Friday, September 16, 2011

The Tyranny of Ice Cream Fashion Moves to London

via InStyle
As I reported sadly last week, New York's Fashion Week seemed to be dominated by sorbet and gelato motifs, from the fluffy texture of cream-colored fabrics to the splashes of lemon, lime, coconut, and berry pink.

I thought perhaps this a sinister plot by Dairy Queen or Ben & Jerry's to hijack American shopping money, or the utter bankruptcy of designers, or both.

Well, it isn't just an American phenomenon. London's fashion week has started and it seems to we have lots of the puffy cream-colored fabrics with chocolate-licorice accents, like this ice cream cone women to my left. Though I supposed the confetti is supposed to resemble snow, it looks more to me like coconut flakes slowly drifting down atop a sundae.

Sigh.

The full article:

 http://news.instyle.com/2011/09/16/livestream-london-fashion-week-spring-2012/

Monday, September 12, 2011

Yet more outfits that look like sorbet dishes

Rachel Roy's piece, as reported in InStyle:

http://news.instyle.com/photo-gallery/?postgallery=74989#9

InStyle
Everything for Fashion Week seems to draw from the vanilla, peach, lime, and lemon motifs.

It's disappointing to see how many of the designers this week are all copying each other.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Fashion Week continues its rampage of mustard, lime, eggshell

Here's the latest update from New York's Fashion Week:

http://news.instyle.com/2011/09/11/christian-siriano-payless-spring-2012-fashion-show-photos/

InStyle.com
Christian Siriano is, if I am not mistaken, the scrawny gay kid with overgrown bangs who won Project Runway one season and became famous for calling everything a "hot mess." (Believe it or not, when I was in TRADOC for the US Army, the term "hot mess" had become very popular slang. What a hot mess.)

His styles are now assuming a central place on the runway circuit. And it seems to be the same old Christian, with his bizarre oval-shaped veils and flaring skirts, with everything a jungle of dimmed tropical fruit rind colors: lemony yellow, lime green, coconut white. Etc, etc. I never got the appeal of this designer. But at least this is better than the men's fashion, which seems to be suffering from fop mania.