June 12, 2009

resort 2010

...because I can't think of a better title and it's 9:57 AM, therefore too early for brain to properly operate. Give me til at LEAST 3 PM, k?

Christopher Kane
I'd heard such good things about this collection and checked it out and agreed until I read about the inspiration:
"I wanted something natural, but I'm so fed up with florals. And then I came across these images of nuclear test explosions from the fifties to the seventies on the Internet. I like the crazy-bright chemical colors. The way they're sinister—but beautiful."
It's not the inspiration that makes me dislike it more, it's how it was executed. It's SUCH an amazing idea, and prompts so many thoughts about 50s-70s America, but most of the collection is just... dresses with prints. Which is one of the easiest things to do. I mean, seriously.
All nice dresses. Attractive! Sexy! Beautiful colors, and I do adore the shoes. But the inspiration is so fascinating to me. If the clothes were built around the issue of nuclear bombs, especially in 1950-70's America, as opposed to the mere IMAGE of bombs...the clothes would be so much more powerful. I hate bringing everything back to Rei, but Hiroshima, anyone? It's just a shame to me that wasn't used, because now if anyone DID use that idea, it would be considered copying. Poo.
Reminds me of Kate Moss's style for some reason. Nice lazy look.
Didn't make sense with the rest of the collection but I like how it looks like a preschooler could have made it.
I think this is neat, all of these visual puns with the nude color are fun.
Another stupid print dress. Amazing jacket though.
I like how this is mildly futuristic, but it's in the most OBVIOUS way. I mean, he said he wanted to combine nature (nuclear bombs?) with futurism. So he has his nature dress and thinks how can he make it futuristic-like? Adding those space panels, of course! It's so simple. It's the obvious choice. It's kind of a bummer.
I do find it interesting how that creates a heart shape out of the bomb picture, though. Maybe that was the point. Still, grudge.
Still, this collection might be my favorite of resort so far. Ugh, I AM SO CONFUSED. Grudge.

Marc Jacobs
I'm the same with this as I was with his Louis Vuitton AW collection. Some I rather enjoyed, some makes me not wince exactly, just sort of, "eh," and some is just really really really really not my thing.
The collection has lots of I'm A Cool Mom! looks like this. Floral capris and belted "Timeless style! I'm Vogue Magazine!" blazers. I would like to dress up the blazer actually, just unbelted and minus the super resorty pants. The colors in it are lovely, would look cool with my turban, and the material looks interesting.
More blerg.Jewish grandpa living in Boca Raton. The pieces (er, the shirt at least) would look cool layered but this just looks. SO stereotypically resort.Project Runway? Bueller?
I found myself liking these a lot until I realized how Luella SS 09 they are! This one is much better in that sense:Excellent prints and color mixing. I hope that's a skirt though.
Lots of tulle ruffles like there were in the Louis Vuitton collection I was talking about. I rather like this, it's fun!

Zac Posen

Why so tacky, Zacky?! Even if these were "Couture" ...it's just so...pink, red, bows, extravagant. They just look like extra obnoxious prom dresses.
Better! I actually like this one. Looks like her arm is detached from her body, which is really spooky and cool.
Ashley Tisdale.
Not digging the poofy sleeves under the poofy sleeves, especially with the pants. Kind of wtf.
The black bustier part thing looks like a bra which looks trashy. Oy!
Is it..supposed to be...ironic? Not into this at all, it's really awkward and not in a good way because it seems kind of pretentious. I too am pretentious and awkward but I don't spend-waste-money doing so when a good label like Christian Lacroix is going under! Went under? Either way! It's like what a jealous bridesmaid might wear. "I'm wearing a blazer though, and the bottom of my dress is gray, so I'm alright, right?"
Like the mix of prints here, though it would be better with another kooky print. Oh God, could you imagine if I was a designer? "Needs more ugly! Throw on another optical illusion, sure! More wires!" Anyway, the sleeve cut out is weird because it's kind of on an armpit? Behhh.

Elise O/withalinethroughit/verland

When I saw the thumbnail for this one I thought there was some kind of awesome illusion going on with the print then it just became tacky.
The collection itself was rather bland to me. I say was because
it's already escaped my mind. Herm.

Prada
I really like this whole collection. I've said it before that sleek and chic doesn't really interest me because it can usually translate to boring but the colors and prints here make it different for some reason.The colors are just so good here! Vibrant without being aggressive (though I think this would look really neat even in all neon) but not too bland, even though the background looks like diarrhea. Excellent.
Don't like the skirt tying-very islandy and I'M ON A BEACH-but perfect print mixing.
The sweater thing is awesome.
Agh, there's such good balance in this one. I normally like really ugly clothes, who knew I'd be so into Prada! The colors, the colorrrrrrrrrrrrssssss.

