Creatures of the Wind
Day 6 was THE day… and it all began with Rodarte, which was absolutely beautiful, and multilayered in concept and execution. I was instantly obsessed with the elaborate gold party dresses, but the more pared-back daywear-inspired pieces with delicate print were gorgeous too.Rodarte
Outside Rodarte I was snapped by magazines – I was wearing my favourite label LOVER, and one of the publications happened to be the NY Times
, and the fashion writer Cathy Horyn placed me in a feature she did on ‘what the editors are wearing’, along with seven others including Carine Roitfeld and Hamish Bowles! When I met Cathy later that day – she recognised me from the photo she’d used – it was a magical moment, she is my absolute favourite style journalist. Anyway, after Rodarte I went to CREATURES OF THE WIND which was gorgeous! Those designers are so talented, and so totally lovely – I interviewed them for Lula
magazine a little while back, and so it was lovely to meet them again at their first-ever show, which went off without a hitch.Creatures of the Wind
Marc by Marc was next – and I loved it, it’s just so easy to wear and fun – not particularly original, but really just the kind of clothing we all want to wear. I popped in to Temperley and chatted with Alice Temperley about her latest collection for spring. Marc by Marc Jacobs
Day 7 was all about 3.1 Philip Lim – which was gorgeous. The neutral palette was beautiful, his interesting ‘puzzle-piece’ garments; diaphanous sections of fabric that layer over one another to create one piece, were winners, and the chunky clog-style heels were great. 3.1 Philip Lim
Also Day 7 highlight was the fabulously 'derelicte' collection from Jeremy Scott! Crushed aluminium cans made up entire looks, and tank-tops and dresses featured NY bodega shopping bag label logs - 'I love NY', "Thank you for shopping here' and then in the same vein, with a slightly different effect, a plain old 'Fuck You'. Amazing! It ended with a structured, skin tight bridal-cum-straightjacket mini dress... Jeremy Scott then stepped out in angel wings and crotchless white leather chaps. He's in a punk-rock-fetish world of his own, and you have to admire it - or atleast give him props for his continually audacious vision.
Anna Sui after that, and she delivered a fun-loving, Little House On The Prairie
vision for the new season – just what she’s known and loved for– and when I chatted with her she was really excited about her brand turning 20 this year, what an achievement! Finally, it was Proenza Schouler – which was, of course, a special collection. It was quite dressed up and mature to begin with, and then went fluoro with textural shibori dyed silk dresses and striking sandals and sandal boots – an amazing end to the day! Now day 8… getting ready for Oscar de la Renta and Gwen Stefani’s L.A.M.B!
Indigo Clarke.Proenza Schouler