Monday, February 15, 2010

luxury grunge

oh, geez. alexander wang (in a big way) and then lots of other fall 2010 shows (in a smaller way) are reminding me of a time i loved: late '90s minimalism, like helmut lang, jil sander, and even narciso rodriguez for cerruti. i never dressed this way, but i loved the concept of simple shapes made from really luxurious materials. 

alexander wang fall 2010

 helmut lang runway looks circa 1997-1998
from my scrapbook


so many long skirts in the fall collections...
alexander wang fall 2010

marc jacobs fall 2010

and so much velvet...
rachel roy fall 2010

rachel comey fall 2010

alexander wang (again)

the velvet and the long skirts combined reminded me of this mid-90s editorial

and the red velvets...
alexander wang fall 2010

zac posen fall 2010

altuzarra fall 2010

are making me think tom ford for gucci fall 1996
(not grunge at all, but still 90s)

ps: click here for runway video of the fall 1996 collection for gucci, with the crowd actually whistling approval at the models. it's so smooth. i have a feeling the shows aren't at all like that anymore.

all runway photos from, except marc jacobs from
 the mid-90s editorial photographer is unlisted, unforunately.  i'd love to credit the correct person.
 the gwyneth shot i found here, photo: kevin mazur/wireimage

1 comment:

  1. OMG. i still love that Gucci suit on Gwyneth.

    and that fisherman's sweater by MJ. nice open neckline. they're usually are too constricting around the neck. but the oversize style would overpower my small frame. still looking for one to call my own. this really cool chick in high school wore one perfectly fitted to her, from nordies. she was a fan of pipilotti rist and dangled her nikon around her neck. funny, the images of life that stick in your head.