This Fashion Week marked Cathy Horyn’s second season as the Cut’s critic-at-large. Fearless as ever, she covered the shows with aplomb, even taking down Kanye. Here’s the full list of her reviews from the New York shows.
• On the lack of real innovation in young designers like Tome, Creatures of the Wind, and Creatures of Comfort; the integrity of Rachel Comey; and the joy of summer pudding.
• On Givenchy’s symbolic and successful 9/11 show.
• On the secret of Alexander Wang’s appeal, the Frenchness of Altuzarra, the flat presentation of Baja East, and the debut of Monse.
• On Hood by Air’s shock from the future, Prabal Gurung’s Nepalese tribute, and Diane von Furstenberg’s “It” girls.
• On the absurdity of Fashion Week, Carolina Herrera’s new attitude, Eckhaus Latta’s refined integrity, and meeting Mariah Carey.
• On Sophie Theallet’s standout show, Narciso Rodriguez’s decisiveness, and the good, but mediocre, ideas of Coach and Oscar de la Renta.
• On Kanye fooling the fashion industry, the Public School designers’ debut at DKNY, the somber change at Michael Kors, and the polished success of Proenza Schouler.
• On Marc Jacobs’s love for New York, Ralph Lauren’s French inspiration, and Calvin Klein’s repetitive modernism.