10.03.2009

This is not high fashion.



Balmain was a shitshow as usual.
When are the fashion bigwigs gonna stop drinking the Kool-Aid and call this dude out for his total lack of originality and serious bad taste?
JUST BECAUSE SOMETHING IS OBSCENELY EXPENSIVE DOESN'T MEAN IT'S AUTOMATICALLY GOOD.



* I thought about not even giving him the time of day with this classy review, but jesus, the clothes are so bad that I couldn't keep my mouth shut.

23 comments:

lamardemona said...

im in love w/ the last look !!I agree 1,3,4 are baad-and 5!!

I like the other two though, golden-rock without reading any foxy!!!it was a challenge!

Amanda said...

DITTO. thanks for calling it out... so many blogs kissing some balmain ass right now, lol

A La Mode said...

Balmain was really dissapointing this year.
I love your reviews, they're so honest. This NEEDS to be said. I spoke to a stylist at fashion week who thought that everyone was giving bad collections great reviews because they were scared of damaging the economy in the current times. That's INSANE. The economy is damaging itself in that sense.
Just make good collections!

DON'T SWEAT IT said...

That's precicesly what I was thinking! Same thing as always, couldn't even tell if this was last year's or not. Same ol', same ol'.

tricia campbell said...

i'm cosigning with you laia

laia. said...

that last look is one of my LEAST favorites... hip cutouts and crotch dangles? PLEAZE


but mostly i think its funny i said "stop drinking the kool-aid"

the StReeT chanteuse said...

*copy & paste yer statement laia*

Ugh that Decarnin fella gives me bad feelings. Balmain is just ew.

hazel said...

the last look has me curled over with laughter

KD said...

I'm not going to post about Balmain because a) I try to only post about positive things and send out good vibes and b) because you took the words right out of my mouth.

issye margaretha kamal said...

i love your blog :) a very nice blog .
nice to know you .
by the way, follow my twitter please.
www.twitter.com/issyemargaretha

janet said...

hello,
please check out the music video showcasing the s/s 2010 collection for my line graey: http://tinyurl.com/graeyss10
xoxo

marika said...

yup, it's hard not to be opinionated about balmain since every other blog drools over the pieces but seriously, this stuff lacks cohesion and originality and reaks of overstyled, rich-girl-tryna-be-punk bullshit.

The Six Six Sick Girls said...

Agree with you 1000%. I've been viewing Balmain as The Emperor's New Clothes for the past four seasons. For some reason though, I find this collection particularly insulting. It's as if Decarin is flaunting how poorly made it is, but he knows that he can get people to pay $1237889 for this crap anyway. It feels like a smack in the face.
xx
Tiffany

Chloƫ said...

Amen! I totally agree with you on this one

The Honorable Mayor of Bethville said...

You know the scene in Jumpin' Jack Flash when Whoopi gets her dress caught in the paper shredder and then she comes out later and plays it off like, "Yeah, this dress was totally this short before"? I am reminded of that.

burnthesebones said...

agreed.
I was actually surprised about all the positive reactions towards this collection especially since Decarnin received so much criticism for being a one trick pony last season.

and the comparison to Ghesquiere is appalling!

Fueling Unicorns said...

I like the colors and the fabrics but the clothes appear to be unfinished. I am also wondering how you accomplish getting thighs that are skinnier than your calves or knees. These poor models look hungry.

Rand said...

aaah i love this!!just awesome
i think its alright,,,

eli presentacion said...

oh gosh, gotta love your commentary.

Emilie said...

Ha! In complete agreement, I can't imagine anyone finding that final look anything remotely near tasteful/wearable/artistic/cool. They are counting on those blinded by the brand-name or label to continue investing in their pieces...it's ridiculous.

quesoburgesa said...

i will forever love you for the balmain= shitshow.

Elise Vold Fangberget said...

totally agree - i think the a/w 2009 collection was good, at least some of the leather pieces. but this collection is just a bad knock-off of their last collection. guess balmain was so pleased about everybody buying their sigantur shoulderpad jackets, that they made recycled them.

Christina said...

I dislike the fact the Balmain is all about making hideous clothes that only gorgeous people can get away with. It reads as some sort of "fuck off" and "because we can" ethos which embodies every bad stereotype about fashion.