While still anonymously designed, Maison Margiela's more accessible sister line MM6 embraced a new warmth and charm with nods to internet memes (who can resist the all-powerful cat video?) and exaggerated slouch, as well as humorous takes on the big-shouldered rugby uniform and biker jacket...
Hood By Air's Shayne Oliver has all kinds of collaborations up his deconstructed sleeve, with Hustler and PornHub, as well as his own music label, Wench. The overt, ostentatious branding was off the charts at his spring show today, even by HBA's standards — an apparent, and devilish, send-up of Wall Street types and their hedge-fund-fueled rampages.
It's like Alexander Wang just can't bring himself to be overtly sexy. He gets close to it, really close, but try as he might, he switches into streetwear. At his spring show tonight, an ode to beach-going and sport-doing, he seemed to poke fun at himself by printing small images of bikini-clad swimsuit models on assorted sweatshirts and other pieces. So 80s, so meta.
Billy Reid, a Southern boy if ever there were, sure knows how to throw a helluva party. Over the weekend in Florence, Alabama, he staged the 8th annual Shindig festival, a laid-back, down-home celebration of fashion, music, food, and friends.
Vivienne Westwood is making a homecoming of sorts. Having always shown her top-tier men's line, MAN Label, in Milan, the British designer announced she'll begin showing it London, starting with the men's fall collections in January. And she'll merge it with her women's Red Label, making official the mix of genders she's long shown on the runway.
Colombian designer Jorge Duque presented his creations in Medellín on the opening night of Colombiamoda. The first winner of the Latin American version of Project Runway in 2010, he staged the show among the oak barrels of the Fabrica de Licores de Antioquia distillery.