Vogue International Editor Suzy Menkes is the best-known fashion journalist in the world. After 25 years commenting on fashion for the International Herald Tribune (rebranded recently as The International New York Times), Suzy Menkes now writes exclusively for Vogue online, covering fashion worldwide.
Suzy Menkes on Bouchra Jarrar's show
9 Июля 2014
‘I created all my own fabrics, mixing Lesage embroidery with leather – it really is couture,’ said Bouchra Jarrar, who has been building her line of streamlined clothes with a sporty edge, laced with intricate handwork. The tranquil beauty of a cloistered garden was a romantic background to knitted tweed on glazed leather or fluid track pants – often striped with a geometric, sporty line.
Melding modernism with intense handwork is a fashion movement and Bouchra Jarrar, whose clothes have a certain feminist decency, was on target, from her tailored tops to brogue shoes. Leopard print chiffon dresses took the designer in a new direction. But however much handwork went into creating them, this fluidity did not have the personal fashion handprint of the tailoring.
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