"In all these efforts, the stage, the movies, the radio, no less the newspaper, the Internet, and the printed book, concentrate upon fixing the national appetite upon just those products that the metropolis can sell at a profit. Similarly, they create an image of a valuable life that can be satisfied only by a ruthless concentration of human interest upon pecuniary standards and pecuniary results: the clothes of the metropolis, the jewels of the metropolis, the dull expensive life of Park Avenue, the Kurfurstenstendamm, Piccadilly, become the goals of vulgar ambition". The Culture of Cities.
Sportmax Fall 2013 Milan Fashion Week showcases the season's emphasis on texture.
The show opener, a brown beaver cocoon coat that was shorn into a cuboid, grid-like pattern, with contrast black lapels, was inventive and modern. Two things that are easier said than done in today's derivative fashion industry; and sure to satisfy the vulgar ambition of today's fashionista.
A fur-fronted coat that was brushed into squares; fluffed-up sweaters, and a tactile ginger shearling jacket zipped up the back and a dress that seemed to be covered with blue and white filaments.
The clothes had a tactile quality, be it the short fringe of a silk fil coupe belted long-sleeve dress or the quilted leather of a sweatshirt-and-pencil-skirt combination.
Sportmax also introduced another season trend; carwash-panel skirt. Tailored pleats, either left open or as the back panel in semi-sheer chiffon, was a look sure to catch on.