A Thought for Fashion

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The 100 Word Review: Simone Rocha Fall 2014

Known for dramatically oversized silhouettes, Simone Rocha focused on the punkier side of colonial chic. Waists were lowered and attention was given to the idea of pannier dresses, embroidered with dense crystals and pearls.

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Python coats received similar treatment; their giant ruffles impractically placed at the elbow. Cunning like a snake, but also bitingly smart.

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The show took a turn for the intellectual sweetness Rocha’s known for. A pink frock in open windowpane check felt modern with an embroidered drop waistline panel, while the inclusion of jarring tartan became sweet against soft ruffles and embroidery.

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The takeaway: abdicate boring.

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The 100 Word Review: Christopher Kane Fall 2014

Ask yourself: would you wear a cropped garbage bag puffer vest accompanied with a black mini dress? No? Think again, because it’s the type of quirky utilitarian chic that only Christopher Kane could cook up.

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 In classic Kane fashion, his bitingly sweet knits in bright linden green had a striking toughness poised next to the austerity rendered in his laser cut garbage-chic skirts.

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 But it’s not all sensible: ribbon candy sleeves? Yes, please. Does it get any more delicious?

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 It does?! Kane’s genius is again revealed in his 3D geometry lesson of frothy organza frocks.

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 Kane’s message: see things differently.