Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Catching Up with Paris & Cathy

If you're anything like me, you probably look forward to fashion week for 5 straight months and of course Paris fashion week is really the mother of all fashion weeks. The problem for me is that by the time Paris finally rolls around I am experiencing some sort of strange fashion week fatigue. With 3 straight weeks of looking, I feel really burnt out. Fortunately, Cathy Horyn sums everything up for you so perfectly in a sentence or less, you almost don't need to go the style.com to see the photos. Here is everything is a nutshell (although I totally disagree with her about Givenchy).

Nina Ricci: “as moody as it was distinctive.”
Yves Saint Laurent: “enormously appealing.”

Chanel: “darker and more urban in mood.”

Giambattista Valli: “good clothes, but would his clients necessarily care or notice when they’re not?”

Lanvin: “solid, aggressively chic.”

Sonia Rykiel: “cute and friendly.”

Valentino: “respectful and graphic.”

Givenchy: “out of touch.”

Emanuel Ungaro: “soft rather than strident.”

Stella McCartney: “nothing knocked out of the park, but neither did you sense any trembling insecurity.”

Dries Van Noten: “prints were dense and gorgeous, a treat for the eye, but something soon felt off in his show.”

Balenciaga: “his clothes are the most interesting of his generation.”

Viktor & Rolf: “as much as they were saying no to the crassness of the world, they were adding to its noise.”

Jean Paul Gaultier: “old-fashioned.”

Comme des Garçons: “generally funny and subtle.”

Tao: “an older, knowing hand.”

Junya Watanabe: “an amazing performance.”

Alexander McQueen: “beautiful, beautiful clothes.”

Chloe: “Paulo Melim Andersson, cannot create a look that is either uniquely Chloé or interesting.”

Christian Dior: “constrained and old-clothes-y.”

John Galliano: “fickle and personal.”

Miu Miu: “a futuristic blend of jersey and scuba materials.”

Ralph Rucci: “more engrossing, more dramatic and more particular than many shows here.”

Maison Martin Margiela: “a let-down.”

Undercover: “thoughtful and relevant.”

Rick Owens: “great show.”
(via: The Moment)

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