Yeohlee, the award-winning designer who has been ahead of the pack for 41 years, showed her Fall 2022 Ready-to-Wear collection on Thursday. Held at the YEOHLEE retail store at 12 West 29th Street…
In the Market Report by Marilyn Kirschner
Michael Kors and Peter Do showed their Fall 2022 Ready-to-Wear collections on Tuesday, just a few hours apart. Michael launched his eponymous line in 1981; Peter Do in 2018.
The New York-based South Korean-born former pattern maker for Yohji Yamamoto and Calvin Klein was inspired by the father of American couture, Charles James. Talk about the ever-expanding “Lexicon of American Fashion.”
Gladys Perint Palmer’s mottos are, “Inform, amuse, learn the rules and then break them,” and she has been doing exactly that for over 40 years. A Fine Line in Fashion: The Art of Gladys Perint Palmer brings together over 30 original fashion illustrations to celebrate the acclaimed fashion illustrator.
Sacai always resonates with me. Not many designers can turn streetwear into covetable, wearable art like Chitose Abe. Her Fall 2022 menswear and pre-fall 2022 womenswear collections were shown together one day before the beginning of Paris Haute Couture Week. While it’s not Haute Couture, it’s close.
Assuredly, the late Coco Chanel was one of them. Coco was my mentor; I was lucky to know her. It’s unimaginable but Chanel taught me one important life-changing thing (besides telling me to make perfume). She said, “fashion is not forever, perfume is”
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, inflation soared at the fastest annual pace in nearly 40 years in December. Prices are going up for everything, fashion included. In fact, prices are so astronomical it’s easy to become desensitized. I mean, really, I’ve seen faux fur coats that cost well into the 4 figures. You almost can’t get a pair of socks for under $100 these days.
You want to be warm and cozy, and you need thick rubber soles, so you don’t slip on the ice. Sure, you can wear your Uggs or other generic boots, but if you want something with more personality, more unique, and authentic, a better option is to go straight to the source.
Everyone is wearing hats these days. In addition to those essential masks, we are all donning some sort of headgear to stay warm and protected from the elements. There are hoods, bucket hats, fur trapper hats, baseball caps, balaclavas, knitted caps, and pompom beanie hats.
Cult status are few and far between. BIBA, founded by Barbara Hulanicki and her late husband Stephen Fitz-Simon, is one. 57 years ago, the first BIBA shop opened in London, and it started a fashion revolution.
We are now bracing for the omicron variant, but one year ago, as we headed into 2021, it seemed things might start getting back to some degree of normal. By early fall, many high-profile events and runway shows returned scaled-down, but live and in person. The runways were filled with clothes that often left nothing to the imagination.