Friday, September 01, 2006

Mr. Rogers and his Lovely Cardigans





Mr. Rogers was a great show. I, being the queen I am, loved it when we ‘helped’ him pick out his daily sweater. Would it be patterned? Would it have a zipper? Today’s choices leave poor Mr. Rogers’ in the dust. The cardigan is a classic and basic in a man’s wardrobe, but the opportunities to twist this classic makes it so moldable, that everyone really should have two or three or 300–for all their moods, whims , and fancies. Here are some different takes on the cardie trend.

Style credits:
glam rocker
Hermes f/w06
Madiera for www.style.com

“The Talented Mr. Ripley”/suave French Riviera playboy
Alexander McQueen s/s07
Madiera for www.style.com

hiphop of the 80s/90s
Marc Jacobs f/w06
Madiera for www.style.com

minimalism/futuristic/80s
Cloak s/s07
Madiera s/s07

sparkly!!
Burberry Prorsum s/s07
Madiera for www.style.com

Thursday, August 31, 2006

deadwood takes over









Is Deadwood the newest HBO show to influence fashion? Like its predecessor SATC, Deadwood has a stronghold on a pinpointed audience–men. It pulls from the masculine comfort zone of the gritty western, but then modernizes it by offering in-depth characterization, blood boiling plot twists, while taking advantage of HBO’s freedom from censorship–sex/violence. Sicne the show’s premiere, the style’s have spurred a new trend on the runways.. I'm intrigued by the western trend--- and particularly the route it takes to transform into a contemporary style--- by blending it in with other trends (glam rock, goth,70s,minimalism, and neo-romantic).
The same shapes of this suit are reapplied elsewhere, especially the sleekness and fluidity of the pants, and idea of the three-piece suit being split up---- and so wearing the vest solo. Other introduced concepts include the casualness of their formal wear, and the opportunities for irony in all this---an urbane New Yorker referencing Farmer Joe in everyday life.
style credits:

1.van noten, farhi
www.style.com

2.costume national fall 06
margiela for www.style.com

3. acne denim
www.style.com

4. kris van asche
www.style.com