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 at New York Fashion Week: Day Four
Thakoon: Social Fabric
16 Февраля 2015
Merely looking at the set of coloured translucent panels that formed the backdrop to the Thakoon show gave an other-worldly feeling, although that is rarely a compliment when applied to clothes.
Yet this designer has an aesthetic that embraces subtle shades and textures. There was a richness to a rainbow collection of squares, looking like triple pockets on a jacket front and worn with a russet skirt of a different texture. “It’s ombré wool, cut up to make it graphic,” said the designer, referring to layers of handwork on a single outfit.
This made for complex but not complicated clothes, which Thakoon said were inspired by nineteenth-century dandies, including Oscar Wilde.
Fortunately, this tapestry of colour and texture did not seem historical or irrelevant — just one designer’s vision of a post-hippie modern world.
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