Thursday, 07 January 2010

Brodarte.





First thing's first. I think the name is HORRIBLE. I also think the price tag is horrible.

Beautiful pieces. Not so beautiful prices - you get the point.

The Mulleavy sisters are known for their hand made, 'falling-apart' knitwear and highly desirable and unique pieces of clothing. They have finally decide to branch out into menswear, but I do sort of think that it is a bit of a cop out because they've merely made 'boy-versions' of their woman's pieces without giving any extra thought to the aesthetic of their men's line.

Nevertheless, these sweaters (the first pieces to be released) are available in 4 different colours/combinations and are hand made. They are a mixture of mohair, alpaca, nylon, wool, silk, metal polyester, rayon and viscose. That's all swell. But they cost $2,700 (R20 000!).

I know. I can't justify it myself (and I've been known to lust after Margiela pieces and what not - but REALLY, a cardigan that is made up mostly of holes and loosely knitted threads?). Then there's the name. Oh, that name. "Brodarte". 'Nuff said.

Nice. But not nice enough.
Available from Opening Ceremony (which by the way IS AMAZING)


PS If you recall, their Spring 2010 show was one of my favourite's (and one of the best of the season, I'd say)





-> Rodarte Website

They're doing a low-cost line for Target in the US. Not amazed.



Anyway!

PPS Speaking of boys...Men's Fashion Week F/W 2010/2011 starts in the next 2 weeks! Here's the Paris Schedule:

Thursday, January 2010, the 21st
ALEXIS MABILLE
10.30 am
Académie de l'Architecture - 9 place des Vosges - Paris 4e
ISSEY MIYAKE
11.30 am
To be confirmed
FRANCISCO VAN BENTHUM
12.30 pm
To be confirmed
JUUN J.
1.30 pm
Garage Turenne - 66 rue de Turenne - Paris 3e

LOUIS VUITTON

2.30 pm
See invitation
GASPARD YURKIEVICH
4.00 pm
Maison des Métallos
JEAN PAUL GAULTIER
5.00 pm
325 rue Saint-Martin - Paris 3e
SMALTO
6.00 pm
To be confirmed
DRIES VAN NOTEN
7.00 pm
Palais Brongniart - Place de la Bourse - Paris 2e
JULIUS
8.00 pm
Garage Turenne - 66 rue de Turenne - Paris 3e
HENRIK VIBSKOV
9.00 pm
Espace Saint Martin - 199 bis rue Saint-Martin - Paris 3e

Friday, January 2010, the 22nd
JUNYA WATANABE MAN
10.00 am
See invitation
BLAAK
11.00 am
To be confirmed
YVES SAINT LAURENT
noon
See invitation
RICK OWENS
1.00 pm
Les Beaux-Arts de Paris - salle Mélpomène - 13 quai Malaquais - Paris 6e
WALTER VAN BEIRENDONCK
2.00 pm
Garage Turenne - 66 rue de Turenne - Paris 3e
KRIS VAN ASSCHE
3.00 pm
Couvent des Cordeliers - 15 rue de l'Ecole de Médecine - Paris 6e
COMME DES GARCONS HOMME PLUS
4.00 pm
Voir invitation
CERRUTI
5.00 pm
Palais de Tokyo - 13 avenue du Président Wilson - Paris 16e
GIVENCHY
6.00 pm
Voir invitation
TIM HAMILTON
7.00 pm
Garage Turenne - 66 rue de Turenne - Paris 3e
JOHN GALLIANO
8.30 pm
To be confirmed

Saturday, January 2010, the 23rd
BORIS BIDJAN SABERI
10.00 am
Galerie de l'Architecture - 11 rue des Blancs Manteaux - Paris 4e
KENZO
11.00 am
See invitation
MIHARAYASUHIRO
noon
Les Beaux-Arts de Paris - salle Mélpomène - 13 quai Malaquais - Paris 6e
ANN DEMEULEMEESTER
1.00 pm
Couvent des Cordeliers - 15 rue de l'Ecole de Médecine - Paris 6e
TILLMANN LAUTERBACH
2.00 pm
To be confirmed
DIOR HOMME
3.00 pm
See invitation
UTE PLOIER
4.30 pm
To be confirmed
DUNHILL
5.30 pm
Palais de Tokyo - 13 avenue du Président Wilson - Paris 16e
DAMIR DOMA
6.30 pm
Garage Turenne - 66 rue de Turenne - Paris 3e
HERMÈS
8.00 pm
To be confirmed
RAF SIMONS
9.00 pm
See invitation

Sunday, January 2010, the 24th
BILL TORNADE
10.00 am
To be confirmed
LANVIN
11.00 am
See invitation
WOOYOUNGMI
noon
Hotel Intercontinental Paris Le Grand - 2 rue Scribe - Paris 9e
SONGZIO
1.00 pm
Garage Turenne - 66 rue de Turenne - Paris 3e
RYNSHU
2.00 pm
Maison des Métallos - 94 rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud - Paris 11e
ROMAIN KREMER
3.00 pm
Garage Turenne - 66 rue de Turenne - Paris 3e
QASIMI
4.00 pm
To be confirmed
PAUL SMITH
5.00 pm
To be confirmed
AGNÈS B.
6.00 pm
17 rue Dieu - Paris 10e

2 comments:

jenn. said...

i thought i was the only one who wasn't impressed with rodarte for target - a little cheap looking, i thought (from all the pics on literally every stateside blogger....)
espec. pieces such as the yellow lace dress, which reminded me of the kind of pieces that topshop do that end up in the sales...
hmm.
that price tag is RIDIC.
jenn.x

Nicci said...

vom. ( but not on opening ceremony, obv.) Cry for the sisters downfall with me? candlelit vigil?