So Many Ways!
By: Michael Johnson
It is no secret that Prabal Gurung has reached a well-deserved spot among the most desirable designers in the industry. With resort he shows us that he is no longer an up-and comer, he is most definitely an established force. For the season he gave us a superstar collection. A collection with such a dynamic energy that if you blink you may miss the beautiful details in construction. The patterns feel very fresh and uplifting, and although he gave us plenty of prints they never feel overwhelming. Refreshing is the word of the day and it belongs to Gurung. The offerings hovered in the limbo between mature and youthful, but all with a healthy dash of class. Gurung thus far has given us the most memorable and exciting collection of the resort season for 2014. Every piece deserves a red carpet moment in front of paparazzi frenzy.
Style Interview: Luna Attar
By: Allie Sutherland
Having lived in Paris London, and Doha, Qatar, Style blogger Luna Attar caught our attention with her unique ability to juxtapose Chic Parisian style with versatile street trends from all over the world.
A Monochromatic Summer?
By: Alyssa Wee
John Galliano’s Comeback
We know who he is, we know what he was, and we know the extent of his talent: now we know he’s recovering and making a comeback. Galliano has spent the last two years in an Arizona rehab, recovering from alcohol and drug abuse since his anti-semitic rant went public in 2010, notifying his fans, supporters, close friends, and Galliano himself, that he needed help. Help he has received, and in an upcoming Vanity Fair article, Galliano will be interviewed sober for the first time ever. He will speak of his road to recovery, and what landed him his addiction in the first place (a traumatic childhood and “slavehood” to his profession, among other factors) but what I’m sure we’re all pleased to be reading about the most, is the sub-textual implication that he is coming back.
Formerly the creative director of the timeless French fashion house, Dior, one of LVMH’s (Louis Vuitton, Moet, Hennessy) companies, Galliano now finds himself replaced by Belgian designer, Raf Simons; who has successfully wooed the hearts of the fashion public, much like Galliano did during his own reign. Galliano, will, however, be teaching a course at Parsons this upcoming semester, and after hearing news of his first-ever sober interview: I’d say it’s safe to say, the genius has found his way back and will, someday in the near future, continue delivering his talent to us in an extraordinary way. Who knows if it will be the John Galliano line or Dior? What we do know is that wherever he does begin working, he will not disappoint us again, but will revitalize his name and cement it in fashion history.
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