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.
Scene by Suzy: Reed Krakoff — colour field
New York Fashion Week Day Six
11 Сентября 2014
Clothes in an art gallery, judged by the tenets of modern art — this was the concept of Reed Krakoff, who eschewed a show this season in favour of a presentation.
“A colour field,” said the designer, explaining the prevalence of blue in the model line up.
Krakoff reeled off more fashion definitions in his collection: “Lace, perforation, macramé, bead embroidery…” He also spoke about his belief in technical fabrics and utilitarian materials.
It all added up to streamlined dresses, perhaps with a geometric insert at the side of a simple dress; or white shoulders creating an angular change of colour on a shiny blue dress. Marabou around the ankles added a flutter to high-heeled sandals.
The problem of a static presentation is precisely that: the lack of movement. But Krakoff was smart enough to have digital images to show the clothes in motion.