Thursday, June 10
Monday, June 7
This morning, as I sleepily checked my email, I noticed that Refinery 29 emailed me a feature called, "Haute Heroine: Designer Gaby Basora gets some literary inspiration with Tucker '10 lookbook." While I was completely skeptical as to what this "literary inspiration" might be since literature is a job rather than a creative process to me, I was surprised yet not surprised to learn that her line was inspired by French writer, Margueritte Duras. Duras is french and basically embodies most of the twentieth century vintage in her own French ways. While Duras' actually history as a French colonialist born in Vietnam may be translated into her choice of an Asian model, Liu Wen is Chinese. Who knows if Basora had knowledge of this or incorporated the fact into her designs, all I have to say is that her overall look book is a drab, boring and secretarial interpretation of 1940s French writerly culture. The only pieces that stuck out for me were her ability to mix prints, which is a bit Rachel Comey-esque. (Shown above). What do you think of her collection?
Posted by christine at 10:02 AM