One of the most persistent questions I have gotten over the past two years is what I think about Alessandro Michele’s Gucci.
When Frederic Malle, the French perfumer who lives in New York, launched his brand, Editions du Parfums Frederic Malle, in 2000, he was set to fight an uphill battle.
If this past menswear season showed anything it was that the logo, that constant companion of fashion that periodically goes in and out of style, is now firmly back.
Two weeks ago I met with Takahira Miyashita, the Japanese fashion designer of the mens brand TAKAHIRAMIYASHITATheSoloist. Miyashita’s original brand Number (N)ine made a mark on men’s fashion during the past decade when menswear was at its height in terms of reinterpreting youth culture.
When last year the Belgian designer Raf Simons was finally officially appointed as the creative director of Calvin Klein, the American brand known for its minimalist aesthetic, the fashion world was elated, and those of us in New York doubly so. The New York fashion scene has long been starved of creative talent of Simons’s caliber.
It seems somewhat silly to write about fashion these days, given the disgraceful political situation in the US, and I’ve probably had more conversations about the Orangutan in the Oval Office than about fashion proper over the week I spent in Paris. But, write I must, and so here are my impressions of a season that was mostly flat and that made me think that menswear is just spinning its wheels.
Photography by Dusan Reljin.
Photography: Yana Bardadim
Hair: Tetsuya Yamakata
Makeup: Tadayoshi Honda
Editorial Photoshoot Photographer: Dusan Reljin, Model: Irina Kravchenko @ Women, Hair: Kevin Ryan using Rsession and Unite, Make up: Steven Canavan @ l’Atelier NYC using MAC, Manicure : Kiyo Okada @ Marek&Associates for Dolce & Gabbana Beauty, Stylist: Christine de Lassus @ Art Department, Stylist Assistant: Pedro Rodrigo Gonzalez, Stylist 2nd Assistant: Mamaesa London Wilmot
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