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Tavi. 12-year-old girl. When I was 12, I was in my ‘wear-the-same-out-fit-weeks’ mode. I think. I can’t remember….

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Sweet studded Stella ropmer:

Stella Studed Romper
For sale, $118, here.

A few sweet looks from Erin Fetherston // Spring 2009:

Erin Fetherston Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear
Chanel Iman.

Erin Fetherston Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear
Emma Maclaren.

Erin Fetherston Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear
Zuzana Gregorova.

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That jumpsuit for $905 at Revolve.
Erin Fetherston Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Siri Tollerod. Love how it’s a loose tank with a big skirt on the bottom…

Erin Fetherston Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Chanel Iman.

Erin Fetherston Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear
Aminata Niaria.

Erin Fetherston Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear
Giedre Dukavskaite.

Ahh, all so floaty and feminine and perfect.

And oh, more lawsuits against F21 for copying designs:

For over two years, Trovata has been fighting with Forever 21 over a batch of shirts it made that Forever 21 allegedly copied. You can see above that they look basically the same. A jury will decide the case in court next month, unless the companies settle before then. The trial would mark the first time a jury decides if Forever 21 illegally copied designer clothing. The verdict could change how far Forever 21 and other fast-fashion chains can go in copying designer labels.

That Forever 21 and its peers copy — or take “inspiration” from — designer clothing is no secret. But no laws exist to prevent this from happening. You can’t copyright clothes under current laws, only original graphics or prints on clothes. Still, companies including Diane Von Furstenberg, Anna Sui, and Anthropologie have filed over 50 lawsuits against Forever 21 over the last three years relating to copyright infringement. (Forever 21 settled the cases out of court.) Unlike previous lawsuits against Forever 21, Trovata’s doesn’t accuse the store of copyright infringement, but alleges that Forever 21 copied unique button placements, decorative stitching, and fabric patterns, among other details.

The CFDA has been pushing Congress to pass the Design Piracy and Prohibition Act to protect the basic design of clothes. Critics say the act would stifle competition and commerce in the apparel industry. Indeed, the act could cause an onslaught of lawsuits among labels accusing one another of illegally copying their clothes. Designers copy — or take “inspiration” from — each other all the time. If the suit brings about a change in regulations, the quality of goods in fast-fashion chains could suffer greatly, which would be a bad thing for broke people like us. The only good thing about heightened regulations might be the affect it would have on celebrity lines. Since whenever you ask a celebrity who allegedly designs clothing what inspired them, they almost always reply with a designer name, rather than an original idea.” NYmag

The Forever 21 shirts are on the top row, Trovata's are on the bottom.
Can you tell the difference? F21 on top, reals on bottom.

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Adeline R.

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Ha. My RSS feed thing is empty. Now I’m free!

…and bored. Ciao,

~ r

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Collette’s simple-yet-sexy line took  traditional/classic English looks (sort of) and revamped them, adding ruffles, lace, and sheerness to create a definitive feminine air without being overtly sexy. I was really glad to see that she didn’t just reach into the hat and grab a handful of 80’s trends that loads of other designers seem to have grabbed at; nary a huge/furry/pouffy sleeve or shoulder to be seen (ok, so there were a few – but much more subdued than most!), a singular one-shouldered dress stood out, sheerness and lace were used just right, and – although she did stick to a darker palette of colours – her hues hit just the right notes, when taken into context, to create a very un-Depression-y line. It’s definitely much more wearable than a good percentage of other deisgners’, and that’s key in  this economy (agh – how many times have I heard that??)

Anyway, enough talk – let’s move on to the clothes!

Collette Dinnigan Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Anna Iaryn. Mmmm, coat. It looks so warm and plushy.

Collette Dinnigan Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Simple and gloriously chic – understated, but a stand-out dress. Mmmmmmmmmmmm. See? The lace isn’t overused, but rather worked gently in with the rest of the dress – it’s not so much the focus as a part contributing to the whole effect. That‘s how I like it.

Collette Dinnigan Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Queeny van der Zande. Classic coat with a bit of a metallic sheen.

Collette Dinnigan Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Anna Iaryn. Simple black dress, complete with pockets and open neck.

Collette Dinnigan Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Emma Maclaren. Just the teensiest touch of 80’s here – barely noticable. I didn’t until just now.

Collette Dinnigan Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Shimmer, shimmer, shine little glow worm, glimmer, glimmer… (I think that’s how it goes._ Just a girly neckline, I always thought.

Collette Dinnigan Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

More lace used right! (OK, so there’s not really a definitive “right” way to use lace. I think, though, in this collection it really works well with the garments already; it doesn’t look forced at all.)

