Saturday, March 13, 2010

New York State of Mind

Since we are in New York right now, I would like to reprint a quote from Donna Karan — the quintessential New Yorker — from an interview with Women's Wear Daily about the current state of fashion which we totally agree with.

She said:

"Pre-fall shouldn’t exist, I’m sorry. Wrong. Let’s start there. We’ve got to bring clothes into season."


"Resort screwed up spring. And then pre-fall screwed up spring. Everything screwed spring up. Spring got sort of caged out. I’m saying to reinvent spring again, reinvent fall again, reinvent the season we’re designing for."

This all makes sense because when it is the dead of winter (January-February), when the weather is at its coldest, you can't find a warm sweater or jacket in the stores as they are filled with pre-spring or spring merchandise. And in July and August, you'd be hard-pressed to find a straw hat or linen trousers because the stores are stocked with cashmere and shearling coats.

I've made a career about writing and analyzing fashion and while I get excited about seeing new fashions all the time, I'd like to be able to buy clothes when they are in season, not months before.

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