Our West Coast kid Griffin Reed and UK lad Joel Mignott take Milan in Vivienne Westwood’s FW 2016 show today. Bellissimo!
“A fishtail fine-knit top was open at the back for a flash of spine. A printed rich green chaotically ruched dress, low enough for an “oops, pardon me” of nipple, was worn beneath a violet cardie embroidered with what looked like rutting stags. All this above some fine 4-inch platform creepers. The overall effect was slatternly, in a good way. Plus there was Fabio, a one-shouldered black silk gown—with a train—over check trousers, and a big-shouldered silver scene-stealer teamed with a miniskirt and one of those fetching phallic accessories.” –Luke Leitch
See the full collection here!
I feel like fashion enthusiasts all over the world are waiting patiently, yet not so patiently at all in anticipation. They’re waiting to catch a glimpse of Hedi Slimane’s debut collection for the design house formerly known as Yves Saint Laurent. What will he bring to such an already legendary giant in the fashion world? Will it RULE super hard, or will it fall short of great expectations?
As a huge fan of French-born Hedi Slimane and his work as a designer and photographer, I have no doubt that this collection will mark the start of a brand new chapter in French fashion. The change seems well-received, and honestly, perhaps this injection of So-Cal love will do Paris some good. Whether people know it or not, California is such an incredibly awe-inspiring place to create, and there’s a reason Hedi has made it his home for the past 6 years. It’s my home, our home, and I’m excited to see if he brings a piece of it back home with him as the new creative director of Saint Laurent.
In the meantime, I’m catching up on some Hedi Slimane Diary and peeping editorials like this recent story he did for Vogue Homme Japan to get ready for an inspiring show and a stellar first collection.