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The Great Big Fashion Exchange.

January 19, 2010

Ok, so inspired by my Armani rant below (ha) I present you with The Great Big Fashion Exchange. I have always believed that some labels should either be simply laid to rest at their peak or picked up by fresh talent that urges fashion to move forward in a way that you didn’t see coming. Below are some of my fantastical suggestions… I WANT COMMENTS AND OPINIONS ON THIS PLEASE! Do you have any great fashion exchange ideas? Do you agree with the below? GO GO GO.

1. Alberta Ferretti TO Roksanda Illincic. Taking the brand from whimsical and nondescript to whimsical but with some BOOM.

2. John Galliano for Dior TO Roland Mouret. I would love Mouret to remind us what ‘The New Look’ was all about. And no John, hooker heels, silver lame and fishnets were not part of it.

3. Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel TO Alber Elbaz. Doing this one to be controversial. I know you guys all love your Uncle Karl but I bet Elbaz could do better. Could you imagine what he would do with the accessories? No more fake plastic shitty pearls I tell ya…

4. Giorgio Armani TO Todd Lynn. Everyone likes tailoring old and new. So why has Armani been set on dressing us in upholstery fabrics and plastic seat covers?! Todd would have us in timeless soft blazers in no time…

5. Esteban Cortazar for Ungaro TO the Proenza boys. Ungaro could potentially be a goldmine if only someone would understand how to have some fucking fun with it and stop taking Lindsay soo seriously. Plus, they’d harmonize the colours and calm down on the boobs.

6. Frida Giannini for Gucci TO Peter Pilotto. I can never even remember this woman’s name let alone a Gucci collection under her name. Call me Britishly biased but I reckon Pilotto could do a fab job mixing up the bamboo and heritage prints…

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. January 19, 2010 7:14 am

    Love, Love, Love the idea of booting out Lagerfeld….but can’t bear the idea of Mr. Elbaz NOT at Lanvin!
    Chanel was created by a woman, for the modern lady…it only makes sense the brand should be under the direction of another chic, FRENCH mademoiselle. I think Anne Valérie Hash would be an excellent replacement and would certainly put a stop to all that tacky, made in china, costume jewellery!

  2. January 19, 2010 3:31 pm

    Sometimes I feel so out of place since I really dont care for Galliano that much. I respect him but I almost never look at Dior or his own line. Something about his aesthetic just makes me want to barf.

    Also I love Alberta Ferretti, its a shame she doesnt get talked up much on the blogsphere.

  3. Bosaina II permalink
    January 19, 2010 7:14 pm

    Galliano is God.
    That is all.

  4. January 21, 2010 8:49 pm

    I just read that Tony Blair may be a “consultant” to Louis Vuitton in the coming months. Doubt Mr. Blair will really be up in the night, pinning frocks onto models or sorting through swatches in search of the perfect cobalt blue….I’m sure his contribution will more financial/business than creative. BUT! That made me wonder…who in the non-creative worlds would make an interesting creative director for an established fashion house?
    I think the UFO traveling, Venus visiting, Past-Life BFF of Tom Cruise, Miyuki Hatoyama would be awesome! In spite of her claims at other worldly experiences….she is actually quite a chic, clothes obsessed, life affirming lady. I vote the Prime Minsters wife should take over the stale, earth attached Armani label.

  5. Kathleen the Great permalink
    March 17, 2010 1:53 am

    1. OK. Might work.

    2. No. Love Galliano, even if it isn’t old Dior. After all, the “New Look” ain’t so new now.

    3. No, no, no, no, no, no, how many times can I say no? Chanel makes clothes, not just accessories, so saying Elbaz could do great with accessories doesn’t convince me. Yeah, he’s cool, and Karl even seems to get along with him, but no one knows clothes like Karl. No One. I own very little Chanel clothing, (which was definitely resale! Can’t afford it new!) but a good bit from Karl’s own lines, and I have to say NOBODY designs clothes that FIT me better than he does. Not even any woman out there does.

    4. Timeless soft blazers? Oh, nobody designs those, except, you know, every mediocre designer in existence.

    5. I almost care what happens with Ungaro. Almost.

    6. Doesn’t matter one way or the other, probably.

    There. You asked. I told. Enjoy.


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