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Miu Miu gets trippy, Mary Katrantzou loves letters, Roland Mouret throws up. A last look at pre-spring 2015, Fashion

Miu Miu gets trippy, Mary Katrantzou loves letters, Roland Mouret throws up. A last look at pre-spring 2015

Miuccia Prada enjoys having the final word. Perhaps that’s why she stole the pre-spring thunder, pitching up in Paris to show her Miu Miu collection on the eve of the haute couture collections and close the season. She does the same at the ready-to-wear, after all. On the other hand, maybe it was her acknowledgement of the new power of pre – the first ever, stand-alone Miuccia Prada-manned cruise show. It’s been dribbled into the menswear shows before, but this was a different thing entirely.

By | Fashion, Fashion Sense | Monday, 7 July 2014 at 1:05 am

Riff versus rip-off: Tom Ford, Christopher Kane and Mary Katrantzou shine in London, Fashion

Riff versus rip-off: Tom Ford, Christopher Kane and Mary Katrantzou shine in London

Referencing is an odd thing in fashion. After all, there’s virtually nothing that hasn’t been done before when it comes to clothes. It shows: in London, we saw heavy homage paid – read: rip-offs made – to Yohji Yamamoto, Jean Paul Gaultier, John Galliano, and even Valentino. The latter is a sure-fire commercial hit. The former are the latest mood to seize designers, and the all-important stylists who help them pull their collections together. They pull together quite a few collections. Which is perhaps why the results often end up looking old hat. It’s difficult not to start playing fashion train-spotter, trying to pin the collections and editorials down that designers have been referencing. It’s difficult not to the point the finger, to shout it out.

By | Fashion, Fashion Sense | Tuesday, 18 February 2014 at 10:18 am

First Look: Christopher Kane Menswear Spring 2014, Fashion

First Look: Christopher Kane Menswear Spring 2014

It’s a bit Kraftwerky chez Christopher Kane – the first menswear shown for the spring 2014, images released 24 hours before London Collections: Men officially kicks off. Future fantastic.

By | Fashion, Fashion Sense | Friday, 14 June 2013 at 11:28 pm

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