17 March 2013

Archi-texture

One of the biggest buzz from PFW had to be Alexander Wang's first collection for Balenciaga. While revisiting the show online, I began reminiscing over Nicolas Ghesquière's old designs; not to say I'm not pleased with what Alex did, but was just overwhelmed with a wave of nostalgia for the old creative director. Come on, who doesn't miss his FW10 color-block marble-heeled shoe collaboration with Pierre Hardy, or those SS11 houndstooth leather Teddy trench coats? With all this reminiscing, a tribute outfit was in order *cue Glass Candy's Warm in the Winter* (the FW12 runway soundtrack). I hastily scrambled into closet-vault to dig out these architectural and textural (should I even bother coining the term 'archi-textural'?) pieces from his ready-to-wear shows. Till this day, I still can't fathom how he fused his plasticized cotton shirts around the hems, or managed to shave faux fur into quilting along a coat; but somehow, his textile department i.e. the laboratory holds the guarded secrets to artisanal synthetic fabric manipulation. A visionary, a futurist.... Nicolas Ghesquière sure knew how to provoke light-years ahead of his time.
sunglasses KENZO, coat, gilet, shirt, shoes & bracelet BALENCIAGA, trousers H&M, bag 3.1 PHILLIP LIM

83 comments:

  1. Gorgeous hon! so unique and chic!

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  2. nice coat!
    XX the milano mode




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  3. Mr print maniac! Love your textured jacket and this extraordinary layer look!
    Kiss, Melly
    http://morgane-le-fay.blogspot.de/

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  4. Great layering! And that coat is just killing me :O

    xx

    FASHION EATERS

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  5. Nicolas Ghesquière's a genius for sure - his shoes were insanely awesome (the wood and perspex heels a few seasons back) I am excited about Alexander's vision as well - I think he will prove himself in time - but you will always have your Balenciaga pieces from Nicholas' era.

    ♥ Paula Shoe Fiend.
    http://shoe-fiend.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Yes those heels were killer, would love to have owned a pair! I regret not investing more into those pieces then, no one could've foreseen him leaving office and being fed up with PPR.

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  6. Cool outfit! Love the shoes!
    - Charlotte
    http://fashiongirl134.blogspot.com

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  7. Absolutely love the structure and layering in this look.

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  8. So stylish Nathan. Balenciaga is one of my favourite Brands, I admire both Nicholas Ghesquire and Alexander Wang. Thank you for your comment on my blog. I am following now on Bloglovin', G+ and Twitter. Have a good day.

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    1. Thanks for your followship Pamela :)

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  9. There are so many things I love from this outfit!!! So happy I found your blog!

    Cindy x
    www.cindynguyen.ca

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  10. so amazing!


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  11. seeing your outfit makes me happy! i love your Pashli! <3

    Letters To Juliet

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    1. Thanks Mitha, anything with plastic/synthetic quirky texture is like a one way ticket to my heart <3

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  12. Oh.. love your blog! You are so creative!!!Will come to visit here more often!
    I am new blogger so I would appreciated if you could see main one day!!
    Regards from NYC x

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  13. you know what you're doing, love it.

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    1. Haha, I hope so but for the most part, I feel like I'm just going at it freestyle.

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  14. I'm just speachless! The combination of materials, textures adn that baby blue trousers. Damn, you did a great job. So jealous of that bag.

    Any way Happy St Paddy's day. Thank you so much for checking our blog xxx
    if you fancy we can follow each other.

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    1. Glad you love the material combos as much as I do.

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  15. Cool look!!

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    xoxo

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  16. The things i'd do for that vest, i tell you!
    Been searching for it since, let me know if you ever want to sell ;)
    xxx

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    1. Actually, there's the same one in black still being sold on Yoox.com!

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  17. Just another kind of trench - looks like made for you!

    Rena http://dressedwithsoul.blogspot.de/

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  18. ufff....quiero esos zapatos....love

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  19. ah, all good textures. the perfectly good mix


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  20. Ciao, Hello there...You have Talent, You're an Artist of Style!
    Cheers
    Ciao ciao

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    1. That's very sweet of you to say Aure, thank you xx

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  21. such a great look! love everything!

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  22. coool!
    You look amazing and provoking!!
    How can you be so artistic?
    It looks colorful even in monotone....wao!

