Good Reads
Jason Wu Spring 2012 RTW 1

Jason Wu is a cool kid trapped in a would-be couturier’s body – at least that’s what his latest collection seemed to signal. He’s also a ravenous aesthete. He is an artist who is inspired by other artists and is not afraid to acknowledge it.

Proenza Schouler Spring 2012 RTW 1

Googie architecture. Ever heard of it? Probably not. But you’ve definitely seen it. The roadside architecture that defined the diners, hotels and motels of 1950s Americana was the jumping off point for the hotter than ever Proenza Schouler boys.

Louis Vuitton Fall Winter 2011-1

It wasn’t obvious that Marc Jacobs was working a fetishistic cycle for fall 2011 until he showed his latest for Louis Vuitton right at the end of Paris Fashion Week.

Alexander McQueen Fall Winter 2011

It was the perfect mix of sensuality and ‘haute’ fetishism that should turn any Burton naysayer into a bonafide believer.

Chanel Fall Winter 2011-2

Karl Lagerfeld tackled the apocalypse in his latest collection for the venerated house of Chanel. Perhaps it was the Kaiser’s ultimate statement in the power of optimism, or at least the power of beauty over impending doom. In the sun-ridden world of the future, Lagerfeld provides the light.

Givenchy FW2011

Fashion’s favorite bad-boy, Riccardo Tisci, bequeathed the Givenchy woman with a ferocious growl to complement the large bite his men served for fall 2011.

Christian Dior Fall Winter 2011
Celine Fall Winter 2011

This season, the fashion world’s new go-to minimalist, Celiné’s Phoebe Philo, looked to the sporty and streamlined nature of sports cars as inspiration for yet another miraculous outing at the hot-again French house.

Balmain Fall Winter 2011

Like many designers this season, Christophe Decarnin looked to David Bowie for his fall 2011 outing at Balmain.

Dolce Gabbana Fall Winter 2011

Stars, glitter, a little androgyny. Dolce & Gabbana always make a big fashion soiree out of their Milan Fashion Week collections and this one was no different.

PRADA Fall Winter 2011

Last season it was a severely chic version of Olive Oil. This time – sirens, Mondrian art, Dian Fossey, Amelia Earhart, anthropomorphic serpents – that’s only but a handful of the different facets at play or interpreted from Miuccia Prada’s latest masterpiece collection.

Alexander Wang Fall Winter 2011-16

The new reigning prince of downtown chic Alexander Wang did thing a bit differently this season.

Jason Wu Fall Winter

Jason Wu might have just outdone himself. Inspired by the legendary photographer Robert Polidori’s three-volume set ‘Parcours Museologique Revisite’ – chronicling the 25 year restoration of Versailles, young designer sent down a collection that was all about sheer opulence.