Just when I thought that my Manzie Reports were getting read by all the right people, being viewed on all the right laptops, iPhones and Blackberries, comes the reality that I am not fully doing my job. I know that the Manzie Report has been a source of laughter and hysteria by many of the industry’s top taste-makers, creatives and editors. But clearly, there are several stylists and fashion designers that must be deleting the IMW Manzie Report and clicking to CocoPerez.com. Big mistake girl. He is not going to steer you in the right direction. Perez will just feature the celebrity aspect of Fashion Week…and after flipping through Women’s Wear Daily‘s coverage of Fashion’s Night Out, you could just go there. The Manzie Report is a designers frenemy. It was created to be instrumental in helping you determine what not to do next season, or ever again. OK, maybe not in the warmest, fuzziest way. But the notes will ring loud and clear. You will come away with…”Yeah, what was I thinking putting that ridiculous pill box hat on that cute boy”, or “Did I really think that a guy was going to wear this?”
All that said, I’d like to start my Spring ’10 New York Fashion Week coverage by giving props to Rag and Bone and Ralph Lauren. Both collections were great in completely different ways. I’d also like to honorably mention some of the looks by Yigal Azruel…BUT…tsk tsk tsk on the Puss in Boots thing.
The opening look at Yigal Azruel are the pants he wore to the CFDA Not Best Dressed List Awards. And are still fotz. The other pieces in the collection were relaxed and sexy. This number screams "look at me, look at me". No?
Here we have Spurr, that will jingle jangle jingle, when this queen is running away from the fag-bashers in this peach ensemble.
Taxi! (Pursed lips much?)
Here Robert Geller shows us what Barney's gay little brother will wear next spring. And what's with the hiked up pantaloons?
I have said time and time again, shorts and blazers will never equal a suit. And striped bubble shorts for men is never gonna happen. Even coupled with a crop-top blazer thing.
The Phillip Lim 3.1 show proves that he should just stay out of menswear...and I use that term very loosly here. This is like that Marni nonsense.
See what I mean? Fotz.
Like who is going to wear this Phillip? Can someone in his camp whisper in his ear...please? Nice doo.
I mean...what?!? This Lim set is no better than.......
This Z Zegna messiness.
And can we drop the 80's thing already? All in favor of moving on....say Ay! Or really...I.
I really like the Duckie Brown boys...but this thing is like...Oy. Little Lord Fauntleroy wouldn't be caught dead in this...culotte slash bubble short slash diaper cover number.
Here's that pill box hat that I spoke about earlier.
Duckies...the good news, no visible panty lines, the bad news? Retardo tan lines.