S T U F F T O L I V E F O R
I may die on the 2nd of March 2011.
(Paris totally owns Milan, menswear and women's....just saying)
It will be interesting to see how a mainline Hourani show differs from Rad by Rad usually shown in New York. He hasn't shown mainline as a runway show since Rad by Rad started a few seasons ago, i don't think.
I think it's always really cool seeing if or how some of the mood filters through and seeing the dialogue between houses' men's and women's lines for a given season. Sometimes it's as subtle as a detail referencing a garment in the other, other times it's a colour palette or general mood, or sometimes nothing at all.
I don't know if many houses think about their designs in this way?
Prada certainly seem to, last season was particularly strongly connected, with both men's and women's using those hideous creepers.
Lanvin's Alber and Lucas also seem to work quite closely together, but I'm not sure the link between genders' collections is as strong.
YSL should also theoretically have a strong link seeing as Pilati heads both women's and men's...but a strong link has never struck me viewing the shows.
Maybe I'll make an image heavy post about the parallels and dijoints once the shows are done? (assuming i don't drown at uni)
MORE DEVELOPMENTS FROM 30 YEARS OF JAPANESE FASHION:
Kawakubo's label is called Comme des Garcons as it intentionally dresses women as boys as the label's name "like some boys" suggests.
Perhaps this is why Japanese boys are so frequently snapped wearing mainline pieces with such ease on sites like DropSnap?