This season will be especially challenging since I have a newborn (actually, I guess he won’t be a newborn anymore since he will be three months old when the New York shows begin) and it is hard to find time to be focused. This won’t stop me from doing my reviews, although I will be carefully selecting the ones I choose to cover, in order to avoid driving myself crazy.
There is so much talk at the moment about new ways to show the collections. There are too many shows, and too many designers showing the same way. And of course it also doesn’t help that the clothes all seem the same. I think the cities’ fashion councils should really limit the number of shows they put on officially, and they should encourage other brands to find alternative ways to present their clothes. Fashion shows are expensive and require a significant time commitment from the guests. The show may only be 20 minutes long, but you need to get there, sit down, and usually wait half an hour before it starts. It is just TOO MUCH.
I am dreading the next few weeks, and praying that there will be lots of beautiful clothes to look at. If not, this will be the longest four weeks of my life…
Fall 2011 catwalk images from Style.com.