zaterdag 17 november 2012

Breaking News: Christopher Kane to Balenciaga?

Woke up this morning with some exciting news: Christopher Kane is the new designer of Balenciaga! Of course I regret Nicolas Ghesquière leaving. He really did something extraordinary at the house. But I'm sure Christopher will be a good successor as he did great things with his own label and with Versus.

 F/W 2011
 S/S 2009
 F/W 2009
S/S 2010

Christopher Kane is undoubtly the best man for this job
(as it is not an easy task to beat Nicolas Ghesquière, let's be honest)

UPDATE: Several French sources, including Le Nouvel Observateur, reported that Christopher Kane was appointed creative director. This rumor was denied by his spokesman. 'The rumors are based on nothing.'
This afternoon it was announced that Kane stops after three years at Versus. Donatella Versace will now design the capsule collections for Versace's sister-brand.
Balenciaga's CEO Isabel Guichot has confirmed that she has a list of potential candidates. There is speculation about big names like Alexander Wang, Joseph Altuzarra and Bouchra Jarrar.
The plans of  Nicolas Ghesquière are still unknown.

zaterdag 10 november 2012

Spring 2013 Trend Report: Eastern Promises

 Christopher Kane
 Emilio Pucci
 Emilio Pucci
 Emilio Pucci

The Middle East is always a great inspiration for leading fashion designers. Not only because of the rich culture, but also bacause of the growing Asian market. Many fashion houses expand to the far east and Asian woman buy haute couture more than ever. So it's nice to see that development on the catwalk.
That means there were a lot of flowers, origami folding, dragons, silks and kimonos.
The only collection that wasn't quite my thing, sorry Miuccia, was Prada. Imagine towering platforms with socks AND bows AND gold (why?)!

woensdag 7 november 2012

Playlist #3: November

Natalia Kills - Controversy

Sumera - Bright Lies

Marina and the Diamonds - How To Be A Heartbreaker

Calvin Harris ft. Florence Welch - Sweet Nothing

Drake ft. Rihanna - Take Care

Adele - Skyfall

OMG, I'm so excited! Within a few days I will see the one and only Marina of Marina and the Diamonds perform live! Can't wait! Her support act will be Sumera. A Dutch vocalist who participated at X Factor. Her EP is definitely worth listening to and it really has an international appeal.
About the rest of the playlist: I'm in the mood for dancing lately (haha) and Skyfall from Adele is just a masterpiece!
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