Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Like I wasn't going to.

Okay, okay. Here are my picks from New York. I just felt I needed to do a post over the show that caught my attention the most.

Simon Spurr:

Creep by Hiroshi Awai:



Same ol', same ol' clean cut, prep stuff. But how could you get tired of any of this? Hell, buy a coat one fall/winter, save it, bring it back out ~ 2 years later and you're still in style while still staying classic. Trust me, I went through a trendy stage but I have come full circle. My parents started me in Ralph Lauren suspenders and white linen blazers as a toddler and I'm right back where I started.

NYFW does bring the most impressive forms of art I've ever seen. Although in a realistic, everyday wear kind of style, I don't deviate too far from my normal selections. And I'm okay with that.

The Row

When I should have been studying for midterms this week I was busy looking at the runway shows from NYFW. It would kind of make sense for me to post some of the looks I pulled but they were few and far between and frankly, they look just like anything else I've posted.

While looking through the sideshows and watching videos I came across Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen's high-end line, The Row. Their menswear is off to a slow start and I'm still looking to find something worth the price. But! After viewing their newest looks (inspired by Fantastic Mr. Fox and The Triplets of Belleville) I couldn't help but to think about just how far these two fashion lovers have come. I mean, they began acting at like 2 seconds old and now they are legit fashion designers, though easily overlooked at first because for some reason they hate the spot light.

The looks at this year's show were amazing, though you PETA lovers may disagree. Here are some of my top choices:

These are just a few examples of their talent, which I think is getting better with every season. Though I am absolutely a guy, I can really appreciate their craftsmanship for what they do.  I definitely respect someone when they are doing what they truly love and they do it to their best abilities.

Sidenote: Can we look at Mary-Kate in Giambattista Valli? I mean.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Exit Through the Gift Shop

I recently viewed the Banksy documentary, Exit Through the Gift Shop, in which the infamous, yet unidentified, graffiti artist shows the progression of street art and how it essentially came to be an art form that is not completely frowned upon.

In the film, the artist gives a first-hand commentary on how he was introduced to a "film-maker", Thierry, when he made a trip to LA. Thierry's cousin was a renowned street artist, whom he followed when he would go out to create his art. Thierry knew just where to take Banksy so that his work could be seen by the masses, just for effect.

His work has meaning, it's not just someone scribbling on a wall just to feel like a badass. He has a way of taking what people feel is so important and throws it right back in our faces, which instantly gets you thinking. He travels the world, hitting the major cities and areas in those cities, and tries to leave his mark where he can get the biggest impact possible. Some of his work is saved and seen as the artwork I feel it is but some don't last very long.  He has shows to display some of his work and brings in top dollar, one shown in the documentary is a modified phone booth that he placed on a street corner in London. This piece in particular brought in over $500,000 at an auction.

Just sayin', check out the film.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Sunday spotlight: Pharrell Williams

Pharrell is questionably one of the best dressed male celebrities out there. He might not be considered "prep", but he knows what he's doing.

I'm not the biggest fan of the color, but the most awesome piece he owns, in my opinion, is his oversized Herm├Ęs Birkin bag. I like to think I could pull it off just as well as he does, but that's a little bit of a stretch. I guess more importantly I hope that my bank account is large enough to allow me to own one sometime in my life and still be able to put money and expenisive items inside. Soooooo lucky.