While industry drama raged backstage at the spring 2001 collections, what came down the runways ranged from provocatively boyish to full-tilt feminine. The best of next season's looks, plus news and gossip from each of the four fashion capitals.
Even during New York's Fashion Week, when hitting the party scene is just as important as attending the shows (if not more so), Horacio Silva and Ben Widdicombe are hard to spot.
You can measure how hot a young designer is in two ways: who comes to the show and how far they'll travel to see it. Sophia Kokosalaki scores on both counts. Though she showed her fourth collection in a far-flung corner of west London in late September, the 28-year-old Greek-born designer attracted a major-league audience . . .
Remodeling the House
Laura Moltedo, the owner and creative director of Bottega Veneta, is sitting in the company's gleaming new headquarters on the Viale Piceno in Milan, and she's getting very excited about a magazine. So excited, in fact, that she rushes out to find a copy. Pop is a new British publication that's the brainchild of . . .
"The thing about fashion," says Stephen Sprouse, "is that one minute it's all luxe, and then there's the backlash." And who better to lead that backlash, spray-paint can in hand, than Sprouse, the godfather of downtown rock-chic dress. His target? Some of Louis Vuitton's classic bags and luggage.