Fashion week Part II, aka London is upon us and I couldn’t be happier. I recently read an article about how Raf Simmons taking over the helm of Calvin Klein was perhaps the worst thing to happen to American fashion in a while. Their reasoning: American fashion has become a bit one-note and we are now importing ‘American fashion’ from Europe. Despite the 80s revival, the American power house designers of the 80’s simply aren’t showing up anymore, neither are the majors of 90’s etc. Marc Jacobs’ brand has all but dissolved, Donna Karan is no longer at the helm of her empire, Tommy Hilfiger is experiencing a resurgence but only in buy-now-where-now fashion, he certainly isn’t creating a new future for fashion. Our no-longer-new kid on the block Alexander Wang showed an all-black collection which, without insanely detailed photos, looked quite boring and our glimmer of hope is Rosie Assoulin turned out less inspired than usual. The moral of the story I am sad to say, bring on the brits. This isn’t to say I am abandoning American fashion, quite on the contrary, I simply think we should expect more out of our home grown fashion. So here’s to next year and in the mean time, let’s focus on some amazing British fashion, full review soon to come.