When the whole Balmain-cargo pants-look started to evolve, everyone swore it was like a refreshing breath of air from the skinny/carrot leg silhouette we've seen in the last 4 seasons. But for me there's nothing fresh about the cargo pants. We've already seen that look at Balnciaga's 2007 fall show (which by far is my faveorite collection of all times). I actually prefer Balenciaga's look over Blamain's shreaded-to-pieces look. I think Nicolas Ghesquière had pulled together a look that's so efortless yet totally perfect - it has just the right amount eclectism to stay intersting and fresh without losing that "chic" element that balenciaga's lady always carrys with great charm. I think that's exactly what they were trying to do at Balmain - and it didn't really work if you'll ask me. To be honest, I'm not really crazy about Balmain at all. I mean, although her hair is really messy looking and her t-shirt is always wrinkled, the Balmain lady is way too trendy and not as effortless as she tries so hard to be - and that's not chic at all. Unfortantlly, it seems like there are more and more "Balmain girls" (I'm talking about all of those "tough-chic-fashionistas-wannabes". You know, the type of girls who wear loads of "vintage" jewelery and take pictures of themselves wearing bra-showing-tanks and doing some model-like poses for their fashion blog). Personally I find those girls absoulotly ridiculous. What's wrong with some colors? and perhaps a little smile instead of looking to the ground and playing tough?
I find it funny when people say "those colors should never be worn together", or "this color doesn't go with that color". I mean, I wear colors "that don't match" all the time: Instead of thinking about colors, I think about textures. Why waisting time thinking how the brown trousers you bought a while ago does not work with the black cardigan you were craving to wear since yesterday, when really - their textures look so amazing together? Belive me, it makes dressing up much more fun!
Another collection I can't get off of my mind: Isabel Marant s/s 2010. I can't say we haven't seen it all before, but somehow it looks totally fresh. I really love the mixture of the textures, colors, and especially the styls: it's somewhere between a wild west lady to a bohemian parisian artist. Oh, and turquoise paired with tweed is nothing but genious! How on earth no one has ever came up with this before?