Fashionfix summer 2012 Menshows: Ties ‘n Stripes

The sixties type of tie.
Colour coordinated at Dolce & Gabanna and at Lanvin

Reduced to a stripe at Iceberg. Graphic division at Marni.

Tip: If you don’t own a narrow tie yet, go and buy one today. Take your girl with you and visit your local secondhand (vintage) shop. As always, we’re curious to see what you came home with! Please mail us your ties! Thanks.

*All runway photo’s from All backstage photo’s by Sonny VandeVelde via ASVOF*


COMME DES GARÇONS – WHITE DRAMA, April 13 2012 -> October 07 2012, Les Docks – cité de la Mode et du Design, 34 quai d’Austerlitz, Paris. Spring-summer 2012: an installation designed by Rei Kawakubo, where the visitor has any freedom to admire the most models up close.

As we all know Comme des Garçons produces unisex fragrances, most of which are unconventional in the world of perfume just like
Series 7: Sweet, launched in 2005. Five fragrances in lovely Avon like looking bottles.  They are sweet indeed, wearing this in Summertime you’ll be sure to attract the bees. Our favorite is Spicy Cocoa. The Comme des Garçons Sweet series fragrances are available in 50 ml.

What’s your favorite perfume?

I am Blythe.

I am made from plastic.
I have color-changing eyes. (via)
I can change them myself, and I do. (via)
My ride is “Vespa’s” by Patricia Piccinini.
Les Ateliers Ruby, Nude Monitor Belvedere Helmet.

When appropriate, I wear my hat designed by Philip Treacy

In the summer I wear my Bow Jelly thong slippers. (Valentino)
Sometimes I choose Marni for walking.

But I always wear my dress from Mario Schwab.

I live in the Dream-Boudoir, designed by Mimi Berlin Specials.

…….That’s just me.

Paper fashion dolls.

Do you know this feeling? Looking at something pink and girly, immediately getting softened up, knowing you need it because it’s pretty cute? Well, I have this feeling quite often. Just the other day, when watching the LV S/S’12 show (on YouTube) it struck me again. Klabloink, my brain has a girly meltdown right the second the curtain goes up! A carrousel, in white with shimmering lights, white horses, topmodels riding them, wearing pastel colored feathers and lace! This all, accompanied by a tune from a music box (the ‘ballerina’ kind). W O W !!
Louis Vuitton, women RTW S/s’12.
After a view minutes, my brain got the upper hand over my instincts again. I see models without personality, or fun. Reinforced by the constant loop in the video; allover shot, total model, cut to the bag (sometimes even when there is no bag), cut to the shoes. I’m sensing the accessoiries ARE the core business of LV!(Duh) The music starts to irritate as well, it gives me a creepy-horror-movie feeling… Yes, that’s what this show is, a Stepford-Girls scenario. 

LV exhibition in Milan “..Lobotomized by the Vuitton Speedy” (via The Satirialist)

Now that’s an exiting concept! Just as last season, Marc Jacobs did it again. He made me think about fashion, the industry in particular. Like all major shows, this is a big, fat commercial trap, but Jacobs is being so very open about it! I like that. I do think his view is too cynical though. I’m not sure if everybody notices Marc Jacobs’ cynicism, but if you do, this show becomes much more layered than at first glance. And that’s always a good thing, ain’t it?! If you don’t, just as well! (more on Paper dolls)

Fashionfix S2012 RTW Womenswear: Details

The Apron

Yellow at Marni and evening at Haider Ackermann

Of to work at Suno and Ann-Sophie Back Ateje
Le Bandeau

Prada and Proeza Schouler
Bandage at Roland Mouret and decent at Nina Ricci
Sleeves: Peter Jensen and Junya Watanabe.

Pants: Dries van Noten and Preen

a Détacher and Cacharel

Skirts: Marc by Marc Jacobs and Dries van Noten

Allover printed at Dries van Noten. Printed ruffles on ruffles at Marc Jacobs
Stiff, square Jackets

Balenciaga and 3.1 Philip Lim

Lacoste and Acne


Twisted at Bottega Veneta and Iceberg.






Crossed at Veronique Leroy