Thom Browne makes the surreal seem wearable. Edward Gorey's Deranged Cousins are summering in the Hamptons live and in living color. The instinct is to say that beneath all of the frippery and eccentricity is beautiful design and workmanship, and yet, there's no need to look beyond anything. Nothing is hidden or obscured, it all works together in a celebration of craftsmanship and a subversion of the preps and the ladies who lunch. I like my tweeds and herringbones with a bit of humor.
Cleanliness is next to godliness. The muted palette, and clean and precise design gave The Row's runway a monastic feel. There was nothing superfluous, every fold and drape was necessary. Even the leather purses were all lines, with no visible fastenings or trimmings. The sumptuous fabrics were the only thing that spoke to indulgence.
Rosie Assoulin makes you believe that everything needs a train. The power of a few feet of fabric draping down the arm, a little extra length on the tail of a top, or a ruffle cascading down the side of pants or a skirt make all the difference and bring all the drama to a minimalist design. The collection is full of beautifully constructed separates, that tiered skirt made of straw is stunning.
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