Thursday, February 28, 2013

I Hope I Don't Find Out

Here's a new track by one of my favorite bands (who just happens to be local), Shout Out Out Out Out. They're playing in Brooklyn on March 20th...I want to be there. My NY fix is long overdue and I'm starting to tweak.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Social Services

While it felt like I downloaded a good chunk of the 52 photos from the Gareth Pugh A/W 13 show in Paris today, I actually only downloaded six. Furthermore, these six fall into two distinct categories: those that remind me of Tilda Swinton's genius outfit in Moonrise Kingdom (in colour and/or style), and those that resemble the chalkboard wall I want in our new place. My mind wanders.

(Photos from UK Vogue)


I haven't posted any complexgeometries lately (i.e. for over two years, apparently) for various reasons, the most recent being that I'm scared of buying new things, I have no money, and the last few sales have tended to be at the worst times possible. But I currently am wanting no less than four cg pieces and am setting aside a portion of my tax return to possibly maybe get one. In no particular order:

1) The ebb tunic, i.e. the dress version of the wave t. I have worn my two wave t's (or whatever they were called in 2010) to death (literally - they both have multiple holes in them), and I would love a 100% tencel dress version for the summer. But, it's $182.

2) The fade vest. It's 100% silk gauze, one size fits most, convertible, perfect (or almost, at $325 - apparently my words two years ago still ring true). I'm pretty sure this is one of those pieces that will magically not be on the website when there's a sale.

3) The pivot dress. This reminds me of my beloved mydearthing Carly Dress (which I first met almost four years ago!), just longer and 100% tencel. And I've been going through mydearthing withdrawal for quite some time. At $165, for the amount of year-round wear I'd get out of this (and the addition of a new colour to my wardrobe), this might be the piece I go for in the end.

4) The axis dress. I'd probably end up getting the tank version instead because the dress is form-fitting and only available in two sizes (small and medium), but 100% cotton has never looked so elegant. The dress is $169, and the tank is $139.

Now, after a week-and-a-half-long absence, it's time to return to school...

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Chromat, A/W 13

I know I just sound like a broken record by this point, but our friend Becca has continued on the tradition of creating ridiculously amazing Chromat collections with SUPERSTRUCTURES, Chromat's A/W 13 collection that was inspired by math (as Charlie would say, we all use math, everyday). How does she do it? Especially whilst creating pieces for little events like the Super Bowl half-time show? Seriously. And I knew I really liked the piece up at the top from the presentation photos, but I never realized how it worked exactly. And this half skirt would find a good home in my wardrobe...

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Mary Katrantzou, A/W 13

I've never posted anything from Greek-born, London-based (CSM grad) designer Mary Katrantzou, but I'm sure you and I both could point out a piece from any of her last few collections a mile away (Google her, you'll see what I mean). And until now, I thought her geometric digitally-printed pieces were too kitschy (or at least too brightly-coloured) for my tastes. But her A/W 13 collection is my favorite collection of the season so far, given the darker, simpler palette, the pretty outdoor prints, and the lovely shapes. Seeing as you can 'design' your own clothes that come out of a (3D?) printer, I wonder if, in the future, you'll be able to print off a dress displaying your own digital photos. Ridiculous amounts of ink, I'm sure, but that would be pretty darn cool.

(Photos via UK Vogue)

Monday, February 18, 2013

O Canada

One last post before I get some work done. While I would prefer that I liked enough of both collections from these Canadians at LFW to justify two separate posts, my picky tastes only justify one. Up top are looks from Thomas Tait, whose turn to sportswear seems to suggest that Mr. Watanbe's last collection had some fans. And below are looks from Todd Lynn, whose collection is inspired by a New York gang that stole peoples' clothes and then had the stolen goods altered to fit them. A great idea (the inspiration, not the stealing), but Todd, you still use way too much leather.

Now, is anyone here interested in hearing the theory behind editing literary titles? Let me know if you are...

(Photos via UK Vogue)

CSM MA, A/W 13

I was so engrossed in my schoolwork, that I completely forgot that London Fashion Week started Friday (and is already ending today). I also forgot that the Internets allows me to watch the shows live nowadays. I totally dropped the ball. Especially with the show I always look forward to and usually go out of my way to watch live, being the Central Saint Martins grad show. After flipping through the photos this morning though, it wasn't too much of a loss. It seems that this year in particular, everyone was trying to show which designer they wanted to work for post-graduation. Not that that is bad, per se. I realize these students need jobs, and the CSM runway is the best way to put out their resume. However, it just seemed like I had seen everything in one way or another. So, you can go flip through all the photos yourself and see if you like anything else that I glossed over, but these are my two favorite grads, which were the last two of the show. On the top you'll see the shape-stuffed works by Toma Stenko, a look we've seen before (and a colour combo we've also seen before on the CSM runway) but I still like. And below you'll see looks by Sadie Williams, which pander to my recent Star Wars obsession (and belief that R2-D2 saved the galaxy). 

(Photos via UK Vogue)

Alexandra Groover, A/W 13

New Groover. Yes. 

I need to see that last piece in person. By the looks of it on the male model, it looks like it can be cinched up somehow so it's not a full-length dress. I'm intrigued. And I need more Groover.

(Photos by Paul Phung, via here)