10 most desirable shoes from Spring/Summer 2011 runways

I got the idea to put together this list during London Fashion Week. Although I thought a lot of the shoes presented there would look better in fall and winter, I realized the list wasn't going to suffer one bit after seeing the Milan and Paris shows. FYI, this selection of the crème de la ... Read more

Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2011: Majestic tribute

Everyone knew that Sarah Burton's first collection for Alexander McQueen would be either a hit or miss, no middle ground. Everyone also knew that she possibly had the most difficult job you can imagine in fashion, given how specific the late McQueen's work was. This collection is an incredibly well-executed hotchpotch of his most successful ... Read more

Chanel Spring/Summer 2011: Classic vs. modern

Paris fashion week was the one I was looking forward to the most this year for two reasons: luxurious line-up (old French houses, the greatest authorities in fashion) and a very subjective feeling that collections shown in Milan, London and New York as a whole lacked a spark. They weren't bad, but will we remember ... Read more

Yohji Yamamoto Spring/Summer 2011: Religious damnation?

At first glance, Yohji Yamamoto's Spring/Summer 2011 collection, presented yesterday at Espace Vendôme in Paris, was just another in the long line of displays of the master's great skill. Yamamoto is the go-to designer for garments blending the line between their supposed function and metamorphosis into an architectural object, but this collection is - as ... Read more