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Fashion Flashback: Alexander McQueen SS95

Following last month’s flashback to a John Galliano-era Christian Dior collection, I thought now would be a good time to put the spotlight on an Alexander McQueen collection given that the basis for the previous post was the book that I read about the two designers, Gods and Kings by Dana Thomas. I chose to feature McQueen’s Spring 1995 collection, entitled “The Birds” and themed around the Alfred Hitchcock classic film of the same name. Inspired by the tight, restrictive pencil skirts worn by Tippi Hedren in the movie, McQueen chose to use that silhouette and magnify it to extreme proportions. Dana Thomas, a somewhat expert on McQueen wrote an entire essay on the collection for The Cut which explains everything better than I ever could – read it here. 

“The Birds” was one of Alexander McQueen’s first big collections. It was the third show he ever presented to the public and is extremely impressive for a designer at such a young stage in their career. Of course, McQueen had been working for quite some time before this point, even undertaking an apprenticeship at Saville Row, an experience that shaped his work for years to come. This collection has the sharp tailoring and almost restrictive cuts that he would be known for. It also plays on the themes of destruction and androgyny which McQueen would reference throughout his career.

Why Do Fashion Brands Continue to Look Back?

It seems that fashion is increasingly referential. Nothing is really new anymore. No new silhouettes are created. No new innovations are made. Nothing. But is this a bad thing? And is it unexpected?

I started to think about this topic after catching up with all of the shows at Milan Fashion Week. There were two brands in particular that I felt specifically looked back in time, into their own archives – Versace and Dolce & Gabbana. However, their techniques were different. Versace was deliberate, Dolce & Gabbana was not.

This season’s Versace show was, as Donatella put it, a tribute to her late brother Gianni Versace, to mark the twenty year anniversary of his death. The show was filled with her takes on his most famous designs. It was like the highlight reel of Gianni Versace’s career and what made him, and the family name, famous and into a brand. Donatella looked back into the archives (no, literally, she went to the physical archives and looked at his pieces) and chose the silhouettes and prints which were most iconic and ran with it. She featured the Marilyn Monroe and James Deen portraits by Andy Warhol (which Gianni turned into a multi-colored, tile print), she used the baroque that was last en vogue back in 2013 when hip-hop artists like Migos and Drake were obsessed with the brand, and the leopard print (most notably, the yellow version worn by Kaia Gerber who opened the show). According to this New York Times article on the show, “Every garment will come complete with a label that notes the collection and the year, so consumers will know the moment of origin.”. It is a way to incorporate the brand’s history into it’s present show but do it in a way that is of the moment but still collectable. I suspect that items from this show will be just as valuable as the originals from 20+ years ago. Many have wondered if this collection was Donatella’s farewell to the brand as rumors about her imminent departure have been swirling for months now, but she says otherwise. It was, in fact, just a tribute to her late and beloved brother. Of course, no mention of this show would be complete without bringing up the finale which featured the supermodels of Gianni’s shows marching out to Freedom ’90, the iconic George Michael song which lent its sounds to a Versace show back in 1991. Of course, the crowd went wild for this. It was nostalgia at its finest, and that’s what made this show great.

The finale gowns at Versace.

Dolce & Gabbana, on the other hand, offered none of the nostalgia factor. They produced a show of beautiful, albeit boring, clothes that could’ve been any one of their shows from the past five years. Dolce & Gabbana refuse to innovate anymore and it has gotten dull. It is hard to believe that 10 years ago, they were one of the main attractions in Milan and they actually made futuristic, fashion-forward styles. Remember the show opened by Snejana Onopka strutting down the light-up runway, after arriving in a glass elevator and descending down some stairs, to the sound of Justin Timberlake’s Sexy Back? That would never happen nowadays. Instead they play it safe, season after season, year after year. I guess they are doing what works for them and their business, but that is why Versace was all over your social media for the entire weekend and Dolce & Gabbana was a blip that almost went unnoticed.

Dolce & Gabbana SS07

Designers often look back though, at their past work (like the No. 21 show, also at Milan Fashion Week), or at the brand’s own heritage. That’s what almost every designer does who becomes the Creative Director of a storied brand, like Julien Dossena at Paco Rabanne. The chainmail, futuristic styles are nothing new, but they work and people love them because they look cool. It is said that Alexander McQueen was so impressive because he is one of the only designers of the past quarter century to create a brand new silhouette, the Bumster, the ultra low-rise pant style which exposed the top of the butt and caused women to shave their pubic hair because the top of the area was revealed. When the Bumster trickled down into mainstream fashion, it came in the form of low-rise jeans, beloved by your favorite mid-2000s celebs who loved to show off their g-strings peeking out above their waistband.

