Why? Because as the person leading the buyers of one of the biggest luxury department stores int the world, that’s his job!
Downing’s thoughts on Fall 2010, thus far:
“There’s still the battle between masculine and feminine…all the great leathers…the double-faced wool coats and furs…it’s less about mink and more about fox, Mongolian, even faux fur! There’s definitely a sense of optimism…think about the luscious, amazing outwear at Burberry. We all need to hope for a very cool fall. And pants, pants, pants. The return of the pantsuit–I can’t remember the last time I said those two words together! The wide leg pant is back, too. But all that menswear is contrasted by a bit of Victorian attitude with lots of lace, and of course, velvet.”