So I finally got some rest and can give my full attention to finishing our evaluation of the 2010 fall fashion shows for Fashion Week on GQ.com.
But before we start, let’s take a few laughs at the image below.
As I mentioned in articles 1, 2 and 3 of the series, us ESM folks are broke, so we had to just go through the online coverage by GQ and give our take on which designers, pieces and outfits were winners. We understand that Fashion Week is sometimes about creating fashion that people will talk about (actually, we will never understand that) but our objective is to find things we would actually buy.
Raf Simons is a designer that I wasn’t too familiar with and I liked how he was pushing the envelope with the use of snaps and velcro, but wouldn’t have bought most of the things that went down the runway. I did like one piece, however:
Richard Chai is also another designer that I wasn’t too familiar with, but I liked the colors, look and feel he brought to his collection. Actually, the thing I liked the most was his clothes looked both usable and comfortable.
I especially liked these next two ensembles:
I have always had a penchant for British men’s fashion design and the Spurr label by designer Simon Spurr confirms it. His collection was sharp and well put together – just like James Bond.
Check out the slacks/leather combo below:
And for the pièce de résistance – a sick gray suit with a gray turtleneck underneath. Word.
Although I know a lot of people who love the brand, my interest in Y-3 by Yohji Yamamoto only started fairly recently when I saw a picture of Lil’ Wayne in GQ wearing a Y-3 hoodie and shoes. Based on the two images below, it looks like my interest in Y-3 designs is only increasing.
Although I am not too fond of the baggy silhouettes (I still remember the 90’s) that some designers were trying to bring back, there were a few pieces that I liked from Yves Saint Laurent:
And last but not least is one of my personal favorites: Z Zegna. Sans the weird looking leather outfits and the really tight pants, there were a few pieces in their 2010 collection worth spending the coin on:
That wraps it up for our take on Fashion Week 2010. Hopefully next year, we’ll have enough money to go for ourselves.
Come to think of it, even if we had the press passes and the money to pay for the trip, we still wouldn’t make it to the shows. We’d probably end up just partying through the whole week.
But that might not be a bad thing.
We can title next year’s series: “Fashion Week Partying – a 1st person account”. That might even be more interesting,