They’re back! One item of clothing that haunted my childhood and distorted my perception on trousers in general, the ski pants are back. And together with oversize knits, super chunky footwear (rubber+wooden soled flatform oxfords, tell me if it gets any repugnant than that) and linear tie dye; it’s like a chicified journey down the memory lane. One added bonus is the flippy zip details, giving the subtle classics the dimension and movement they deserve. The sexy factor within all these repelling? Super mini rope draped dresses that you should brace yourselves to see everywhere.
A woman’s best friend is always another woman, even if you think that you get along better with boys; it’s a woman who would understand what you’re going through, how you must be feeling, what you should or should not do for your own good. And I don’t know who her best friend is but Phoebe Philo sure is in the social circle of working women around the world. Her clothes silently scream austere confidence, super comfortable pieces personalised in light details. From chunky boots to bags hold as clutches by grasping the handles, 30′s wide structural shapes and spacious slits, it’s a collection that found femininity inside masculinity. In other words, it’s magic.
After two seasons of settling in, Alexander Wang finally started making himself at home in Balenciaga. Bringing the urban magic that is knitwear (plus the excessive zip details as bonus) from hometown NY to one of the biggest and oldest fashion houses in the world, he seems to have perfected the elegant quotidian. The shopping bag details were, I guess, the symbol of Wang’s sense of humour, maybe even a way to blow off the steam he’s been pressured with the duty of filling in Nicolas Ghesquiere’s shoes. I think the shoes started to fit.