fashion shows

Quote of the day: Raf Simons

Raf Simons - Image from Interview magazine

“I was so struck by everything I was seeing that I started to cry. I felt so embarrassed. I was like, Oh God, look at the ground, look at the ground, everyone’s going to see you’re crying — like, how stupid to be crying at a fashion show. Then I looked around, and half the audience was crying.”
Raf Simons on the effect of the SS90 Martin Margiela show, The Gentlewoman (via Business of Fashion)

Quote of the day: Scott Galloway

Are smart phones kiling fashion shows
“Social media is the laxative of the fashion system.”
Scott Galloway of digital consultancy L2 on how smartphones are killing off the runway show in The New York Times

Gucci goals: what to steal from Gucci AW16 menswear

gucci aw16 menswear

Haters gonna hate but I’m still loving Alessandro Michele’s Gucci.

There are some strong signatures coming through – the glamorous glasses, pyjama piping, ultra-fine suiting and semi-flared trousers, plus of course the gobstopper rings and reimagined loafers of every permutation. And for AW16 I love the high-crowned hats and leather bombers. (more…)

Long read: What will Fashion Week look like in the future?

what will fshion week look like in the future?

What is the future of fashion week? That’s the question that WWD is asking this week. The CFDA has instructed the Boston Consulting Group to research what fashion week might look like in the future, in light of the way social media has brought consumers into the equation.

It’s a conversation that many have been having for years now. Fashion shows used to be for press and buyers to evaluate the collections before planning their store buy or magazine features. The six month lead time would allow for designers to produce the clothes in time for them to hit the stores, and magazines to shoot their collections in tandem with their three month production schedules. The only people covering shows in real time would be newspapers.

But a number of things have changed in recent years to impact that. (more…)