Because you can't have depths without surfaces.
Linda Grant, thinking about clothes, books and other matters.

Friday, 12 September 2008

At last, the New York shows

Michael Kors

In all the excitement I have completely missed the big stories of the week, that sciency thing that happened on Wednesday, and the New York collections.

Jess Cartner-Morley in the Guardian has the summing-up:
What this means in terms of steering the direction of fashion is that femininity - in its American form as wholesome, healthsome and sunshine-bright, rather than the European incarnation as complicated, mysterious, troublesome and flouncy - once again rules the catwalk. The seeds of androgyny and sci-fi futurism sown in so many of last season's influential shows have fallen on unfriendly ground here. There was a clear sartorial divide, this week, among the show audiences who parade around the venue between pre sentations: while the Europeans are embracing sharp black tailoring and challenging trouser shapes, the Americans are all about an uptown citrus shift (think Cindy) or a cute floral leavened with a black belt (pure Michelle).

5 comments:

greying pixie said...

I don't think there is anything new in this. American style has always had that sporty freshness and simplicity. It is not for nothing that the Japanese heavyweights (Comme, Yohji and Miyake) have always chosen to show in Paris. And anyway it is difficult for Jessica to make such a comparison when we haven't yet seen what Europe has to offer for next season. Surely comparisons can't be made until all the cards are on the table.

Arabella said...

All I know is this: I'm not going to be wearing a rope turban.

(gallery of pictures at GuardianUnlimited)

rosaria said...

...and I'm not going to wear an orange, sorry, TANGERINE pantsuit.

Savvy Mode SG said...

i know for sure i won't wear harem pants....

Ethics Girl said...

Ah Linda...some of us here in Switzerland live for that sciency thing.