Thursday, April 23, 2009

If It Ain’t Broke, Break It!

Deconstruction is alive and well in fashion, darlings!
Fashion Flashback at right: Numero editorial, March 2008; runway photos courtesy style.com except where otherwise credited.
3.1 Phillip Lim
Ann Demeulemeester
Balmain
Calvin Klein
Central Saint Martins
Daryl K vented pants
Diesel Black Gold
Fendi
Io Ipse Idem
Jenny Packham, via nymag.com
Just Cavalli
Karen Walker, vianymag.com
Koi Suwannagate
Lutz, via nymag.com
Marc Jacobs
Marios Schwab
Meadham Kirchhoff
Ohne Titel
Preen
Preen
Preen
Siwy Hannah slim crop jean at shopbop.com.
Linen open-stitch tunic sweater, at victoriassecret.com.
Alexander Wang long tank sweater; this and next at eLuxury.com.
Maison Martin Margiela slash ribbon tank.
RVCA Natalia tee, at lulus.com.
Elizabeth and James deconstructed tee, at shopbop.com.
Nina Ricci silk jersey dress, pictured via W. Visit nina.ricci.fr.
Zero + Maria Cornejo Anya dress at eLuxury.com.
Last Look: Dolce Vita slashed thong cutout booties, at shopbop.com.
The good news? We can totally DIY this trend, darlings!
xoxox,
CC

62 comments:

Tracy-Girl said...

Love all of these looks, although, I could never pull them off :)

Cupcakes and Cashmere said...

those white shredded pants are fabulous...perfect for summer.

Anika said...

OOooh, CC, this is perfection. My favourite thing: deconstruction in any way or form.

I adore all the looks and still want to try the shredded pants thing out.

Hope your week is going well. Have a lovely weekend bella :)

K @ Blog Goggles said...

This is hilarious. They are all destroyed.

You're right, though. We can totally DIY!

Notion said...

yea i like them too, some of them look so futuristic it's cool, especially that coat now that was cool, and i love how those sweater dresses bring out the curves of a woman's body

janettaylor said...

Hi CC,

Cool post! :)

XoXo

Pop Champagne said...

Crazy! I thought the Marc Jacobs's shirt is very nicely done

Cari (isnotfashion) said...

I wish I could get away with this look. Love the MMM. xo Cari http://isnotfashion.blogspot.com

Laura said...

Hiya CC, I left you a little link present under the Check out this Smartie. I think you and your blog are wonderful. Email me shhh.under.the.sheets@gmail.com and maybe we can do some exchanging :)

LENORENEVERMORE said...

Maison Martin Margiela slash ribbon tank is my fave CC! ~Thank you so much for your excellent/fabulous postings each day...you make so many fashionistas so very happy darling!! XO*

Opé - Style Artist said...

I love it.

freeTEYme said...

this is so Su of Stilletto Effect! love it, I just wish I can pull it off =)

Dana said...

I love broken leggins, they look so chic and amazing!!!!

Ms. Butta-fly said...

hot hot hot. I rather try than buy. Yet at the same time afraid to ruin a good pair of jeans.

One day I will brave it

The Little Fashion Treasury said...

So many lovely looks!
Guess my no.1 is Ann Demeulemmeester.
This spring summer I love so many of her beautiful items!!!

HAPPY SUNNY DAY!

La Chauve-Souris said...

ouch great stuff really!!! I love all of those! the bik bok jeans which I wear in my blog looks kind of the same in your picture... check it out

xxx
http://lachauve-souris.blogspot.com/

Wanderlusting said...

I hate to admit it but the Victoria's Secret look is my favourite lol. I admire this look, but probably wouldn't wear it myself. Though I would wear those DV sandals, so who knows??

sarah said...

wow i guess it is. i didn't think it would stick around so long haha! must do another pair of denim asap...

and i love the look from Central Saint Martins!

sarah said...

didn't even cross my mind that i posted a deconstructed tee right before reading this... too much wine mid day i think... anyway yeah check out my tee if you get time, we must have been on the same wavelength today...

Meg said...

I might have to dig up those pants with big holes I wore in junior high/high school (yeah, they still fit I think) and do a little artful shredding of what's left.

Winnie said...

Ahh If only I could afford Preen.

kingchic said...

I can't tell you HOW much I adore this post CC! The Balmain split balloon pants, the shredded hem on the Fendi bolero, the mid-spilt on the Phillip Lim coat, the Calvin Klein Collection coat. Ugh, too many too name. This was a serious trend. Kudos for your fabulous eye!

P.S. LOVE FOR LABELS(LFL) #8 Answers are now posted!

