Saturday, October 16, 2010

MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA'S LIMITED EDITION CHARITY AIDS T-SHIRT

Limited edition charity AIDS T-shirt  for the first time in Japanese to launch on December 1stfor the world AIDS day.


THERE IS MORE ACTION TO BE DONE TO FIGHT AIDS THAN TO WEAR THIS T-SHIRT BUT IT’S A GOOD START


When most T-shirts carry a slogan their message may be read from a distance... dialogue is not necessary. When this T-Shirt is worn it is no longer possible for others to read the text printed on it (most of the text is on the inside at the back of the V-neckline). A dialogue on HIV/AIDS is there encouraged once another asks the wearer to explain what is written on their T-Shirt.

A percentage of the sales is donated to ‘AIDES’, a French organisation dedicated to fight the HIV virus and take care of patients living with HIV/AIDS (www.aides.org). Over the years, 170,000 T-shirts have been sold and brought a contribution of over 700,000 euros to ‘AIDES’. Unfortunately, the virus is still around and that action is still valid.

Further to the seasonal English version, the Maison has decided to have a yearly edition every time in a different language for the World AIDS day, starting with Japanese. Created in Paris, sold around the world, worn touching the heart, this limited edition charity AIDS T-shirt will be exclusively available in all Maison Martin Margiela stores.





EZRA CONSTANTINE SPRING/SUMMER 2011

Designer Stephen Wong and Kirk Pickersgill continued their avant-garde vision of urban man in their latest collection for their label Ezra Constantine.  Their signature drape sportswears were contrasted with masculine utilitarian cargo pockets. Colours were primary earth tones, blacks and blues.  I could detect a great influence of Rick Owens and Raf Simmons design of the clothes.















Monday, October 11, 2010

DIMITRI CHRIS SPRING/SUMMER 2011

Here’s designer Dimitri Chris spring/summer 2011 presentation at Montreal Fashion Week. 1930’s is the inspiration for Dimitri this season. He modernized the 30’s silhouette by mostly pairing cropped jacket and vest with pajama pants. The clothes look chic and comfortable.
























RALPH LEROY SPRING/SUMMER 2011

Fashion designer Ralph Leroy uses his skills as a jewelry designer in creating his menswear collection. His clothes are usually sharp and colourful. For spring/summer 2011 he used mostly colourful and shiny fabrics. The silhouettes are modern and relax.