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Buyer Nicole Miller (not the designer) of Seattle's menswear store Blackbird Ballard dishes to GiltManual about how much she hated the latest men's collections in New York. She doesn't mince her words. Not even a little. "There was absolutely zero innovation. Like, “Oh, here’s a chino, it fits really well. Here’s a button-up.” No innovation at all. In Paris, there is such an emphasis on innovation and on creating unique silhouettes. New York was really just J.Crew, yet way overpriced... It started when you actually couldn’t find an oxford cloth shirt that fit. These designers provided that and filled that vacuum. They just didn’t have any other tricks up their sleeve. It was just a very lazy season." [GiltManual]