Archive for January, 2008

First Photos Fall/Winter 08-09

Sunday, January 20th, 2008

As promised, you will find here a brief photo presentation of Gaspard Yurkievich’s Fall/Winter 2008-2009 collection, rightly entitled “untitled, black”. The soberly sophisticated men’s collection was presented January 17th at Le Laboratoire in Paris. The following photos give a snapshot of the first two looks that walked down the runway. Discover the full collection in daily doses on the Gaspard Yurkievich Flickr photostream, click HERE.





All photos by SHOJI FUJII.

Simplicity Rules

Sunday, January 20th, 2008

The “look” of French actress Audrey Tautou was recently put in the spotlight on the Elle France website. Her simplistic and elegant style epitomizes French charm. Get the look with select wardrobe basics: a light, feminine dress paired with sleek ballerinas, a bag and you’re ready to go!

Gaspard Yurkievich Ballerina Flats, now available for only 122,50€ on the eSHOP.

…Click below to see full article on the Elle France Website

Elle France Website January 08

For more ballerina details, click the photo below…



untitled, black

Wednesday, January 16th, 2008

The Fall/Winter 2008-2009 collection will be unveiled tomorrow, Thursday, January 17th at 12:30 by GASPARD YURKIEVICH at Le Laboratoire in Paris. The Spirit of Yes presents to you here a sneak-peak of what this new collection has to offer. Photos of the imminent fashion show to come…


The new collection experiments with many complexities such as: concentration on masculine wardrobe classics in order to leave room for the clothing’s structural architecture; avoidance of colour’s duplicity by employing principally black and variations thereof. The collection is unified by the subtlety of the pleats and appliqué work, the sheen and matte finishes as well as the numerous possibilities offered by the luxurious fabrics.The silhouette for winter 2008 finds its inspiration in the Renaissance constructions. Intricately designed and structured torsos, which affirm force and masculinity, are paired with slim and sober legs. Pleats and cutouts, traditionally known to allow for ease and liberty of movement, are used here as elements which are at the same time decorative and structural, whether it be at the shoulders, elbows, torso or the length of the back.

For the first time, there is a near absence of colour and black predominates. This decision was made in order to focus on the volumes and to unify the collection. The concept’s predominant inspiration is British artist Anthony McCall, currently based in the United States of America and known for his Solid Light Film. The black is not disquieting but is used as a force that guides the play of lights. These bursts of light along the appliqué on the black surface give a sense of volume. A subtle shimmer establishes depth by reflecting light on the various textures and woven designs: jacquards, faux furs, lustrous and matte materials and even perforated or calendered cotton.

The inspiration for the collection’s title comes directly from Robert Mapplethorpe’s Polaroids book. His photographic work draws its strength from the gentle balance between the classicism evoked and the intensity that his creations emit.

The masculine wardrobe basics are reworked, from the smoking jacket to the trench, the duffle coat to the bomber jacket. Even grand and classic materials themselves are revisited: cashmere, cotton, blackwatch, wool gabardine… Select shirts have front panels, revive the button-down and find structure in a back pleat or tacking at the hips. These designs experiment with the traditional stripes and plaids. In contrast, the trousers remain constant in maintaining the same volume. The various appliqué work and pleats alone structure the shape in a subtle manner. The tailored overalls benefit from the gracefulness of a braided wool cord streaming down the side of the leg. The sock collection completes the outfit and adds an element of illusion by giving the impression of a double sock, all in preserving the comfort and cultivation of the mercerized thread, cashmere and silk. The winter 2008 shoe collection emphasizes derbies and low boots and is available in the following combinations: patent leather, printed crocodile and satin, black and faux black. The hat, a hybrid of the cap and classic hat, was designed in collaboration with Elvis Pompilio. Worn slightly tipped, the silhouette’s refinement is complete.

Wagner’s classical compositions accompany this elegant silhouette to the limit of excentricity.

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Semi-Annual White Sale (Soldes)

Wednesday, January 9th, 2008

The semi-annual “Soldes”, aka White Sale for all those anglophones out there, starts today, Wednesday, January 9, 2008. In-store and Gaspard Yurkievich e-SHOP articles are available at 50% reduction of the original retail price, and e-SHOP shipping within France is FREE from January 9, 2008 - February 16, 2008.

For all purchases made on the e-SHOP during the aforementioned sales period, Gaspard Yurkievich is offering a personalized coupon equaling 20% of the total bought online. This coupon is valid for a future purchase from the new Spring/Summer 2008 Collection, due in stores and in the e-SHOP in February. How much will your coupon be for?


Paris Men’s Fashion Show Calendar

Sunday, January 6th, 2008

Ten days from now the Paris Men’s Fashion Week starts. And who better to kick it off than our very own Gaspard Yurkievich! That’s right, Thursday, January 17th at 12:30 the much-anticipated Fall/Winter 2008/2009 creations will make their way down the catwalk at le Laboratoire (4 rue du Bouloi - Paris 1er).
Rendez-vous right here on the Spirit of Yes for full after-show details!

Click the calendar below to see the full schedule for the Paris Men’s Fashion Week.

Calendrier defile homme 17_1_08

As seen in Cosmopolitan France

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2008

Gaspard Yurkievich was spotted TWO times in the January 2008 issue of Cosmopolitan France.

First for a pair of their hidden platform maryjanes (so hot for this winter!)…

Cosmo FR jan 08 layout1

And silver lurex tights with contrasting knit design, sure to spice up any outfit…

Cosmo FR jan 08 layout2