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Michael Kors Spring 2014

by Alex R. Travers What you get at a Michael Kors show is a big, juicy, gorgeous presentation that spins through the oeuvre of the designer’s 30-plus years in the business. For Spring 2014, Kors’ collection shimmered with what could only be called a delightful liveliness. He cited the Forties and Seventies as partial inspiration, …

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 …

Carmen Marc Valvo Spring 2014

by Alex R. Travers Carmen Marc Valvo wants to wish us a “Cruel, Cruel Summer” in 2014. Yes, the show started and ended with Bananarama’s track, slightly remixed to be heavily infused with a Marilyn Manson-esque kick drum. Sara Dallin, Bananarama’s lead singer, once said in an interview that the song “played on the darker …