I have a lot of time for Westwood because she very obviously makes clothes for herself. It's silly to expect all designers to wear their own label, but I do sometimes get a little tired of seeing amazing collections being acknowledged at the end with a sheepish bow from someone wearing jeans and a black t-shirt. There's something to be said for creators who visibly value their own product. Betsey Johnson, for example. And Galliano to a certain extent, although towards the end he had definitely entered self-parody territory. (Some, of course, have their own uniform: LAGERFELD.)
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|Three very plausible options for Helena Bonham Carter's next red carpet outfit.|
Comme des Garçons
The theme of this collection was "White Drama", which aside from sounding vaguely racist is more or less meaningless. Truly, the movie Zoolander was practically a documentary when it comes to the fashion industry's inability to explain itself coherently. Having now seen every look from this collection, I feel qualified to inform you that the real inspiration for it was "blanket fort formalwear". My evidence:
|I do rather like these hats.|
|Top half: textile experiment. Bottom half: cotton ball drying rack??|
|I don't even know.|
The dresses were little more than highstreet casualwear, but the jewel-tone colouring appealed to me and the hats were brilliant. I'm a sucker for feathered headdresses (making me a traitor to the vegetarian cause, I guess).
A Weetzie Bat-esque selection of Pacific island-inspired, girly-retro summer outfits, interspersed with traditional-Japanese influences and accessorised with parasols. I LOVE PARASOLS. If only I was enough of an adult to carry one without a) breaking it, or b) immediately leaving it in a bar or on public transport, the ultimate fate of all my umbrellas.