Thursday, March 15, 2012

Having a moment

I know what I've said about fashion previously, about it being almost snobbish for the sake of snobbish and we've all lost the plot. What was supposed to be beauty and art has taken on a form of I-am-better-than-thou and so instead of losing my head (and sometimes wallet), I've been reading up on Yves Saint Laurent and going through his designs.

So you can say that I am having a YSL moment right now. It doesn't mean that I need to go out and buy a Downtown bag or anything like that. Just appreciating the beauty and the people behind the brand. Of course the latest news (ok not really latest but...) was about Stefano Pilati leaving the house after 8 years or so taking over from Tom Ford.

I believe I featured this hot designer daddy on my blog before but why not do it again. I am not 100% convinced Hedi Slimane will be any good at taking over - for those who doesn't know, he was the one who popularized male models looking like boys and cutting designs that are skinnier than skin. Did pretty well for Dior Homme. Making it young and relevant again.

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Funny enough, for someone who loves bag as much I do (and know all their names), Stefano has this to say about them - “I do not get this naming of bags. Customers seem to like to ask for bags by name, but I don’t really like to name my bags — they are not children or pets.”

Also bumped into these pictures of the late Yves himself and his partner Pierre Berge. Truly the epitome of how style lasts longer than fashion itself.

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And these boys are pulling it off, quite well. Both carrying the now discountinued besace.

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Fashion is beautiful and I refused to let it become vulgar.

2 comments:

William said...

skinnier than skin?

A Norwegian said...

Interesting post!
Wonder what Hedi Slimane will do at YSL.

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