September 05, 2008 BY CAPSULESNEWS

simondoonan.jpgWe caught up with Simon Doonan, the fabulous Creative Director of Barneys New York last night at the launch of Benjamin Bixby at Barneys and got his wry take on a few pressing fashion matters. ..

What men’s shows are you looking forward to?
Rag&Bone and I unfortunately missed John Bartlett but I heard it was great.
We missed it too… do you see politics as a current trend?
Politics and fashion are mutually exclusive, they seem to be merging but there is a limit. It seems like the more fashionable a leader is the more they tend to become dictators.
Speaking of dictators, what do you think men need right now?
Multiples, buy more than one of the same item. If you like a pair of pants buy two, if you like a pair of shoes buy six.
Spoken like a true retailer!  (-RB)