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.
Faustine Steinmetz: Splatter Effects
Suzy Menkes at London Fashion Week: Day Two
23 Февраля 2015
Swirls of blue paint apparently dripped from a pair of jeans — except that Faustine Steinmetz’s artistic decoration was in oil paint and silicone.
Turning the mundane into the intriguing — not from found objects, but starting from scratch – and working on her own loom, is the designer’s idea.
“It’s the frontier between fast and slow fashion,” said Faustine, whose ideas of making the banal special included more jeans, carefully painted with wobbly stripes, while what looked like a brown paper bag turned out to be handwoven in copper and rayon. As an ultimate twist, there were joke sports clothes presented with her own (fake) logo. The Opening Ceremony store is already a buyer.
It is rare in fashion to see a concept articulated as interesting clothes, and with a subtle message about our wasteful world