DIScuss | Rick Owens #SS14 #PFW

I was in a dour mood this morning after viewing Alexander Wang’s third effort for Balenciaga. Though mildly pleasant the collection was hollow, void of any real design muscle and totally reliant on his predecessors’ old work. Far from what you would expect from a great design house. It made me a bit pessimistic about the standards and fate of the industry and its ability to not just produce beautiful clothes but make any kind… [read more »]

Paste and Match Style: New York Bites Paris

Of all the fashion capitols, New York City is the most dogged with accusations of being overly commercial and derivative. It’s a well-earned reputation going back to the early 20th century when French haute couture’s supremacy was a real and unchallengeable thing and its couturiers would license their designs to American manufacturers and department stores for sanctioned copying. But if a manufacturer or department store couldn’t afford the fees, they’d enlist a copy house who… [read more »]