Would we call this fashion season directional? Not really. What words would be more appropriate? Familiar. Functional. Friendly. Fun. Does this mean a shortage of things to talk about? Far from it. Demna Gvasalia’s still provoking, and Alessandro Michele’s gotten kookier – but it’s not just these revered industry disruptors who are creating a buzz.
What about the shock designer swansongs? The “cool-fication” of some traditionally uncool looks (no, nothing to do with Gvasalia here)? And is it just us, or do a lot of brands seem to be paying tribute to Issey Miyake? Whoever said that a (generally) safe season means a quiet season?