Today in Fashion Week: February 26th
February 27, 2009 § 1 Comment
Ciao bellas! We’re back in action, but I’m afraid I’m extremely low on time. Here goes my best effort!
Moschino Cheap & Chic
Fun fact: I went through this collection half way before remembering it was a diffusion line. Although the “Cheap” in their name is likely to be laughable to anyone not swathed on a daily basis in the excess of name brand luxury, they certainly had the “Chic” down pat. It was a less imaginative outing for the brand, but restraint has always been overrated. Maybe the irony of the title will be acceptable when buyers can justify the prices. Beautifully cut coats and dresses have a clear element of individuality for pieces so uniform.
If the 80’s are what’s in, then Blugirl’s got the beat! (I sincerely hope that song becomes omnipresent once again.) They captured the semi-gothic ridiculously dramatic look of the beloved and lambasted decade. Unfortunately, however, this is hardly the look that’s tinged with nostalgia. Second-timers will likely bemoan the look’s resurgence. Nothing goes with bad 80’s memories like a reminder of how crazy you looked.
With the news that Just Cavalli is just about dead and gone to a very tacky hell, I’ve been wishing the brand good riddance. The gaudiness has never been my thing, but, ironically enough, Roberto Cavalli presented the first actually good Just Cavalli collection that I’ve ever seen. At points, it feels as though his eye is invaluable on the youth scene. I guess it just goes to show you that it’s not that the…more established designers are out of touch, they just know something we don’t.
Sometimes the bad outweighs the good. Although Emporio Armani had a few good moments, others seemed like they were simply in bad taste. A crystallized logo t-shirt worn under a skirt suit? I think I’ll pass.
Missoni was a sartorial delight this season. Although the looks are clearly of the bohemian persuasion, anything will feel fresh when done correctly. Something is just very very right about draping hoods, mile-long scarfs, and fur toppers. If anything, this should have at least been what Marc by Marc Jacobs was like.
Well, that was the blogging equivalent of a marathon. Highlights for tomorrow include Jil Sander, Burberry Prorsum, and Gianfranco Ferre. See you then!