Tag Archives: Comme des Garçons

Fall 2016 RTW: Shoulders

Not since the 80’s have we seen such a surge of the big shoulder.  It’s not about “power dressing” this time around. It’s all about the silhouette and a means to give new shape to this generation.

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Fall 2016 RTW Trends: 3D

I love these sculptural pieces shown on the runway for Fall 2016 RTW.  Some are actually 3D printed (Iris van Herpen) while others create the effect with volume sewn into the fabric or using an origami pleating (Junya Watanabe, Comme des Garçon, and Noir Kei Ninomiya).

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Trend: Androgyny

Fall 2015 Menswear

A lot is changing in the identity of menswear.  Gucci has installed a new creative director, Alessandro Michele, to bring a new contemporary look to the brand. That look brought an androgynous styling of blouses for men.  J.W. Anderson started his career by provoking a gender bending question to what menswear might become.  He is now designing his label for luxury powerhouse L.V.M.H.

Across the board we’re seeing what was once considered feminine as part of a new dialog for menswear.  Gender identity is not so black and white.  It can be seen in all colors, shapes, textures, styling, and patterns.  Here’s a view of what some designers are proposing for the Fall 2015 season.

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Trend: Asymmetry

Spring 2015 RTW

The body is not a symmetrical canvas.  Deconstruction of the dress form continues to find new inspiration with texture, form, shape, and lengths giving designers an expression that confronts our traditional ideas of beauty.

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Trend: The Futurist

Spring 2015 RTW

The future is a mixed bag.  What we observe as tomorrow’s fashion can be seen as back-to-the-future, deconstructed, techno-fabricated, and shiny.  The utopian ideal of a future perfect has gotten more diverse than ever.