“Can’t Ruin My Fun”by Jahan Lennon…alternate title “Aggressive hair combing and every single piece of clothing Daniel Palillo has ever made plus Underground shoes, strobes, fog and mirror effects”. Not that I’m complaining.
I’ve been a bit behind on the blogging, so this is kind of late but here is some of the coverage I did for Alternative Fashion Week 2012 (At London Spitalfields).
It’s been a weird couple months weather-wise in London, (isn’t it always?), so I think I’ve spent more time than usual hiding from the rain and lusting over Spring-ey fashion online. I’m particularly digging these floral A-Morir glasses…I usually find the brand a bit too Lady Gaga for me but these are pretty and not overly-obnoxious. (I think there’s a big difference between a statement piece and a LOOK AT ME!!!! screaming piece).
This great video demystifies Chanel‘s classic little black jacket, showing it made from scratch in the workroom, from pattern to final jacket. I’m surprised Chanel was ok with this video to be honest, its a bit like airing one’s dirty laundry, showing a very expensive luxury garment being sewed on an industrial machine like other garments are made. But it’s nice to be reminded that luxury clothes aren’t woven from unicorn hair, sprinkled with fairy dust and made by elusive couture elves. Watch below;
I didn’t want to like Charlotte Free what with the whole dyed hair trend being really overplayed in fashion, but I guess I caught the fever. She’s great in this fashion film, which also has really cool sound design. Watch the film by Brian Kazez below.
Steven Meisel has yet again shot Prada‘s video campaign – this time for the 50′s-inspired Spring 2012 collection. Although Meisel follows his same (winning?) formula of weird music, slow-motion contrasted with rapid cutting, and lots of closeups on accessories, I’m not bored yet. This one is much more cinematic than his past campaigns, with a hint of a story this time around. Shot in a gas station with lots of shiny vintage cars to match their shiny vintage-style sunglasses, models give each other bad vibes, fix their makeup, and pose by their cars intimidatingly. As we girls do.