Cathy Hoyrn Mourns Loss of Designer Vision

Cathy Hoyrn, blogger for “On the Runway,” at The New York Times took to her blog on Sunday to offer her (mostly negative) reviews of the men’s fashion shows in Paris. Focusing mainly on Givenchy (though interjecting to suggest that Ann Demeulemeester’s show was, “off the mark,”), Hoyrn digs her nails into the fashion house and its “utterly humorous” designer, Riccardo Tisci: “To me, the Givenchy collection smacks of the work of a stylist, rather than the specific vision of a designer, “she writes, adding that, “The collection has a cadged look of picking things up from here and yonder, notably Comme des Garcons. This method just betrays insecurity—the insecurity of a designer who doesn’t have a meaningful, real vision.”