Saturday, January 30, 2016

Links // 9 //

With a quick switchover on Sunday, menswear became couture. Atelier Versace’s poor display of athletic-inspired couture was a a disappointing start to the week. It was quickly rectified by Karl Lagerfeld’s eco-inspired display at Chanel, John Galliano’s brilliant ode to the late David Bowie, and Maria Grazia and Pier Paolo’s Valentino vision. The week also saw the debut of the first collection from Christian Dior not under the artistic direction of Raf Simons. Two Swiss designers, Serge Ruffieux and Lucie Meier, took charge of the label for the season and the result was a collection that, in my opinion, was more Raf than Raf. I felt it was braver than what Raf produced in his tenure.

The Dior label was shrouded in rumours this season with fashion critics obsessing more about Raf’s successor than the collection at hand. During the week, Alexander McQueen designer Sarah Burton’s name was thrown into the mix to be next in line for the role. I believe we won’t be met with the announcement until after the Fall 2016 show at Paris Fashion Week, in March.

This week saw couture features, menswear designer insights and much debated Kanye West news.

I hope you enjoy the new format to the link posts.

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Virgil Abloh: from Pyrex to Paris, Dazed Digital
Couture’s Melancholia, Business of Fashion
BoF’s Latest Print Issue: ‘The New World Order’, Business of Fashion 
Haute Couture: Why It Matters Now More Than Ever, Vogue
Kanye West to Debut Yeezy Season 3 and Swish During NYFW - Vogue
Guo Pei, Creator of Rihanna’s Met Gala Gown, Is Ready for Paris - The New York Times
Lauren Santo Domingo on the Quiet Success of Moda Operandi - Observer

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