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Four Shades of Serious Snark from WWD's LAFW Coverage

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The offending mullet dress. Image via Feliz Salzman: Lookbook LA
The offending mullet dress. Image via Feliz Salzman: Lookbook LA

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One (or more?) unnamed critics at industry trade rag WWD is/are not happy with being tasked to cover the shows at Los Angeles Fashion Week. Each day that passes brings a new dig, whether it's one designer's dresses seeming "somewhat redundant" or another's "awkward" skirt suits. Here, four flavors of jabs from the past week of shows.

The dismissive snark at Mike Vensel: "Hedi Slimane's newly acquired California rock 'n' roll spirit was in the house as Mike Vensel showed his oversize, slouchy and appropriately draped, though somewhat redundant, collection of pretty feminine Seventies-inspired dresses in various lengths and bias cuts."

The grandma snark at Odylyne: "Drapy cuts in black lace and tie-dye along with a feminine beige dress rounded out a group easily found at the local mall — and although the mullet dress can at times be flattering and fun, it belongs on the sales floor, not on a runway."

The throwaway snark at Jen Awad: "Velour tuxedos in a wide swath of fall colors (with an especially lovely teal) alongside Victorian-inspired dresses in white lace and burgundy rounded out a somewhat contrived collection of dresses and separates."

The snark disguised as advice at Soldat: "Though there were some well-cut skirts and blazers in Camilla Wright's collection, a salon-style show (aka a runway walk that resembles a very slow crawl) is not recommended for any of the Los Angeles Fashion Council shows. Colorblocking and a bias-cut blazer worked well in black and white with an olive skirt creating a modern, feminine military vibe, though the tribal prints were mismatched in awkward skirt suits and gold shoes."
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