Thursday, July 2, 2009

I love Cathy Horyn for ...

being utterly honest and not giving a s*** about what others think. This is extracted from her recent post on the NYtimes:

" I found Riccardo Tisci’s (men's) collection for Givenchy just plain tedious. Heavy layers, black and white trousers in broken star patterns, gold metal stars scattered across tops, gold chain mesh t-shirts: a chaotic collection that tried to bully you into thinking this banal stuff was loaded with contemporary significance. Who were these dudes? On the whole, the clothes made me think of footballers who wear free designer clothes."

"Yesterday, while going around to the shows, a number of editors said to me, “The Givenchy look is contemporary—a lot of young guys dress like that.” And I replied, “That’s great, but it doesn’t mean the look is interesting.” To me, the Givenchy collection—the gold mesh top and leather shorts, the gold-studded tartan, the layers of baggy shorts over leggings, the Moroccan ethnic influences—smacks of the work of a stylist, rather than the specific vision of a designer. The collection has a cadged look of picking things up from here and yonder, notably Comme des Garcons. This method just betrays insecurity—the insecurity of a designer who doesn’t have a meaningful, real vision. No doubt the references in the collection could be explained by Tisci, but the best shows are generally clear to us—as well as the result of some kind of magic."

I love Tisci, but couldn't agree more with cathy's comments. bravo to the honest b****! lol jk

Now the multi million dollar question is: Imagine IF Cathy was invited to Aussie fashion week, and she ACTUALLY decided to go, which designers would receive good comments? I can't think of more than 3 ...

I love you all!


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