Food is the new black.
Call it a slow simmer, if you will, but fashion’s fixation with food runs far deeper than alliterative appeal. They feed off each other: think of Dolce & Gabbana’s feature print of spring/summer ‘11/’12 (the ingredients of a vegetable soup strewn as liberally as the traditional floral print) or of American supermodel Karlie Kloss choosing to embolden her name not through a fashion line but with cookies made in a collaboration with Momofuku Milk Bar owner and chef Christina Tosi. Before one makes snide remarks of the weary stereotype of fashion people not eating, they certainly do. Jean Touitou of A.P.C and Azzedine Alaïa are renowned for their prowess in the kitchen, and fashion weeks are as much about the hottest places to eat as they are about the shows themselves. It is increasingly apparent that far from a brief flirtation, this is a relationship of lasting romance rooted in history and passion.