With the ever changing seasons—if not in climate, then in runway and showroom collections—consumers and insiders alike are lost chasing the ‘next’ before truly appreciating what is, or at least tweeting about what’s IN or OUT before it even hits the sales floor; to that I say, ‘Tis the Season(less).
Let’s take a look at the not-so-vintage in the holy name of CHIC and call it a #FashionREWIND.
Nicolas Ghesquière’s frothy drop waist trapeze (above, on Lily Donaldson) from Balenciaga’s Spring 2006 #BaroqueRockStar collection is screaming ‘WEAR. ME. OUT’. The dramatically TIMELESS silhouette, rosette embroidery and creamy palette with contrasting hemline is perfect for the young lady ready to make a statement.
Irving Penn’s awe-inspiring stills of Gemma Ward will forever be etched in my memory as the height of style and glamour. The effectively minimalistic ad campaign and Nick Night’s illuminated mannequins that followed a couple of years later: next level. And lest we not forget a glowing [read: expectant] Gwyneth in a lush cap sleeved lace dress at the 2006 Golden Globes from the same collection. Editorials notwithstanding, THIS DRESS is in serious need of a #MajorFashionMoment circa NOW.
Ashley Olsen, Rihanna, Ginnifer Goodwin…can you hear me?
16-year-old runway baby, NYASHA MATONHODZE, stars alongside Daphne Groeneveld, Zuzanna Bijoch, Gertrud Hegelund, Fei Fei Sun and Anais Pouliot in Steven Meisel’s latest ad campaign for Louis Vuitton’s #NightPorter-inspired FW2011 collection (paging Charlotte Rampling—GORGE).
Lady McGrath (as in Pat) on makeup, Guido Palau on hair.
Remington’s handsome “Noiseless/Portable” typewriter c. 1931: a perfect gift for the stationary enthusiast in your life.
The mechanical rigidity and weight (hello, 16 lbs.) offer a masculine air of prewar nostalgia, while the color blocked mint-on-hunter hues add a subtle flamboyance bold enough to brighten any interior.