Monday, March 29, 2010

Prada Houndstooth

Prada's Spring/Summer 2010 menswear collection is certainly espousing the houndstooth contagion. And stills from Yang Fudong's "First Spring", a Prada commissioned short which resembles a frigid and neutered re-imagining of Robbe Grillet, are being used for the menswear print campaign. Sick.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Future Houndstooth

Some hype surrounding NADA's 3-D film fashion show which features model avatars in some videogame scenario selecting clothing from NADA's new line before battling it out in Mortal Combat style. Apparently houndstooth is featured. No image yet but I'll be digging.

I'm sure it can't beat Tron Legacy though, which looks suspiciously like the old changing rooms at cyberdog.

Thursday, March 25, 2010


Claude Rains stands beside some random guy in a houndstooth jacket in 1941's The Wolf Man. And I thought nothing could be scarier than Lon Chaney Jr.'s acting.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Beyonce Houndstooth

Another one of my heroines falls prey to houndstooth's temptations. Beyonce wearing McQueen at the New Jersey Nets stadium. I wouldn't want that on my ♪♪ video phone ♪♪.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Houndstooth Bike Accident

Vélo Vogue documents further houndstooth atrocities on the streets of San Francisco. Car door. Ooops!

I've been seeing this macro houndstooth jacket everywhere recently!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Gaultier Houndstooth

Here comes another platform for the houndstooth dishtowel pattern. Jean Paul Gaultier's Fall 2010 RTW. This compendium of world fashion dances dangerously close to a tired school textbook, saved only by the occasional stunning revelation. With an abundance of odd color and pattern choices better suited to IKEA children's bedroom furniture the collection feels noisy and disjointed. It's as if Gaultier has thrown everything into the pot without letting it stew long enough to reduce the ingredients into a cohesive whole. Hideous gimmicks abound, like this disturbing head which I have seen staring up at me from the center of a toilet bowl in some of my worst mezcal induced nightmares.

Consistently fantastic thigh-highs though.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Monica's McQueen Dedication

Sultry Monica worships McQueen in her latest video for the track "Everything to Me". I have to admit, with great reluctance, the houndstooth dress is incredible. Although its shelf-life concerns me. I can already see Norma Desmond wearing it while Erik Von Stroheim chauffeurs her around in a decaying 1929 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A Castagna Transformable.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Trussardi 1911 Houndstooth

Designer Milan Vukmirovic is hard at work keeping the houndstooth trend's head above water. Suzy Menkes reports on the new collection which features the clown pants pictured above. And the bulbous chamber pot hat.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Miga Houndstooth

My fave Olympic mascot Miga betrayed me by endorsing this houndstooth winter jacket that popped up in the tourist shops along Water Street. And after I carried and protected her through the mad multitude of Olympic fans and introduced her to Patron and a handsome polar bear! Bad killer-whale-bear-thing!

And just to add another dash of bitterness, that wasn't the only betrayal taking place during the games. Derrick O'Keefe summed it up in his commentary in the Georgia Straight.