FW14: Marni’s Twisted Birds

Marni is one Milan show we always await with bated breath. Not always accessible and certainly not always pretty, Consuelo Castiglioni’s collections are nevertheless consistently packed with power, intellectual interest, and a different perspective on femininity. Like Prada, Marni often eschews sex appeal in favor of something more articulate, more thoughtful, more experimental – all of which is a welcome respite from the overt sexiness... Read More

LFW SS13: Erdem’s Extraterrestrial Garden Party

Erdem, Spring/Summer 2013 Erdem Moralioglu found a new breed of lady to dress up for his Spring/Summer 2013 Erdem collection: the gentlewoman from another planet. He imagined a visitor from another world doing her best to fit in with the well-bred ladies of Earth. This made for some special moments of wacky prettiness comprised of Spring’s favorite new flavor, python, patchworked with muted ladylike prints in colors of butter and powder blue;... Read More

Mad World

The long wait is over for Season 5…and we’ve officially entered the late 60s with the women and men of Mad Men. Op art now graces the walls of Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce where Rothko’s abstract impressionist multiforms once hung. Mary Quant has begun to work her hemline-shrinking magic on forward-thinking birds like Megan, Don’s new wife, and boundary-pushing Peggy. The Dolly Birds have flown the coop! Hence my imaginings... Read More