The Dior lady is still very much a lady, but when it comes to her vacation time, she’s in demand of some edge. Raf Simons said he “wanted to start with the clichés of what we all think about when we think about cruise” and decided to toy with fabrics he’s not used to. Like [...]
From a retail standpoint, Resort is the most important collection for brands. These are the clothes that stay in stores the longest and have influence over the upcoming Spring/Summer collections.
It is tall order to follow up what I felt was one of Spring ‘13’s strongest collections. All it took was one runway show for Louis Vuitton‘s perky checkerboard patterns to set the tone for this season. But this is Marc Jacobs, after all, and the man is never at a loss for imagination. On [...]
When I heard Elie Saab was launching a bag line, I naturally assumed it would consist of evening bags: intricately beaded minaudieres and delicate satin clutches to go with the house’s gorgeous gowns. As the opening runway looks emerged from the murky cloud of a smoke machine, I was pleasantly surprised to behold a different [...]
Attending an Hermès fashion show is an experience unto itself. Upon arrival, we were ushered up two flights of stairs at the library of the Lycée Henri IV and greeted with bubbly, cocktails, and bites at once. The sense of intimacy only built on itself from there. With cozy seating (some attendees got comfortable on [...]
For Valentino, Fall 2013 is fueled by contrasts. In an interview after the show, the unstoppable duo of Maria Grazia and PierPaolo told me they had wanted to explore limitations for women. It’s ironic because the collection felt, in many ways, utterly limitless. They gazed into the concept of that austerity and sensuality coexisting and [...]