Favorite, Unfollow or Spam?

Dissecting the collections as we would in our twitter timelines: if an outfit came up, would you favorite it, unfollow the tweeter, or report it as spam- like a Chili’s gift card?





THE DOPE SHOW AT YOHJI YAMAMOTO FALL ’12

Published on 03.05.12

The clothes from the Yohji Yamamoto Fall ’12 runway, fashioned for a futurist ice queen of hearts, needs to be available in stores this INSTANT, because this is precisely how I feel down to the moment. The collection projects an obtuse sexual power, carrying both quiet anarchy and geometric dissonance in spades. I wouldn’t feel right […]

YEARNING FOR MY SWEET PRINTS: BASSO & BROOKE FALL ’12

Published on 02.24.12

Basso & Brooke are like that chameleon friend you have who vascillates between wildly childlike to cerebrally sexy to confused, but not giving a fuck. This is my way of saying I both relate to and adore them. So I’m sorry to say that I was bummed to see the shapes of the clothes themselves were […]

A WORLD OF PURE IMAGINATION AT MARY KATRANTZOU FALL ’12

Published on 02.24.12

Call Mary Katrantzou the Willy Wonka of Fall ’12, for raining her pop-surrealist-neofractal printsplosions down upon the lowly, neutral-clad Charlie Buckets seated front row. Her influence, seen not-so-subtly affecting others’ design M.O. over the past few seasons (perhaps Pilotto is our proverbial Slugworth?) is a HUGE breath of fresh air, given that salability and creativity have become […]

RUNWAY RUNDOWN: PRABAL GURUNG S/S ’12

Published on 12.06.11

For years, I have wondered what all the incessant fuss was about with respect to Prabal Gurung. Yes, his streamlined silhouettes have appeared on many a red carpet. Yes, American fashion magazines had an obvious love for his handsome visage and, well, his somewhat obvious, lady-like clothes. Oh, and there was that rather famous lady […]

FEMINISM VIA MANIPULATION OF OBJECTIFICATION AT PRADA S/S ’12. CAN YOU HANDLE THAT?

Published on 12.01.11

Through every collection, a designer reveals a muse, his or her idealized view of what a woman should be. Some have a very defined woman in mind and others change season to season; the Prada woman is an eternal chameleon. Many of the S/S ’12 collections redefined classic themes in womenswear, adding some interesting plays […]

WHAT WOULD MCQUEEN DO?

Published on 12.01.11

Cathy Horyn, the revered-and-reviled fashion critic for the New York Times, in conversation with Sarah Burton, of Alexander McQueen. The video offers an extremely rare glimpse at the McQueen atelier, a unique insight into McQueen’s distinctive vision and methodology, and a first-hand explanation of how Sarah Burton is curating and cultivating McQueen’s legacy since his […]

DIAMONDS ARE A GIRL’S BREAST FRIEND: OUR FAVORITE VICTORIA’S SECRET FANTASY BRAS

Published on 11.19.11

Some people are glued to the NYSE, or find themselves buried in the WSJ. However, we at FashionVerbatim have dutifully put aside such questionable frivolities in favor of the one truly important annual indicator of our economic climate: the dollar value of the Victoria’s Secret Fantasy Bra. Since 1996, we have seen this (literally) brilliant, […]

RUNWAY RUNDOWN: HAIDER ACKERMANN S/S ’12

Published on 11.07.11

If Haider Ackermann’s Spring/Summer ’12 collection is any indication, the Parisian designer- lauded by Lagerfeld, among others, as the next big thing- is not just another ephemeral flash in the fashion pan. And while this isn’t his first time around the block, the attention Mr. Ackermann received for his Fall/Winter 2011 collection presented a considerable […]