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Fashion Week Diary, Day 2: Boxeight, A Big Hot Fun Mess

Young model from the martinMARTIN show: She is 18 years old.
Young model from the martinMARTIN show: She is 18 years old.


Ah, Boxeight. It's messy in the best, most flattering sense

of the word. As one reporter sitting next to me said, "Isn't it totally like

the kids have taken over?" Yes, for sure.

This fashion event is rough around the edges and has a sense of humor about

itself. That last bit alone puts it leaps and bounds ahead of most other fashion events I've been to. For instance, the DJ at the COA show is playing Sir Mix-a-Lot's "Baby

Got Back" ("36-24-36? Only if she's 5'3...my anaconda don't want none unless

she's got buns hon"). I was waiting for the skinny girls to come out to fully

appreciate the irony, but alas: COA is a mens' line.

The clothes are fine and

wearable and should do well in the stores--any girl would be happy to have her

boyfriend show up for a date in one of their quilted biker jackets over crinkly

acid wash jeans. (Though, maybe not the peach-colored jeans.) One

jacket is made of black pleather patent lambskin so shiny it looks like it's been licked.

Also, there are men--okay, gay men--in the ladies restroom. And what a restroom. There is nothing like peeing in a room done

up in marble and gold.

Between shows, people browse the free copies of 

Good advice from the tattoo of the guy sitting next to me at LAEKEN
Good advice from the tattoo of the guy sitting next to me at LAEKEN

Little girl in black at martinMARTIN
Little girl in black at martinMARTIN

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