For those of you who have been following the news closely; You would have found that the financial state of the world economies are in frenzy with the US going into a possible recession that would actually be worse than the Depression.
Thus, it is no surprise that sombre colors dominate the F/W 08' runways, way early in the beginning of this year; which even extends into Spring09'; Yes! Dull colors for Spring? Avant garde or just plain depressing?
Speaking of which; PLAIN DEPRESSING!
That was my first thought when I saw Jeslin in church today!
Nothing to do with her character! Rather, she was dressed in monochrome black with the exception of her gold headband but like I'd said, the color palette just reminds me so much of that found on the runways and I love love her preppy blazer which she's got for a steal from F21!
I love the crest; (which she's ripped out the accompanying silver chain!)
& the gorgeous silver, stainless steel buttons with engravings on it!
The monochrome dressing is supposed to be depressing but these tiny details just added so much cred to the outfit!
Anyway back to the Runway; I've got to stick out my neck and say that I'm really impressed with Lanvin's collection and especially Alber Elbaz's use of fabric and how he'd coaxed gorgeous ruffles and ribbons from them! And turn those gorgeous swath of fabrics and especially those in black; into a dress entirely inappropiate for a socialite whose investment banker beau is up to his wits' end at work!
But; if I were to pick another collection which had caught my eye; I would have to pick Balmain; I love those structured shoulders and those jeans are just! Fab! I would TOTALLY. NOT. wear these. But they are just so refreshing and I love how everything looks so grunge!
I'll just leave it till here today; AND! It's the start of a new school semester tomorrow! Wish me luck and I hope I can snap some pictures from campus soon(: