Chevron vs. Zigzag

From left: Jill Stuart dress, Blumarine blazer, Sass & Bide trouser, House of Malakai (HOM) hat, Rue du Mail dress Graphic tessellated patterns zigzagged the Fall 2013 runways and activated the fashion masses, who are ever more hungry for the shot in the arm of high-impact mix & match patterning. Designers worked the houndstooth variations to an obsessive degree: they were colorblocked, deconstructed, multicolored, and blown up at Rag &... Read More

Proportion, Print, Puff: Peter Pilotto F/W13

London brand Peter Pilotto‘s star just keeps rising higher and higher. Pilotto and partner Christopher De Vos were at the vanguard of the digital print revolution that has cut a huge swath through the fashion landscape over the past 4 years, withstanding with panache the sober onslaught of the minimalists. Peter Pilotto, Fall/Winter 2013 For Fall/Winter 2013, Peter Pilotto thumbed its nose at those who have wryly begun to question the wisdom... Read More

Alexandre Herchcovitch: Peeling Back the Petals

Alexandre Herchcovitch‘s FW13 flower-themed collection, shown on Saturday in New York, seemed to mark a new level of clean sophistication and refinement of the Brazilian designer’s fantastic imagination. His prints were a pleasing combination of the graphic (black stripes) and the romantic (botanical imagery), which made for a magical and intellectually stimulating show that explored the anatomy and life cycle of flowers. Alexandre Herchcovitch’s... Read More

Retro Future: Creatures of the Wind, Fall 2013

Creatures of the Wind’s retro-futurism for Fall 2013 In the relatively short span of time that Shane Gabier and Chris Peters of Creatures of the Wind have been showing at New York Fashion Week, they have lassoed the attention of many a fashion editor – not to mention the CFDA, which made them a runner-up in the 2011 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards. Much has been made of CotW’s valiant attempts to inject the commercial into their oddball,... Read More

Red Valentino’s Gingerbread Cottage

“About noon they saw a pretty sn0w-white bird sitting on a bough, and singing so sweetly that they stopped to listen. And when he had finished the bird spread his wings and flew before them, and they followed after him until they came to a little house, and the bird perched on the roof, and when they came nearer they saw that the house was built of bread, and roofed with cakes; and the window was of transparent sugar.” Grimm’s Household... Read More

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