We keep meaning to post our photos of the Claire Tough show, not because they’re newsworthy but out of sheer admiration.
We were told that the recent St. Martin’s grad would put on quite a show, and so we raced – literally, in Converse sneakers and a Puma tennis dress – to her catwalk, almost too late.
Squeezing into the front row with five seconds to spare, we were treated to Iekeleine out first on the runway (yay!) followed by the darling Patricia Schmid, and then the pure bliss of a sweater dress collection with Basquiat prints woven – not silk screened or even embroidered, but actually woven – into the wool and cotton knits. There was also some puff paint.
Instead of accessories, Claire made bags and hats out of foam core that featured the New York skyline. They were perfect, in a ’90s Fresh Prince sort of way, and reminded us of another fearless designer:
Jeremy Scott, whose latex ice cream dress and infamous food fight print kept editors and party babes giggling for days.
Claire, welcome to the Scene. Stay for a while.