Alexis Mabille Spring 2014 RTW Paris Fashion Week


Alexis Mabille hit upon an intriguing starting point for his new collection: He was reimagining Rosie the Riveter as a Vargas girl, a kind of pneumatic tomboy pinup. That gave Mabille some depths to plumb, especially given his historic interest in ultra-feminizing masculine signatures. See more after the jump…

Emporio Armani Spring 2014 RTW Milan Fashion Week


Claude Monet would have had a lot in common with Giorgio Armani — the former never tiring of painting his pretty garden and ponds, the latter forever plying a gentle femininity, sometimes against the prevailing tides of fashion. Those passions came together beautifully on the Emporio runway for spring — all watery pastels and blurred florals alighting on languid tailoring and …