But also Look 1, and 22, and 29, and 32, and 34 AND 35 AND 36!!!!!!
It starts off.
And you think you know what you’re in for, you think you know what’s happening, and the first several looks confirm this, there’s a clear vision, and you can see how the path is lain and how it winds, but you can’t. Oh no. You don’t.
Vogue calls Etro, the eponymous house of Veronica Etro, “a kind of Italian answer to Dries Van Noten, which anyone who’s been reading for a while knows I LOVE.1
Easy things to look out for this fall include: menswear, animal prints, leopard print (specifically), camel (the color), jewel tones, fur (as previously mentioned), capes!!, military-inspired (again), big necklaces (again), embellishments.
They’re all also things that are either A) already in your closet or B) totally thriftable.
1. Okay, admission: Dries’ Fall 2010 was not my favorite thing that crazy Belgian’s ever done. That said, I still love love love him, want very terribly to have anything of his, want very terribly to get drunk at lunch with him. Also, even though as a whole I was not drooling over this rounds offerings, Look 43 was probably my FAVORITE thing that happened in the entirety of Fall 2010, anywhere.
Alexander McQueen was a brilliant and prolific fashion designer and artist. His collections are incredible, and I will write more about his work and his legacy soon. He was found dead in his home in London today, an apparent suicide. My thoughts and prayers go out to his friends and family. He was just 40 years old.
So yeah, the opening reception is tonight from 6-9pm and it’s FREE, which is always fun. You can find more information on tonight’s event and the exhibit in general here. And it doesn’t say on the invitation but I’ve been to AB’s openings before and one can always find cheap wine to drink and interesting folks to watch/talk to. These are more things we like.
If you too can’t make it tonight, the show runs through March 27.
On Friday night you, you can have A NIGHT OF ELATION! with staged readings from the Elationists’ feature screenplay and selections from the Treasure Horde of Elationist Art. The Elationists Centennial Band will also be live in concert. Finally, who can resist Chocolate Elixir by Fearless Chocolate! Some of the great folks who make up the Elationists are good friends of mine and they will blow you away. It’s music, story telling, art, and historical fiction all fused together in a wild ride.
It all happens at the Million Fishes Art Collective Fri Feb 12, kicking off at 8pm. There is a $10-15 suggested donation, but no one turned will be turned away for lack of funds.
Visit Elationists.org for more information on these crazy kids and their crazy schemes and be sure to tell Annie Bacon “Happy Birthday!”
Also on Friday night is the Matchmaker Mashup, presented by Brass Cowboys at the Paradise Lounge. With a bunch of great DJs and all of the proceeds benefiting AIDS Lifecycle 2010, this is a great way to feel even better shakin what your momma gave you.
Sorry for the last minute post friends. But if any one is looking for something to do (in Oakland) tonight, I’ve got a great event.
Unfortunately, I wont be able to attend tonight’s opening, but Cameron Jackson and Jessica Cox, who run and curate the Alphonse Berber Gallery in Berkeley, have also curated this new exhibition, Rhythm and Rupture. In partnership with Era Gallery and Bar’s Alfonso Dominguez, Rhythm and Rupture features new work from Yvonne Mouser, Joshua Dildine, Justin Margitich, Christina Empedocles, Don Porcella and Stephanie Inagaki – artists who are engaged in defining the aesthetic claims and concerns of a new generation, according to the email I got about it.
Tonight’s opening is part of the Oakland Art Murmur, an AMAZING monthly event, which everyone in the Bay should check out sooner or later, and again and again. This is definitely one of my favorite recurring events around town, a great place to ponder (all kinds of) art and people watch.
I for one will check out and look forward to checking out this new exhibit, as Alphonse Berber is probably my favorite gallery in the Bay and I’m totally confident in anything Cameron and Jessica put out. For real, they’re that good. You’ve got to stop by Alphonse Berber. Check it, I even link to them in my sidebar, such is my admiration.
See now here those same overly sweet pastels come off grown-up and gorgeous.
The details—floral appliqués, embroidery—are pitch perfect, add the right amount of texture and dimension, and overall just plain work (nay, make) the look of the line.
Also like Karl, Saab sticks to a few familiar silhouettes. But where Chanel’s were burdened and frumpy, these are flattering and snipped. It doesn’t feel redundant to see the same shape again and again because the details are so beautiful and fitting.
Elie, he’s not breaking any boundaries but this is a beautiful collection. And as a whole it all works together. The tailoring and apparent level of detail warrant the haute couture label. I’d wear every piece with relish.1