London Fashion Week, spring 2018

WTF Looks from London Spring 2018

They're intended to shock, and shock they do. Here, our WTF picks from the London spring shows...

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Sep 19, 2017 14:30:00
Moto Guo, spring 2018

Playtime: Moto Guo Spring 2018

Malaysian men's designer Moto Guo, who once famously gave his models big red dots of acne, is still clowning around for spring 2018. The playful collection, called To Kinder, is a kind of ode to childhood dress-up, with colorful wide ties, pleated schoolgirl skirts, bib-like shapes, and assorted frilly and/or lacy things.

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Jul 10, 2017 10:45:00
Viktor & Rolf, fall 2017

All Dolled Up: Viktor & Rolf Couture Fall 2017

The use of giant mixed-race doll heads at Viktor & Rolf's couture collection today was meant to convey the diversity and versatility of the clothes on display, clothes that took a second turn on the runway, only loosened from their fancier versions moments earlier to reveal their eminent wearability...

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Jul 05, 2017 20:19:00
Iris van Herpen, fall 2017

Bodies of Water: Iris Van Herpen Couture Fall 2017

Water and its various associations — waves, bubbles, splashing, flotation — informed Iris van Herpen's collection, shown today during Paris couture...

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Jul 03, 2017 17:10:00
Rodarte, spring 2018

Giving Floral: Rodarte Spring 2018 Paris

For their Paris debut, the Rodarte sisters Laura and Kate Mulleavy embraced a new romanticism with a bouquet of a collection infused with just about every floral under the sun, and they did so in an outdoor flower garden...

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Jul 02, 2017 20:27:00
Thom Browne, spring 2018

Skirting the Issue: Thom Browne Men Spring 2018

After seasons of dissecting and adorning his signature taut gray suits in elaborately staged spectacles in an industrial space in the north of Paris, Thom Browne decided to show his summer 2018 collection in the ritzy glass courtyard of the Ecole des Beaux Arts.

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Jun 25, 2017 20:32:00
Dior Homme, spring 2018

Short Stories: Dior Homme Spring 2018

The title given to today's Dior Homme show, Latenight Summer, seemed to refer more to the English-adopted French term soirée, than any late-night summer party we’ve been to. A parade of immaculate, painfully beautiful boys showed off artistic director Kris Van Assche’s impeccable tailoring skills. But, he was quick to point out that it wasn’t all down to him, as the collection was a heartfelt celebration of the fantastic Christian Dior atelier team.

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Jun 25, 2017 15:03:00
Comme des Garçons, spring 2018

Comme des Garçons Men's Spring 2018

Following her triumphant takeover of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, it seemed that Comme des Garçons’ Rei Kawakubo was ready to party and let her hair down at today's Comme des Garçons Homme Plus show.

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Jun 23, 2017 16:43:00
Junya Watanabe, spring 2018

Wabi-Sabi Goes to Work: Junya Watanabe Men's Spring 2018

In Japan there is an aesthetic term called wabi-sabi, which translated as the idea that fabrics look more beautiful as they age and take on the form, the wear and tear, of their owner. It is exemplified by the use of boro stitching and patch-working that was traditionally practiced by the poorer working classes, to mend their clothes in expensive fabrics to give them a longer lifespan. The more the garment was mended, the more elaborate it became, with some stitching so intricate that it essentially became embellishment.

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Jun 23, 2017 16:00:00

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