Collette Dinnigan Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Queeny. Ok, a bit more 80’s.

Collette Dinnigan Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Loads of lace! And… epaulettes? Shoulder pads? Hmm. I still like it, though.

Collette Dinnigan Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Long, black, and draped.

Collette Dinnigan Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Ah, timeless. The cascading jewels are nice.

Collette Dinnigan Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Collette Dinnigan Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Marlena Szoka. So… gorgeous… can’t… breathe… It’s a whole different level of gorgeousness than, say, Galliano. While his amazing Russian line was, well, amazing, it is utterly unwearable (for us normal folks, and even most at the top of the fashion pyramid). This, however, is wearable. Workable. Streetable. Whatever you call it. Tulle and a reptilian blazer and a belt… all pieces that could work apart or be thrown together for a night out (somewhere fantastic, I’m sure).

Look du jour:

Coco Rocha in her own “fireman’s hat” – read her blog for the story. C’est amuse.

~ r

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CHRISTIAN DIOR

Taking keys from Poiret (a WWI-era French designer), Dior’s collection had an Eastern theme: brocaded everything, harem pants, ikat patterns, and Eastern looks in general. Blip form Style.com:

“Happily, there was no sense of straining for a recession solution about it. After treating Dior’s standard suitings to a light, shortened adaptation of Poiret’s hobble skirt, Galliano moved on to paisley-print day dresses and thence to the drapey harems (best in cream satin with a pale beige astrakhan gilet). That opened a neat portal through which Galliano’s romantic, silver filigree Indian-embroidered chiffon cocktail and evening dresses could pass, looking effortlessly pretty. The result: grown-up fare for regular women, editorial-grade styling to appeal to the fashion press, and, in total, a clever feat of simultaneous translation from a well-traveled designer who knows how to reach his global markets.”

Christian Dior Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Turban and mini hobble skirt.

Christian Dior Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Very Poiret looking.

Christian Dior Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Yulia Kharlaponova. Very Asian-looking.

Christian Dior Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Anja Rubik. The top has traces of Asian influence in it with that side seam.

Christian Dior Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Tallulah Morton. Those headpieces are very Poiret-inspired. (I’ll put some pictures up after the collection)

Christian Dior Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Emma Maclaren.

Christian Dior Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Serafima Vakulenko.

Christian Dior Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Siri Tollerad.

Christian Dior Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Jessica Stam. Look at those pants!

Christian Dior Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Viviane Orth.

Christian Dior Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Lily Donaldson.

Christian Dior Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

And just because, John Galliano.

And so you can see Poiret’s influence on Galliano without lots of Googling, here:

SorbetSilk damask and chiffron dressesTheatre des Champs Elysees evening dress

SorbetOpera coats"Fils du Ciel, Paisley Jacquard Jacket and Feuille d'Automne"

All images from here. Good read if you want to know more about Poiret.

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A few sketches.

OK, moving on to LANVIN. (Yay!)
Lanvin’s show – staged on a water-covered concrete runway (to look like an average street) – combined Parisian chic with reality, basically; Albert Elbaz (the genius behind Lanvin) said he “thought with his heart of what women needed from fashion- dresses, suits, blouses coats. Life isn’t just parties and lunches” and gave it to them in the form of knotted dresses, drapes, bias-cut dresses, and simple shapes. The overall tone was ever-so-slightly 1940’s, but only just traces.

Lanvin Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Lanvin Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Vlada Roslyakova.

Lanvin Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Siri Tollerad.

Lanvin Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Lanvin Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Lanvin Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Ali Stephens.

Lanvin Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Kim Noorda. Slightly goth, this one.

Lanvin Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Lanvin Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Anna Jagodzinska.

Lanvin, as always, came through.

MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA

Mmm.

Maison Martin Margiela Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Maja Perovic.

Maison Martin Margiela Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Daul Kim.

Maison Martin Margiela Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Belle.

Maison Martin Margiela Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Ines.

Maison Martin Margiela Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Maison Martin Margiela Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Maison Martin Margiela Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Maison Martin Margiela Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Emma Xie.

Maison Martin Margiela Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Ludmilla Dom Perignon.

Maison Martin Margiela Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Tara Gill.

Maison Martin Margiela Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Elcee Sharypkina.

Maison Martin Margiela Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Maison Martin Margiela Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

This is too cool.

Maison Martin Margiela Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Those are so sweet…. and relatively easy to duplicate, it looks like… hmm…

Look du jour (more 30’s themes!):

Azzaro Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Azzaro // Fall 2009.

From The Sartorialist. [Milan].

Models backstage at the Christian Dior show at Paris Fashion Week

Backstage at Dior. (The Moment blog)

Ciao,

~ r

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