After three weeks in New York, London, and Milan, we’ve finally made it to Paris. Many of the most important shows of the season just so happen to run in Paris — you might even be able to say that the city is the original home of the industry itself. The coming week is a glorious show-filled doozy, so ready your Style.com account and your computer’s zoom feature. We’re covering the past 3 days with Alexis Mabille, Dries Van Noten, Rochas, Ann Demeulemeester, Balmain, and Alexander Wang’s debut collection at the house of Balenciaga. Let’s see how it turned out… Keep reading »
Take note: Diane Kruger might be the only woman in the world who can get away with wearing a torso-bearing formal dress like this. And yet here she is, in a Rochas look, at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and InStyle‘s Celebration of 2013 Miss Golden Globes, just sucking the air out of the room with her gorgeousness. Not fair.
There’s this thing about designer shoes that we really hate: People seem to think it’s OK for them to be arse ugly and write it off as avant-garde. Well, Rochas, we’re not buying it. In fact, your new mules are so hideous we’re having a hard time even looking at them. There was a seed of a good idea in the mustard-colored alligator iteration of the shoes, but rhinestones and metallic leather? We’re sick to our stomachs. [Fashion Indie] Keep reading »
Sure, you’ve got a lot floating around inside your head: the boyfriend, the job, the what-the-hell-am-I-going-to-wear-tomorrow. Now, you can stuff everything into your skull — literally. Belgian designer Natalia Brilli, who toiled under Oliver Theyskens making accessories at Rochas, created this unique line of handbags that are in the shape of human noggins. Like Theyskens, Brilli’s taste leans towards the gothic; hence, the accessories’ macabre affect. Although, she’s brought these cranium clutches up to date in silver, purple, and black. Previously, Brilli’s odd works have included a leather-covered skateboard and a leather-covered watch. These, ah, headbags, though, give her collection a more, well, human touch. Do you love ‘em or hate ‘em? [Pipeline] Keep reading »