After my procrastination (very prone to this unfortunately) about the whole NYFW post-apocolyptic posts, I was inspired to blab about Karen Walker's (I dub thee....K-D..ubs... I re-name thee....K-Dubs!) collection after reading a piece in the latest Fashion Quarterly. She has some very avid fans in Japan that make her gifts, scrapbooks, art, letters (to see how they translate into english?-so cutie!) and story books and, and, and...she has an archived room of the stuff! Now THAT'S impressive! She should blog....digressing.
Since I'm a big fan, I should make an effort too. Being artistically challenged, I shall blog!
Snippets (love saying that word...snippet, snippetssssss) from K-Dubs S/S 2010 collection, The Village. These are just a few of the many (entire!) collection that speak to me and want to live in The Cave...I swear, they did whisper in my ear and left me a post-it....but alas, they do not.
The signature bunting flag print loves being touted as a dress (classy hussy), a bag and among other things, as the lining in her collaboration shoes with Pointer Footwear. Plus, that boxy navy blazer shows classic and simple is still edgy and individual-just wear it your way. Little rays of sunny yellow slap your face into a smile and don't mind sharing the limelight with the edwardian-inspired dress. Then, there is THE CROPPED TROUSER. Yeah, it's a running theme in her designs, but the fact it is in a birdy print? Miu Miu, eat your overpriced heart out!
The best bit, I reckon, is that although her A/W 2010 collection, Salzburg, USA, is fresh (not fobby fresh, new apple fresh) you can still see that underlying familiarity and connection with her previous work. I like that. I do. I can subscribe to her tribe and not have that schizo feeling of new shit each season that negates all I've bought before. It's not boring, it's not lazy, it's not uninspiring----it's cool. I LIKE IT 'ERE! The update in textures, fabrics and colour palette, tell you it's new and that's all you need. I could be talking out my butthole here--I'm no fashion expert or critic, I just know what I like.
And I just like Karen's aesthetic. It's simple/ frilly, a little heritage/a little kooky, plain/print, boyish/girly--you can wear her designs how you like and when you like. You gotta admit that some designers (though awesome) create garments or start mini-trendy-faddy thingys that have rules. I do not like Trinny and Susannah. I do not like being told how to wear my costumes! I will admire your boundary laden garments but I shall not wear them, sir!...or madame! Don't want to exclude anyone-god forbid I be un-pc!
I am down to get my previously mentioned butt into some sheep (watch that gutter mind readers!) skin jackets...not that butts go INTO jackets, but you get my point and I shall be snuggly and warm in some velvet pants or dresses. Haven't decided. Maybe both? At the same time? Yeah, nah, too kooky.
Nana's curtains better watch out! If they see me coming at them with some scissors, they'll know I've got some trousers in mind.......snip, snip.
You have to see The Village for Northern Hemisphere S/S10, Southern Hemisphere A/W10 Mainline and Runaway collections-they are some wicked sheeeeit!
Can you tell I'm existing on bugger all sleep? Just previewed this post and I'm mumbling, rambling and generally sounding a little wierd. I may keep it, I may delete it-depends on how this grumpy mole feels after a nana nap.
images sourced from style.com