Thomas Kikis for Second City Style Magazine
CNN, the President, my mom, WWD, and every responsible, informative
person around me has uttered the word ‘recession’. I’m in denial. I
will not resort to eating Ramen Noodles, nor will I feel guilty for
hailing a cab when a subway station is right behind me. I am a product of the 90’s Clinton-era.
Last week, only a handful of designers (Rodarte and Calvin Klein)
stood out and fearlessly rebelled in a time when everyone is
assimilating to a mood of plummeting stocks. They provided an escape from “Let’s make basics because that’s what customers are returning to.” The majority of what I saw felt uninspired, toned down. Marc Jacobs made the most noise by putting the volume on mute. We are all going to extremes to go unnoticed. ‘Paper or plastic’ is no longer a choice. And our carbon footprints better not be made by shoes with painted red soles.
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