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Fashion Story(ies) Photography Exhibition

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JAKARTA, INDONESIA
Edited by Robin Chen
Written by Aria Gita
Source  Polka Galerie


Yves Saint Laurent and Carla Bruni by Jean-Marie Périer

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s the grand lobby doors of Plaza Indonesia slide open, the first that one notices are the words, Fashion Story(ies), in large, shocking pink letters, behind which are rows of strategically placed works of fashion photography. In collaboration with the Polka Galerie, Centre Culturel Français (CCF) exposes Jakarta to another side of fashion that very few have had the chance to witness, as part of the seventh annual Printemps Français. The exhibition showcases the essence of the art of fashion through the lenses of four magnificent photographers, each with their own point of view.

Balenciaga Spring 2012 Menswear

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PARIS, FRANCE
Written by Robin Chen
Source  Style.com

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he Balenciaga Spring 2012 Menswear collection demonstrated a successful employment of color-blocking: the juxtaposition of various cool colors, such as aqua, midnight green, vanilla, white, charcoal, and platinum grey, established a thorough, muted palette, only to be complemented by the occasional burst of vibrant burgundy. The boxy fit and the scientifically precise cutting on the structured coats and jackets gave further definition to the strict meticulousness of the collection, while fitted, tapering trousers completed the sleek, lean look. This collection also featured a pair of sweaters angularly cut across the shoulders by color, and a set of textured, platinum coats, which lent the collection a sense of luxury.

Giorgio Armani Spring 2012 Menswear Accessories

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MILAN, ITALY
Source Style.com

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Giorgio Armani Spring 2012 Menswear

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MILAN, ITALY
Edited by Robin Chen
Written by Aria Gita
Source Style.com

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he Armani man is sophisticated, masculine, and mysterious; this season's menswear collection was no exception, despite its namesake, "Printwear." The mystique of the sleek, Italian gentleman was undisturbed: the prints employed were in fact so subtle, that one might not even consider them prints when juxtaposed alongside those from the likes of Versace and Marni. The monochromatic tone of the show was dominated by cobalt, silver, navy, white, and slate grey; the cool palette was complemented by the light tailoring of the suits.

Versace Spring 2012 Menswear Accessories

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MILAN, ITALY
Source  Style.com

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Versace Spring 2012 Menswear

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MILAN, ITALY
Written by Robin Chen
Source  Style.com

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he Versace Spring 2012 Menswear collection could be said to be a homage to the house's roots: Italia. Donatella paid a tribute to the legacy of the house and its influences; the collection was dominated by gladiator motifs, Gianni's signature spiraling Baroque curlicues, and the house's trademark Greek key insignia. It featured a spectrum of vivid, vibrant colors: slate grey, vermillion, hot pink, verdant green, cream, cerulean, cobalt, and icterine yellow.

Calvin Klein Spring 2012 Menswear

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MILAN, ITALY
Edited by Aria Gita
Written by Robin Chen
Source  Style.com

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he Calvin Klein man that Italo Zucchelli envisioned for the label's Spring 2012 collection is modern, minimalist, and athletic. The collection was dominated by sportswear, in chartreuse, slate blue, steel grey, black, navy, and white, featuring cutting with an almost scientific precision: textured, waffle-weave suits, polos, t-shirts, tracksuits, sweatpants, sports coats, and mesh-detailed tank tops.

Mission Statement

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his blog was founded by Robin Chen and Aria Gita with the intention to provide intelligent social commentary and critique on nuances of composition in art, science, and style.
 
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