New York, London, Milan, Paris: I haven’t attended New York fashion week in a couple of years now. But that’s ok, since the entire experience of schlepping between the shows and waiting, and waiting, can be quite cumbersome and less than glamorous, but, of course, the real-life experience of the 20-minute runway show does make up for the wait. However, these days it’s much easier to flick through every ready-to-wear runway shot of Autumn Winter 2016 on my iPad at the speed of lightening and edit directly to Pinterest. At the end of a month-long clicking frenzy, a multi-city fashion story is revealed.
So imagine walking into the mind of Belgian designer Dries Van Noten, and peeking blissfully at his eclectic musings of fashion and art—symbolically mesmerizing, and collectively vibrant and creative. Well, a trip to the City of Lights might satiate said pondering.
Spring 2014 runways produced an abundant kaleidoscope of colour, with monochromatic canvases of black and white, and serious flirtations and conversations where art popped profusely. Time to reminisce over last September’s runway stories and get that must-have spring shopping list ready. This season, have fun, get colourful, and get inspired by art.
Sporty, biker or mini….as designers prepare for the arrival of Fall 2014 next month during fashion week I decided to muse upon on the arrival of spring, and reminisce the style forecast that will hit boutiques soon. A playful ambience captured the essence of spring/summer 2014 across multifarious themes, with a bold focus on sporty styles that resonate from adventurous casual layers, to evening chic—tough, yet well-edited and refined.
Circa 1954 in Paris, a most precarious moment for Gabrielle Chanel as she presented her post-war collection at the age of 71—a collection that was ill-received by the French press. This moment in time is the beginning of Karl’s storytelling that will unfold in a 30-minute Technicolor movie titled The Return, to be presented just prior to his Paris-Dallas Métiers d’Art show on December 10 at Dallas Fair Park.