Saturday, July 15, 2017

NYFW men's spring 2018 ... the sadness



Sadly and apparently this past incarnation leaves one with the feeling that it has become a sort of living breathing Project Runway or reality show but with no so called oversight. In other words … much of what was shown will probably never get sold, never see the light of day again unless in some super niche online “magazine” and most importantly should never have made it to a cat walk of any kind except maybe as a student in a design school show and then most of it still pales. 
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What happen to the NAMES... you know… Joseph Abboud. Michael Bastian, Ralph Lauren, Gary Graham, Park & Ronen and so many of the other staples of what once was NYFW for men. Where was the coverage? Who exactly were these shows for? What do these so called designers hope to accomplish with these shows and really the bottom line is “WTF were you thinking?” Obscurity awaits!
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Most of what you saw was clothes for the sake of clothes, no meaning, no context; I would say no sense of reality but given that so much is it looks like it was pulled out of someone’s closet it just looks like old shit remade to look new. How sad! How pathetic! If the CFDA took credit for this assemblage of talent, then they should hide their head in shame because if this is the best that New York has to offer, I say like at the scene of a fatal car crash...  Keep moving … nothing to see here! The last scold goes to Vogue.com for actually offering so called reviews for clothes that barely merit a second glance let alone a review.
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PS ... if you are judged by the company you keep ,then it is understandable why more established brands have not joined in the fray
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