Thursday, August 4, 2016

I Am Raf

With the appointments and disappointments of design directors at major fashion houses, we now expect it like we expect pleats and cashmere in September.  Known as the worst kept secret in fashion Raf Simons has taken the throne at Calvin Klein.  

Why it is good:  There has never been a better fit between a new designer and the existing house aesthetic.  The clients will be happy and remain loyal, especially those that loved Calvin Klein when he was still designing.  Raf is a minimalist designer like CK and will have no issues with maintaining the codes of the brand.

What is the challenge:  It is an obvious choice which will not shake the earth.  Unlike other brands of late who deviate from the history of the original designer to shock the market and create demand.  Maybe with the approach Calvin Klein took of finding the best candidate for the job we will actually see longevity in the decision.

What we can look forward to:  Androgynous looks with a sensual edge.  A serious 90's in New York revival is at hand and we can not wait!  

Raf has the power to make American fashion cool again.

Monday, August 1, 2016

The Official List of Couturier All Stars

Balenciaga 1953
Alexandre Vauthier ~ Alexis Mabille ~ Anrdre Courreges ~ Anna May ~ Anne Valérie Hash ~ Armani Privé ~ Atelier Versace ~ Balenciaga ~ Bouchra Jarrar ~ Callot Soeurs ~ Carven ~ Charles Frederick Worth ~ Chanel ~ Christian Dior ~ Christian Lacroix ~ Christophe Josse ~ Ektor Von Hoffmeister ~ Elie Saab ~ Elsa Schiaparelli ~ Emanuel Ungaro ~ Emilio Pucci ~ Erica Spitulski ~ Erik Tenorio ~ Escada ~ Frank Sorbier ~ Fred Sathal ~ Gai Mattiolo ~ Germaine Lecomte ~ Giambattista Valli ~ Givenchy ~ Grès ~ Guy Laroche ~ Hanae Mori ~ Jacques Fath ~ Jacques Griffe ~ Jacques Heim ~ Jean Patou ~ Jean Paul Gaultier ~ Jean-Louis Scherrer ~ Jeanne Lafaurie ~ Joseph ~ Lanvin ~ Lecoanet Hantent ~ Lefranc Ferrant ~ Loris Azzaro ~ Louis Feraud ~ Lucien Lelong ~ Lucile Manguin ~ Louise Chéruit ~ Mad Carpentier ~ Mariano Fortuny ~ Maison Margiela ~ Madeleine Vionnet ~ Madeleine Vramant ~ Maggy Rouff ~ Mainbocher ~ Mak Shoe ~ Marcel Rochas ~ Marcelle Chaumont ~ Marcelle Dormoy ~ Martial et Armand ~ Nina Ricci ~ Paco Rabanne ~ Patrick Kelly ~ Paul Poiret ~ Philippe et Gaston ~ Pierre Balmain ~ Pierre Cardin ~ Rabih Kayrouz ~ Ralph Rucci ~ Robert Piguet ~ Stéphane Rolland ~ Ted Lapidus ~ Thierry Mugler ~ Sophie ~ Torrent ~ Valentino ~ Vera Borea ~ Victor & Rolf ~ Yiqing Yin ~ Yves Saint Laurent