Totally slipped my mind
Starting the thread I mean, not fashion week
Anyway, I haven't been very impressed with NYFW so far. Jason Wu was nice, but lacked creativity. It was pretty, nothing more. I was expecting so much from him after his amazing collection last season, but he disappointed me. I'm sure it'll sell amazingly though, since it was really wearable and there's so much hype around him ever since the inauguration.
Alexander Wang was as edgy as usual, but there was more of a mature look this time. Not a fan though. The clothes made the models look boxy and the fur gloves were absolutely hideous, not to mention impractical. They looked like fur boxing gloves.
I'm excited for ODLR, only because of the John Galliano collab. Their aesthetics are very different, so I can't wait to see the outcome. I'm was hoping that Karlie would open/close the show since she was Galliano's muse and Oscar's favorite model, but since the show is in a few hours and she's at the Grammys rn, I doubt it's going to happen
Looking forward to Marc Jacobs. His show has been rescheduled to Thursday though
I hate his collections, but Montana Cox hasn't shown up anywhere and I'm hoping against all odds that she's a MJ exclusive #wishfulthinking I just find it hard to believe that someone as gorgeous as her would have a hard time booking shows in NY despite having a good body and a blank canvas look. Since she's not an Alexander Wang exclusive, the only other exclusives she could have in NY are for Proenza Schouler or Calvin Klein. I'll be anticipating those shows too
Also anticipating Michael Kors because he usually has one of the best casts in NY.
The only shows I'm looking forward to in London are Burberry, Christopher Kane, Giles, and Tom Ford. Shows I'm looking forward to in Milan are Versace (to see how trashy it'll be), Jil Sander, Roberto Cavalli (to see how trashy it'll be), Dolce&Gabbana (to see if they continue the Sicilian theme), and DSquared2 (to see how trashy it'll be).
Paris is where the real shows are
Looking forward to Mugler, Balenciaga (to see how Alexander Wang does), Ann Demuelemeester, Balmain, Lanvin, Dior (to see how lackluster of a collection Simons produces), Maison Martin Margiela (to see the mockery they've made of MMM), Yohji Yamamoto, Haider Ackermann, Viktor&Rolf (to cackle at how ridiculously they're trying to be "avant garde"), Jean Paul Gaultier, John Galliano (to see if Bill Gaytten will stay true to Galliano's aesthetic), Givenchy, Giambattista Valli, Saint Laurent (to see if Hedi will continue with the punk rocker look), Chanel, Elie Saab, and Louis Vuitton (don't usually like the clothes, but I love what a production Marc Jacobs makes of the runway shows).
I'm hoping Nastya Kusakina has a stellar runway season because she's my favorite S/S 2013 newbie. She's done decently so far (Y-3, Prabal Gurung, BCBG, Helmut Lang, Herve Leger, Kenneth Cole, etc), but I'm hoping she'll do better in Europe. Suvi Koponen hasn't shown up anywhere so far, so I'm guessing she might be a CK exclusive? Curious to see how Vanessa Axente will do since she had a Prada exclusive the past 2 seasons. My 2 other favorite newcomers (Katya Ryabinkina and Sasha Luss) are doing pretty well so far.
Disappointed that Antonia Wesseloh hasn't shown up anywhere. I don't think she's an exclusive either, maybe her time is just up. She's a poor man's Freja, but I can't help but adore her. Patricia van der Vliet is having her worst runway season of her career rn, although it's still too early to make concrete statements like that
She's so gorgeous, I hope she at least shows up at Emporio Armani in Milan since she got the campaign last season. Hoping Montana Cox shows up somewhere in NY as an exclusive. She doesn't have a showcard for Milan. Shocked that Tamara Weijenberg-Slijikius hasn't shown up anywhere either after her Miu Miu campaign. Guessing she might be an exclusive too because I find it hard to believe that she wouldn't be able to book B/C-list shows in NY.
Looks like Joan and Karlie are being really exclusive this season. Karlie's skipped most of FW for the past 2 seasons and still has been bagging great campaigns though, so I guess it's not that shocking. She has a showcard for NY but she skipped the first few days shooting a VS commercial in Miami and now she's in LA for the Grammys (she looked stunning on the red carpet btw). I'm surprised Joan decided to go exclusive so early in her career though. She doesn't have a showcard for NY and she hasn't shown up anywhere, not even at Prabal Gurung. It might be a mistake to go exclusive so early, because Jessica Stam went exclusive too early and then faded, even though her career was way more major than Joan's.