oscar de la renta fall rtw 2008
christian dior fall rtw 2008
michael kors fall rtw 2008
sonia rykiel fall rtw 2008
dries van noten fall rtw 2008
chloe pre fall 2008
Move over Miss Sykes, there's a new "Plum" in town! The editors at Vogue better watch out. I never intended on writing much about fashion but ever since I posted Plum Perfect in 2008 people have been calling me Plum and (get this) sending me actual FAN mail... so I think I'll continue (not because I'm high on the power, but because I really must give the people what they want).
brush strokes & paint daubs
Several of fashion's top designers took a cue from the old masters when creating their fall 2008 collections, as evident by the explosive bouquets of color that adorned billowing silk dresses and skirts. The vibrant florals of Michael Kors and Christian Dior by John Galliano were reminiscent of beautiful impressionist painting while Oscar de la Renta's collared evening gown looked surprisingly Gustav Klimt.
And while much attention was given to romantic florals by some, other designers (Emilio Pucci by Matthew Williamson, Sonia Rykiel, and Chloe) channeled the abstract expressionists of the 20th century to create modern, edgy, and pretty art prints. It may not have been the biggest trend on the runway, but it's going to be huge for this fall's contemporary lines...
So go ahead and applaud because now you have something fun to go with all that black and navy they'll be pushing this fall.
clockwise from top right:
pringle 1815 abstract print mini skirt, $162 net-a-porter
see by chloe graffiti print mini skirt, $350 net-a-porter
alexis bittar large brat pack necklace, bag borrow or steal
luisa cevese riedizioni placemats, $36 barneys new york
vintage art deco perfume bottles
mint by jodi arnold abstract pattern dress, $435
michael kors lattice a-line dress
christian louboutin graffiti pumps
the art book, $9.95 MoMA store
t-bags off-the-shoulder top, $65 net-a-porter
paul marrot edition "graphic plaid" coinpurse, haydenharnett
pringle 1815 colorblock cowl dress, $375 net-a-porter
8" floral plates, urban outfitters
paule marrot edition "tango red" beatrice satchel, $485 haydenharnett
clockwise from top right:
eccentric glamour by simon doonan, barneys new york
marc by marc jacobs crazy bow headband, $125 marc jacobs stores
rebecca taylor floral print blouse, $275 net-a-porter
18th amendment heartbreaker high-waisted jeans, $138 net-a-porter
christian louboutin orniron booties, $1145 barneys new york
marc by marc jacobs abstract hanging gem necklace
marc jacobs satin flower ballerina flats
j.crew collection floral print skirt, $125 jcrew stores
derek lam silk chiffon ruffle blouse, $890 net-a-porter
rachel leigh margarita ring, shopbop
rachel leigh gold and enamel faceted ring,
diane von furstenberg signature box bag, $298 dvf
le sportsac kevyn bag, $23 lesportsac
armbanden from creatief op commando bangles,
dries van noten runway oversized bangle necklace
marc by marc jacobs runway torn print prom dress, $700 net-a-porter
four fall inspirations
the founder of french-impressionism...
Water Lilies, Claude Monet, 1916
the russian father of abstract art...
Helles Bild, Wassily Kandinsky, 1913
a 20th century abstract expressionist...
Untitled III, Willem de Kooning, 1982
a notorious post-impressionist...
Irises Saint-Remy, Vincent Van Gogh, c. 1889