McQueen’s Bumster

Maybe this is just how fashion is going to be going forward. It isn’t about innovation. It’s about commercialism. It’s about sales. It’s about social media coverage. It’s about short-term attention. It’s about building a brand. The only way to build a brand is to be consistent, but I believe that there is a way to do it by innovating or making some changes and introducing new things along the way.

Fashion Flashback: Alexander McQueen SS07

This is one of the most iconic Alexander McQueen collections due to the finale dress. Made with real flowers that rotted off during the show, the dress was meant to represent the idea that beauty decays and is not forever. This particular piece has been analyzed time and time again by fashion scholars, museum exhibitions (Savage Beauty, for example), and die hard fashion kids on Tumblr. However, the rest of the collection is just as extraordinary. Overwhelmingly pretty and romantic, the collection is a standout from the designer and in my top three favorite shows of his.

I feel like we just don’t see runway shows like this anymore. Clothing is much more commercialized nowadays with things ready to be worn straight off the runway and on Instagram. You can’t imagine people wearing McQueen’s designs for likes, because they weren’t that kind of pieces. People often debate whether fashion is an art form and with McQueen’s designs it is easy to argue that it is. He created beautiful, intricate, museum-worthy pieces that were not made just to be sent to retailers to sell on the shop floor. If you see McQueen in Barneys it won’t look identical to the runway pieces because they make modifications to make the collection more sellable and wearable for the everyday customer. I’m so curious as to what this collection will have looked like in the stores because you know the big gowns will have been changed, but I wonder by how much.


London Fashion Week Highlights – Fall 2016

I’m looking at all the London shows a little bit late. I fell behind on New York and spent so long doing other things that I didn’t catch up until 2 days in to London. If I can’t keep up and I’m not even there, how on earth do people manage the entire month in person? Madness.

London is a week that I don’t mind not paying full attention to because I don’t have any of my favourite designers showing there. I quite often see looks that I like or pieces but not full collections. I find it more difficult to list entire collections like I usually do with the other three cities, hence why the “And the rest…” list is a lot longer. I suggest clicking through the links if you’re interested. It’s just straight to the shots from Vogue Runway. I find it easier to link it that way than to include every single image or this post would never end! There’s not a brand that shows in London that particularly resonates with me and makes me want to wear the clothes every day, apart from perhaps Barbara Casasola. However, I am often surprised with what I like in London. It’s not as predictable as other fashion weeks.

Gareth Pugh

As of the 21st, Gareth Pugh is the only show that has made me stop and pay attention. I’m so impressed by the entire collection. It struck me as a mix of Alexander McQueen, Edith Head’s costumes for Hitchcock’s films, and Dior’s New Look. The shoulders were exaggerated, the waists were waspy, and the construction was superb. Everything looked so expensive, minus the star spangled pants. I want the Prince of Wales check (or is it houndstooth?) skirt suit, very retro and 1950s. He brought the drama to London that just reminded me of McQueen’s take on glamour.

Barbara Casasola 

As I said before, Barbara Casasola is one of the brands in London that I actually truly like, although I’ve never actually seen any of her clothes in person. Just looking at the designer taking her bow, she looks so chic in a minimal, effortless way. I think that’s the entire aesthetic of her brand. The overall vibe of this collection reminded me of early Prada or 90s Helmut Lang (the colour palette particularly). It was very undone, relaxed, I-rushed-out-the-door-in-the-morning, and I think it worked.

Alexander McQueen

I can truly say I love Sarah Burton’s collection. This is the first one that she has designed that I’ve been 100% sold on. There was leather, there was fur, there were embellishments aplenty, and to top it all off, most of the clothes were wearable. You can imagine that most of the pieces will be retailed without too many modifications which is nice considering often what you see on the McQueen runway is miles from what you see in stores. There were some pieces that I felt were slightly Riccardo Tisci (who cares, I adore him anyway) but overall I really thought it was a strong collection. It was slightly whimsical and romantic yet tough and cool. The juxtaposition of the metal hardware and the tulle was fun. It will be sad if the rumours about Burton’s departure are true (I personally don’t think they are, but what do I know?) but if they are at least she will go out on such a high.

