Thursday, January 21, 2016

Haider Ackermann and Raf Paris fall 2016



 BONJOUR PARIS!



Well I never thought that Haider Ackerman would be the clothes of wannabe or actual rock stars but alas it sure looks like it. By the way that’s no slap as it in a way out Hedi’s Hedi, surely outdoes Varvatos and that is a great compliment. After all Ackerman looks like it was actually designed and not lifted from the rails and spinners of thrift stores around the world. The jackets are quite beautiful and as for the rest, well, it evades me mostly due to the closest to the body fit and the limited appeal that goes with it. BUT the beauty is in the tailored pieces even if one is distracted by the uber over the top styling, casting and silly hair!

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And then there is poor RAF! Pauvre Raf! He seems to think he has offered fashion. To me it is Raf who has been drinking his Kool Aid when he offers humongous bombers and  mammoth Jeff Koons puffers on the prepubescent models of Paris. Cartoon clothes that I suppose are the counterpoint of the rigidly tailored jackets and top coats. And so one more time, who needs this but to look at the positive side, if there is one, is that if this is the first eponymous collection , then he has nowhere to go but up! Sadly, it is my personal opinion that he will devolve rather than evolve! Ego will get you every time! “I always think about nightmares, and I have always been interested in horror movies,”.. MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!!!! And now you FRENCH HORROR STORIES vs. American Horror Stories minus Jessica Lange and what a lift for thrift stores everywhere



 
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