Saturday, 14 November 2009
The Colin McDowell blog
Colin McDowell has started blogging. Often described as one of 'the world's leading fashion commentators,' and not just on his own website, the man with over 30 years experience in industry and a shelf-full of books to his name, really is the grand daddy of fashion journalism. The straight-talking, Sunday Times Style writer has penned profiles on Galliano and Blahnik, been banned from Balenciaga and once said, he'd 'never met an intellectual fashion designer.'
As you can imagine, commenting on McDowell's blog is a nerve-jangling experience, particularly when you consider his comment during an interview with Fashion Week Daily (2006), 'A man like Karl Lagerfeld is highly cultured, with a huge breadth of experience and knowledge. But among today's media, he's casting pearls before swine.' Ouch! But, last week, I managed to steel myself and have a go, leaving a comment on his The Power of a Name (when is a designer not a designer?) post, followed by a restless night, then an early morning stint online to write a PS note.
And, whilst I'm on the subject of the legendary Colin McDowell, could somebody please tell me why the Sunday Times Style dropped his fabulous Fashion Moment series? It's been gone for over a year now, but I still mourn it's passing. In fact, I'm starting a petition right now: bring back the Fashion Moment! And if that doesn't work, Colin, may I suggest you start working on an anthology?
Please leave a comment below if you'd like to see the return of the Fashion Moment:
Photo of Colin McDowell from www.colinmcdowell.com