The winding down of New York Fashion Week is a time for reflection.
Marc Jacobs debuted sepia-toned 1940’s-meets-1970’s-disco-made-modern-and-accented-with-fur-or-sequins.
Calvin Klein was all about powerful colors and loosely-fitted dresses cinched with wide buckle belts or skinnier versions.
A mélange of dyed marabou skirts showed a softened side to Prenza Schouler’s edgy leather looks of last year with.
Jesus. Who wears this crap and to where?
I only watch the runway shows on YouTube to nitpick the designers and criticize what is missing.Where was Aventura, Patagonia Footwear, Darn Tough Vermont and ISIS? Overland Equipment? Sierra Designs? El Naturalista, Icebreaker and Mountain Hardwear?
Yet their Fall 2013 pieces are rich with smart boots, toasty sweaters, skirts and functional bags. Tops that nip in your waist, bottoms that flatter your curves.
Warm, yes. Chunky, no. Not a single one of them is flash-in-the-pan and all have use-value that easily cross the boundaries between urban jungles and the backcountry.