MTV EMA 2012 RED CARPET BEST DRESSED
- Lana Del Rey
- Rita Ora
- Taylor Swift
- Pixie Geldof (ed. note: We love the #MMMwithHM clutch!)
CMJ MUSIC MARATHON 2012 STREET STYLE: DAY 1
Cashmere & Tweed photographer Matthieu Oliveira shot the cool attendees of CMJ’s Music Marathon going on now in NYC!
Check out more of Matthieu’s photos on CMJ.
CASHMERE & TWEED X AEO
We love trying new clothing all the time. Our editors also love the fall/winter season and wanted to show some pieces that can up your wardrobe without spending to much, but still being chic… or in this case: masculine.
The Khaki’s, shown here in Saffron Orange, Green Forest, and Slop Red, show you that a guy can wear color in the fall! These colors are slightly washed out so any fears some guys have of “sticking” out are muted.
Style Tip: Cuff the pant leg to give an extra fashionable look.
ACTOR JOEL KINNAMAN IS FACE OF H&M MEN’S FALL 2012
Joel Kinnaman, star of the upcoming remake of “RoboCop” is now the face of the Men’s Fall 2012 H&M Collection. The collection itself is full of great pieces for layering. Kinnaman will also star in a commercial available on hm.com and an edited version for a TV campaign starting after October 5th.
In the print campaign:
Joel wears a series of key pieces from H&M’s fall collection, including a green varsity jacket layered over a navy crewneck and denim shirt. The collection also features cardigans, corduroy pants, an updated version of the classic slim overcoat in navy, and a gray single-breasted suit.
Images courtesy of H&M.
Designer Profile: Alexandre Plokhov
Alexandre Plokhov is the Russian via New York designer that is reviving the darkness and mystery of modern menswear. The former designer of Cloak and Versace, Plokhov’s work creates an almost heroic nature to the men that wear it. He builds stories around collections, giving them depth, and power, something that menswear seems to be lacking these days.
After working as a tailor in Manhattan for many years, Plokhov started Cloak in 1999 and took on RISD graduate and Marc Jacobs intern Robert Geller in 2003. Together, the two of them produced a collection for fall/winter 2004 that is still heralded as one of the best men’s fashion shows of all time. Geller left in 2004 and opened his own label a few years after while Plokhov continued Cloak until it closed in 2007 for financial reasons. Since then, the menswear maestro had a short stint for Versace, and launched his own eponymous label in 2011.
His look is dark, mysterious, and post-apocalyptic but in a more wearable way than some of his competition. In the manner of Hedi Slimane and Helmut Lang in the late 90’s and early 2000’s, Plokhov is finding the balance between beautiful tailoring and edgy design, including details like zippered sleeves onto razor slim cut suits and creating hooded tailcoat jackets. The clothes he creates reflect a clientele that is as intellectually cultured as the designer himself, who has stated that he wants to design for people that read, go to museums, and don’t just look at style.com all day. You can get your fix of Alexandre Plokhov at Barneys, Roden Gray, Seven Helsinki, or a host of other stores that can be found here.
by Dominik Halas
FARAH ANGSANA FALL/WINTER 2012
Farah Angsana? Oh yes! Her work was just fantastic, and I’d definitely pick one of these dresses to be my prom dress. Most of her dresses were long, and made out of silk. Very chic. All the models had an updo, natural makeup with a red lip. How perfect.
A little black dress? Well how about a little long black dress. Strapless or not, every woman can wear it. Very simple, well fitted as well. Orange was never a color I’d wear. But this shade is so pretty, and just screams FALL FALL, not carrots. Haha.When I first saw it, I honestly thought it was a painting. Looks like all the colors were just mixed together and came out so great. It’s dark, yet light at the same time. Depends how you wear it, how you personally work it. But the dress on the left, is MY favorite.
After all the models finished, the lights went down everyone was ready to get up and leave since they thought the show was over. BUT they didn’t know what Farah had for them.. This beautiful model comes out wearing this. I don’t really know what it is, but WOW it is a real something. I guess this was the big finish from Farah Angsana, and she did it, she made the whole room go crazy. Everyone was gasping, and applauding, and talking about THIS. I guess seethrough is in now? I’ve seen this happening multiple times even Fergie wore a seethrough gown to the Grammys, wearing only undergardment.
Well that’s all, hope you enjoyed. I sure did!
Written by Izabela Staszack. Featured photo by Zimbio. Photos by Style.com.
FALGUNI AND SHANE PEACOCK FALL/WINTER 2012
A remarkable collection with unique pieces and makeup, but it is that uniqueness that makes each look so beautiful.
MONIQUE LHUILLIER FALL/WINTER 2012
The pictures above don’t even do justice to the entire collections. The countless amazing gowns and dresses. Red, gold, metallics, texture, and some look even had several accents of leather. Near the end of the collection, the lace was exquisitely done as well as the cutouts on top of the fabric. Monqiue, you are simply amazing.
VENEXIANA FALL/WINTER 2012
This was my first time seeing a Venexiana show and I will never forget it. One may be fearful of all the looks on the call of show, but each one is amazing and deserves every moment it had on the runway. I also applaud Venexiana for her use of fur in the collection. The accents and coasts were beautiful and accompanied looks very well.
Dresses in all shades of emeralds, pinks, greens, and more! We can’t wait to see the next collection in September.
REBECCA MINKOFF FALL/WINTER 2012
A Rebecca Minkoff show is always a treat for several reasons. First, the front row is great mixture of young and established celebrities as well as socialites, personalities, and so many others. Second, you can always expect of unique mixture of clothing and bags (I can’t wait for when there is men’s clothing in the show!). Last, the music. Rebecca never fails to have an amazing performer or band at her show. This season she had Theophilus London. Now, on to the show!
The attention to detail must be noted for almost ever piece. Every angle will show you something different. Lines, cuts, different colors and more all appear. Rebecca’s vision for fall is of burnt and jewel tones. We also think the sequined pants that opened the show deserves a mention. Minkettes will enjoy the new dresses Rebecca presented as well as always being faithful to her best-selling handbags.