[K]

Erika said...

Love it all! Victoria's Secret really has some fabulous offerings in the wardrobe department. :)

rossovelvet said...

This shall be my mantra !!
I love destructuration, destroy and everything like that... I've fallen in love with the Fendi do-it-yourself Saint Francesco d'Assisi crosses Little Princess cape. Amazing !

MizzJ said...

Love these looks, they're so edgy and futuristic, but not in that Lady Gaga type way.

Boubou said...

hello ! just to say again that its a pleasure to visit your blog ; so much great inspiration for me and a fresh and dynamic blog ( sorry for my english ! )

a bientot !

boubou

Debbie Shiamay said...

How ironic!!! I just came across the funniest pencil skirt at a shp today which had a long zip from the hemline to the waistline and it could opened up flat!!! I was astunded... But your blog post put me on the right track LOL. Im falling wayyy behind these new fashion trends

Guapólogos said...

Is not my kind of trend... Only if it's perfectly done I can consider it.

Besos!

Simone

The Seeker said...

Some great stuff, some that I'm not feeling.
Deconstruction as a DIY... I wish I could do it.

xoxo

Gabbi said...

Something so futuristic and cool about the deconstruction look. I love the Alexander Wang tank... *bises*

Hanako66 said...

I love this post...although most pieces are not my style, I really appreciate looking at them!

MqR said...

Todo vuelve. Con 15 años corte mis primeros pantalones----fueron al cubo jajajja ¿y ahora?

bsss

Cassiopeia said...

Immense... Loved that Lim show. Sigh.

Xxxc

Brigadeiro said...

GORGEOUS!!! Especially that Calvin Klein coat & Koi Suwannagate knit...
xx
CC

Nicole Marie said...

oh i so wish i could pull off the shredded look

Nicole Marie said...

oh i so wish i could pull off the shredded look

fashiongeometry said...

this image --> http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_B6J6nGs6VwA/SfB49ySVH_I/AAAAAAAAT5U/z3K9-GeOEUU/s1600-h/Just+Cavalli.jpg

i love it!

Allison said...

Oooh I love that the deconstructed fashion is in...I'm loving those shredded pants, they screammm perfection. I think it's so fun that deconstruction can be such a DIY project!

Allison said...

Oh, and I think it's great that you reduce your carbon footprint so much! Yayy for going green :)

WendyB said...

I feel the tattered look is not for me.

captivateme said...

wow, those shredded sweaters are drool-worthy for sure! very cool :-)

Keith said...

Hey Carrie. These are some really awesome outfits. I love them.

Flashes of Style said...

Love all of these! This entry is totally inspiring me for some DIY's.

A World in a PAN said...

Should we thank Derrida for this too?

The Socialite said...

Exactly - edgy is always the way to go! ;)

Joelyne said...

great finds carrie :)!!! i love the tanned girl in the white top, so HOT!

xxx
sydneygirl

Joelyne said...

p.s. just added your link to my favourite links!!! :) xxx

Gabbi said...

You have award dear CC! :)

Amazing Style said...

i love the white victoria sectrets beach blouse

Carlotta said...

the strapless purple dress is so pretty!!

Helena said...

Interesting collection. Where do you find all these photos? Do you work in the fashion business?

I also like the blue collection down below very much. As I said, elctric blue has always been one of my favourites.

HEK said...

Oh yes, yes , YES! Hehe, this post made my heart beat faster:) Break it!

pranksygang said...

its crazy and fabulous... i call this collection as the Windows 2009 :)

Frock Around the Clock said...

Love these! Makes me want to reach for the scissors! :) x

haylin said...

oh, really love this post, such a great posted!
so adore all these looks, damned fantastic~

Adela said...

i love your new blog header!

http://pinkchampagnefashion.blogspot.com/

Geri Wu said...

the 'destruction' look is so fun.. not sure if i can carry it off too well with garments, though i'll definately try it with shoes!

xx, Geri
http://lovegeri.blogspot.com

The Haute-Shopper said...

I think this is the only look I could do a DIY on. Actually I have, but it was unintentional ;-) Love them all - thanks for this. I need to get my scissors now...

stylewithbenefits said...

Wow. Love all of these looks. I really need to go to town on some old denim wear. So right about the DIY!

ZombieLace said...

Nice, I like how chic they make tore-up ass clothes look; very recession friendly if this catches on main stream! Haha.

Little Bow Prep said...

The Jenny Packham look is awesome!

Swell Vintage - Frankie said...

I love all of these images! Great examples of turning fashion on its head. It's funny how some of these are becoming standard looks in fashion now when they were once so different!

Great post as always, CC x