Tag Archives: J. Mendel

J. Mendel Spring 2014

by Alex R. Travers Gilles Mendel’s collections have always been artful gifts of observation, expectably sophisticated and savvy. For Spring, Mendel citied the song “Cargo Culte” by Serge Gainsbourg, the provocative French singer and songwriter, as inspiration. If you’re unfamiliar with the record, it details Gainsbourg’s dripping fantasy towards a very young Melody Nelson in …

Fashion Week: Day 7

by Alex R. Travers J. Mendel   A luxurious beauty infused every second of today’s J. Mendel show from French fashion designer Gilles Mendel. For Fall 2013, Mendel weaved disparate elements of decadence and discipline into a sleek, coherent whole. Mendel is a marvel, equally talented at day dresses, eveningwear, or accessories. One of his …

Fall Fashion Week Roundup

By Alex R. Travers Count on fashion week to draw in the best of everything. For the Spring/Summer 2013 collections, floral imagery, geometric patterns, and a profusion of prints, many inspired by Eastern landscapes, strutted onto the runway. At Naeem Khan, images of waves from Japanese woodblock prints crashed onto flowing gazar cocktail dresses while …