Monday, September 20, 2010

Nicolas Andreas Taralis FW 2010

Nicolas Andreas Taralis FW 2010
Nicolas Andreas Taralis FW 2010
Nicolas Andreas Taralis FW 2010
Nicolas Andreas Taralis FW 2010
I'm a creature of habit. I like what I like, and I'll go for whoever is doing it: austere, tailored, and subtly oriental. I should point out that Nicolas Andreas Taralis was part of the Slimane era dream team.

I often view my clothing as protection against unfamiliar people and situations. I don't find it complimentary to be tailed in a parking lot or to be circled and "elevatored." It disturbs me. Though I may not dress conservative, I'm definitely not dressed provocative. Anyway, back to Taralis. He describes this collection as "a little less tough," maybe not in the aggressive sense, but it's definitely my kind of armor.


via style.com

14 comments:

  1. I love this and nothing wrong with gravitating to what you like.
    I especially love look #9.

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  2. I'm like you, except with drapey pieces. These here are gorgeous! The outfit in the middle in the 2nd row is so Darth Vader! ;)
    xx

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  3. I agree with Brigadeiro. Love this collection a lot!

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  4. i love everything in the second and fourth rows. i much prefer to be garbed in this sort of armor. definitely like to feel safe in my clothing. strange, i suppose. it's like when kids see scary movies and hide under the covers in the dark (i still do this). they're only cotton sheets, but alone in the dark, it's like a threat-proof bio dome.
    read an article yesterday about different postures on the subway, i.e. those who hug the pole, lean on the door, scramble to the corner. i'm a corner hugger myself and evidently this is a sign of wariness. it's just feels safer there in my huge sweater and scarf and jacket and backpack with my back to the wall. urban survival techniques, anyone?

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  5. -h, that is so well said.

    i started dressing somewhat body-con a few years ago when i began to spend more time in the miami area. that can't possibly be a coincidence. ;) the tropical heat back home in the islands played a part, too, of course. anyhow...the opposing approach being clothes as armour, as protection: i've been coming across this philosophy a lot recently. a trend of sorts, perhaps?

    -h, i've been gravitating towards a more austere, not-quite-minimal aesthetic for a while now, but yet feel compelled to wear what's in my closet 'cause i paid for it and all that nonsense. *sigh* i've been feeling some serious wardrobe editing coming on, as there are plenty of consignment shops around that would surely take the less-loved items which no longer fit my style.

    and i am wondering...why have i not run across Taralis before now?! thanks for posting his work. brilliant designs! with a great many of us now trend-weary, his aesthetic is most decidedly something else: it's beyond trends. just...beyond the usual. like Ann Demeulemeester, for example.

    xoxo

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  6. AGRESSIVE and hottt and very BLACK! Love it all!
    kisses
    xoThe Beckerman Girls

    http://BeckermanBitePlate.com

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  7. the pieces have your name on them!

    i love the jeans (but one has to be as skinny as the model to pull them off i think) and the overknee boots.

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  8. stunning.
    #s 2, 4, 5, 9, 10 are ones I could see myself wearing.
    One of my favourite quotes is by Anne Demeulemeester, 'I don't do black because it's in, I do it because it's one of my favourite colors.'
    Which one do you like the best?

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  9. Style odyssey: Tropical weather definitely plays a part. I’m not always about stuff like this. I still love my over the top fabulous dresses and oversize sunglasses in the summer.
    NAT dropped off the radar a bit. The last time he showed was in 2007, and he designed one collection for Cerrutti in 2008. I think he did some small collaboration in Japan during the interim.
    -ps. I wonder what you’d consider parting with… ;)

    Stacy: The featured looks all struck me. My “fantasy” favorite is #5, I like the subtle oriental influence, but the last look is more realistic. Something I would actually be able to get use out of.

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  10. I'm a bit sad that I'm not familiar with this designer. These are gorgeous.

    And I hate the "elevatoring" thing, too. It's just rude.

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  11. This is the first time I've come across this designer - armour indeed! I shall have to look out for him in the future.

    Especially love the Darth Vadar cape!

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  12. God, I just love black and white. And minimalist shapes. The second row middle look, third row, last look and last row -- coat in the middle and the jacket at the end -- lovin'

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  13. It's fantastic that both men and women collections were presented at the same time! I like to see the continuity (& that men's fashion is not women fashion's poor relative).

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