Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Reed Krakoff.

Weds. 09/10/2014.

Reed Krakoff has never met an Asymmetric hemline that he didn't Love. And this passionate Love will be his Downfall, For he made some Perfectly Delightful pieces for Spring 2015 but couldn't stop himself from fussing with Asymmetry, and Paneling, and Insets, and Cutouts, and SO much more that the definitive idea of his clothes were hopelessly obscured by all these Extraneous attractions. 

Krakoff is insistent upon Merging Athletic sportiness with Luxe Sportswear, Here perhaps for Spring was the best Synthesis of that idea, in some outfits, it was his best work yet. Then, on the Other Hand, Krakoff smashed so many ideas into one outfit that the individual pieces of each outfit were fighting each other for Supremacy and it all came to a Stalemate. Yet, within saying and admitting all those things, It's Nigh Impossible to not have some Visceral reaction to these clothes that generally borders on the Obsessively Enamoured. I can't Hate these pieces because they are so Damn secure in their P.O.V That you begin to be swayed by their Cockiness and Attitude. 

There were pieces that failed to measure up to others, and in this collection those pieces seemed to account for the larger half of the outfits than the ones that did reach the Zenith. But the pieces that did... They Rocked Hard! Take the DEEP Caramel Leather and Leather Mesh coat outlined in Black worn with an Asymmetric hem Toffee Leather skirt, For Instance? It was Divinely Luxurious, Tough and Chic all at the same moment. Or, Perhaps, the White and Toffee Moto jacket with the Ragged Hem Black Leather skirt... Stunning. 

There were more great offerings, A Fabulous White Net Mesh T-shirt and Draped Skirt ensemble was a Major winner, as was a Caramel Mesh Leather Zip-Front short sleeve Blouson over a Paneled Mesh Leather and Leather Skirt. It was the end where things unraveled and the collection lost focus and steam. Otherwise, Job Well Done. 

That's All.


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