miércoles, 13 de febrero de 2013

NYT'S Critical Defense: 'Wang’s Going-Away Present'

Cathy Horyn has been writing for the Fashion and Style section of The New York Times since 1999. She started her career in fashion journalist in Detroit and soon she was writing for The Washington Post. Also, she has contributed with her articles to Vanity Fair, Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar.

The review published on Monday, February 11, 2013 is entitled Wang’s Going-Away Present and covers the third day of the New York Fashion Week Fall 2013. In the review, she analysis the collections of Alexander Wang, Joseph Altuzarra, Prabal Gurung, Rag & Bone, Band of Outsiders, Victoria Beckham, Louise Golding and Yuming Weng.

Horyn centers her attention in Alexander Wang’s collection and slightly analysis the other designers according to their relevance. She puts several “buts” all along the review, as she analysis different collections. However, the strongest “but” is on the review of Wang.

It’s not surprising Horyn’s rowdy reputation in fashion’s world, taking into account her judgemental writing style. In this review, it is distinctive the ironic tone with hints of provocation.  Also, the strength of her voice is remarkable all along the review, especially when she uses the first person or certain words such as, “this collection was more merchandised than designed”.

Josh Haner/The New York Times

1 comentario:

  1. Hi Ana,

    Horyn has a knack for keeping things real and I appreciate that. In the world of fashion there is so much impracticality, particularly with women's' wear. I love that she asks the question, Why complicate things? And goes on to point out that doubling up jackets is silly and uncomfortable. I think she also does a nice job of pointing out Wang's fabric flops and the image of him flying down the runway is hilarious and humbling.

    I'm curious to hear more about your reactions to the piece tonight in class.