Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Looking Back: "By Design; Paris Casual"

While Googling Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele for my previous post I came across this article from the New York Times, titled, "By Design: Paris Casual" from 1993 written by the late (and great) Carrie Donovan. I was quite surprised to come across such a dated article but it was really nice to read something from one of the industry's great writers back when fashion was still being created.

Now all fashion is is just a big wheel turning and turning, all it is today is a re-interpretation of the past and then a re-interpretation of that. It still is great, thanks to the handful of legends still designing, and because of the influx of new talent but I wonder what it must of been like to work in the industry and see history happening every season and being the one to cover the latest trend, one that would make history.

According to Ms. Donovan it was sneakers, particularly the white tennis shoe, and the oversized white men's shirt that was the trend in Paris in mid-July of 1993.

Read the full article.

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