Haute Couture

After the snooze inducing menswear shows, Paris has finally stepped it up for the Spring/Summer Haute Couture shows. Armani took more inspiration from Asia, this time laquering models in architectural yet slinky gowns. Givenchy gave us more mesh appliqued gowns, this time with shots of electric colors. John Galliano played with the iconic Dior silhouettes using more modern fabrics and...+

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Paris in a nutshell..

The Paris shows so far have not really shown us anything spectacular for men. Granted, these shows are designed for the European markets, so the overabundance of American sportswear seperates holds a higher impact for Continental eyes. Marc Jacobs gave us a bit of 1950’s futurism at Louis Vuitton, Givenchy did their usual baroque-meets-monastic thing, Jean...+

Frida to the rescue!

After days of boring, mediocre, and all-too-wearable fashions, Frida Giannini at Gucci awakened a weary Milan crowd with her latest collection. Though super-sombre in color (the subtle elegance movement has definately been cemented this season), Frida pulls all the collective pieces together and (finally) banishs 80’s revival. What’s to replace it? It’s what the French...+

Snooze fest in Milan…

Dolce and Gabbana showed their most boring collection yet. While the clothes are well-crafted and expertly tailored, the show lacked a “wow” factor that just made it an endless parade of suiting seperates. Below are the only two strong looks, even these channeling their Spring/Summer 2010 collection: See the full collection here. Burberry Prorsum wasn’t...+