Thom Browne’s recent runway show, plus Grimes!
It’s Friday, September 14, and that means one thing: Fashion Week is over. Of course, Fashion Week happens every few months in New York City, so that really means nothing. But, there certainly is a lot of fashion-related stuff happening on the internet right now.
First and foremost: electronic musician and sometimes-fashion muse Grimes has scrapped her entire new album and relocated to L.A. to work on a new batch of songs. Why the change in direction? Mostly, public reaction to her latest single, “Go.” As written in the Times, “’It upsets a lot of my fans, and I get why it upsets them,’ says Boucher of the big, booming track. “Everybody was like, ‘Oh, Grimes is pandering to the radio.'”
Back to Fashion Week. One of the best things about Fashion Week is always Thom Browne. A lot of people think he only makes shrunken, gray suits, which, yeah, he does. But, if that’s you, please, look at his runway presentations. I’ve been obsessed ever since I happened upon the video of his three-legged pants, and his output has continued to just be bat-shit insane ever since. The fact that this happens, several times a year, is reason enough for Fashion Week to exist.
There’s also this entertaining video from Jimmy Kimmel that humiliates select Fashion Week attendees for pretending to know about things that don’t exist. But, let’s face it. Haven’t we all pretended to know who a Hip New Artist is, only for to a “her” as a “him”?
Also, Project Runway still exists. They are airing the thirteenth season of it, and it’s actually not bad. Truly. In fact, last night’s episode had probably one of the most magical moments in the show’s history, all thanks to a gimmicky “rainway” — yes, it’s a runway with rain falling onto it. You can read about it here, or just watch it on Lifetime and experience it firsthand. It’s worth it, and I don’t want to spoil it for you.