Interesting article this week in the new DNR by Sandra Nygarad on the return of pleated pants to the runways of Europe and New York. As to be expected the most insightful comments are by a member of the Bergdorf team. Michael Bastian, Fashion Director BG Men, explains ?The men?s wheels turn so slowly that you get this weird overlap where the least fashionable guy overlaps with the most fashionable guy. So you?ll have the guy who never left pleats and the fashion-forward guy who?s just rediscovering them.? Bastian also notes ?we?re desperate for a change of proportion? He feels that it will only take one designer to present the pleated pant in a truly fresh way that will turn the pleat from trendy to directional.
Tuesday, October 4, 2005