Miu Miu
I just love the shoes! The rest of the collection was.. nice? Hm. Anyway SHOOOZ.

Jonathan SaundersThis top reminds me of something that my sister, who is now 19, would have worn in 6th grade, paired with a bandanna and Adidas sandals. My sister has nothing to do with it really, just her age and that time and what the kool kidz were into. The top looks totally cool here though. I am not a minimalist by any. means. so it does feel a little boring to me, but it's more consistent with the rest of the collection and general aesthetic of the label.
PS. those shoes are amazing.
Assymetry!
Ok, I think that this top thing is a little too Matthew Williamson for H&M (which, to be honest, was...crappy), but HOW AMAZING is it that is totally looks like there's a hole going through this girl's stomach and chest? I think it's so rad!
Oy, the colors here are just so right together.
I feel like a prestigious middle-aged art collector would wear this to a gallery opening and take home a younger man. She has red hair.
Errr, not into this at all. Looks like the art collector in 2002. Or a mom who owns a clothing boutique with lots of velvet colorblock dresses and wears green swirly earrings she bought ~locally. These things make sense in my head, okay?
This I like! It's simple but close to what I'd like to be wearing all summer since layering doesn't really work this time of year. The colors are great, and the fabric of the top is neat. The yellow is just.. agjjj.
Looks like a mermaid! The color combination is so so dreamy and the jacket is incredibly Jonathan Saunders. The hemline of the skirt is a little oddly suggestive in a way that looks like a mistake but other than that I really like this.

Isaac Mizrahi
REALLY into this print, kind of reminds me of clay beads and painted sidewalk benches! The dress has a cute but done and done silhouette. If there was a lot of tricky layering that messed with the print through deconstructed blazers and scarves and pockets, that would be really rad, though that'd be too cdg and Isaac gotta be Isaac. The colors in this are great, too.
Now this reminds me a little bit of Comme! Just because there's polka dotted tulle, though. The rest is meh (though the nude/light blue combination is kinda cool).
Oy, that thing again. Excuse me, I suppose I wasn't loud enough. OY, THAT THING AGAIN *coughmucusexplosioncough*. So you're not going to take it off, eh?
It would be a good idea if it made one see the straw bag differently, but it's just kind of a Marc by Marc-esque trick to add a little more "whim!" it seems to me. I don't see the straw bag differently, it just looks like your drunk coworker put a lampshade over her head for attention, who you will later use to be on Tyra, and say something like "She is really insecure," and then Tyra will go into the issues she had with her mother as a teenager, and you'll be all, score, promotion. Seriously though, what's this trying to say? That a bag is what keeps a woman's brain working? That a bag is more important than a brain? I could see McQueen using that second idea actually, but only in a mocking way like he did this past season. That you think with the contents of your beach tote? Not getting it, seems a little weirdforthesakeofbeingweird. Maybe it's the humor in it? Might be. It IS paired with a very "chic" and business-power-woman-y shirt and pants combination. I should make a Nancy Drew mystery out of this. And I'm mildly embarrassed I wrote such a long bit about a silly hat. Er, bag. DAMNIT.
Ignoring that the shoes are way too similar to those Jil Sanders (hi jane, hi jane's toes), I really think this one is kind of cute, in a granny sort of way. Which is fine! Have you seen my new glasses? I should have been born 70 years ago. It's a really simple idea but I'm still weirdly drawn to it. The belt flower reminds me of the tissue paper flowers we used to make for Sukkot.
This reminds me of a very specific sparkly mini journal type thing I once got in a goodie bag at a friend's birthday party. We went bowling, and ate pizza in the "lounge." And in the "lounge" we got a goodie bag, and in this goodie bag was a Lizzie McGuire keychain, and an orange pen with a clump of fuzz on one end, and a somewhat matching tiny journal, with beads and glitter on it, that had a pink/light green/orange color palette. And 5 years later, Isaac Mizrahi took inspiration from this journal to create a look I'm on the fence about. Looks a little too your friend's beach house's kitchenware that she bought at Target 4 years ago, no? Ugh, I have really weird reference points. Moving on.
Looks like if Jil Sander A/W (I entered a slash! I'm waking up!) was a little more... dead flower-like. Not necessarily a bad thing! Wish it had more structure though, it's a little floppy.
Once again...Project Runway.
Awesome print looks awesome on awesome breezy fabric. Again, seen before silhouette, the problem being that it is seen before and not classic, because then this could probably pass as *~classic with a twist~* or something. Mehfest.
WOW, I just noticed the Sukkot flower though! That's super cool how it blends in.
Probably my favorite look from the collection, I just can't get over how great neon green and a nudish pink look together (the M is kind of lame though). This doesn't mean I think people should walk around naked minus a few 80's accesories but it's a lovely shape and makes me want to dress pretty and something just feels refreshing about it. Really love!!

Ok time to go back to sleep i_i