While “window” shopping today, I went onto the D&G online store and was pleasantly surprised to find two military jackets from the F/W 2009/2010 show featured on their site. The jackets that came out of this collection are so beautiful…the whole runway show can be seen in video or picture format on the D&G site…this collection definitely goes down in my books as a spectacular one to remember…
Taylor Fuchs for D&G
The first of these two jackets is retailing for $1475.00 USD, the second one for $1580.00 USD. Too pricey for me! I’m pretty sad about that. I wish I could own either one…the embellishments on both are excellent — the curvilinear contrast stitching on the arms/forearms, the gold buttons with insignia, and the chevrons…I like that attention to detail has been given to the construction of the back of both jackets as well… I think I’m in love. Unrequited love… Oh well…perhaps YOOX, which powers the D&G online store, will carry jackets from this collection once the season passes.
Just staying current on a personal well-loved theme that’s continuing into the fall. Loved the runway images for this collection…images for their F/W 2009/2010 campaign are up for preview now. See the rest of the preview images, shot by Mario Testino, over at NIWDENAPOLIS, my favorite blog find of the moment.
UPDATE 08.26.09: In addition to the above, all images are also now up on the D&G official website complete with runway shots and an ONLINE STORE. It’s been a while since I’ve snooped onto the D&G site…since when did they delve into the world of online commerce?! This is pretty sweet news for me…unfortunately, the selection online is pretty edited, i.e., no baroque-revival extravaganza is to be had. sad.
UPDATE 10.13.2009: Two of the F/W 2009/2010 military-themed jackets are up at the online store! Click HERE for more.
>>UPDATE 08.31.09: Summer is steadily coming to an end, and I’m guessing this jacket above has already come and gone in the stores where it was stocked. Never made it out to one of the stores that carried the Trend line. Shame. Would have been nice to own, but life goes on. Did any of you manage to pick it up? I’d love to see pictures. In the meantime, check out what I recently DID find at my local H&M for this upcoming season HERE.<<
For about the past half a year, I’ve been scouring ebay for military/band jackets. In fact, I had my eye on a few vintage West Point cadet uniforms with those coat tails reminiscent of a bygone era after seeing one for sale from an online retailer that was dabbling in vintage offerings. It’s the front design I’m after, the round nubby buttons and the horizontal detailing down the chest…Topshop released a collection of band uniform-inspired coats not too long ago, and despite the ridiculous 10£ shipping charges — this was before Topshop or Topman launched their US sites but were offering stateside shipping…it was also during a time when the exchange rate was closer to 1:2 (I LOVE this recession) — I tried to but never found the male equivalent on the Topman site.
What I love about this coat by H&M for this coming fall is that it’s not too themed to the point I’d look costumed-out nuts and gimicky trying to pull it off (goodbye ebay West Point uniforms). It’s a comfortably and conveniently pared down rendition of a look everyone from Kanye to Christophe Decarnin of Balmain is working as of late. LOVE Balmain.
I’m obviously not holding my breath for this jacket to land in the middle of Minnesota — this definitely smells of being part of H&M’s trendier more exclusive pieces. Thus, depending on where I am later this summer, I’ll have to try Michigan Ave. or the Manhattan spots.
A few more of my personal picks for jackets from H&M FW2009 after the jump: