2009 September 14
(NEW YORK) ALEXANDER WANG
If there’s a look that say New York, downtown, circa 2009, it’s definitely got Alexander Wang’s name on it.
And this season’s football inspiration isn’t coincidental. After all, what are downtown denizens if not . . . ballsy?
There’s a reason Carine Roitfeld rushed to this show before she unpacked his luggage. The young designer drew jackpot looks for Givenchy is confirming his talent for intricate, detail loving staples and mature draping. The spring collection seemed to be inspired by the 1970’s will and with splash of Native American spirit. Altuzarra appropriated basket weaves, gentle fabrics, and soft suedes to create a buffet of forward thinking and attractive pieces.
BOY BY BAND OF OUTSIDERS
Scott Sternberg cited everything from Jacques Cousteau to Led Zepellin in his pursuit of a beach, airy, and airbrushed collection full of his usual commercial staples. The boys got the coats in multiple variations; the girls got the bubble dresses and picnic pants. There was nothing complex about this mass-appealing collection but the pant sizes, array of bright tones, and great fits were pleasing enough.
CHADO RALPH RUCCI
A study in fierve attention to deal, Ralph Rucci's collection was as precise and delicate as a tea ceremony. It's somewhat of a miracle to see this much couture workmanship displayed with such restraint. Is the First Lady watching this American?
Isaac Mizrahi has been narrating the children's story Peter and the Wolf at The Guggenheim Museum for the last seven years, but this year the designer has been tapped to oversee the...
More shakeups chez Hearst: Harper’s Bazaar executive editor Kimberly Cutter is parting ways with the magazine. Cutter has been with Bazaar for one year, and is bidding adieu to spend...
L'Officiel is adding a new talent to the upper rungs of its masthead. The French glossy has tapped Frédérique Dedet as editor-in-chief at the title. Dedet joins the magazine from...