Posts Tagged ‘couture’

Parsons grad, couture chick, Katarina Grey is a breath of fresh air. She’s younger than most of us and probably more sophisticated. I had the pleasure of viewing her second collection, Decadent Opulence (sounds pretty Eurotrash to me), at The Nomad Hotel in New York during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week.

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Me, at the height of Eurotrash at De Riso in Minori, Amalfi Coast. 

 

Another year gone, in the dust. However you spent ringing in the new year, this is a guide on how you should spend a more Eurotrash 2013:

 

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Hand-dyed tulle skirt, hand-cut sequin detail on sleeves and hem. Photography by Steve Alkok 

The convenience of fast fashion subverts couture under the guise of a harmless, more affordable, alternative. And if you’re poor but fashionable, fast fashion is talking to you. Tuesday evening at Breeyn McCarney‘s VESSEL show, fashion polemics were kindly left at the door.

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 Givenchy PreFall 2012. image source denimblog.com

The house of Givenchy. Something we used to define Audrey Hepburn movies by now turned into one of the biggest, baddest fashion wolves out there. The word iconic should be readily applied here. A woman who wears Givenchy not only has the bank account of the one percent, but the kind of taste money can’t buy. Sociologists like Pierre Bourdieu would have killed me for saying that – his theories say the two, money and taste, work together to keep the lower classes in check. Taste is inextricably bound to money. But how can you look at Givenchy and not jones for that sweet mix of crisp, tailored symmetry and softness? It’s either totally universally stunning or the biggest mindfuck job the fashion industry has ever pulled.

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