PRINT March 1996

Q & A

Style to Come

ONE NEED ONLY hear the terse incantation by which a disciple of the fashion religion summons the daemon (e.g., “It’s all about marabou”) to appreciate the abracadabra through which a trend can be set in motion. While fashion’s biannual pronouncements may have lost a bit of their power where the business of selling clothes is concerned, the spell of their cyclical epiphanies remains as bewitching as ever for industry initiates. Of course, the high church of the new, however obscure its commandments, has an undeniable charisma. Whether inside the industry or on the street, we all like to stay a step ahead, so we asked a range or respondents from across the fashion spectrum to do their best Polly Mellen. The question for all is this: fashionwise, what’s next? What is it all about?

PAT HEARN (gallery owner): Right now I’m partial to webbed gloves and recently saw a young woman in a skirt with

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