New York Fashion Week: A Step Forward, Two Steps Back

Anna Sui Spring / Summer 2012 at Fashion Week in New York. Photo: Eric Thayer / Reuters

Retromania, according to Simon Reynolds in his recently published book, is the dominant characteristic of pop culture over the last decade, perhaps the only feature. It refers to a self-cannibalization, self-indulgent obsession with her past, a phenomenon, as someone who was a club night Guilty Pleasures will recognize.

Retromania, Reynolds says, became so intense that it took precedence over innovation. A writer of music, Reynolds focuses on the world of pop, but his point is even more true of the fashion industry. It is now certain that each new season will boil styles of a recent decade. In an interview this week, Michael Kors said that in order to create "universal portable goods" need to make clothes that others have worn before:. "If you look at reminds you of Kate Moss at Glastonbury is a good thing if something makes you think of Ryan O'Neal embrace Ali McGraw in Love Story? Super! The best thing we buy flatter ourselves one way or another, "he says The Daily.

But when Kors produces uniform, Ali McGraw, the mass market is defined by the appearance of the last ten years. When future generations go to parties I Love noughties, who wear suits and Ugg boots, Juicy Couture. 1950 was the Audrey Hepburn Givenchy ball gown, Kerry Katona, we have a bad day.

Of course, it is difficult to advance in the mode to find a balance between originality and make clothes that look like leftovers Avatar cabinet, and in times of economic uncertainty, it is not surprising if the Cross hides behind trends such as the safari concerned, is fulfilled when his collection for next season, with a tie dyed shirts. Just in case you missed that one you bought from Camden Market last weekend.

Anna Sui was apparently very funny in the '70s and '80s, and has not stopped talking about it through his clothes. His collection this week was no exception, with elastic straps sparkling, marabou shrug dyed and patterned petticoats, often in tandem with - just have a little 'more retro - 1940's clothing style tea. It 'was all so beautiful and as girly as Anna Sui has always, but clearly Deja Vu.

Some of the designers of New York Fashion Week has been a forward, and some have been demonstrating how difficult it can be. Some labels are then associated with a specific time, such as Diane von Furstenberg, and sometimes the label has struggled to move the wrap dress 70s. Yvan Misplaere is creative director of brand for a year and I'm not quite sure that it expects to use his imagination Marimekko pajama-esque costumes. The best pieces were an updated version of the wrap dress, which had been given more folds around the waist, and more or less due to the name Michelle Obama sewn to turn.

Tory Burch is also looking at trying to move beyond their own closet for inspiration. But his clothes and water intake for next season has already been done by the designers of many others and therefore was not as tempting as usual preppy style Burch.

3.1 Phillip Lim has suffered what I call the problem of Miu Miu, a disease that strikes once relatively inexpensive labels, and connections to rate their clients' to the original zone. The next season, this is not likely to change his origami-like two-clothes-in-One Collection - with a new thin, folded back the folds of an elegant silk shell tops morphed into coats and jackets - is clearly expensive, and not everything that is wearable. It is beautiful, the fabric is folded just a special dress for a young and agile.

More on the theory there is a designer who is definitely on, at least. The hyper-talented Olivier De Kens - known for its magnificent gothic couture-like clothes, created during his time at Rochas and Nina Ricci, and under his own name - has produced some of the most amazing clothes from the last decade.

So when he was hired by the theory - a well-known designer label market through black pants and nothing else - it seemed as uncomfortable as I fit into a size zero.

However, at the fair, Theyskens seemed happier than he has for many years and give credit to the theory, which gave him some room to maneuver, leaving some stunning gowns half of all black pants. There were nice twists between the Theyskens-bases, such as belts, baggy pants with extended, which means that those who want the full effect of Jean can get without showing your underwear, like Marky Mark. Well, not so exciting as the Rochas gorgeous dresses, but they sell more pants and a designer has to eat.

For a time, Marc by Marc Jacobs seemed stuck in a rut in 1970. But for next season, Jacobs dropped the geek chic look for a cleaner, such as solid color, beautiful dresses only change that has gathered at the waist and, most tantalizing of all, one piece swimsuit with a harvest back and modest - to prevent the occurrence of falling into pastiche of the 50 - a contrast halter. A designer can move without losing its USP.

But sometimes, taking two steps forward, we need to step back. Which brings us to Victoria Beckham, a woman who will always be seen, whether you like it or not, as an archetypal celebrity of noughts and 90 years, filled with hair extensions and denim hotpants.

Designers like Tory Burch, the pop star has become Wag began to look beyond their own mirror of fashion inspiration. This week, he released his second line, Victoria Beckham and Victoria - brace yourselves, haters - it was ridiculously beautiful. Silk shirt, dresses covered with pretty designs like cats, moons and clouds move in two tones with elegant details such as scalloped and visible seams. It was not reinventing the wheel, but he was reinventing Posh - Baden Baden felt like a long time. A transformation of the celebrity is combined with a collection that almost every woman wants? Sometimes, fashion can still surprise.

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