And the rest…

I’m glad that David Koma’s clothes are beginning to get more attention. Celebrities are wearing his stuff, often Kardashian-Jenners but that exposure is valuable. This season I loved this dress (he does a mini so well) and this coat. Outerwear is not what I expect from him but I really liked it.

The snakeskin trench coat at Burberry was fun (I’m always for a trench coat).

I love these two (i & ii) looks at Christopher Kane, an art print on clothing pokes fun at the question “is fashion art?”.

The final look at J. JS Lee was strong, as were the coats.

Felder Felder plays up to my glam rock needs. This collection was slightly Hedi for Saint Laurent but I still liked many elements of it. For example, the blue print on the crinkled skirt and also the fingerless gloves – some of the best wear them like Karl Lagerfeld & Madonna.

I wish they’d styled this look at Eudon Choi without the shirt underneath. I love a knit-on-knit look.

I liked this dress at Julian Macdonald but it looks almost identical to a design of his that Kourtney Kardashian wore a month or so ago. I found the rest of the collection a little derivative of himself, Versace, and Roberto Cavalli.

This coat at Topshop Unique looked so cosy, although I wish they’d fully lined it in fur instead of quilting.

Knitwear is what Pringle of Scotland is known for. This season I liked this dress (spaghetti strap dresses are always useful for layering, especially on top of a thinner sweater) and this coat in particular.

Lupita Nyong’o in Elle UK

I am obsessed with this photoshoot, quite simply. Lupita just radiates happiness and it is impossible to look at her and think anything negative. Ever since she came into the public eye merely two years ago she has stunned people with her beauty and fabulous outfits. I cannot lie, I’ve never even seen her act so anything I think about her is based on interviews or photographs. She just seems like a downright nice person and I like that.

This photoshoot was for the cover of Elle UK, a magazine which I subscribe to and therefore get the subscriber cover. Sometimes this sucks because the main cover is better but in this case I prefer the subscribers one. The look is Chanel and the embellishments are beautiful. In the main cover she wears Louis Vuitton. I adore Nicolas Ghesquiere and his designs but I am so fed up of seeing them on so many magazine covers. My particular favourite look is the sheer, embellished Alexander McQueen gown – so stunning. Read the Elle UK interview here and see some of the photos by Kai Z Feng below:

Savage Beauty @ the V&A

How many of you have been to visit the Alexander McQueen “Savage Beauty” exhibition at the V&A? I visited in the middle of May and it was jam packed. I queued to get in, unexpectedly considering the exhibition had been open for over 2 months. When the exhibition was at the Met in New York, it was the most visited exhibition in the museum’s history and the most popular fashion exhibition in history; I suspect the result will be similar at the V&A.

The Shalom Harlow dress, mentioned below.

Now everybody loves Alexander McQueen. In fashion, it’s almost blasphemous to say you don’t. He has an appeal which reaches beyond fashion to the masses. Everybody knows who Alexander McQueen was, or at least they’ve heard the name. There’s even calls for his face to be on the £20 note (although somehow I think he’d hate that). He really is a national treasure.

The first “Savage Beauty” exhibition was shown in New York back in 2011, a little over a year after McQueen’s death, and I think, from what I’ve read, the exhibition shown in London is pretty much the same. It is split up into sections such as “Romantic Naturalism” and “Romantic Exoticism”, and features pieces from all of his collections, starting from his graduate collection at CSM. You even got to see the Kate Moss hologram in real life, and it was maybe my favourite thing from the exhibition.


Unfortunately, I can’t include any photos (I didn’t even try to take any) because they’re pretty strict about that in the V&A. I really hate that, you should always be allowed to take photos. Really, the only way to see the exhibition is to visit yourself. I can tell you that everything I wanted to, and expected to, see was there. The Sarabande dress with the flowers; my favourite pieces from the Plato’s Atlantis collection; loads from Voss, The Widows of Culloden, and It’s Only a Game. Also, the exhibition shop was great too.

