Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Some trailers to some beautiful films.
Although I haven't seen Black Swan yet, the beauty and feel of the trailer seems to sell it perfectly. I like how film trailers these days are cared for almost as much as the film. They often come out as pure advertisement but some of the best can really speak to you. I watch a lot of trailers for older films and when I see the movie, its very different. The Virgin Suicides, for example is a film about pain and beauty and youth, it's about the lisbon girls and the whole film is a dreamy vision loveably created by Sofia Coppola, but the trailer tells a story of the boy's obsession with girls and tells us its a tale of sex and obsession. Notes of which are expressed in the film but are not the art work's meaning, in the book or film form. The book by Jeffrey Eugenides is really good by the way.
Anyway, excuse my rant and I hope you enjoy the trailer trash.
Sunday, November 14, 2010
I just found this amazing designer. Her new SS '11 line has a sort of modern, young feel with a touch of workplace chic. It surprises me but I really love the strange leg and arm-warmer pieces here. It's such a weird thing to have for a summer collection but I love it, made with a wetsuit type of fabric, it feels subtly psychedelic.
There are so many strange pieces coming out today and, having not seen such things since my roller-skating days or in kindergarten, things like the high fashion camel toe style shoe or massive designer baseball padding are actually beautiful and intriguing, I find myself liking them.
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Christopher Kane's Spring 2010 collection. There was a strange sort of feel to this season's collection, from the cute baby colours, bra cup dresses and organza fabrics to the brown gingham, thigh splitting hems and a few tailored suit pieces. I feel there is a note of innocence with a mix of something old and grandpa-style. The cutesy cuts and little collars give a little girl look but some of the other looks are so different. Grubby brown gingham checks with a tailored vest, which makes the model look a little uncomfortable, is very different. Kane says he was inspired by religious cultism when he watched a documentary about the Jonestown mass suicides in Guyana, 1978. I think it's beautiful that he used gospel and religious/spiritual music for the show, apparently people were somewhat uncomfortable about what he was thinking but it's things like these that make artists artists. Kane's original view for the collection was not in this direction though. "I was also looking at a photo of Nancy Reagan on the White House lawn, and the movie Lolita. I loved Jeremy Irons' tailored vest in the remake. So that's where the suiting came from."
I love this collection. The cuts, the fabrics, the feel that it's almost not quite right, it's designers like Christopher Kane that make real fashion art.
His show was on September 21, when I was in London! I knew very well of London Fashion Week and tried my hardest online to maybe get a ticket (obviously not for something as special as Christopher Kane) but I knew from the start it was pretty much a lost cause. One day!