Best & Worst of F/W 2018

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  1. StoneSkipper

    StoneSkipper Well-Known Member

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    As the season comes to a close, I'd like to ask you all what are the best collections this season - and the worst. Post your rankings and thoughts however you'd like!

    It was a rough season, especall in Milan, where everything was so dull. It was very boring, and a lot of collections made a very negative mark for me.

    Personally, my Top & Bottom 10 is as follows:

    BEST
    Yohji Yamamoto
    Jacquemus
    Chalayan
    Christian Wijnants
    Loewe
    Noir Kei Ninomiya (can't believe this doesn't have a thread here!)
    Toga
    Jasper Conran
    Lemaire
    Paco Rabanne
    Maison Margiela
    Sacai
    Sies Marjan
    Thom Browne
    J.W. Anderson

    WORST
    Philipp Plein
    Nicopanda
    Miu Miu
    Giambattista Valli
    Jil Sander (possibly the most boring collection of the decade)
    Iceberg
    Jeremy Scott
    Christian Dior
    Custo Barcelona
    Calvin Klein (one of my least favorite collections of the decade)
    Burberry (another one of my least favorite collections of the decade)
     
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  2. Sensation

    Sensation V.I.P.

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    My top 10 favorite
    1. Sies Marjan
    2. Delpozo
    3. J.W. Anderson
    4. Marni
    5. Sportmax
    6. Prada
    7. Louis Vuitton
    8. Chanel
    9. Sacai
    10. Hermès

    Biggest disappointments were Calvin Klein, Miu Miu and Burberry.
     
  3. helmutnotdead

    helmutnotdead Well-Known Member

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    Vogue just selected Christian Dior as one of the Nine highlights of París.

    I don't know what to do: send them an email saying the most horrendous things, laugh or cry.

    I'm just DISGUSTED by fashion nowadays.
     
  4. chanelh

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    editors need a paycheck to pay rent and bills just like other ppl, they rely on super clients like Dior to survive in the cruel commercial world.

    u can blame the magazine for a bad cover, but u can't blame them trying to please a big client

    if you don't like what you are seeing, just stop seeing
     
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  5. thatsfierce

    thatsfierce Well-Known Member

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    Best:
    - Jacquemus
    - Chalayan
    - Paco Rabanne
    - Sies Marjan
    - Dries Van Noten
    Worst:
    - Tom Ford
    - Miu Miu
    - Gucci
    - Burberry
     
  6. StoneSkipper

    StoneSkipper Well-Known Member

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    It was the 2nd best collection of Paris, according to The Impression. I don't believe for a second that fashion is dead... but fashion journalism most certainly is. :wacko:
     
  7. RedSmokeRise

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    Does someone with a BoF account mind posting the top 10 shows article? The preview lists Undercover as their #1 (which isn't surprising since Tim Blanks raved about it on instagram)

    I think the main thing I took away from this season is that I'm SO done with Raf & Miuccia's antics. But also I want every designer to stop combining Mens & Womens shows together - it is not fun to slog through 70+ mediocre looks!

    Best:
    • Thom Browne
    • Delpozo
    • Sies Marjan
    • Lemaire
    • Louis Vuitton
    • Chanel
    • Fendi
    • Theyskens

    Worst:
    • Miu Miu
    • Prada
    • Burberry
    • J'adior!
    • Christian Siriano
    • Calvin Klein
     
  8. disco54

    disco54 Well-Known Member

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    TOP
    Sies Marjan
    Chloe
    Chanel
    Givenchy
    Loewe
    Valentino
    Marni
    Lacoste
    Lemaire
    Jacquemus

    But Top 5

    1.Sies Marjan
    2. Loewe
    3. Givenchy
    4. Jacquemus
    5. Chloe


    WORST
    Pretty much everything else, with Saint Laurent and Gucci taking honors for that.
     
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  9. Valentine27

    Valentine27 Well-Known Member

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    In no particular order...

    Top :

    Louis Vuitton
    Jacquemus
    Sacai
    Givenchy
    Sies Marjan
    The Row
    Chloé
    Saint Laurent
    Ann Demeulemeester
    Agnona

    Worst :

    Christian Dior
    Gucci
    Giambattista Valli
    Miu Miu
    Burberry
    Calvin Klein

    Disappointments : Haider Ackermann, Max Mara, Stella McCartney, Prada.
     
  10. dcmaike

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    Best: Valentino, Chanel
    Also good: Loewe, Dries van Noten, Saint Laurent, Givenchy, Louis Vuitton, Alexander McQueen, Olivier Theyskens (without those horrible shoes), Ann Demeulemeester, Lemaire, Jacquemus
    Most disappointing: Miu Miu
    Worst: Gucci
    Worst of the worst: Dior (aka Topshop)
     
  11. Ken Doll Jenner

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    BEST:
    1. Louis Vuitton
    2. Fendi
    3. Loewe
    4. Sacai
    5. Sies Marjan
    6. Yohji Yamamoto
    7. Delpozo
    8. Maison Margiela
    9. Givenchy
    10. Chloe

    Honorable Mention: Dries Van Noten and Hermes.

