The idea was to deconstruct and recreate the mysterious essence of male masculinity. Full-frontal “male nudity” in the world of mainstream cinema, art and to a certain extent even fashion has always been considered something outrageously X-Rated, bizarre, ugly, funny, dirty and unnatural. Yes, Rick shocked and amused lot of people, by sending three of his models in deconstructed tunics, featuring strategic peephole opening revealing the model’s genital. The humorous side of social media wasted no time to dub him as #dickowens. But, no, flopping penises were not the protagonist of the show. There was more to Rick’s collection. It was a fashion forward moment, a conversation starter (Read: social media) on why something as natural as male genital is considered a taboo. And, yes, Rick completely succeeded in his carefully thought wardrobe malfunction.
Friday, 23 January 2015
Thursday, 22 January 2015
“Stop Terrorising our World” – A message by Walter Van Beirendonck Fall Winter 2015: Paris Fashion Week
With slogans like “Stop Terrorising our world” and “An eye for an eye only ends-up making the whole world blind” inscribed on the front of PVC tops, the message was clear, so was the spirit of the collection. No matter what, the show must go on. The collection was a direct reference to the recent jihadist attacks in the French capital, which killed 12 people, including the editor and four other cartoonists, of the French satirical weekly magazine Charlie Hebdo.
Wednesday, 21 January 2015
Well people, the guessing game is finally over. Kering owned luxury brand Gucci has announced the appointment of accessories designer, Alessandro Michele as the new creative director. Michele will have the total creative responsibility for all of Gucci’s collection; including its brand image. He will be filling in Frida Giannini shoes, the outgoing creative director, who left the Florentin brand, a month earlier than expected.
A perfect blend of masculinity and elegance, the luxurious collection by Silvia Venturini for Fendi Fall 2015 menswear was stylishly classic yet ultra- modern. Everything was beautiful and super classy. The innovation was visible in the form of fabric manipulation. It was interesting to see Silvia’s expertise in playing around with fabric and materials – for example the way she used leather to create an impression of classic corduroy.Some of the fur and leather pieces were reversible – thus creating an idea of a completely different garment.
Inspired by the New York street wear and oriental aesthetics, designer Sasa Kovacevic presented the Sadak Fall Winter 2015 menswear collection at the ongoing Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin. By the way Sasa is also a costume designer and has designed outfits for the movie The Hunger Games – Mockingjay 1 .
Tuesday, 20 January 2015
After the overwhelming success of Beckham’s body wear range for H&M, the former football super star has again collaborated with the high street brand for their Modern Essentials collection. David Beckham makes H&M clothing look great, says Mark Forster, director of movies like World War Z, Quantum of Solace and Monster's Ball fame, who has also photographed David for this new collaborative campaign.
Five days, yes, that is the number of days that it took for Gucci to design and produce their Fall winter 2015 menswear runway show, a record in itself. Frida Giannini, the outgoing creative director, left the Florentin brand, a month earlier than expected, thus creating a big question mark over the menswear show. But hats off to the group effort of the design team, the brand was able to pull off the show beyond expectation. No wonder, at the end of the show, head accessories designer Alessandro Michele along with his team of designers took a collective bow.
Monday, 19 January 2015
The silhouettes were loose yet slim, stylish yet laid back, youthful yet classic. Unconsciously dapper, Emporio Armani’s Fall 2015 collection offered an array of options for winter ranging from cardigan jackets and slim and short pea coats to tailored pieces that featured uber-smart suits with single and double breasted jackets. It was interesting to see Mr. Armani playing with long zippers, some running diagonally over various pieces like trousers and knitwears.
Narrowing the gender gap between men and women, Vivienne Westwood’s Fall 2015 Menswear collection made a bold yet light-hearted statement on the future of men’s fashion. The unisex collection offered various pieces ranging from tailored pieces to knitwears and separates. The soft knitwears with plunging neckline brought in an element of feminine ease to the collection so did the floral jacquard details on the suits.
Sunday, 18 January 2015
Looks like fashion houses are in the process of rediscovery. First, it was Versace for their Menswear Fall Winter 2015, and now it is Bottega Veneta. A brand known for its understated fashion statement and elegance has taken a different route altogether for their Fall Winter 2015 collection, focusing more on comfort and easy vibe.
The new Versace man is “Subtle”, a word that we generally don’t relate to the brand. Unlike brand’s previous collections which were high on gladiator drama, loud colours, sometimes over the top Medusa prints and often sexy with its underwear flashing trousers, the latest offering by Donatella for the label’s Fall Winter 2015 revolved around the philosophy of classic restrain.