Ultimately, fashion wilts under pressure
The fashion marathon is finally over. My sum-up is that the latest collections are very lacklustre. There are the brilliant ones like Narciso Rodriguez, Balenciaga, Lanvin… the usual consistant and never-disappointing ones I say. But it seems true that the increasingly tight schedule has been making the designers and the crew crazy. Only those who stayed sane can cross the finishing line—— acknowledgement from media and audiences. Somehow, you can spot traces of frustration from some designers. They are unwilling, like students being pushed to hand up homework on time. Does Marc Jacobs really have to churn out an ‘uninspired’ collection? And if the likes of John Galliano and Karl Lagerfeld are given more time, they could probably do much better. Especially Karl, a 70 over year old man covering Fendi, his own label and Chanel, plus doing the coutures and ad photography. If his work has been boring you for the past few seasons, you can’t blame him. Saying a yes or no to a collection is always easy, but for them to meet the expectations in the given timeline? That’s hard.
“… the fashion business is running to keep up with fashion. Once upon a time all that made sense, but not any more.” — Hedi Slimane
Fashion councils, loosen up the fashion week schedules please.