Saturday, January 30, 2010
Following a stellar Fall 2009 debut hosted by Patricia Field in her personal home on the Bowery, Gerlan Jeans' sophomore presentation at the Audi Forum was a booming culmination of designer Gerlan Marcel's unconventional flair: an expectedly wacky affair chockablock with her idiosyncratic prints (past ventures of the Central Saint Martin's '00 graduate include designing kooky, colorful prints for Jeremy Scott, Calvin Klein, Barbie, and Libertine) and off-the-wall insanity. For Spring 2010, Gerlan steered toward a definite '90s SoCal vibe (think Amber's PVC/plastic dresses from Clueless), accentuated by daytime cotton streetwear recalling a distinct Clinton-era optimism and, perhaps, naiveté. Pot-leaf prints galore (played up by wicked hologram laboratory glasses seemingly ideal for Ernst Stavro Blofeld or even Dr. Julius No) and clear sky-high 'private dancer' heels may have been the most memorable motifs that I've witnessed thus far this Fashion Week. But the truly sellable high points include youthful Liberty-esque cotton floral prints perfectly fit for a romp in the sandbox, a dynamically spirited Doc Marten's collaboration, and a "yes we can" fist pump pattern befitting our current healthcare state-of-affairs.
This Kanye West x Louie Vuitton Sneaker has an upper entirely covered is red leather with sections of red nubuck/suede along the sides, toe, and heel. The back heel sports a quilted flap that’s said to be inspired by the collar of a jacket worn in the sci-fi movie Dune, an interlocking Louie Vuttion “LV” symbol is placed on the tongue, and LV monograms appear on the back portion of the midsole.
Friday, January 29, 2010
"As as kid I must have watched The World One and Easy Rider hundreds of times," he says. "For me, growing up was always about motorcycles, denim jeans, and leather jackets."
Robin's Jeans combines perfectly antiquated denim with couture embroidery and high end embellishments to create a denim line that is both durable and fashionable.