Rise and shine kiddos. For the past few weeks, I’ve been working on this video. Last night, after 6 straight episodes of Game of Thrones, I finally finished. I took a few of my favorite fall 2012 collections and animated up right nice. They’re not necessarily my top collections from all over but they’re all great. Press play, hope you like it.
1. Derek Lam
2. Prabal Gurung
4. Band of Outsiders
5. Marc Jacobs
6. Mary Katrantzou
10. Alexander McQueen
12. Dries van Noten
Song Credit: Bossa Nova Baby, Elvis Presley
Bill Cunningham’s “On the Street” has become a style index for the fashion crowd, actually, for any crowd willing to gander. It’s one of the earliest predecessors of modern street style and paved the way for guys like Scott Schuman, William Yan and Tommy Ton. The man is quite simply a legend and can’t stop (won’t stop) season after season.
What struck me about this edition is how many voices of menswear are represented. There are the outlandish crew in the top left, the printed crew on the lower left, some trailblazers in the middle, the heritage group on the top right and then there’s a few other sprinkled throughout. The point this makes, the point that I find interesting, is that menswear runs the gamut. Granted, nobody I know has ever said otherwise, but to see it all in one place is a good thing.
Leave it to Bill Cunningham.
As many of you know, The Great Gatsby is one of my favorite novels. I’ve styled the characters several times here and Daisy Buchanan is easily in my top posts. Last week at the Ralph Lauren show, I couldn’t help but think of the East Egg and West Egg gang. All the clues were there—detailing, feathers, drop-waists and lots of movement. If you’ve been a follower of Textbook for a while, you’ll know that my favorite collections get a lot of play each season. Let me say this, Ralph will get a lot of play. Good show.