Nod to Michael Jackson at Louis Vuitton

Virgil is the fashion zeitgeist right now, and whether he’s aware of it or not, he’s firmly at the wheel. The invitation for today’s show arrived as a plastic-wrapped bejeweled white glove — a hat tip to the collection’s main inspiration, Michael Jackson. The show took place on a theatre-set backdrop of Ludlow Street in New York's Lower East Side neighborhood, replete with storefronts and cobblestones. Here, Abloh managed no small feat; he made the experience of a major Louis Vuitton show feel intimate.

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Jan 17, 2019 20:31:00

Dizzyingly Poetic at Dries Van Noten

A complicated soundscape, made up of sound bites and snippets of music featuring Bowie, Warhol, and many more artistic heroes made up the soundtrack to the show, which in itself, couldn’t have been less complicated. The focus here was on perfect clothes, and what a focus.

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Jan 18, 2019 20:31:00

Glam Rick

Today was surprisingly upbeat for Rick Owens, but less so if you’d seen his Instagram posts over the last few days. He teased an image of Kiss followed by a clothing label marked “L.LeGaspi,inc NEW YORK.” Larry LeGaspi was the designer behind the looks for Kiss and the 70s girl group Labelle. Owens has been thinking a lot about LeGaspi of late, and for good reason: he's working on a book about him.

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Jan 17, 2019 19:23:00

Patch Perfect at Junya Watanabe

Though the show was almost in the suburbs, and at 9:30 am, the mood was instantly lifted with the opening bars of Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody this morning. And spirits stayed up the whole way through as Junya Watanabe treated us to a particularly playful spring collection.

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Sep 30, 2018 17:17:00

When You're Expecting the Unexpected

Before the ticket arrived for the show today, a mail went out informing us that the venue was small. Then the ticket arrived, informing us that the venue was the cavernous Beaux Arts de Paris. Things are never that simple chez Comme des Garçons; the house had built a scaled-down reclaimed wood cabin inside the huge space, making it indeed small. This kind of attention to detail, and the meta-ness of sitting in a venue within a venue, was just the beginning.

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Sep 29, 2018 16:07:00

Love Song at Yohji Yamamoto

Yohji Yamamoto’s spring 2019 collection was given a name, which is a rare thing in the world of Yamamoto; he called it Love Song. The invitation came packaged in a 33” record sleeve (though sadly no record), an allusion to the title itself and to Yamamoto’s own increasing love affair with music. For some time now he has soundtracked his own shows, with his electric guitar playing, and singing. This time was no different, though he didn’t voice it himself — a female singer sang in both English and Japanese.

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Sep 28, 2018 22:48:00

Mountain Witches at Rick Owens

Today Rick Owens presented his womenswear spring collection, the sister collection to spring menswear under the same moniker, Babel. Where menswear took its inspiration from the never-to-be-constructed constructivist dream tower conceived by Vladimir Tatlin, under order from Lenin, today we were looking to mountain witches. As you do chez Rick.

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Sep 27, 2018 19:58:00

Getting Graphic: Dries Van Noten Spring 2019

The Palais de Tokyo is as unexpected as they come for a Dries Van Noten show venue, and the particular space they chose within the Palais de Tokyo was just as rare. The swooping gallery, with its glass ceiling, is usually reserved for art shows, but as the Palais de Tokyo is between art shows right now, the timing was perfect, and our lady was really up to her elbows in paint tonight on the runway.

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Sep 26, 2018 20:03:00

Best of Jeremy Scott at Jeremy Scott

For spring, Jeremy Scott served up a plate of his familiar fare — pop, cartoons, moto, camo, neon — with extra sex appeal. He even delved into his archives for Polaroids from his club kid days...

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Sep 06, 2018 23:27:00

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