London Calling…Let It Go Into Voicemail

Sep 21, 2009Fashion

World Wide Fashion Week. That’s what we are in right now. Soon the fashion editors will feel like they are in that movie from the 60’s. “If It’s Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium”. The poor dears. Gallivanting to and fro…London, Paris, Milan, New York. Oh, their aching feet. After a seemingly interesting and mild New York Fashion Week, the next stop is London, currently celebrating 25 years of quirky nonsense…sprinkled with a few good designers. In 1984, George Orwell’s dystopia, as predicted, was under way. Today we increasingly experience shades of this nightmare world. The thing is, London has a handful of brilliant designers, several of whom ran like the wind to Paris or New York. But you have to give credit to the remaining designers who comprise the quirky fashion scene. Herewith are a few pieces from collections which you will never see on the backs of American starlets, or on Sienna Miller for that matter.

Kinder Auggugini has impecable taste in color and print...NOT. This mess is horrifying.

Kinder Auggugini has impeccable taste in color and print...NOT. This mess is horrifying.

Wanna make an entrance...wear this. BYOS (bring your own sunglasses).

Wanna make an entrance...wear this. BYOS (bring your own sunglasses).

What color is that...freakin' salmon? Fotz.

What color is that...freakin' hot salmon? Fotz.

Nice dress....what's with the shoes?

Nice dress, Jasmine di Milo...but what's with the shoes? Yikes.

Like women need to wear a nipple tweeking how-to T-shirt?

Like women need to wear a nipple tweaking how-to T-shirt?

Could this color get any more drab? Bye.

Could this color get any more drab? Bye.

This Louise Gray is just not happening. Nice shoes, girl.

This Louise Gray crap is just not happening. Nice shoes, girl.

Nice make-up too.

Nice make-up too.

These studenty presentations are "quell tragay".

These student-y presentations are "quelle trazshay".

Nice flattering silhouette Antonio Berardi. And B) it's a knock off of Balenciaga...and how many of those did we see prancing around. Sure, editors love bla bla...but a woman does not want to advertise their bum.

Nice flattering silhouette Antonio Berardi. And B) it's a knock off of Balenciaga...and how many of those did we see prancing around. Sure, editors love all the bla bla...but a woman does not want to advertise her bum.

Especially not in white.

Especially not in white.

Nor in black for that matter.

Nor in black for that matter.

Charles Anastase has the answer...wear your pile of laundry...yellow laundry at that.

Charles Anastase has the answer...wear your pile of laundry...yellow laundry at that.

Either that, or you just grab your comforter and hold it up like when you have to answer the door to get the Chinese food delivery.

Either that, or you just grab your comforter and hold it up like when you have to answer the door to get the Chinese food delivery.

Charles wants to singel handedly bring back the hoop skirt. And you get into the taxi...how?

Charles wants to single-handedly bring back the hoop skirt. And you get into the taxi...how?

Vivienne Westwood's homage to Darryl Hannah in "The Clan of the Cave Bear".

Vivienne Westwood's homage to Darryl Hannah in "The Clan of the Cave Bear".

And this layered nonsesne is from The  Clan of the Fotz

And this layered shoe nonsense is from The Clan of the Fotz.

What in tarnation...Viv.

What in tarnation...Viv.

4 Responses to “London Calling…Let It Go Into Voicemail”

  1. Ericka says:

    I'm a little in love with the cut of the second dress, but yes, the color has to go. and the little fotzy things hanging from it, like chads.

  2. Rod says:

    I am proudly and admittedly out-of-it; so what is "fotz?"

    Abe – you're a glam god. This is the only fashion blog I read (although I can't resist Cathy Horyn).

  3. Alexandra Reiher says:

    Abe – you are hysterical! I nearly plotzed! Your manzie looks – I have to read – it is my cheap thrill!

  4. Marcel Arone says:

    Thank you, really interesting. Actually,I was born in Thailand in 1969 but my parents fled the country and settled here to the UK. To be honest, I didnt really care much about my Thai past until my mother died recently, now I've been trying to discover as much as I possibly can. Seemed like cuisine was as good a place as any to start ! Anyway, I found a thai food recipe site here that your readers might be interested in .

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