It’s not that we’re over classics like the Celine leather tote, or the Balenciaga city bag…but we gotta give credit where credit’s due and that’s with ROCHAS. The simple shaped bags pack a sophisticated punch, and the modern color blocking adds an unexpected contrasting edge. We’re loving how versatile the tote is and how easily it integrates into anyone’s wardrobe regardless their aesthetic. It’s all about moving away from the expected in our world and ROCHAS is the way to do it.
The month of March is abuzz with all things Gaultier! If you find yourself anywhere in or near San Francisco between now and August, do yourself a favor and attend the Jean Paul Gaultier exhibit at the De Young Museum! Gaultier is notorious for putting on the most memorable runway shows of Paris Fashion Week and that creative energy has been encapsulated here for everyone to experience. The exhibit, which features over 140 of Gaultier’s couture, ready to wear, and costume design pieces, features talking mannequins that sing, tell stories about the inspiration behind the pieces that they’re wearing, and more! INSANE! You’ll find that he dressed your favorite musicians and actors on and off screen, and there’s a whole section dedicated to Madonna! Not to mention Gaultier has 35 years of excellence under his (corset) belt, and to see this level of couture craftsmanship up close is really a once-in-a -lifetime experience. It is definitely not to be missed!! More images after the jump….
Jean Paul Gaultier, fashion’s enfant terrible, made his debut as a designer in the 1970s by developing his own dress code that reflected his love for pop culture. Gaultier is famous for using his designs to bring gender issues to the forefront through androgynous designs, and always showcasing ethnic diversity in his shows. He garnered worldwide fame for his iconic work on Madonna’s Blonde Ambition tour in the early 90s, and he remains at the forefront of the fast moving fashion world of today.
The De Young museum in San Francisco celebrates Gaultier’s 35 years in fashion, showcasing 140 couture and prêt-à-porter designs created between the 70s and 2010, along with numerous sketches, archival documents, fashion photographs, and video clips that spotlight Gaultier’s collaborations throughout the years. We’re most excited about the animated mannequins who talk and sing! Stay tuned for images from the exhibit at the De Young museum!
The wait was unbearable, miserable even…but alas, it’s here. Helmut Lang continues to deliver their signature aesthetic with splashes of color and sporty flair for Spring. If you didn’t think it was possible to look like you and Kobe could duke it out one on one AND look shit hot, think again.
Here’s the latest model tendency Nevena’s spotted on models off the runway – colored denim:
I don’t know who’s more upset, the Marlboro cowboys all over the world, or the ghost of James Dean…but gone are the days of the good ole’ blue jean. It’s all about colored denim as of late, anything from Mother Denim’s hot pink hue or their butter cup yellow. We’re wearing them with chunky neutral sweaters or a putty peplum blazer for a more refined look. No matter what your style is, incorporating colored denim into your wardrobe is a must…my apologies, John Wayne!
What do Donatella Versace, John Galliano, and now Burberry‘s Christopher Bailey have in common? They have served as the chair of London’s Fashion Fringe competition. Fashion Fringe was founded by internationally renowned fashion writer Colin McDowell in conjunction with events IMG Fashion Worldwide as a platform for the development and launch of young design talent, and next year marks their 10th anniversary. Bailey, who will chair through 2013, will judge, select and mentor three finalists, then name the winner who gets to show their collection during London Fashion Week. Previous winners include Erdem, Basso & Brooke, and Curve favorites Aminaka Wilmont.
You can stop marking your calendars…at least for now! Marant has arrived, and its got everyone covered. For the gals cruising to the beach we have great casual basics with an edge like the tie dye jumpsuit, or the oversized short sleeved jacket. If you love Isabel for her embellished works of art we’ve got the embroidered shorts and sequined dresses, or throw on these sick track pants with the strappy heel for a sexy, sporty vibe! Whatever your schedule is, make sure to come into Curve to score the goods while they’re still here.