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Patrick DemarchelierRémi Carreiro
…summer. Wouldn’t a boat trip be fabulous? Seeing all kind of different places and spending a lot of time at sea seems so tempting right now. And if you are wondering who created this beautifully cut summer dress: Narciso Rodriguez.

Images: (1) Patrick Demarchelier (2) Rémi Carreiro

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Ann Street Studio
A beautiful shot of Prabal Gurung and Zoe Saldana arriving at the CFDA awards. And a kind reminder that we all would miss out a lot if there wasn’t such a thing as a well tailored suit.

Image: Ann Street Studio

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Lacoste fall 2013Lacoste fall 2013
There is one wardrobe item you will probably think about when I drop the name „Lacoste“: the classic polo shirt. I guess it is not exactly breaking news when I admit that I don’t own one and that I don’t plan to. In return it could be surprising to hear that the famous French label has caught my attention with a…dress.
As you can see, it is not the typical tennis dress one would associate Lacoste with. A clear and defined silhouette. Structured and voluminous shoulders. There is no doubt that the sportswear character prevails, but it does so with a quiet elegance. I wouldn’t mind to be surprised again.

Images: Lacoste fall 2013 [afterDRK and Vogue]

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This was not planned, but apparently this week is all about dresses. I think that I just might pick a whole different topic for next post, but I thought that this beauty is definitely worth sharing. What I love most about that dress is pretty simple to explain: I don’t have the feeling to have seen it already like a hundred and ten times. Although maybe I should point out here that never-seen-before does not necessarily equal wow-this-is-outstanding. Sometimes a look or a garment can be very different from what we are used to see and sometimes we can not stop ourselves from thinking that it probably should have stayed that way. In this case, quite the contrary crossed my mind. (Did I mention that this picture is part of an editorial published in the gentlewoman? No? I should have because those ones never disappoint me.)
As you can read above its creator is no other than Nicolas Ghesquière, who is no longer designing for Balenciaga from this month on. Fifteen years as a head designer for a label seems like an eternity and almost utopian when you take into consideration that the game of musical chairs is reigning today’s  fashion industry. Just like everybody else, I’m curious to see what he is about to do next.

Image: Karim Sadli

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Using adjectives such as delicate, white and lacy might instantly evoke pictures of wedding gowns. Especially when we add into equation the fact that we are speaking about dresses and even more so, when we are speaking about long gowns. The dress above probably ticks all these boxes (and I say probably, because I’m not quite sure about the colour) and yet, we are not seeing here someone prepared to walk down the aisle. There is no doubt really that the dress is sublime, but seeing it makes me wonder about the contextualisation of clothing. If you wearing this for fashion week (which was what happened), does it change our perception or are we still tempted to ask about the future husband. My point is: can culturally set meanings be taken down a notch by changing the framework or styling? Or are some combinations and some kind of fashion items heavily laden with meaning? Just think about restaurants and the classic black and white attire for waiters and waitresses. Wear both colours without paying any attention to proportions and you will maybe end up being mistakenly held up and asked to bring the menu. That does not mean that black and white are off limits when going out for dinner. You can still wear a black skirt and white shirt, but yes, it probably pays off to consider the cut, the length and the fabric.
Back to the case in question: are accessories like dark sandals and  a huge purse game changing enough?

Image: Vogue Spain

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