The first sunny day of the week gave way to an appropriately lighthearted mood at Chloé. The Fall 2014 Chloé girl is as breezy and effortless as ever, and more free-spirited than before. She doesn’t sweat anything; her attitude is chill because she’s confident in herself – and her innate sense of style, no over-the-top accessories or airbrushed face of makeup required.
My favorite dressmaker may just become my favorite bag maker yet. Watch this video I made backstage of the Classico bag. The man is pushing envelopes, literally. These envelope-style bags constructed of origami folds (fastened by a single magnet) allow you to play with and change up the flap of the bag at your whim.
What is the essence of the Nina Ricci woman? That’s the question Peter Copping explored at his show at the Jardin yesterday, and the answer he reaped was a most satisfying one. Not that we didn’t have more than a hint already.
Never underestimate the power of a Balmain woman. Or designer Olivier Rousteing, for that matter. While Fall 2014 welcomes a most relaxed collection from Olivier, the sense of confidence is just as potent as ever, proving that power does not lie in the cut of a dress or jacket. It’s all in the spirit.
Freezing rain and slush-filled sidewalks aside, Marc Jacobs’ Fall unveiling (the first without a second gig on his agenda in 14 years) was the best show of the week for me. Billowing clouds reaching down from the ceiling instantly set a mood of freewheeling lightheartedness. And why not? After well over a decade at Louis Vuitton, the man is free.
The cool minimalism of the early nineties has been a theme that’s popped up at the shows for the last few seasons, but leave it to the original master to finally get it just right. That’s not to say Calvin Klein’s Fall collection isn’t modern. Actually, from the fresh dress cuts to the offbeat fabrications, Francisco Costa is proving he’s far ahead of the curve.
Like the creed of the USPS, neither snow, nor rain, nor sleet, nor hail could keep me from going to Ralph Lauren in the middle of the snowstorm. As a girl from LA, I was very proud of myself, especially since I took the subway and walked six blocks in treacherous weather conditions.