My only complaint was how busy it was inside the exhibition (and the aforementioned photo ban). Most time slots were sold out all day, but I thought by 5pm when I went it would be quieter. The volume of people going in at each time wasn’t the problem, more so the volume of people leaving (read: not enough people left). I get that people want to stay and take their time, absorbing everything around them, but there was one room with high ceilings and the walls were filled with dresses, headpieces, and accessories. In the centre of the room was a raised platform with the spray-painted dress that Shalom Harlow wore and there’s a bench all around the base of the platform. I think for optimum viewing of the pieces, you needed to sit down and look up, but of course it was so busy and some people sat there for ages (at least 15 minutes, which doesn’t sound like much but is a long time in the context). Also, I wish I could’ve gotten a better look at the Shalom Harlow dress without practically sitting on someone’s lap.

If you get the chance, definitely go and see the exhibition. It’s really worth a visit, especially because it’s not often you get the chance to see McQueen’s body of work in its almost entirety.

The exhibition runs at the V&A in London until 2nd August 2015. Tickets can be bought here

PS – I just did a Google Image search for the photos and linked them via url, I think this means the source can be traced.

Fashion Flashback: Alexander McQueen Spring 1998

Since the Savage Beauty exhibition is well under way at the V&A in London, and I’m visiting it later this month, I felt that it was a good time to do an Alexander McQueen flashback. I think it’s quite true to say that McQueen is one of the most beloved designers of all time, and perhaps one of the most innovative as well.

A few months ago I browsed through a feed on the Fashion Spot which showcased all of McQueen’s collections pre-2000, right from his graduate collection through to his tenure at Givenchy. Then after the year 2000, his collections are easier to find online. I chose this particular season because it is perhaps one of his most controversial shows, at least with the name anyway. The collection was titled “the Golden Shower”, look on Urban Dictionary if you don’t know what it means, and later just called “Untitled” after the show’s sponsor rejected the original name (once you know the meaning, you’ll understand why).  It is one of my favourite McQueen shows not just for the clothes but for the set. About halfway through the show, artificial rain started pouring down on the runway. Models, wearing heavy black eye liner that began streaking down their faces, continued to walk, often wearing white clothes that went see-through and clung to the body. It was really just beautiful and so theatrical. Keep an eye out for Kate Moss and Gisele Bundchen (who recently retired from the runway) in the video.

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Diane Kruger in Alexander McQueen

I remember back in about 2006/2007, I used to make Powerpoints on my mum’s laptop of celebrities with the best style. They always included Nicole Richie, Paris Hilton, Sienna Miller, Victoria Beckham (I loved her WAG look back then), and Diane Kruger. I had literally no idea who Diane Kruger was. I didn’t know she was an actress but I did know that she was always immaculately dressed, which I found out from the many InStyle magazines that I used to stock pile. With Diane, things haven’t changed. I still haven’t seen a single movie of hers but I do continue to see photos of her looking great. 

Recently, she wore an Alexander McQueen dress to an event and looked damn brilliant. Now I have said a few times before that I’m not a huge fan of Sarah Burton’s Alexander McQueen but often when I actually see it on people, minus the ugly runway styling, it looks good. The dress is from the Spring 2015 show and is pretty and girly, but not childlike. It is covered in floral appliques and has ruffles all down the skirt. It sounds hideous when it is described and words really don’t do it justice. I just think she looks stunning. What do you think?

Paris Fashion Week Highlights – Fall 2015

I want to start this off by apologising for the lateness of it all. I have been crazy busy over the past few weeks, and unfortunately this blog is always the thing that gets pushed to the end of the to-do list. I’ve been taking my midterm exams and also have just got back from a trip to New York. When I was there, I visited a great exhibition at the Museum at FIT which I think I may write another post on. However, this is about Paris Fashion Week so I’ll get back to that.

It is the end, and I am a little bit sad that it is all over. I feel like it has been a very long month. I can’t even remember most of the shows from New York Fashion Week to be honest. Now that even Paris is over, it feels strange. Fashion month is a frenzy, a seemingly neverending madness. But when it’s over, everything just stops. I feel like things go slowly again. And then new editorials, adverts, and whatnot come out, then it is pre-fall season, then it is fashion month all over again. As you know, fashion never stops.

