The Must Reads of the Week (9/9/13 - 9/13/13)

September 13, 2013 BY WATM


Calvin Klein and Marc Jacobs lowered the curtain on New York Fashion Week, but the September festivities are far from over. We're on the road to Capsule which starts this Sunday before making our way to Paris to end the Capsule season.

We've been doing a lot of reading during our cab and subway rides to bring you the Must Reads of this Week.

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1. What Place Does Mental Health Have in Fashion? via Dazed Digital

Thom Browne's SS14 Women's Fashion Show was the most talked about show this week, and still is a topic of discussion. Browne's hair-raising show that took almost a full hour to begin played with the emotions of the editors, bloggers, celebs, and more that attended, pushing them to the brink of insanity intentionally. The SS14 collection made many references to mental health, specifically suicide, which raised the question of what place mental health has in fashion.

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2. The New Casual: New York Designers Upgrade Off-Duty for Spring '14 via GQ

GQ's new kid, Jian DeLeon sheds light on menswear's newest movement. As street goths walk the streets of New York City in droves, the"not-so-rough-around-the-edges" gent has a casual look he can experiment with instead of going full Pyrex (and you never go full Pyrex). DeLeon looks to CFDA Award nominees Public School and Tim Coppens and Micah Cohen's Shades of Grey by Micah Cohen line as evidence for menswear's new wave.

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3. Does Anyone Hook Up at Fashion Week? via The Cut

The Cut always seem to ask the right questions. Writer, Kat Stoeffel asked editors, models, and those outside of the fashion bubble about their sexual escapades during fashion week. Some hit (no pun), some miss (still no pun) and some give advice on how to score with ease.

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4. In Search of a Gay Aesthetic via NY Times

Writer, Guy Trebay looks into the annals of fashion history in search of a gay aesthetic. It means just that, is there a consistency in designs from homosexual designers? Trebay mentions Dior, Bill Blass, Halston and more that have set the tone for women's fashion today, and tries to find a relation with them and other designers as he delves deeper into the rabbit hole.

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5. Carine Roitfeld Fashion World Interview via The Guardian

Eva Wiseman of The Observer had the (glorious) opportunity to interview fashion legend, Carine Roitfeld for her movie, Mademoiselle C, which hit theaters this past Wednesday. Mademoiselle C is an in-depth look into Roitfeld's life, and captures her in her most natural state and setting - with her closest colleagues, friends, and grandchildren. This column previews the documentary (and was more than enough reason to get us to the theaters tonight).

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