Clothes for Those Who Use Summer As a Verb: Can We Please End the Charade of the Seasonal Collection?
Yesterday evening, in the muggy dregs of a 90-plus-degree September day, we made our way to Lincoln Center, to sit in a room made over-warm with the presence of too many bodies and watch gaunt, stern-looking young women sulk down a runway wearing pieces intended to set consumers’ hearts aflutter in Spring/Summer 2014.
It was an odd coupling of weather and habiliment: the attire was, for once, timed not only to the industry’s sales cycle, but also to the atmospheric conditions outside. And yet, as we sat in our sweat-dampened silk, the heart of the industry beating all around us (or was it just the beat of the overloud music? and did it make any difference?), what struck us as most unusual was that the fashion world bothered with such an absurdly outdated concept as seasonal collections at all. Read More