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KING MIDAS

by Andre J., http://avantgardien.tumblr.com, stylist,contributing fashion editor from Manila, Philippines

125 comments · 21 · July 14, 2011

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Andre Judd - Snakeskin Cuff, Protacio Empaces Jr. Coccoon Quilted Top, Amir Sali Byzantine Inspired Neckpiece, Triangle Bag, Uniqlo Tailored Shorts With Folded Hem, Uniqlo Leggings With Leather Panel, Hong Kong Glittered Black Flatforms - KING MIDAS
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  1. Snakeskin cuff

    , in Jewelry
  2. Coccoon quilted top

    Protacio Empaces Jr.

    , in Tops
  3. Byzantine inspired neckpiece

    Amir sali

  4. Triangle bag

    , in Bags
  5. Tailored shorts with folded hem

    Uniqlo

    , in Uniqlo Shorts
  6. Leggings with leather panel

    Uniqlo

    , in Uniqlo Leather Leggings
  7. Glittered black flatforms

    Hong Kong



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Despite the tragedy that befell the life of King Midas, don't you wish that one has that ability to turn anything into gold. Not in the literal sense of course. An endeavor you seek where it turns into something successful. Its a far cry fantasy because we all know that succeeding in something takes work, passion and patience. In life there are no shortcuts. Money can only take you so far. But I think I cherish each endeavor i take because there is always something worth learning. Life after all is one big lesson right? Im just wishing that I pass in the big picture.

About the look. Opulence was the key here.

I was inspired by King Midas, blanket quilting, Byzantine costume, punk rock, coccoon shapes in contrast with geometric shapes. Its a formal rugged hybrid look but worn in a very casual way.
I love the detail and artistry that went into the pieces Im wearing. The quilted coccoon top is actually a fabric created by the designer ( totally ingenious). The weight of the fabric allowed the coat/top to have that slight curve at the shoulder and a volume which makes the sleeves hold that fantastic shape. The neckpiece is also a fantastic piece created by Amir Sali whose creations are to die for.



photo by Cheka

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Yeva Tang
Definitely love the amount of gold and details here. Though what would it look like if you wore a brighter red accessory/accent with it (I noticed the color palette included red with the gold and black)?
Andre Judd
YEVA:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! thank you:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! originally I wanted to use a strong red neckpiece but I decided to use gold because I want an accent to the already impressive shape of the coat/top and not overpower it. the red color there belongs to the stones distributed in the neckpiece:) mwah!!:)
Lai Serrano
Hey there warrior!! pretty tough look and loving the shoes! anyway, post the photo you used on the Kylie Minogue show, i loved your neckpiece, like so much!!!
Andre Judd
thank you LAI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)
Andre Judd
sure ill post that soon:)
Daniella Robins
Wow this looks amazing!!! Loving the luxe gold top!!! The colour and cocoon shape it has is defiantly on trend for autumn/winter 2011!!! The neckpiece is beautiful and i love the effect it gives placed on that stunning gold!!! Love how you have styled the shorts on top of the leggings. Your triangle bag is soo unique and those glittered flatforms are amazing!!! Super super lovee!!!!

Hyped!!!! :):):):):)
Andre Judd
thanks Daniella!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:) mwah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)
Adrian Jiun
why??????? omg.. i wish i could just wear 1 of your design!! just one and i could die in peace!!!! haha... LOVE EVERY SINGLE inch of things on you!!!! i admire 100 percent!!
Andre Judd
thank you Adrian:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!MWAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)
Vivitpoom Vivitkunaporn
Such a great inspiration and story behind that, u made ur outfit ursefl or wt???? And i luv luv luv that BAG, whr can i get it.

U r such a talent person
Andre Judd
thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)
Rad Runner
Freakin' cool Andre!! Thats th sh%#!!! You're right about the bulk in the shoulders and the bead work on the gold, it's all perfect, the padded leggings and boots too! xo!
Andre Judd
thanks RAD:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Medusa C
did i ever tell u ur really good looking???
ohhh and i love the embellished quilted top
and bag and flatforms ohhh sooo amazing, can soo wear them
Andre Judd
youre making me blush:)! nah its probably the lighting:)!!!!!thank you for liking the look!!!!!!!!!!!!!:) mwah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)
M C
after the monarchy inspired look which was kinda brit style/sgt pepper-ish.sir andre you have perfected this whole new opulent ensemble,with much effortless styling...

the cocoon like top reminds me of lanvin in a way.i think elbaz would be happy with this one.the texture is very rich and the color is very powerful.gold indeed.the necklace is chunky and very interesting.i dooooooo love the cuffed shorts,i want one too.the shooooooooooooooes has this very creeper like quality to it.and that triangular bag is one of a kind.

HYPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPED to the millionth!

Andre Judd
thank you so much MC:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  

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