Paris is always thought of as the best fashion week. It is certainly the most prestigious and well respected. It is thought of as the epitome of European fashion, and the fashion world in general. And I suppose that is true. When you think of all of the big name brands that showcase there, only Milan can rival it. When I look at the collections, I write down the names of the brands that I liked: in Paris there were 32, and that was with me harshly editing and going based on snap judgements.Let us get started, for the last reviews of the season, and as a warning, this may be a long one…


I think it is quite sad how the media focus of Riccardo Tisci’s work at Givenchy is rarely on the clothes, and often on the guests in attendance. Let me say this once and for all, the guests do not matter, the clothes do.

Riccardo Tisci is a great designer, and he has proven that time and time again, this collection being one of those instances. I didn’t see the whole “chola” reference (I’m guessing the gelled down baby hairs that FKA Twigs has been doing recently re-triggered this style) but I definitely get the Victorian thing. It was gothic without being extreme. The face jewellery, I could’ve done without as the clothes really spoke for themselves, they didn’t need gimmicks. The collection was almost entirely black and deep red and blue tones, which works for me, and featured velvet, lace, brocade, and lots of corsets that actually looked rather elegant and not at all trashy. There were plenty of stunning dresses, and many looks that I can’t wait to see in print. Whenever I look at collections I wonder what pieces will be used in their advertising. For this collection, I’m placing my bets on this dress (or either of the two that came after it), and this look, and perhaps one of the peacock feather looks – gelled down baby hairs and face jewellery included.


I fucking love Lanvin. I mean, how can you not? As a brand, it retains that old-time glamour and luxury without ever feeling dated. Alber Elbaz is a much loved designer, and there is good reason for it. For this collection, he looked back into the archives and found some things that inspired him, along with Morocco, his birthplace, which may be why some things look slightly vintage Yves Saint Laurent (he was heavily inspired by Morocco, visiting the country numerous times throughout his life). I think this collection took you on a journey, from the modern, more sportswear-like dresses at the beginning, to the shearling, bohemian-esque looks in the middle, to the abstract florals at the end. It was really a three-part story. Basically, I’m sold. I’d be a Lanvin girl if I could afford it, but really the closest I think I’ll get is a pair of their ballet pumps, which, by the way, are the softest and most cushioned ballet pumps I have ever encountered in my life. Oh, if only I had a pair of them, I might not even need a Lanvin dress… Although I wouldn’t say no to this beauty.


I think this may be my favourite collection out of fashion month in its entirety. It is stunning. Hussein Chalayan is a very fashion-forward designer, sometimes too ahead of his time for people to appreciate it when they first see it, but I think this collection was very clearly good, very obvious to see. I don’t know the big story or meaning behind the collection, so I am judging the clothes on face value because that’s all I’m really qualified to do – and I love them. The fur cuffs on suit blazers and the random slashes on trouser legs, held together with chains, and boxy blazers were all interesting touches that added to this collection. I wish Chalayan got more attention because he certainly deserves it.


I have to admit, Nina Ricci is a brand that I have never paid attention to. I’ve always associated it with perfume, not so much clothes. However, when I seen this collection, I perked up. You see, they have a new creative director and I think that change is definitely welcome. His name is Guillaume Henry, and he came to Nina Ricci from Carven, a brand that has been picking up popularity in recent years. (I’m still in love with this deer coat from Fall 2013.) For this collection, he definitely piqued my interest in the Nina Ricci brand and actually made clothes that I’d want to buy. Often when I see things on the runway, I like them but don’t think they could translate into my daily life. Sometimes I think “oh, I live in the wrong place” or “oh, maybe in 10 years time, I’m a little too young just now”, but with this collection, I felt like many of the pieces could seamlessly weave themselves into my wardrobe. There was a good selection of nice coats, some fur, pretty day dresses, and the odd pair of trousers dotted in too. I really did like this collection and I hope that Guillaume stays for a long time, because I enjoy his style. It fits with my own.


I cannot pretend I’ve never said a bad word about Sarah Burton, because I have, as has most other people who are fans of the late Lee McQueen. However, as she has said before, she did work with him for years and years so she really does know her stuff. For me, this was the first collection since she has taken over that I have really loved, that has actually hit a mark with me. Alexander McQueen is in the press again as the hugely popular “Savage Beauty” exhibit has just opened up at the V&A, which I’m guessing makes it a little bit more difficult for Sarah Burton as everybody wants to look back and relive the magic of Lee, and she definitely has huge shoes to fill. It must be awful being constantly compared to him, so I will try and refrain from doing that in the future. I can’t wait to see the exhibition, but I’m not going for another couple of months sadly… Anyhow, Sarah Burton designed a solid collection. There were ruffles that looked romantic, not dated. There was leather that looked wearable, not fetishistic or too biker. And actually, there were lots of pieces that looked wearable. I just wonder how much of this collection will make it into stores. Whenever you see Alexander McQueen in store, it is never anything like the runway – sometimes it seems like a completely different brand. I’d like to see some of this in my local Harvey Nichols, perhaps this coat?

