So many different elements go into a runway show, different lighting, the type of location, music, guests, the list goes on and on. To say the least, not only was there exciting things happening with clothing at this year’s fashion week it really was so much more than that. Here I highlight the good, the bad, and the ugly.
Karl Lagerfeld’s feminist march at Chanel’s runway show
Jean Paul Gaultier’s Beauty Pageant
Prada’s Purple Sand
Least Favorite Moments:
Photo Cred: WSJ/Getty Images: Rochas, left. “Cheap-looking canvas belts drawn across the models’ chests may have been an attempt at a kimono style, but the breast-belt effect suggested the designer hasn’t thought much about how women want to wear clothes, a misstep for a once-smart French label.”
Middle: “Comme des Garçons, center. “Blood and roses.” That is what designer Rei Kawakubo said to explain the meaning of her collection of tangled crimson shapes and overalls on models who looked like Marie Antoinette in a hurricane. The designer’s husband, Adrian Joffe, explained that the world has been in a bad state.” I see the artistry in this, but I just couldn’t quite make the connect and that’s why it is on my not-so-favorite list.
Right: “Viktor & Rolf, right. The Dutch design duo made a bid that the world needs a luxury-priced Lululemon Their yoga/running shorts and pants didn’t quite elevate the genus to high fashion.” I love the idea of this trend making it’s way to the runway but they couldn’t quite hit the nail on the head.
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