GUCCI’S DEPARTURE INTO IT’S NEW COLLECTION (#4).

How’s everyone enjoying the beginning of fashion week so far?!
As a New Yorker and fashion student, missing fashion week is the sadest thing for me! (But oh well! I’ll just enjoy the rest of my stay here in Japan!)

As I was looking through some of the collections and read some articles from The New York Times, I came upon a pretty awesome article. ABOUT GUCCI! And to be honest, I’m not a big fan of Gucci and don’t own any of their products. But this article amazed me and was impressing to hear about this news.

Here’s the link to those who may want to read the article: www.nytimes.com

Well to some up the article, the article was basically about the change in Gucci’s style due to a last minute change. After the start of fashion week, there was news that “…Frida Giannini, Gucci’s creative director since 2006, and Patrizio di Marco, her partner and its chief executive, would leave the house after of the presentation of” the first launch of Gucci’s mens. But it ended up being the week before instead after the show. Ms. Gianni abruptly left the company leaving this collection to a halt & having to cut all the booked models.
When that happened, her deputy and head accessories designer, Alessandro Michele, stepped in, taking her spot—working and producing a new collection and booking new models within the week.

And the new collection was something like this:

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Pictures taken form The New York Times

The theme being “Urban Romanticism”, for a menswear collection, it looks girly.

GUCCI CHIFON BOWS

Pictures collected from google images.

As Style.com describes Gucci, the collection included, “Inevitably, the droopy, androgynous languor of the show and its blurred gender…”
The design was formal yet elegant. But in some of the designs, by including the chiffon bows, it created a feminine look.

But Gucci also include many simplistic looks, like this:

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Google Image.

In addition to the chiffon bow collections with the colors of red, burgundy, burlap/beige and exotic prints, Michele was able to also produce simple shirts and pants with a smooth fabrication to create the soft look.

Unfortunately, the blog from The New York Times haven’t given me enough details from this collection, which is giving me a hard time to give you guys great details about the fabric. But from what I’ve seen, corduroy, silk, leather and wool can be used. Corduroy for the double breasted collared burgundy jackets and the wool for the full on coats. Leather is used in the picture above for the shirt. Silk for the chiffon ribbons. I fell in love with this collection with the wide variety of fabrications used and soft color hue used to create a feminine look for the 2015 F/W collection.

Look up “Gucci Menswear F/W 2015 Milan Collection” or something like that on google and see the remainder of the collection!

pika.

OOTD: JEFFREY CAMPBELL SNEAKER COORDINATION.

Have been wearing these Jeffrey Campbell sneakers for a couple of times during this week and last week… because it goes with anything!

OUTFIT one:

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shirt_vintage, blazer_bcbgmaxazria, necklace_free people (feathers) & bought in Spain (other red one), shorts_one teaspoon (via free people), belt_betsey johnson, bag_bought at an Italian University but I tie-dyed it.

OUTFIT two:

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army jacket_vintage, tie-dye high-neck tank_ american rag (via Macy’s but I tie-dyed it), long skirt_ custo barcelona, necklaces_bought in spain (double-stud long) & other one made by me.

I just these pairs a few weeks ago, but I seriously love them! They may seem/look uncomfortable but since they have the platform, it feels great to walk in!

ALSO! You should check out this guy, Andrew Lewis!
Andrew Lewis’s Blog: curiouser[and]quote
He took a style snap of me last night after work, and it was great meeting him.
BY THE WAY, his photography is amazing. Love his cool style.
Check him out!

Ending note: But really don’t forget that fashion has to be comfortable to wear, or you’ll have to be uncomfortable while presenting the clothes…which cannot be pretty sometimes…I mean most of the time. SO priority is comfortableness. Then comes..how you look in it. Which always has to be FAB. (Well, at least I think that.)

love,
pika.

MERCEDES-BENZ FASHION WEEK. CUSTO BARCELONA.

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Yesterday, Sunday, September 8th, 2013, was one of the greatest moments in my life. LITERALLY.

Making the long story short…

I got to go see one of my most favorite brands ever, Custo Barcelona at the Lincoln Center!

Seeing the show at the main stage for MBFW in Lincoln Center was absolutely amazing, just being surrounded by all these people and the environment just WOWed me the whole time I was there.

Originally, I was there to volunteer, but got turned down, then someone gave me this wonderful opportunity of attending the show, knowing that I was the biggest fan of this brand.

And of course, the 2014 Spring Collection was amazing, I loved the colors and the radiant outfits and want definitely the ones above! Plus the knits and blazers had a different hint of texture and color than the ones I have seen in the past, and I can’t wait to see them in store next year!

Me, Myself being the maniac and being obsessed with this brand, I even went to the store in Soho to check out what they have now for the fall/winter season. And of course they never disappoint me.

Whoever didn’t see the collection yet, look it up online to CUSTO BARCELONA. (click english and go to the catwalk tab) or go on,FASHION WEEK ONLINE. or MERCEDES-BENZ FASHION WEEK.to check out the shows!
And I absolutely recommend just going to Lincoln Center (especially from noon to late afternoon) to see the amazing fashion there is, and even snap a couple of pictures because the lively environment was really something special.

Plus you might see/meet someone special!

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You have until this thursday to experience Fashion Week so ENJOY!

love,
pika.

p.s. my OOTD was not too great but I got snapped by a couple of people..
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Just wearing all black errythang. =work clothes.

p.s.s I have more pictures to comeee from Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week!!! So stay tuned!