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Weird 8-Bit Fashion

I have been extremely busy this week so I have not had time to post my usual bi weekly so I shall post some weird 8-bit fashion pictures instead :).

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Make of that what you will…

Prada (I know, I know)

Hey groovy kids, Pino is back on the interwebs and ready to do what I do fairly okay at!

I know I have ranted and raved about how pathetic Prada are if they think decent human beings are going to spend USD$1500 on a shoulder bag or USD$240 on a pair of casual flats, despite the fact that their clothing isn’t usually that innovative (at least when push comes to shove), but after seeing their 2010 spring campaign I just had to show it to you folks (I still wouldn’t buy ANY of it and I encourage you all to buy well made fakes in defiance).

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Needless-to-say, Yang Fudong, the photographer and mind behind this campaign, has outdone himself.

Pino…

Pretentious, much?

I recently went for a job interview at a very swanky fashion boutique (of which I wasn’t successful) and one of the labels that they featured was ELLERY. Now I am not here to burn my bridges, not in the slightest, but in my research on ELLERY has filled me with nothing but disgust for the fashion industry and all the people in it.

There are three big reasons why I am opposed to ELLERY.

E L L E R Y E L L E R Y E L L E R Y

The first is obvious as soon as you have the displeasure of stumbling upon the official website: it has woeful design and art direction. If you have a look at the current collection (and previous ones for that matter) all you see is out of focus photography; use (or overuse in this case) of nudity where it really wasn’t necessary (or can really be explained); and the shots are so ‘artistic’ that you have no idea what the clothing is or even what it looks like.

The second and third reasons tie in with each other: the price and the fact that these items could quite easily be bought from Target. The items, from the tops to the dress, are so incredibly generic it really stumps me to how ELLERY has gotten away with it – I thought high-class designers were supposed to start trends, not sit comfortable in the established. Plus the prices of these item is embarrassing: a pair of leather ‘shorties’ for AUD$1205; a very basic ‘tuck dress’ for AUD$445; a tee with leather sleeve insert for AUD$305; and the list goes on.

Freya Shoulder Tuck Dress Gynecoid Summer Leather Shortie Olivia Crepe Tee with Leather Sleeve Insert

I really do pity the people who way full price for these items – what do you get in return?

Pino…

Zara Love and Hate

I have been seeing quite a few pictures here and there of the new Zara collection for men around the place and I have, at least so far, liked what I have seen. The pictures, unfortunately, have been small or of questionable quality, so I thought I’d jump straight to the sauce and navigate my way to Zara.com. As much as their clothing makes me smile, their website does not. It rarely loaded pages correctly in Mozilla Firefox, and when it did it took longer than it should have. I have quite a nice internet connection, I should not have to wait while a web-page trickles in at around 1KB/s. Which bring me to my point, flash is not the catch all for designer web-pages! It does, however, make you look like every other designers web-page which I imagine cannot be goal that you guys are aiming for 😐 (seriously, learn some AJAX or something).

After trying it in IE with IE Tab Plus and getting slightly better but not impressive results I decided to find the collection elsewhere. Luckily everyone’s favourite fashion blog, The Fashionisto, is, like always, right on top of the ball and has all the goodies that you could possibly desire.

Sean O'Pry for Zara Fall 2010 Campaign | The Fashionisto Sean O'Pry for Zara Fall 2010 Campaign | The Fashionisto
Sean O'Pry for Zara Fall 2010 Campaign | The Fashionisto Sean O'Pry for Zara Fall 2010 Campaign | The Fashionisto Sean O'Pry for Zara Fall 2010 Campaign | The Fashionisto
Sean O'Pry for Zara Fall 2010 Campaign | The Fashionisto Sean O'Pry for Zara Fall 2010 Campaign | The Fashionisto
Sean O'Pry for Zara Fall 2010 Campaign | The Fashionisto Sean O'Pry for Zara Fall 2010 Campaign | The Fashionisto Sean O'Pry for Zara Fall 2010 Campaign | The Fashionisto
Sean O'Pry for Zara Fall 2010 Campaign | The Fashionisto Sean O'Pry for Zara Fall 2010 Campaign | The Fashionisto

The big winner for Zara’s 2010 autumn collection is the trench coat love! To quote the song in my left ear “so long, so long, so long” is has been that I’ve seen such impressive trenches in the designer spotlight (at least to my knowledge, albeit limited at best). Of course, they probably cost an arm and a leg as all nice things do, but as long as they are less than Abby Shot’s CAD$1499 Leather Duster, one cannot complain.

Pino…

Countdown to Violence

Rarely does a fashion collection grab my attention like Nom de Guerre Autumn 2010 collection, Countdown to Violence. From the ‘trailer‘ directed by Zach Gold that reminds me of the PMC ads directed by Logan at the beginning of Metal Gear Solid 4, you know that Nom de Guerre means business. Featuring VERY slick military inspired clothing that is as menacing as it is cool. It is just a pity that the price tag is way out of my reach.

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Pino…