Designers can be a nostalgic old lot, and today I found myself being teleported from the forties to the twenties and back, all by way of 2013.
Starting with Marc by Marc from the night before which, now that I’ve had time to process the horror that was backstage (there were tears, there were tantrums and there were toilet issues) I’ve realised was actually rather fabulous. To begin with there was Redken super-stylist Guido’s forties-inspired slightly crazy hair (and by crazy I’m talking crazy good), which offset perfectly the polished, lacquered red lip courtesy of Shiseido.
Then, from today’s offerings we had Hitchcock heroines at Badgley Mischka, 17th century women at Jenny Packham, Downton Abbey girls at Naeem Khan and… Well ok that’s kind of where that reference stops as Oscar De La Renta and Narcisso Rodriguez defy a time period one could argue, but you get the gist.
As for me, the laws of time and space seem to have escaped me this trip and one hour in New York has felt weirdly like several at home (in the best possible way) but I do know I’m booked on a flight back to the UK tomorrow to start the whole process all over again in time for LFW.