The fashion world exploded with studs last fall, pairing edgy heels and rocker-style jackets and belts with more feminine flowing dresses and floral designs. What’s in store this year? Taking this studded inclination into a hard-edged reality with even more metal for your pleasure.
Note the Givenchy Stud Gloves. The ultimate slap-in-the-face dueling necessity for anyone looking to be noticed, hands down. A little offsetting, but can the house of Givenchy do wrong? We think not.
Adorned with a cover photo of Kurt Cobain, the newly released Grunge photo book chronicles the pivotal scene that dominated the music in the Pacific Northwest during the late eighties and early nineties. The photos, comprised from Sub Pop photographer Michael Lavine’s personal collection, provide an unabridged look at the bands that dominated the pivotal scene in American music as well as a look at the group of young fans disenfranchised by an over-commercialized music scene. Lavine contributed to the alternative Sub Pop aesthetic by providing the album art photos for Nirvana, Mudhoney, Dwarves, Screaming Trees, and others.
Antique gold studs adorned boots, bags and garments on Gucci’s Fall 2008 runway. Adding texture and a matt shine to their surfaces, the stud detailing worked in perfectly with the Russian-rocker-hippie inspired line. Then, move to the runway of Marc Jacobs and his preppy minimalist fall 2008 collection only to find the use of studs in a completely different way. Geometric square studs that come to a point in the center sit in rows of three or five at the top of his leather bags, the tone of the studs matching the tone of the leather. Instead of metal, these studs are of an opaque plastic. Other designers featuring studs going forward for teh upcoming seasons include Betsy Johnson, Diane Von Furstenberg and Valentino. Look for studs and grommets on bags, shoes and cuffs as a way to incorporate this trend into your wardrobe.