Cathy Horyn writes a wrap up of the menswear shows in Milan and Paris. She, like many of us, saw the ultra-feminine embellishments and silhouettes to be kind of old news. She does commend, however, Comme des Garcon and, in particular, Raf Simons. She writes,"But how much of this stuff actually means anything or has a chance of changing our eye? That’s what Mr. Simons does, now more sharply than ever."
The first women's collection out of the gates from design house Thierry Mulger proved to be a bit too conservative in an effort to start out slow. Among the 15 pieces that made up this first collection were lean suiting and body skimming jersey pieces. Perhaps it's better to go unnoticed when relaunching a line, however, we can't help but make the analogy of the wild, dangerous boyfriend who comes crawling back on his hands and knees.
The online ladies at the website that refuses to be titled in accordance with its respective magazine, Style.com, have put together a summer reading list for fashion obsessives. A funny quip leading you into the list reads, "...and we don't mean US Weekly" (well said, ladies) followed by a nice click-generating shortlist of titles from Proust to Hemingway. Although we fail to see a strong connection between The Old Man And The Sea and the plight of a modern fashionista, we appreciate their encouraging women to put down the beach books that so inhibit their ability to think about fashion as it was pre-The Devil Wears Prada days.
If you fancy yourself an Anna Wintour-obsessive, and defend your beach books that dish all the inside gossip, then perhaps you'd like to know which editors have been attending which couture shows and, gasp, where they are staying. This is about at US Weekly as we get, here is the link.