|Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough/Proenza Schouler|
A friend of mine, working in the fashion buisness recently told me that he prefers male fashion designer when it comes to womenswear. His argument was that men designing womens fashion are focusing on the brands language and the target group rather than designing for themselves.
|When i was browsing the latest Rodarte show on Style.com and dreaming about all those dresses i could wear 24/7, if i would be one of the Mulleavy sisters, her appearance at the end of the show told me otherwise. No offense i think it is pretty cool to stick on jeans and ballerinas for work. But for me it seems like they are more focusing on their artwork what in my eyes makes them very sympathetic. It is more the vision and the idea for their creations that makes them drive rather than an urge for a new look for themselves.|
Alexandra Fischer-Roehler and Johanna Kühl/ Kaviar Gauche
|Miuccia Prada/Miu Miu|
Summary of Suzy Menkes' great essay for The Cut (March 2012): "PARIS — It is a woman’s moment again in fashion. After a decade-long run of girlie looks, the winter 2012 Paris collections are all about dividing the women from the girls — and the boys. On Sunday, as Phoebe Philo stood, heavily pregnant, to greet a hand-picked audience for what was not more than a Céline showroom collection put on models, it was hard not to think of her as the leading protagonist for this new woman. There has been much discussion this season about Jil Sander, the minimalism she brought to fashion — and her return to the house that bears her name after more than seven years. In her absence, Ms. Philo filled that void and took feminist fashion a step forward, making clothes for 21st-century women that allow them to develop, as she has, from young woman through motherhood and the work/life "balance that entails"
(Suzy Menkes for The Cut)
Photos: style.com ; Merzedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin, freunde von freunden, estherperbandt.com