Monday, March 4, 2013

Favorite of the Day: Kenzo

One expects the clothes for cooler climes to be more serious, more about function and warmth and utility. As I've said before, I like things to be in their place and of their time, but I was delighted by the prints play that occurred at the Kenzo.

It was cheeky and fun and youthful. 

But with its heavier fabrics and deeper shades, it didn't seem out of place in the narrative of the season.

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Sunday, March 3, 2013

Favorite of the Day: Viktor & Rolf

I tend to be turned away by over the top femininity in clothing. Frills in excess and ribbons and bows can make my stomach. I find that some designers turn to all of those extras in a fit of laziness. To distract from clothes that aren't that innovative and aren't that interesting.

But the bows at the Viktor & Rolf show were of a different sort. Oversized and pulled apart. Loud ornament or full garment. The collection followed the rule that rests at the heart of the Viktor & Rolf brand.

Take convention and turn it on its head.

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Friday, March 1, 2013

Favorite of the Day: Nina Ricci

The prominence of The Lady on the runways of every city two season made me giddy, and it was with sadness that I saw her fade away. So it was no surprise that my most recent favorite, Nina Ricci, featured her so heavily. She was of the mid 20th century variety, the type of lady who inhabits the movies that I've been devouring over the past year or so.

She was lovely and sophisticated and quietly sexy.

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