    WORST:
    1. Burberry
    2. Calvin Klein
    3. Christian Dior
    4. Prada
    5. Miu Miu
    6. Gucci

    MEDIOCRE:
    Everything but the aforementioned shows. Yes, that's how sad the world of fashion is now.
     
  12. TaylorBinque

    TaylorBinque Well-Known Member

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    www.businessoffashion.com
     
  13. helmutnotdead

    helmutnotdead Well-Known Member

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    This is a joke. Coach? Versace? Gucci?! :lol:
     
  14. Lola701

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    I can't make a Top Ten. I really enjoyed a lot of things this season!

    So in that order!

    BEST
    NYC
    -Tom Ford (tacky, energetic, fun)
    -Sies Marjan (flawless color palette)

    LONDON
    -Richard malone
    -House of Holland
    -Toga
    -JW Anderson (just for the menswear)

    MILAN
    -Fendi
    -Versace
    -Krizia

    PARIS
    -Chanel
    -Loewe
    -Thom Browne
    -Chloé
    -Jacquemus
    -Lutz Huelle
    -Undercover
    -Noir Kei Ninomiya
    -Haider Ackermann
    -Martin Grant

    WORST:

    PRADA & MIU MIU (complete disaster)
    Burberry
    Michael Kors
    Dior
    Calvin Klein (still the show that annoyed me the most this season)
    Cavalli
    Balenciaga
     
  15. Ken Doll Jenner

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    I actually found a lot of Stuart's menswear offerings desirable, particularly the outerwear. I'd go as far as to say that he is a more refined Hedi Slimane when it comes to menswear. On that note, I'd also include Coach in my list of honorable mentions.
     
  16. mathiaskatz

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    Yeah, I liked Coach's collection this season.
     
  17. FashionPower

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    This season was a total snooze-fest, fashion is getting so plain, boring and basic. I hate how every brand is striving to go full commercial mode in order to increase sales and revenues.
    So hard to pick 10 or even 5 best collections, most of them were just average slightly shifting over "ok". On the other hand is very easy to list bad and boring collections. What bothers me the most is that most designers are putting literally ZERO effort in making something new that stands out but they just go the cheap way making autopilot collections filled with hot "best selling" items from previous collections or styling wise. Also it's fun to look at Moschino transformation: it was one of the most basic and boring shows of Milan Fashion Week (definitely B-list) but Jeremy managed to turn it into a TOP one: best models casting, real shows filled with excitement and passion for fashion, clear vision every single season. I know most people can't stand Jeremy as a designer (I'm the first one saying his own brand is full of gimmicky and looks cheap as ****) but you can't deny how successfully he was in turning Moschino into a relevant brand without refusing to show 60 looks filled with basic clothes you can find at Zara or easy to sell bags with monograms and logos.

    BEST
    - Moschino
    - Valentino
    - Givenchy (nice Clare's redemption from that basic debut collection)
    - Roberto Cavalli (another redemption from debut, this is how you do Cavalli without being gimmick)

    WORST
    - Dior (hell no Maria Grazia)
    - Gucci (enough with the thrift shop mania)
    - Balmain (too messy and all over the place)
    - Versace

    BORING - AVERAGE
    - CHANEL
    - Saint Laurent (rock & roll Slimane style on autopilot)
    - Balenciaga (loved those velvet draping dresses but the whole show looked another autopilot collection)
    - Fendi
    - Dolce & Gabbana (enough with these queen - royalty themed autopilot inspired shows)
     
  18. jeanclaude

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    Totally agree with you! There´s a big shortage of passion and risk for innovation in the industry nowadays.
    (by the way I was surprised to see your Metal Gear V avatar! :smile: )

    Best: Some pieces from Rick Owens; and Comme des Garçons for giving a big "f.u.c.k. off" to this mediocre fashion industry.

    Worst: The rest. Boring and basic. And sometimes tacky as hell.
     
  19. CholoChic

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    Dior pays the first main pages of magazines, so they have to be tenderly with their main clientes, but there is a fact that many Hollywood stars went to The Oscars in Dior.

    I have to download all the video shows to apreciate them and enjoy them with my older women friends who enjoy them and critize them with her women sense without being influenced by media because they dont use internet or see fashion magazines just old ladies with her femenine sense.:heart:

     
  20. helmutnotdead

    helmutnotdead Well-Known Member

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    Top Twelve Collections on Vogue Runway.

    Chanel, Sacai, Marine Serre, Gucci, BURBERRY :sick:, Versace, Paco Rabanne, Loewe, Simone Rocha :sick:, Gypsy Sport, Balenciaga and Calvin Klein.

    Except Sacai and Marine Serre, all those collections are quite boring and ugly. Beyond my understanding what happened with their criteria.

    Quite fun the fact that I've predicted the spot of Simone Rocha here on her thread.

    I'm just sick of Sarah Mower at Vogue and Nicole.
     
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