I have an endless list of why I haven’t focused on the fashion shows occurring during London, Milan and Paris Fashion Weeks. Firstly, my posse and I have been riveted by the Judge Brett Kavanaugh senate hearing spectacle. Next, what was going on with Kanye West dressed as a water bottle for the season premiere of Saturday Night Live? And most importantly, establishing new arts programs for the non-profit organization, Haverstraw Riverwide Arts, has taken up a good deal of my time. I am also looking forward to seeing singer/songwriter who has the most impeccable sense of style, Leon Bridges, who is performing at Radio City Hall this weekend.
Paris Fashion Week was a yawn-fest this year. Very few designers made an exceptional statement. Usually Paris shows are my faves out of all the runway shows, but this year has certainly not been ground breaking. I was sorely disappointed and bored. The theatrics overshadowed whatever creativity sauntered down the catwalk. Click throughs were at a rapid pace with each slide presentation.
As far as trends are concerned, the most hideous and egregious is the BIKER SHORT for next spring. They are awkward and unflattering on almost every body type. Why have designers resorted to such depths? Have they run out of ideas for the masses to latch onto? Biker shorts….really? I am already repulsed by the wear-all-day athleisure trend. Skin tight shorts are best reserved for cyclists, not paired with flouncy tops and shoulder padded tailored jackets. This trend has taken athleisure another step downwards by being approved as every wear, any wear. So, KILL ME.
AND IT JUST GETS WORSE…!
I CAN GET “LURED” BY THIS TREND.
FAVORITE SHOW OF PARIS FASHION WEEK
As for other trends, they’re not even worth mentioning. Instead take a look at my boards and feel as disenchanted as I. I’m gonna pick up my two sticks, some hot pepper pink yarn and create for myself something exceptional. Knitting is the new Xanax. A perfect antidote to an uninspiring Spring 2019 fashion month.