As Fashion Week draws to a close here at home, the fashion editors, buyers, models and professional party crashers are off to London, Milan and then Paris. But at the Calvin Klein show yesterday, Vogue‘s European editor at large, Hamish Bowles, already looked a little worn out. (By Zac Posen‘s show at 8 p.m. last night, the Daily Transom spotted Mr. Bowles slumped over with his elbows resting on his knees and his head down in his hands.)
“I’m a little exhausted,” he admitted in his charming accent. “There have been some extremely good after-parties.”
Mr. Bowles said that he has been trying to keep his caffeine intake under control, but “with increasing difficulty.” All those free McCafe lattes and cappuccinos at the tents—which we spotted Mr. Bowles waiting in line for on Monday morning—probably didn’t make it any easier. “I’ve availed myself of the coffee facilities there, yes,” he said with a sheepish smirk.
According to Mr. Bowles, Marc Jacobs‘ and Alexander Wang‘s shows have been two bright spots in his week. And the general slant toward the bright shades and strong shoulders of the ’80s have been refreshing.
“I think that was a moment that was fraught in other ways, but people responded in a kind of joyous way,” he said of the returning decade.
Unfortunately for Mr. Bowles, there are a few more weeks of runways and late night after-parties in his near future.
“I’m off to Milan next week and then Paris. And I’m writing all weekend so no rest for the weary,” he said. “Milan is very intense because the schedule is quite remorseless and it’s not an easy city to navigate. Paris is another fairly exhaustive schedule, but the shows are very uplifting because you really see very individual and personal visions. I don’t enjoy the process of traveling, but I quite like the different environments.”