Thursday, February 20, 2020

Prada fall 2020


“women can be strong and feminine at the same time” Miuccia Prada
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Blah, blah, blah, di blah ... loosely translated … women can look like wooly mammoths, quarterbacks, wearing clothes of the wrong size, clumsy, oafish and most of all NEVER beautiful as per her edict of that her job is not make women look beautiful!
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Well one more season to live up to those words as I am still waiting to see the uber fashion that she thinks she supposedly produces season after season. Let me count the ways: belted blazers, carwash skirts, shimmy fringe, YSL squared off shoulders as in chubbies of various lengths, cinched puffers, LL Bean waterproof boots with lug sole in pastels (very feminine I might add), lampshade beaded fringe and best is some absurd layer of sheer or mesh that sadly doesn’t hide what’s under it. Lest I forget those patent faux shearlings that look like they fell off the clearance racks at UPIM. Where is the incomparable Prada innovation except in her own mind!
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So, I ask myself one more time, what exactly is so great here except all the babbling that she does to explain what she does and the end result is always the same. Here at least I’m sure there will be pieces that the label whores will flock to but on the whole, it’s so nothing, so over talked about and explained that it’s actually mind-numbing. 
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However, I do like salt and pepper tweed, grey flannel and camel just as long as it’s not Prada!

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Gucci fall 2020


 Why is this man smiling…? That is the biggest question!
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Here you have fashion, in the loosest sense of the word, which was designed, in the loosest sense of the word, under the influence!
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These are the nerdy freaky girls you made fun of in grade school because of how shabbily they were dressed or because their style was so alien. 
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 The clothes are pulled from the bottoms of the $1 bins at Goodwill and look as if they have picked over for years
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The clown bus has now turned into a certified freak show and it’s just as repugnant except this is intentional and not God’s mistakes!
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What saddens me the most is that there are consumers who drank the Kool Aid, a fashion media that has become like FOX news, and that Kering is clearly not the least bit interested in reclaiming the status and integrity that this heritage brand once claimed as its own.
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I’m not even sure these clothes are Forever 21, H&M or Zara appropriate…. How utterly pathetic this display of supposed fashion has become.

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Richard Quinn fall 2020


If Lacroix, Ungaro, Balenciaga, YSL, Charles James, and Alexander McQueen had a baby it might have been Richard Quinn!
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Imagine overstated, happy, colorful. polka dotted, over the top, prints mixed with smiling models kaleidoscopic colors and big on statements and that would be all present and accounted for here. 
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Be dammed with salability, vapid inspirations with utility and bring in design and bring in the joy of fashion because that’s what is here. Inventive, designed planned out and jaw-dropping clothes that will make women of a certain taste level lust, drool and crave clothes that actually look like couture. No, these are not wallflower clothes, they are literally SCREAMING look at me and they are well worth looking at.
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Do I wish they were a little less styled in terms of the head coverings and the thigh high matching boots…?  yes but hell this is a show not some  modern  dance troop dancing around some boring clothes ... this is a fashion parade that has no competition thus far, yes, it’s a pity that Carolina and Oscar used some similar shapes and fabrics  but put into each of their contexts  and you see there is a totally  different  vibe.
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I’m not big on inflated sleeves but they are part and parcel of this amazing statement of overstatement…   yes, this is the wonder of fashion,, this is what brings audiences to their feet catcalling  … it’s called excitement… you remember that … the days when the shows were chock a block with clothes that made you anxious to see what was coming next and not who was wearing what and who was sitting in the first row and where the freakin event was held… clothes glorious fabulous creatively designed clothes!
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PS ….. I REALLY DON'T RECALL HOW AND WHERE I DISCOVERED THIS TREASURE BUT THE BOLDNESS AND AUDACITY WINS ME OVER