6 posts tagged "Fall 2011"
Giorgio Armani’s Boudoir collection looked alluring enough on the runway, but in its proper setting, it’s flat-out seductive. In the Marco Braga-directed Back Damon, debuting exclusively on Style.com, Karolina Kurkova flutters about from one glamorous, dimly let setting to another decked in crystallized and embroidered slinky evening dresses. All of this is courtesy of the queen of dramatic dressing, Anna Dello Russo, who styled the film, and makes a surprise appearance toward the end. After all, backgammon is a game for two, and it seems Kurkova has met her match in Dello Russo.
“I used to know an old guy who was mostly blind, he kept a gun in the freezer, and breathed through a machine at night,” says Harmony Korine. The cult filmmaker goes on to tell a twisted tale involving goats, the woods, and young women being seduced by the older man—all part of the theme for his new four-minute short film, Snowballs, for Proenza Schouler. “When I was 13 I saw the old man turn into a goat and run around the living room,” says Korine. “I know it sounds strange, but it was real ’cause he licked my face.”
For his second collaboration with Proenza (his last work was a short called Act da Fool), Korine injected the Southwestern elements from the Fall 2011 collection into his dark, perverse story. Snowballs screens tonight in Paris, but Style.com has the exclusive first look at stills from the short.
To see the full film, check it out on ProenzaSchouler.com tonight.
For Fall, Phillip Lim is all about functionality, mostly with the bike-riding girl in mind. The theme carried over into his jade green Pashli bag that just hit stores ($895, available at 3.1 Phillip Lim boutiques in New York and Los Angeles). We could see this sleek, crinkled leather satchel swinging from the handlebars of a chic urbanite’s bicycle as she rides to work. The bag is big enough to fit all of your everyday essentials, much like the Celine bag that has become a staple in editors’ wardrobes—but with a slightly more feasible price tag. Some of our editors are already toting it, pairing it with some of their favorite Fall essentials like Lim’s bright green pants and cobalt blouse.
It’s still hot outside, but the editors and contributors at Style.com have been anxious for the cold weather-ready Fall ’11 clothes (and the hot toddies and pumpkin pie that come with the season) since they saw the runway looks months ago. In our Fall Shopping Guide, find out which Givenchy sweater our senior market editor Marina Larroude is lusting over, executive editor Nicole Phelps’ “brainy sexy” dress of the season, what color senior beauty editor Celia Ellenberg says will never go out of style, and more.
“It’s called Girls on Bikes, but I like to call it Biker Chicks because it’s funnier,” joked Phillip Lim of his new Fall 2011 video, debuting here exclusively on Style.com. Bikes—the starting point for the collection—are one of the designer’s favorite accessories these days. “On a bike, you are noticing everything around you and you get to take a breath,” he told us. To be sure, Lim’s biker chicks don’t ride wearing leather or spandex gym garb. In the Andrew Paynter-shot video, three models cycle around San Francisco in a green silk parka, a cocktail dress, and a color-blocked tuxedo. “I was researching all these images and found all of these chic girls who ride bikes without compromising their style,” the designer said. “They are really dressed for the day—it’s poetic and beautiful at the same time.”