"I hope that when a woman sees another woman in our clothes, or comes to our fashion show and sees a woman on the runway in our clothes, she can look at that woman and say “Look at that model on the runway, I really want to be that woman and I can be that woman.” If I accomplish both of those then I think that I sort of won the game." -Adam Lippes
"If someone realizes the piece they are wearing is inspired by me then it only broadens my audience."
2014 Spring Menswear Collection
Leather in Summer? That is all i see this season. Growing up if i wanted to wear leather/Suede my mother would say it was unacceptable in spring/summer. Today it is very much accepted!
Alexander brought a fresh new edge to Spring/Summer. The way he cut and diced the leather and added it to every piece is exciting to me. Wang made leather look clean, light and free, which is very important for summer. Alexander Wang always stays true to its casual athletic edge, and i love love love him for it.
"I wanted my designs to express two distinct and opposing sides of women, the strong and independent side alongside the fragile and ephemeral side.” -Mug
G.V.G.V (GrapeVine, GrapeVine)
There is nothing i love more than Women in Menswear. Designer Mug helped my fantasy's come true. GrapeVine's Japan collection is feminine with an androgynous edge..
This is G.V.G.V's answer to high-end American sportswear. The inspiration for the Spring 2013 collection was retro happy go lucky Japan. It Reminds me of the 1950's beatnik style with a modern futuristic twist, with the pastel floral prints, high necklines, Striped shirts, over sized sweaters, pencil skirts and skinny pants.
The collections concept was Utopia Paradise & Entomology(The Scientific Study of Insects). Not insects from Japan, but from a Tropical rain forest. Manly It reflects the rhinoceros beetle. You know a runway show is successful when you leave with an image stuck in your head. Watching This show gave me an image of a garden through an insects eyes. We definitely see the "Insectopia" theme with the devil-horned hair, abstract patterns, iridescent fabrics, unzipped beetle winged leather jacket, and cool futuristic dragon fly sunglasses.
The platform creeper shoes, vibrant and bold colors made the collection inherently Tokyo style.