AnOther Magazine's fashion editor on sensuous dresses and a triptych of McQueen monographs
AnOther Magazine, our biannual sister title, has sent its fashion editor, Agata Belcen, to New York. Here, she talks us through her experience so far...
Dazed Digital: What collections have impressed you so far?
Agata Belcen: Alexander Wang's glow in the dark finale of dresses was a fun moment. It had a feel of 90s rave, especially with Liberty Ross walking the show. And I've just come back from the Victoria Beckham show – it's my favourite so far. She did lovely collaborations with Manolo Blahnik and Stephen Jones. The girls looked beautiful in sensuous dresses and well cut tailoring. It was very refined and desirable and the New York Public Library is a beautiful location for it. The brand is developing in a very intelligent way, each season it improves on itself.
DD: What do you think New York fashion week does best?
Agata Belcen: Perhaps they do slick and professional the best. The operational process is a well-oiled machine and you feel very looked after. They do a good job kick starting everything off so you're in the mood for the month ahead.
DD: Are there any the hot topics being talked about at the shows?
Agata Belcen: I've read that three monographs about Alexander McQueen and his work are being published this month: one by Judith Watt, one by photographer Anne Deniau of backstage imagery, and one with images from the runway shows. I'm very much looking forward to seeing those.
DD: Any tips for staying cool in the NY heat?
Agata Belcen: It's impossible to stay cool, but a Negroni in the evening goes some of the way towards it.