Paris Fashion Week Autumn 2015: The good, the bad and the ugly

Paris Fashion Week Autumn 2015: The good, the bad and the ugly

Paris presented effortlessness, stealth wealth and minimalism for Autumn/Winter 2015. The main idea I got from the collections was of a woman who doesn’t feel that she should prove herself to anyone. Never complain, never explain. Feeling good in your skin and...
John Galliano's debut at Maison Margiela: an analysis

John Galliano's debut at Maison Margiela: an analysis

This collection would be lambasted were it not associated with the resurrection of John Galliano. But first let’s look at the Maison Margiela signatures that Galliano has mercifully retained: The mix of high and low culture denim hot pants, leopard and zebra prints,...
Do you love Louboutin enough to pay $50 for his nail polish?

Do you love Louboutin enough to pay $50 for his nail polish?

Thought the Christian Louboutin nail polish would be your chance to buy into the Louboutin dream without spending your entire paycheck on his shoes? It might be, but it'll still cost you a pretty penny. The Rouge Louboutin nail polish, out today at Saks Fifth Avenue...
In defense of Chanel’s haute couture running shoes

In defense of Chanel’s haute couture running shoes

After making a surprise appearance on Parisian catwalks last month, Chanel’s haute couture running shoes emerged as the most viral story from the Haute Couture Spring 2014 fashion week. Many a fashionista’s eyes rolled at the esteemed French house, as if to say that...
1920s fashion in The Artist

1920s fashion in The Artist

From the Elegance in Exile exhibition to Emporio Armani's Spring/Summer 2012 and several other collections, the 1920s have lately been playing a key influence in fashion. I've understood it as a collective yearning for the sans-souci of the Jazz Age, characterized not...
Male students protest longer hemlines, circa 1947

Male students protest longer hemlines, circa 1947

Male students protest against longer hemlines at Michigan State University, circa 1947. When a friend of mine posted this photo on my Facebook wall some time ago, I immediately thought this was one of the most interesting moments in fashion history I've heard of. 1947...