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The Erotic Punk Decadence of Rei Kawakubo

The Commes des Garçons designer’s brilliant new show referenced 18th-century couture to capture a 21st-century moment of extreme wealth and technological libertinism.

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Who Will Lead American Fashion?

The industry needs a challenge. Oscar de la Renta has lost its way; Narciso Rodriguez tests himself with sportswear.

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Beating the Beast of Branding

Eckhaus Latta’s excellent collection shakes off the industry’s impulse for rigorous definition and lets consumers draw their own conclusions.

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Tension and Control, Backstage and on the Catwalk

At Alexander Wang, the cultural bell-ringing continues, while Pyer Moss brings uneasy truth onto the runway and Altuzarra finds balance between polish and wearability.

By Cathy Horyn