JohnH wrote:Here are several gripes about the show:
1. Why do the models have to have such dour sad expressions?
When I said:
pelmut wrote:... some of the models in that show could walk straight out on the streets and barely attract a second glance.
I very nearly added "...as long as they stopped scowling and smiled occasionally". I don't know why models have to have such ridiculous fixed expressions, but it seems to be de rigeur
for both male and female and isn't just confined to this particular show. The original idea might have been that the model shouldn't take attention away from the garments, but for me (and apparently for you, too) it has the opposite effect; it is very distracting
2. Why are the colors so drab?
3. As far as skirts are concerned, why not have coat and tie outfits with skirts and shortened jackets that would fit into the wardrobe of a businessman?
These two points appear to contradict each other to some extent; brightly coloured clothes wouldn't be suitable for businessmen's wardrobes. There do seem to be two distinctly different opinions expressed in this group: there are those who want to wear brightly-coloured skirts and outfits as a flamboyant expression of fashion freedom and those who want to wear skirts that just fit in with normal day-to-day wear. This show, bearing in mind that it was a fashion show and needed to attract attention, was definitely aimed towards the day-to-day wear.
4. Why do the models wearing skirts have such clodhoppers for shoes?
I agree with that one, it does look as though insufficient thought was put into choosing shoes for the event. Bearing in mind point 3., I think ordinary 'sensible' shoes would have worked best on this occasion.