May 10, 2011
Chanel-Antibes falls flat

Karl showed his latest Chanel collection yesterday at the storied Hotel du Cap in Antibes. While Chanel always serves as the kick off collection for the Cruise season, this collection failed to announce a new season of shows as it has in years past. Chanel has had some stellar collections the past few years (remember […]

March 20, 2011
Disillusionment of Ten O'Clock

The houses are haunted By white night-gowns. None are green, Or purple with green rings, Or green with yellow rings, Or yellow with blue rings. None of them are strange, With socks of lace And beaded ceintures. People are not going To dream of baboons and periwinkles. Only, here and there, an old sailor, Drunk […]

March 8, 2011
Fallout Zone

Today's Chanel show was everything and more than what we were expecting. The gloomy invite primed invitees for the dark, almost post-apocalyptic tone that altogether felt more Rick Owens than Karl Lagerfeld. Though the roots of this collection can be traced to the Spring/Summer 2011 show (remember Marienbad?), silhouettes felt more inspired by couture-meets-street styling that only the young fashion […]

March 6, 2011
Haider's Hit

Fashion weeks for men and women both in the States and abroad have more or less been uninspiring for the most part this season. A few designers had strong hits (see previous posts) but the overall sense of drama and sensory overload has been missing. Enter Haider Ackermann. Vogue called his "the best show of the […]

March 3, 2011
Paris Avant

The more avant-garde designers started off Paris fashion week. Mixmaster Dries Van Noten gave us another collection of perfectly paired abstract prints, the highly anticipated Mugler collection featuring Lady Gaga fell flat (we're used to the shoulder padded would have a made a bigger splash in say, 2009), and Rick Owens did his usual […]

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