Helmut Lang manages to deliver a collection consistent with details and style from the previous few seasons. To put it in a less political way, it is bland, mundane and unexciting. It doesn’t mean that I don’t like it though. I’m not usually a fan of prints but this seemingly terrestrial-inspired print has caught my eye. I like how it looks like when the fabric is pinched, unlike Christopher Kane’s stuff. The print looks almost dirty and random when the fabric is draped. Again, more draping as we can see here. It almost seems as though I can recreate a Helmut Lang style right out of my existing wardrobe. I might try that in an outfit post. The maxi dress with the high slit is probably the only exciting thing that is different this time round, with details down the front which I can’t really make out. Seems like a trip to the Helmut Lang store in Laforet, Harajuku is in order. What I am glad they kept in this collection is the jackets with the draped lapels. This time, we see it with panels of fur. It is also significantly heavier in look compared to the ones we see from the Spring/Summer collection. We also see denim jackets with the same lapels and it is fur-lined on the inside in the denim line from this collection.
Monthly Archives: February 2010
Somewhere between my last post and now, I have hauled my ass to Germany and am having regression sessions in the snow. I find myself missing warmer climates suddenly, for I can actually wear nice clothes and show it off, instead of bundling everything up under a coat.
- Hat: Forever21
- Clips: H&M
- Jacket: Cryx @Studio Alta Shinjuku
- One-Piece: Cotton On
- Tights: Miss Selfridge
- Boots: Aldo
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There is absolutely no question that black is the colour to be wearing for Fall/Winter 2010. Up till now, Alexander Wang, Helmut Lang, Ohne Titel and the like have proven on their runway collection that it -is- the colour to wear.
My previous post suggests some boredom in seeing the same colour over and over again, it could be because I have too many runway reviews to write. I should be happy there’s more trends for me to pick out this season. Oh the irony~
Back to the collection, Rad Hourani gives us slashed leather pants, which I like. I also spot multiple neckline openings which means that they can be worn multiple ways. I like that too.
Then there are these exaggerated lapels, oversized really. I usually spot the less amplified version on Helmut Lang’s collection. I can’t argue who does it better but I like them both.
What I didn’t feel was the shiny spandex leggings/tights which I refuse to show the picture here. They look synthetic-shiny, like costume spandex you buy off spandex world in the NYC Garment District. Do not want.
All images from Style.com
We interrupt this normal transmission of runway reviews with something closer to the heart.
Yes, I do mean shoes.
We’re often met with the problem of dwindling shoe funds. There can only be that many ways to wear a pair of shoes, or boots for the matter. Folding it down, lacing it up a different way. There’s only so many looks you can create with it.
For shoe enthusiast Stephanie Kim, it was a problem she faces too thus birthed her idea of creating shoe accessories to devise new ways of wearing existing shoes.
Her brand dekkori features many new and exciting accessories to wear with a simple court shoe, pointy stilettos or just some forgotten mary-janes at the back of your shoe closet.
I especially love how I can turn a pair of normal shoes into awesome looking boots.
However, that being said, the price of these shoes accessories can actually buy me another pair of shoes.
What do you think? Shoe accessories? or the money to pay for more shoes?