Just Ugly Enough to Work

Once in a while I glance at a few of the shows from fashion week and have my usual favs that I look at (Thakoon, Narciso, Zero Maria Cornejo, etc). Usually I find a few things from 3.1 Philip Lim that I think are cool, but this season I was really intrigued by his whole collection. The word that kept coming to mind was "ugly" and yet the close weren't boring or banal or tacky, they were ugly done in such an interesting way. It got me wondering if I had gobs of cash would I go for the interesting ugly look or play it safe with things that look "good" and are a bit boring. And as soon as I typed the last sentence the words of Garth popped into my head.