Posts Tagged ‘karl lolerfeld’

Fall Couture 2010 – So Far…

July 7, 2010

When couture gets it right, it’s everything I love about high fashion – outlandish, crazy, exceptional handiwork. Because everything is individually made designers get much more artistic freedom than ready to wear. And, it also means there’s no size limit. If you had the money everything you see below could be yours, no matter what size you are. (Yes, really!)

There are basically no words for Galliano’s latest. It’s just fantastic. The little picture here does no justice at all, so I suggest you head over to Jezebel who has the pictures in glorious high-res.

Givenchy was exceptional and breathtaking in a completely different way. Completely intricate and detailed, the collection had been reduced to 10 pieces.

Armani Privé’s collection felt a little more standard RTW fayre to me, but it was still sumptuous. I love the caped suit and 40’s glamour feel of it all.

I’m not particularly keen much of this collection, but since fashion tends to follow everything LOLerfeld does then it’s good to keep an eye. The cropped jacket/knee-length silhouette is pretty interesting – I reckon we’ll be seeing a lot of that on the high street soon. Plus size retailers, please take note!

Anything that catches your eye?

V Mag preview #4, Karl LOLerfeld’s turn

January 6, 2010
All photos courtesy of V Magazine and Models.com

I have to hand it to you, you did good. I might even call you The Kaiser when I’m feeling charitable now.

Btw, I just have to plug Xtina’s incredible fatshion round-up of 2009. I don’t even know why I have a blog, I ain’t got nothing on these beauties!

Size Matters? V Mag Previews 2 and 3 (NSFW!)

January 4, 2010

I realise the second preview of V Magazine’s size issue as photographed by Sølve Sundsbø is all over the net, however they are too good for me not to post! Candice Huffine, who is probably my personal favourite plus model, is killing it in her Gucci one piece. As is Kasia P in her Agent Provocateur leopard body:

While this series veers a little into traditional plus model territory, presenting the women as classically sexual and/or an antidote to fashion rather than eccentric or modern, I still like the usage of contemporary pieces. I even approve of the hyper-photoshopping going on – it gives it an air of authenticity since all fashion spreads are as ridiculously unrealistic.

V Magazine has also commissioned shoots with straight size models (I imagine Karl Flabbyfeld is probably shooting one of those as opposed to a larger model), and today’s preview is of the supermodel Iris Strubegger photographed on the streets of Barcelona by Sebastian Faena (NSFW!):

This is where I start to wonder about the portrayal of the different size models between these two shoots. Iris definitely seems to possess more autonomy and feels less objectified (despite being less covered!) though that may be because she isn’t in front of a blank canvas? Who knows. They are beautiful photos, however.

It is hard to compare studio shoots to location ones. Hopefully V have a plus location one up their sleeves. Thanks for the previews, V and models.com!

Seeing Double

December 22, 2009

HIYA!

Bet you didn’t think you’d be hearing from me this side of 2009, right? I’ve been in enforced fashion hibernation for the past few months. But I’m counting down the seconds till 2010 when hopefully I’ll be able to join in the fun again.

In the meantime, I’m sure all you savvy fatshionistas have heard the news about V Magazine’s size issue, due out in January! It promises to be super exciting and fabulous, even despite the inclusion of Karl (two pints of)Lager(and a packet of crisps for the fatties)feld. Models.com and V have released preview pictures of one of the shoots, called One Size Fits All. I see what you did there. It shows straight-size model Jacquelyn Jablonski and plus-size supermodel Crystal Renn in a series of near identical shots, which manages to prove the point that we’re all trying to make here: size is irrelevant to the supposedly-sacred ‘fashion fantasy‘ pearl-clutching fashion zealots use repeatedly as a reasoning to abandon models above size 2. Because look, here’s a 2 and a 12, and they’re BOTH workin’ it! Have one example, where they look spookily like an American Apparel ad:

Who looks better? Actually that’s kind of an irrelevant question – they both look incredible, don’t they? I have to admit I’d have loved a Velvet D’Amour or a Johanna Dray in a modern shoot like this, but I’ll take any high fashion size acceptance that I can. And damn, do I want a necklace like theirs.

Check out the full size shots here or see Frances of Corpulent’s take on it here.

Both photos are copyrighted to V Magazine and Models.com and were taken by Terry Richardson. More shoot previews are coming in the next few days. Thanks for spoiling us at Christmas, all of you! Mwah!