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Lanvin S/S 2012

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Lanvin

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June 27, 2011 at 1:53 pm

Thom Browne S/S 2012

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Thom Browne

Chicken legs distract.

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June 27, 2011 at 1:47 pm

Roland Mouret S/S 2012

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Roland Mouret

Pants looked comfortable.

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June 27, 2011 at 1:41 pm

Happy Birthday, Julie Ordon

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Julie Ordon

Happy birthday, Julie Ordon.  Just the other day I was wondering who I’d like to become the face of my signature line of handmade camel blankets, and then I stumbled across this photo of you.  Can you believe your luck?

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June 27, 2011 at 1:18 pm

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Ann Demeulemeester S/S 2012

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Ann Demeulemeester

Frighteneningly off-trend.

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June 26, 2011 at 3:55 pm

A Few More Words . . .

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Kenzo

I’m breaking from my three-word runway review format for a moment to discuss the Kenzo show.  It was like watching a retrospective of all the greatest hits from this week’s previous menswear shows.

There were rolled-up jeans, brightly-colored leather shoes and nautical stripes ca. 1983, like at Band of Outsiders, only better:

Kenzo

There were floral print blazers like at Moschino, yet shown in a context that toned down the kitsch a notch without dropping it altogether:

Kenzo

The dark socks with shorts and campy bowling shirts from Prada were on the runway, too:

Kenzo

The retro Versace prints from D&G were present, as well, only at Kenzo they spoke of a time in the mid-eighties before Gianni Versace had become a parody of himself:

Kenzo

Even the tropical prints from the Givenchy show made an appearance, only this time displayed in a way that a man might wear them without appearing as if he was an extra in Debbie Gibson’s video for “Electric Youth“:

Kenzo

The entire show was fun, lively and — above all — masculine enough to sell to men and fashionable enough to appeal to non-men.  It took me back to the time of Willi Smith when I needed a healthy dose of optimism and a reminder that fashion doesn’t need to be serious to be taken seriously.  There are still a few more shows to watch, but I doubt I’ll see a more current, more exuberant menswear presentation this season.

In just three words, it was delightful.

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June 26, 2011 at 3:47 pm

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Maison Martin Margiela S/S 2012

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Maison Martin Margiela

Uncharacteristically attractive; saleable.

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June 26, 2011 at 3:01 pm