, Van Noten spent his time more wisely designing outfits that not only looks like an SS collection but are also posses charm and universal taste. In and out it’s the best SS09 men's fashion show.