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    Thank you for your hearty word on my blog!

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    1. Thank you, I agree with the whole 'colorful' concept with texture instead of actual colors, love the way you put it! <3

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  23. Hi ! Your blog seems to be your passion ! I absolutely fall in love with colors and I'd like to mension Your floral blazer at profile photo looks so amazing! I like balenciaga very much - clothes are real art !

    Have a nice Day
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  24. wow i really like the jacket. is it leather?


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    1. It's a mix of textures including stressed leather, embossed leather, synthetics, wool, polyester, faux fur, etc. But this is just the coat, not including the gilet and shirt, lol.

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  25. Oh wow, I just love the mixed fabrics and patterns!
    Very outstanding garments you're wearing :)
    And I like how you layered everything too, looks perfect

    Thank you for your comment on my blog, you have a new follower :)

    Spark&Bark

    xx

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    1. Thanks Malin, glad the layering worked out well :)

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  26. WOW your look is sooo amazing! the textures and the patterns blend perfectly! :) so stunning!

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  27. This is such an interesting and well-thought out outift---each picture has a new detail to examine. I really love the juxtaposition of the structured bag, as well as your crisp pants, agains the free shirttails.

    Brittney

    anotherbeautifulthing.blogspot.com

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    1. Wow Brittney, I really appreciate you scrutinizing all the details. The way you put it totally works for me, especially with the shirt tail which is one of the favorite features in this look :)

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  28. He will be missed, no doubt. But who knows, maybe Wang will come up with something even more revolutionary and after a couple of years, we'll be like Ghesquière who??:) I highly doubt that, but still. Anyway, great look, babe, you look frigging cool from head to toe!!

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    1. I agree, plus Ghesquiere's probably/hopefully going to be starting his own line with funding from LVMH, but nothing's confirmed...yet? For now, let's see what Wang does. And thanks for the kind words ;)

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  29. I only could say- perfect style! Clean minimalist look - the best!

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    Indre

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  30. Love reading your thoughts on Wang and Balenciaga. The coat is gorgeous and you look tres chic. xx

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  31. Mmmmm, layers of goodness! Yes, you should coin archi-textural. Your combinations are magical, and I love the shot of pastel blue...fabulous!
    Thank you for your comment!

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    1. Lol, ok it's done, The Provoker coins another wacky fash-y term: "archi-textural".

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  32. love the sunglasses!
    xx

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  33. You're such a fashion tease nates!

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  34. Really love your outfit! The shoes are sooo amazing!!
    xoxo

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  35. Coat, shoes and every thing looks amazing.

    Ruth
    http://www.apparelnbags.com/bella/index.htm

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  36. lusting over your bag and shoes.
    xx
    I hope you are doing fine

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  37. I always loved those shirts!

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    1. I regret not buying more of their shirts and pieces from that season...

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  38. I must ask, are you working / majoring in the fashion line? Because you are absolutely informed about all this fashion works, fabrics and names. I swear I don't know one name that you've mentioned because yes, I am that shallow in the fashion world but it's not really my forte. You would squeak sharper than Mariah Carey if you've ever seen me in person because you would be thinking I am the worst fashion person on this blog world lol.

    But I really do admire your style and that criss-cross fabric is beautiful. Thanks for dropping by my blog with your comment >D I really appreciate people who reads my blog instead of just going "NICE OUTFIT" because I would be thinking WHAT OUTFIT lol

    mish
    www.mishberries.com

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    1. Haha, yes I am. Don't worry about not knowing names or exact fabric terms, that's the beauty about the industry is that it's both accessible and exclusive to everyone. Thanks for liking the style hun, keep on provoking! X

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  39. I've become your follower!
    can you follow each other?

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  40. Very cool! White has become a staple of mine at the moment too!

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    1. Yep, white is the new black! Well, at least for Spring 2013 that is haha.

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  41. Love the trench! Great look

    Following your blog now, I'd truly love it if you'd follow back! :)

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  42. Cool, vest, shirt and bag! :) I really like it.

    P.S. Thanks for a lot of comments from you.

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  43. Wow what amazing pieces..Love your style,
    Thank you so much for stopping by my blog
    Following you now
    Lucy xoxo

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