Thursday, September 8, 2011

Hard Times in New York City

Yesterday New York Fashion Week officially began, but somehow it lacks the excitement of previous seasons. In this age of austerity, many designers I know who showed last season have opted not to show, and many who are showing have scaled back their presentations.  The Tim Hamilton show took place in a vacant and very dimly-lit store space in Chinatown with straightfaced models sporting his high-end industrial goth-kid clothes.  Many of the garments had the logos of the FDIC and Capitol One printed on the lining, part of a collaboration with artist Seth Price, and a not-so-subtle reference to our unstable economic times.  For once, the surrounding austerity seemed entirely appropriate.


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1 comment:

Marcia B. said...

oh wow, love the whole vibe of this showcase!