“I’m on a plane. I can’t complain.” Kurt Cobain once sang. Yeah Kurt? Well neither statement applies to me mate. Plane to Geneva was too scared of fog to take off, so I’m on a train and I could give complaining a go after making way to most rubbish of Milan’s airports 45k out in rush hour and back. But I won’t, partly cause its quite nice on the train in the first class dining wagon. (Cartier who host the Geneva watch fair don’t skimp, so I’m getting involved at the high level), and partly cause Milan wrapped itself up quite nicely. Fear has forced coherence in many designers, which I am digging. Today I found more coherence, even at D Squared. The ‘Canadian Brothers Grin’ didn’t get on my nerves as they frequently do. Their show was a straightforward blend of agro ice hockey reference, muscle bar garb, black tie and plenty of blood fetish. Some odd Italian Marilyn Manson style soap/pop star decked out like a bondage crow was escorted down the runway by Dan and Dino dressed as surgeons at the banging house finale. All that before 10am. All right on brand. They do actually do a nice little tux, even if it’s on the same teeny weenie scale as Mr.Browne. Maybe there is a new collective of miniature North American designers poised to take over. The Midget Moda of America perhaps?
JESSIE WEISS, WRITERJessica Weiss is the voice behind Germany’s biggest fashion blog LesMads. Since it’s conception in 2007, Berlin based LesMads has won the prestigious ‘Lead Award’ for Best Weblog 2010. Jessica will be bringing us the latest in style news and her hot picks from farfetch.com.
TOM STUBBS, WRITERTom Stubbs is a stylist and writer who works for Sunday Times Style, The Rake, The Quarterly, FT How To Spend It, and Finch’s Quarterly. He also writes his own blog www.styleanderror.co.uk. Stubbs is our menswear fashion week correspondent.
INDIGO CLARKE, WRITERWriter Indigo Clarke is Fashion Features Editor for Lula Magazine UK, Editor at Large for Oyster Magazine AUS, Contributing Features Editor for Russh Magazine AUS, Correspondent for Harper’s Bazaar AUS and also writes features for AnOther Magazine UK, Plastique Magazine UK and The Melbourne Age Newspaper. Reporting from the big apple, Indigo brings us the front row news as our New York Fashion Week correspondent.
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