At its latest runway show in Paris, the fashion world’s admiration and obsession with Vetements is still as strong as ever. The brand — which you may remember for its $1,000 sweatshirts, $100 socks, and tons of celebrity fans like Rihanna — last season moved its show from the usual Paris Fashion Week schedule (September and February) to the Haute Couture calendar (January and July).
Max Osborne and Dao-Yi Chow — the cute boys behind Public School — made their debut as the head designers at DKNY today. It’s an appointment that seems to make perfect sense: Both guys grew up in New York and have always looked to the street for inspiration. Donna Karan may not be in charge anymore, but she is a legend, full stop. On the other, expectations were high. Inspiration: New York City baby! Karan created DKNY 26 years ago as an homage to the city that she loves.
In menswear, it seems, the hottest trend is womenswear. While designers like Public School have been flirting with androgyny for years — dropping pants crotches into quasi-skirts and T-shirt hems into demi-tunics, all with an insouciant tongue extended at the Mad Men look — some of the newest acclaimed designers have gone full-out ambisexual. One of them is 29-year-old Rio Joe Uribe, the creative force behind Gypsy Sport, which made a splash during the last New York Fashion Week Men’s in July, and again on Tuesday night during the women’s collections. He’s been nominated for the prestigious CFDA /Vogue Fashion Fund Award for menswear, alongside Thaddeus O’Neil (one of his brethren in gender-blurred designs), and David Hart.