Style individuals discuss so much about how nice issues was once, particularly within the ‘90s. However isn’t it superior what number of of historical past’s greatest designers are working proper now, in the present day? Helmut Lang and Martin Margiela might need forsaken us for the chilly, pedantic embrace of the artwork world, however Rick Owens, Miuccia Prada, Yohji Yamamoto, and Raf Simons are constructing historical past with their biannual collections. Positive, some legends are of their flop period, however lots of our greatest thinkers are current and energized, not solely with one thing to say however doing essentially the most attention-grabbing work they’ve ever finished. We’re educated to not really feel the monumentality of somebody’s work till they’re now not alive. (We’re in an obituary-forward period!) Nevertheless it’s a pleasure to clock it in actual time.
Simons, significantly, is in some of the thrilling and peculiar intervals of his