Gucci pre-fall 2017

Higher Learning: Gucci Pre-Fall 2017

Gucci's Alessandro Michele piled on the references, eras, patterns, textures, and of course colors — the richer the better — for pre-fall 2017, shot in two antique bookstores-cum-curiosity-shops in Rome...

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Dec 15, 2016 19:57:00
Chanel spring 2017

Googling It: Chanel Spring 2017

It's official: Karl Lagerfeld, an avowed bibliophile, has joined the Information Age. Data centers, in all of their wired wizardry, were the theme for his Chanel show this morning, with laser prints, security-clearance necklaces, hacker caps, and two friendly robots who opened the show. When you think about it, Lagerfeld's intricate tweeds for the house already resemble circuit boards. All of which begs the question: What would Karl search for?

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Oct 04, 2016 06:24:00
Alexander McQueen spring 2017

Ladies of the Knit: Alexander McQueen Spring 2017

Few places are as synonymous with knitwear as Scotland. One of those places is Shetland, an island chain to the north of, well, Scotland that is, well, a Scottish territory. One of Shetland's islands gives its name to Fair Isle sweaters, so clearly the woolen craft is a big deal there.

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Oct 03, 2016 17:14:00

Riches to Rags: Vivienne Westwood Spring 2017

Vivienne Westwood can be counted on for a bit of witty, wicked historicism. Her spring collection — now designed with her partner Andreas Kronthaler — was no exception. The central theme was, specifically, the crumbling of European societies and the dystopian mess the continent finds itself in.

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Oct 01, 2016 20:42:00
Balenciaga spring 17

Latex Love: Balenciaga Spring 2017

For his sophomore outing at Balenciaga, Demna Gvasalia created extra-wide silhouettes, echoing the couturier's lauded sculptural style, and amped up the color and kink, to appeal to his own fanbase.

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Oct 02, 2016 09:36:00
Comme des Garçons spring 2017

Big Picture: Comme des Garçons Spring 2017

When Rei Kawakubo deigns to send out polka dots or accordion pleats or tartans or hoodies, she does it with such tacit gusto that they become the most exquisite polka dots or accordion pleats or tartans or hoodies ever transferred from mind to matter, unlikely to be equaled anytime soon.

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Oct 01, 2016 13:28:00
Yohji Yamamoto spring 17

The Art of Fashion: Yohji Yamamoto Spring 2017

There’s always something a little hard to swallow in the whole art vs fashion debate. Fashion is an unashamed business (more and more as it goes faster and faster — until the wheels fall off) and art is always quick to veil its market associations in cerebral discourse. It comes across as trite in most circumstances when the two meet, but not in the assured hands of Yohji Yamamoto, who unabashedly walks his own path, slowly putting the art back into fashion.

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Oct 01, 2016 13:33:00
Loewe spring 17

Out to Sea: Loewe Spring 2017

At Loewe, Jonathan Anderson navigated a sea theme, albeit it highly abstracted and over-crafted. Against a video backdrop of men retrieving blue barrels bobbing on waves, he sent out a sandy palette, billowing sail-like shapes, long pirate sleeves, plundered gold jewelry, and what looked to be conch shells for necklaces.

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Sep 30, 2016 07:38:00
Jacquemus spring 2017

Jacquemus Spring 2017

A bold polka-dot V-neck blouse worn with a wide red sash over skinny pants, with flat, wide-brimmed straw hats. Huge round buttons closing jackers. A frilly long skirt revealing one leg. White blouses with bouffant sleeves.

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Sep 28, 2016 14:24:00

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