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 Paris Fashion Week: Day Three
5 Марта 2015
You can just imagine the Hollywood pitch: A prequel to Game of Thrones, focusing on a woman in a psychedelic world of hallucinogenic colours dreaming of men in armour, their bodies decorated with skulls.
But who could do the costumes? Step forward Manish Arora, the Indian fashion designer whose ability to turn a show into a costume drama is legendary.
So out came the warrior women, steeped in bright colours, patterned with bones and the odd wolf. More skulls were swung as handbags, and feathered headdresses challenged plumes attached to the face with wired pince-nez.
And then, finally, the story was out: “Winter is coming” was embroidered on the clothes to focus on the movie.
This was Manish at his best, using Indian hand embroiderers to stitch to the limit of their skills. Amongst all this cinematic madness were wearable clothes, if you like pattern and colour, and a firm identity in a Paris season where that has been conspicuously lacking so far.
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