Sunday, 4 October 2009


Anyone else SICK of the sight of Balmain? OK i know the majority of girls out there would have killed for one of the tiny little sequins numbers a few months ago but since the highstreet apparently boycotted Christopher Decarnin's designs and people seem to have stormed en mass to topshop for their autumn winter buys IF i see one of those disgusting sparkly monstrosity's on another slut on a night out i think i might screammmmm.


And as for Balmain, do they have another pattern block other than a minuscule party dress and a shoulder padded military jacket?
And now when i look at the once respected design label i cant help but think of newlook and primark and i don't really know who's to fault here the highstreet or the designers?
Give me a Paris boutique any day!


It looks like the recession although hard hitting may be injecting a new lease of creative life into some designers. Just Look at Thome Browne's spring summer 10 show, due to some well publisised financial difficulties with the design house Browne decided that instaid of showing at one of his usual theatrical backdrops he would simply showcase his collection at his Hudson store. And the change of scenery worked a treat, with the crowd of hardcore Browne followers staring in awe at his latest seasons creations with their full attention on the clothes rather than the backdrop.

As for the Clothes Browne succeeded again with capturing the essence of modern day cutting edge design adding quirky touches to mens tailoring. This season his nautical theme involved fishermens net plasterd over the models faces and attached to hats, patent trenchcoats, nylon trains and hoods and beautiful lazer cut jackets. I have to say i wish every man invested in abit of Thom Browne for their wardrobe!