1.24.2009

William Rast

Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Flannel shirts, studs, ripped jeans, and leather jackets are some of the unmistakable bellwethers of grunge fashion. In William Rast's 2009 Spring Ready-to-Wear collection, I could not help but be intrigued by these and other grunge elements such as the frayed boots, silver cowl neck scarves, studded and leather vests, menswear jackets, and extra large t-shirts. I love the crinkled leaves that cover the runway and the way a flapper dress is worn in the 11th picture. I think this collection is perfect for ready-to-wear and any of these looks can easily be converted from day to night.
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On another note, William Rast, played by Justin Timberlake, and Erin Wasson are lovebirds on the run from the police in the fall winter 2008/09 advertising campaign for the denim line founded by Timberlake and Trace Ayala in 2006. The print and web shorts are entitled, My Name is William Rast, with Timberlake co-writing, co-directing and composing the score. To view the complete gallery and shorts click here. These are some pictures from the campaign...

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3 comments:

ellie said...

Its making spring a tad dismal..you know, making you feel ok that I can DIY and thrift even more. Sorry if that sounds depressing..but you do wonder if the economy is in the crapper even in fashion world. & true recycling fashion and making it affordable is always key. I can't afford any of these designers anyway. Yet, it makes me feel good I can roll up my cutoffs put on my boots and be on my way this spring.

Thank you so much for your note too.

Emily Anne said...

Ellie - I do agree in a way. Yet, I feel inspired by designers such as Rast to DIY and thrift. It shows a different side to the fashion world. Not everything needs to be pristine and clean cut. They can make grunge look beautiful and couture in a sense. I can't either afford to have an entire wardrobe of designer clothing, but this collection says to me that I can DIY and still make it look almost just as good as whats on the runway.

Thanks for the comment :)

Ambroisine said...

I like the grunge style, I think it has definitely a lot of character..Thx for sharing,I discovered a new designer !