Saturday, 2 July 2011

Something for the weekend...

   

if christophe decarnin is still at balmain, would he have approved of these balmain homme spring summer 2012 shots distributed during paris fashion week? the poses are so cheesy that zoolander wants it back. and that look on the right, zara wants it back too.



and i would like to know if frida giannini, creative director of gucci, personally approves of the above t-shirt from gucci pre-fall 2011. oh yes, it is a genuine piece, available online from matchesfashion.com. in my humble opinion, it is so tacky even by counterfeiters' standards.

and i am doing this out of love. i love balmain and gucci, love it enough to go out and buy pieces at retail. i know they can do better.




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13 comments:

  1. yes i agree. first photo screams zara and the second photo screams made for china.

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  2. haha...you're so right about the gucci t-shirt. i think they have done it for a couple of season now

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  3. Sorry, but for any decent store buyer should not have stock that Gucci tee. I think I saw something like that from YSL as well...

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  4. These looks were great when BALMAIN first presented us, but not after 3 seasons later...

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  5. so sad for balmain. tsk tsk tsk... hope they're not going downhill for good.

    nouveauskin.blogspot.com

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  6. It is pretty cheesy... But I'm not even sure Decarnin designed most of the menswear anyway....

    http://www.KnowWear.co.uk

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  7. You should definitely buy the book "Deluxe: How Luxury Lost Its Luster." That is if you read, I doubt you do though. You don't seem like the type that reads much of anything.

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  8. I miss Tom Ford at Gucci and remember the exact day when I was still at high school. I saved my money working part time in order to take a plane for a day trip across the border to buy a pair of brown metallic loafers from his legendary 1995 fall+winter ode to mod collection. I still have those shoes and remember that coveting feeling. Madonna wore the turquoise blouse from that collection at the MTV awards that same year and BOOM! Gucci was Hot. Frida makes nice pieces but sorry to say, she does not have the Tom Ford charisma, and most importantly sex appeal. Even her men fragrances for Gucci smell boring, although the bottles are well designed. I miss Tom Ford at Gucci...

    cactus

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  9. cactus: heartfelt! totally agree with you.

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  10. agree with this tee. gucci has been down this road before... and it was a nightmare!

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what's he wearing?