The fall 2013 collections ended about one month ago. On the downside, putting one’s proverbial bow on the season after such a gap (read: writing on deadline; zero moments to spare) does little for a writer’s relationships with editor and copy desk. Yet it has its benefits. Distance makes a ruthless editor. It cuts away at countless shows, many of which featured perfectly fine clothes that have since receded into the seasonal blur, while focusing on the genuinely memorable.
Shows achieve that admittedly personal classification variously—a mood, a nuance, a big splashy production, related off-the-runway news. Yet whatever those particular elements, the distinction invariably comes down to the fashion. How and why did it resonate? Did it leave you awed/thrilled/moved/confused? Outraged? Did it transport you from industry professional to breathless consumer?
Steve Aoki held a presentation, a runway show and outdoor concert for his men's line Dim Mak. Here's a look from his spring 2018 collection, which was titled "Paradise Found." #wwdfashion #wwdmens (📷: George Chinsee)
"It's really hard sometimes. I think I have a reputation for being really tough and aggressive and pushy but I really am a very shy person who wants to be liked, and that's the conflict constantly. There's something that takes hold - I want people to like me, I don't want to be mean - but if I see something that just cries out to be answered, I go for it," says renowned NBC News correspondent Andrea Mitchell. (📷: @axeldupeux)