And the rest…

At Louis Vuitton, Nicolas Ghesquiere seems to be working hard to carve a new house DNA. I like what he does, as do many other people. He is probably one of the most popular and influential fashion designers of modern times. I enjoyed the little spaghetti strap dresses this season, and also the beige pant suit which looked brilliantly tailored. Really, he deserves his status at the top of the industry.

I liked all the brown at Rochas. As I said before, I think in another fashion week review, I like brown. And tan, and beige, and camel, and most other shades of brown. It is softer than black. A couple of the looks in particular were really nice. For example, this coat and belted dress look, and also this fur coat with the pussybow peeking out from beneath.

Maiyet was quite a collection. I am particularly a fan of the oversized, slightly slouchy fit of the clothes. These three looks are sublime (x, y & z).

I really love this coat at Leonard.

The Zoolander appearances at Valentino were actually a lot more exciting than the clothes in the collection, and I’m so glad that they’re making a sequel. Surely this high profile stunt will boost sales, or at least attention, for the Valentino brand. Don’t get me wrong, they were lovely clothes but I think they were overshadowed by all of the Zoolander hype. I love how Owen Wilson and Ben Stiller have been credited as Hansel and Derek Zoolander on style.com though, see fashion does have a sense of humour!

Until recently, I had never really seen Chanel clothes up-close in person. I’d never actually touched them and felt them, I’d only looked through glass. When I was in Bergdorf Goodman last week, I touched them for the first time, and now I get the hype. I always wondered how Karl Lagerfeld could put out collection after collection of 80+ looks, and if they were ever actually nice in person. Now I know they are even nicer. This collection was another one of those that, upon first glance, seems to be a whole lot of looks, many of which are similar. But I suppose the Chanel customer likes to have options. A few looks stood out to me (x, y & z). Also, the set was incredible. The whole brasserie set-up was immaculate and really set the scene. If Karl does one thing consistently right, it is set design: Impeccable.

Lemaire, designed by Christophe Lemaire, the former artistic director of Hermes, produced a brilliant collection full of streamlined silhouettes, and polished pieces. It was a demure kind of sexuality that the models emitted, nothing too outrageous. I’d wear these two looks if I could get my hands on them (x, y).

Anthony Vaccarello is the new Versace. That’s why he has been hired by Donatella. Out of his own collection, I really loved the brown suede used in this collared bomber jacket and also this dress with cut-outs, and also this super-sexy suit-like dress.

I wanted to love Balmain, because I usually do, but this time I didn’t. It was too much. However, I did like the opening look (mainly its top, I could’ve done without the pleated trousers and just had flowy trousers instead), this white coat (if it wasn’t belted shut, I didn’t like the styling), and this glitzy dress (although I can imagine that Kim K already has it on pre-order which ruins it for me a little bit. Fuck I was planning to stop talking about her…).

It has been said that Alexander Wang has finally come into his own at Balenciaga, and I think that I agree, but this season I just haven’t been a fan of Alexander Wang, not at his own line or at Balenciaga. I did see the dress that I included in my “wishlist” in person and it is as great as I expected. However, great is not what I’d call this collection. Yes, it referenced the archives which I suppose is good, but it just wasn’t as good as last season (which I loved), and also some of it was a bit too Raf for Dior. I liked this dress a lot though.

David Koma’s Mugler was sexed up, as always, but it didn’t seem old. I don’t think he needs to find new tricks because he has clearly developed a style that works for him. I loved the skinny pants this time around though (x & y), something slightly different than mini dresses. Hey, you all know I’m a Koma fan, I rarely have ill words to say.

This dress at Emanuel Ungaro was absolutely insane. The folds were just like a fan. I would love to see this in person and feel how it is like that.

And finally, as always, Hermes was flawless and refined luxury. I like this new creative director.