Feline Grace

Clawing at the coattails of Fall 2010’s obsession with all things feral came another contingent of wild felines for Resort 2011. This year leopard, cheetah and jaguar have made themselves at home not only with Dolce and Gabbana and Roberto Cavalli, where they are familiar and loyal pets, but also at Dries Van Noten, Givenchy, and Haider Ackermann, where such spottings  are somewhat less frequent. So why this continuing preoccupation with... Read More

In The Flowers

There’s no doubt that Christopher Kane likes to push our buttons. I love a designer who plays with contradictions, and Kane has become a master of archly walking the line between high art and cheap thrills. Christopher Kane Fall/Winter 2010, after Klimt's 'Farm Garden' Like Vladimir Nabokov, whose notorious Lolita Kane tapped as inspiration for his Spring/Summer 2010 collection, the up-and-coming London designer seems to have an... Read More

The Scarlet Letter

Paris Fashion Week closed in a desert of beige, caramel, and taupe, but the drama found its way in through the back door.  A trickle of lavish color seeped into collections from New York to Paris.  Blood-red velvets, leather, jacquard and lace insinuated themselves across a wide swath of collections, reminding me that on some level we’re still feeling our fangs and thirsting for something dark and rich. Altuzarra (Sigrid Agren), Alexander Wang... Read More

New York A/W ’10 Shapes: Braided, Curled, Tattooed and Laced Up

Marchesa (Anna Zakuslyo), ThreeAsFour (Megan Train), Herve Leger by Max Azria (Hanne Gaby Odiele)  Read More

New York A/W ’10 Shapes: Draped, Twisted, Pleated and Gathered

Thakoon (Siri Tollerod), Costello Tagliapietra (Emilia Nawarecka), Rodarte (Antonella Graef)  Read More