Another week rolls by and its time again for me to fill your eyes with stuff. You will ooh and ahh, you'll gasp and giggle. You might even say, "What WAS he thinking?"
First out of the gate this week, those crazy kids at Comme De Garcons, those perennial disturbers of the sartorial peace, gave this look a go in fall of 2013. The collection was taking traditional menswear tailoring techniques and almost literally exploding it outward. This effort has been so wildly manipulated that it has become something entirely other. We are faced with something at resembles more a sort of natural mineral growth than anything one might wear. But I cannot do anything other than applaud both the technical skills on display, which are of the highest order, and the resolute desire to challenge as far as may be, our notions of shape, proportion, pattern and color.
A bit of serious sparkle, and my favorite stones, emeralds. This is a badge of the Order of Santiago de Compostela, and it was made in the 1670s from red gold with pearls and dozens of square cut emeralds. The center, shell shape is of green enamel over chasings resembling the shell's texture. Dang, but awards used to be pretty.
Have a Delicious Weekend!