I am so impressed and inspired by Renata Morales’ Fall 2010 collection. The output from her Montréal atelier over the last three seasons shows a delightfully idiosyncratic and highly technical style. It is a rare treat to find designers who aren’t slaves to the trend weathervane; who blaze their own trail. Below are some looks from her Fall 2010 collection.
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There was an electric spirit in San Francisco’s City Hall the day I got married. Mayor Gavin Newsom had recently legalized same-sex marriage and I will never forget how moved I was to be getting married alongside same-sex couples. The news today that a federal judge has struck down Prop 8 makes me deeply happy.
From the SF Chronicle: Stuart Gaffney (left) and his husband John Lewis wait at the Philip Burton Federal Building for Chief U.S. District Court Judge Vaughn Walker to issue his ruling on the constitutionality of Proposition 8 in San Francisco on Wednesday.
Alexander McQueen was a visionary and losing him extends beyond the realm of fashion.
The Space Needle as interpreted by Sean Dietrich
Couldn’t make it to Emerald City ComiCon and was informed I missed Sean Dietrich - one of my favorite artists/writers. (My husband came home with some of his original art so I didn’t totally miss out.) I met Dietrich three years ago at ComiCon and remember him being approachable and a pleasure to talk to. For folks in San Diego, he live paints in various clubs downtown. He’ll be painting along side My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult at the Beauty Bar May 26th.
The attraction to Everlasting Sprout’s a/w 2007-8 “Charm” collection is due as much to the idea behind the looks as to the skillfully worked knitwear itself. Keiichi Muramatsu and Noriko Seki explain that what inspired them for this collection, “…was a series of pictures taken by Eugène Atget. The pictures capture the old streets of Paris, but more importantly the light that has been enclosed in the pictures gave us a lot of inspiration. The main idea is the scene in which one man falls in love with one girl. The girl is so beautiful that she is shining, even in a black and white picture.”
I apologize for not updating the website more often, but for the past couple of months I’ve been working on a comic, “Endhouse Angst”. Hopefully my art will improve with time…
Sandra Backlund’s brilliant new collection, “Don’t Walk”:
Despite sifting through all manner of draped, sand colored (wet, dry, sparkling, etc.) clothes and getting stuck in a 80s revival hall of mirrors, there were a few shows that stood out at London Fashion Week. Gareth Pugh said his s/s 2007 collection was inspired by the 1985 fantasy film, “Legend”. It has been a while since I’ve seen the film, which was a favorite during childhood, but I’m at a loss recognizing anything of it in his clothes. Either he’s approaching it from the obliquest of all possible angles, or there are answers to be found in the Director’s Cut. Who knows. I see more of a Harlequin/Rubik’s Snake/Anime sort of vibe. Regardless of his interpretation of the movie, his show was future-perfect.
Gareth Pugh s/s 2007 www.vogue.co.uk
Like most of what is promoted as the pop-american lifestyle, collections from New York Fashion Week offer up views of adulthood as taken from the scenic byways heading straight for the Fountain of Youth. Blooms and petals were everywhere, as were loose folds and practical shapes for the warmer months.
Rodarte s/s 2007 www.newyorkmetro.com