Fashion Week Observed
Richard Chai had a few things going for him on day one of fashion week. Foremost, he worked the denim and blue “utility” angle to solid results with his menswear; mixing in study car coats and an interesting selection of steel/charcoal color-block separates. His “Love by Richard Chai” line for women, shown intermittently, was a bit rosier, with floral merlots and boho flares… Not exactly to our liking—but wait a minute! The Observer did a double take after a quick scan of the Stage venue at Lincoln Center. “There are more Power Gays in this room than at Le Bain on a Thursday night in September!” cried one friend seated next to us. A discussion of “who exactly attends these downtown men’s runways shows?” ensued…
Fashion Week 2011
The first show of Fashion Week is always greeted with an air of excitement. But, still, a few words to the wise on the matter.
Wear flat shoes because you will be standing around – a lot. Wear clothing that can take you from New York’s freezing weather to the furnace — like, for example, Read More
Fashion Week is a time to take ridiculous things very seriously and not feel silly doing so. Fine, O.K. But at the Duckie Brown runway show this afternoon at Bryant Park, a few snickers slipped out when a male model walked out in what was probably a bathing suit (but may have been underwear) that Read More
BRYANT PARK, THE SALON, 1:15 P.M.—Moments before the Duckie Brown autumn/winter 2008 show began, a few stragglers found their seats, bass-heavy trance blared.
Seat F-25 (male, effeminate, floor-length alpaca sweater, glasses): “Oh, my god! I didn’t see you there!”
Seat F-28 (male, euro-butch, fur-trimmed puff-parka, gleaming ponytail): “Ja?”
Seat F-25: Read More