Month: February 2014

Jacquemus

Upon arrival at this evening’s Jacquemus show, guests were handed white hospital smocks, each of them with hand-appliquéd blobs of color on them, and asked to put them on. Why? The models were going to paintball the crowd, one attendee…

Cédric Charlier

Cédric Charlier acknowledged some of the season’s signal items today when he showed generously cut trousers, culottes, sweatshirts, oversize drop-shoulder coats, and short dresses paired with thigh-high boots. That’s what is called being “on trend,” and it’s a savvy place…

Anthony Vaccarello

Tony Viramontes’ name is coming up with increasing frequency in fashion circles these days. An exhibition at 10 Corso Como in Milan can do that for an artist. Anthony Vaccarello said he didn’t see that show, but he’s the latest…

Stella Jean

The Armani Teatro was Stella Jean‘s launching pad last season. That collection generated enough buzz to ensure that there was a decent crowd at her Fall show today despite the tough end-of-Milan fashion week time slot. Those who stayed in…

Giorgio Armani

Profligacy has never been Giorgio Armani‘s calling card, but today he took rigorous discipline to an extreme with a collection based almost entirely on gray flannel. On paper, it scarcely sounded like the most promising proposition. Is there any fabric…

Dsquared²

#perturbedwonderful was the hashtag for the Girl, Interrupted video update that introduced the Dsquared² show today. It was a more savory variant on the institutionalized existence than the similarly themed men’s show in January because it offered Dean and Dan…

Red Valentino

Each Red Valentino collection addresses a different fairy tale, and it’s clear that Fall was inspired by Snow White. Marine Deleeuw played the lead role in the latest lookbook, shot against a Lichtenstein-esque Pop Art backdrop, modeling whimsical clutches that…

Philipp Plein

“This isn’t your ordinary fucking fashion show, I’m telling you right now,” Rita Ora declared today at Philipp Plein before launching into her hit “Facemelt.” The lyrics of that tune, “I’m the kind of heat that will make the place…

MSGM

Massimo Giorgetti is a connoisseur of clash. His boat rose with the tide of street style, and like the girls who get snapped outside the shows, he lived by the rule “the zanier, the better.” When the first sweatshirt dress…