Days 1 & 2
Fashion Week Fall-Winter 2020 brought more shifts and changes to the industry. Many I don’t like. Tom Ford running off to present his collection in L.A. is one of them. There was no kick-off party! Not until Friday night. But we’ll get into that later. Here are some highlights from Thursday and Friday—
Thursday afternoon with TADASHI SHOJI started out very interesting. Heavy on the Mongolian vibe, I loved his tapestries and brocades especially. But things tanked with the evening wear. Stuffy, with way too many sequins. What in the Liberace-in-Vegas happened there?
CHRISTIAN SIRIANO stepped completely out of his comfort zone this season. Sponsored by BIRDS OF PREY, the Harley Quinn flick, his collection was fun and loud, with heavy metal music and lots of heart-shaped beauty marks. Hated the pink lipstick! But loved that snappy signature wide-brimmed hat.
MONSE on Friday. Big safety pin closures, tartan plaids, but enough bare skin to sex it all up. Deconstructed but not as extreme as past seasons. James Turlington, Christy’s nephew, was on the catwalk. Still can’t believe he signed with IMG over Winona, Inc. That boy is prettier than his aunt.
Marcus Wainwright and RAG & BONE have been off the Fashion Week scene for a minute. He’s back, with comfy sweater dresses and fabu slouchy boots. Clunky thigh-high boots with slinky little slipdresses, All nice. But boys in camouflage and dainty flowers patterns? That’s a NO from me, doll.
SERGIO HUDSON is new and fresh. He served up lots of monochromatic looks with big 80s hair and great color. Loved his bold houndstooths. And the tight skirts and belted jackets really took me back to my days with Versace. So hot. Keep an eye on him.