March 4, 2012 / Collections

In a world where fashion is fast and designers are expected to come up with inspiration for actual seasons, retail pre-seasons…

January 2, 2012 / Collections

There is the windchill factor – when the temperature outside feels colder than it actually is, due to the wind. Then,…

October 20, 2011 / Fall Winter 2011

Sometimes you need a hand in getting through things. Ms. Demeulemeester gave us several, in her FW11 collection. Image:

September 29, 2011 / Collections

I know I’m an autumn girl, but I may already be invested in Spring/Summer 2012, thanks to Ms. Demeulemeester, who showcased…

March 4, 2011 / Collections

…or cascades of creativity. Take your pick. I am in awe of Ms. Demeulemeester. She is the mistress of disguise. Divine…

January 4, 2010 / Fashion History

When we last left our exploration of Gothenticity, we were speaking of the Victorians and their musings over dark, albeit ladylike…

April 4, 2009 / Collections

Life isn’t always black and white but many designers the world over were thinking along those lines this season. Not as sombre as you may think for Spring, it was all about the flirt. Inès de la Fressange was a bright light on the Gaultier Couture runway in a one-shoulder tuxedo dress a great interpretation of both trends.


 JPG also did an airy, fairy dress, structured on the tetrahedrons that fascinated Buckminster Fuller.


 L’Wren Scott opted for a sexier silhouette with her curvy scoop neck day dress. Purrrfect for running Saturday errands?


The skinny black pant is still lurking around (a big sigh of relief from moi). Which do you prefer? Chanel’s dressy, lace and tulle accesorized ones or Yohji’s layered modern city numbers?  

April 1, 2009 / City Style
March 11, 2009 / Collections
October 8, 2011 / Collections

Everyone thinks Fashion Month is over. That depends on what side of the world you live on. The Spring/Summer 2012 collections continue…

April 19, 2010 / Fashion Accessories

Writing about joy and sorrow, poet Kahlil Gibran said “the deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you…