Diet Butcher Slim Skin A/W 09 High Top Stud Sneakers

For the past year, high top sneakers were all the rage. They could not be high enough, feature enough straps, and the more color the better it was perceived. One brand to really benefit from the trend was Japanese label Diet Butcher Slim Skin. Their patent leather high top sneakers were not only popular, but also hard to get, and thus created a huge following with a worldwide hunt going down. Outside of Japan only a handful of boots were released to an even smaller number of shops.

Even though high top sneakers continue to be strong, the colors are more toned down for the coming Autumn. We take a detailed look at the Diet Butcher Slim Skin Fall/Winter 2009 High Top Stud Sneakers. Available in three color-ways - all black, all white or a twist, black/white - the DBSS highs feature metal studs along the ankle upper.

These studded high tops from Diet Butcher Slim Skin are sure to be in serious high demand, as all previous collections have been. We recommend contacting their shortlist of retailers immediately to lock in your pair



Marc Jacobs Resort 2010 Collection

As ever at Marc Jacobs, the references and ideas came fast and furious. You could see Old Hollywood in the cropped jackets worn with bathing suit tops and high-waisted satin shorts, a touch of chinoiserie in the silk lamé pajama sets, perhaps a bit of Carmen Miranda in the toucan-print wrap dresses, and even a little of his home away from home, Paris, in the marinière tunic sweaters accented with flowers at the shoulder. The overall effect? Bright, upbeat, and equally suited for island or city. Jacobs also reworked the gold lamé micro-mini toga dress that Kate Moss wore to the Met gala. And why not? If there was ever a frock more likely to sell out, we can't think of it. As for the shoes (super-high wooden platform T-straps and sandals, some with floral appliqués) and the bags (including ones trimmed in semiprecious stones the size of gumballs), the covetability factor was plenty high, too.

Yves Saint Laurent Resort Collection 2010

Stefano Pilati said he was partly inspired by seashells, but there wasn't anything overtly beachy about his Resort lineup for Yves Saint Laurent. Rather, the designer's stated influence informed the collection's subtle prints and the circular cuts of looks like a chic bronze silk cocktail dress (part of a new Editions Soir mini evening line). The theme also found a quiet echo in the spiraling Lesage embroidery at the shoulders of printed shifts and a long, gauzy white dress.

Everything—even the tailoring, which has been such a Pilati strong suit these last several seasons—had a certain fluidity. A deconstructed, unlined jacket topped a bustier dress, while the classic YSL trench was reworked with a shawl collar and trumpet cuffs. The designer cut an evening bolero inspired by couture in topaz cotton—"it's less pretentious that way," he said. Not to mention more modern.

Christopher Kane Resort 2010

Pictures from Style.com - click to see the entire collection.

It would be something of an understatement to say that we're just a little bit obsessed with Christopher Kane right now, from his stunning SS09 and FW09 collections, to the injection of cool he gave Versace Versus with the accessories he designed in collaboration with Donatella for the relaunched Versace diffusion line, so it will come as no surprise that we love the resort collection (his first) for 2010 that he's just unveiled.

Thanks to Christopher Kane, this is the first time we've really sat up and paid much attention to a resort collection (a more commercial and sellable mini-collection designers put out, to bridge the gap between fall/winter and spring/summer collections, primarily for the American market where the retail calender is accelerated by about 2 months compared to here; they also often offers a taster of what the full spring/summer collection, yet to be shown, will be like) because we love his eerily beautiful prints based on images of nuclear test explosions (accessed from the Ministry of Defense website) from the 50s, 60s and 70s.

There's just something about the overall aesthetic that we really like, and even though the dresses are much simpler than those shown in his full collections, we still just love the construction and the subtlety of them, with the cut-out slits and nude coloured panels adding an edgier, but never tacky, element to the rather austere, yet quite 'poetic,' beauty of the shapes. The prints are beautifully executed and work well with the shapes, it all feels quite subversive (which always seems to attract us), yet at the same time it is chic, stylish and cool.

As Style.com observes, the only disappointment is that he's not selling the shoes, although we can't help but feel he might have to find a way to change that position given the usual sell-out popularity of his goods..

Marc Jacobs ‘Don’t Miss The Marc’ Collection

We love Marc Jacobs! We just love him.

Not only because he's a fashion genius with a tongue-in-cheek approach and penchant for retro when it comes to designing his Marc by Marc Jacobs line, but because he understands that we all have to check price tags in these budget-conscious times.

Marc by Marc Jacobs just announced a back-to-school capsule collection called "Don't Miss the Marc," and of course, it doesn't. Everything is under $200 and the collection is colorful and kitschy with floral, graphic and animal prints on leggings, denim skirts, tees and scarves.

The limited edition collection will be available in stores and online starting August 1 -- just in time to plan what to wear on the first day of school.


Virtual Tour of Banky's Bristol Museum Show




Prada Cruise 2010 Collection

Leave it to the genius of the incomparable Miucca Prada to make pattern mixing effortless while creating sleek and modern silhouettes, that we know will be timeless. It’s like there are trends then there is Prada. As illustrated in the Prada Cruise Collection 2010.Via fashionising. More images on the next page.



Louis Vuitton: Art, Fashion And Architecture | Book

Louis Vuitton will soon be releasing a book, giving you a detailed look into the various collaborative projects that the brand has been involved in. Louis Vuitton: Art, Fashion And Architecture will also come in limited edition Takashi Murakami version.

Karl Lagerfeld Set To Leave Chanel !?

As just reported by The Cut, Karl Lagerfeld did not renew his contract with the house of Chanel and he would be replaced by the man whose made Lanvin almost too hip and trendy for its own good Alber Elbaz while Olivier Theyskens would head Lanvin . Oh my…


Karl Who …? Tote Bag

Karl Lagerfeld has a laugh with himself toting in public a Karl who? bag. Something we see very rarely so lets all take it in (one by one)deep breaths now!!