(Main photo: Miu Miu by Vogue)
Fashion Week Online Fall 2017 Recognitions
Danger, Will Robinson! We admit that — for better or worse — we are an opinionated publication. Passionate about politics and — much more importantly, we think — human beings. In terms of being absolutely fair this season, it’s possible we didn’t always fare as well as we’d like: from our reaction to a rather distasteful PR push from Taoray Wang (which we did still manage to call “one of the best of the season”), to our rather underwhelmed reaction to Dior: a collection that mainly paled in the context of last season.
Then there are other personal animosities that have to be dealt with: our dislike of celebrities, scene kids, and bloggers who come to shows to show off their own outfits (you know the ones, who spend most of the show looking at their phone in the front row, as 6 months of backbreaking work strolls past, mainly unnoticed), dismissive PR or high-handed door people, etc.
(More difficult is our bias against streetwear and evening wear, which is a purely personal preference.)
But we do know one thing: fashion week is about fashion. So in awarding recognitions, we forget all of that: the animus or favoritism; predisposition to the nice and the vulnerable; the color added by the soundtrack; accordance or discordance with the politics of the collection (most of which were expressly humanistic anyway), to focus on one thing:
The beauty and artistry of the clothing on display.
Oh, and one more thing. This is important. Our recognitions are not a definitive judgement.
Recognition literally means “to think of again,” and that’s mainly what we’re doing here. If you missed everything, we think these are worth a look. And if you saw everything, we think these are worth seeing again.
Mainly, they’re here to spark discussion.
Recognitions are mainly here to spark discussion.
After all, fashion deserves it.
We hope you enjoy our takes. And be sure to watch these videos here.
Comme des Garçons
Song Jung Wan
Concept Korea (NYFW Showcase)
Fashion Hong Kong (NYFW Showcase)