Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Carolina must be looking for a (slightly) younger client this season by trying out some sexier silhouettes. Some of the looks were not shown off in the best ways- they seemed to be ill-fitting on some of the models. Even slightly off balance on the girl's shoulders.
But as always the seasoned designer shines brightest when she's crafting lady-like day wear and show stopping red carpet wear.
The draping at Thakoon?
Simply mind blowing!
I'm a huge fan of kimono silhouettes because they are so easy to wear and Thakoon crafts some of the best shapes out there.
Some pieces seemed as though they were tightly crafted and fitted and then were about to come purposely undone.
There were some missteps such as the royal blue leggings, and some of the prints were a little too busy to be in one garment.
But for the most part the collection shone especially when it came to the amazing shoes!
He continued the use of plissé pleats from resort which helped give the garments soft movements and the fits wrapped the body in all the right places.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Sorry this is a few days late!
I don't usually enjoy eighties inspired collections but Derek managed to be inspired while keeping the look fresh (except for the huge hair and blue eyeshadow of course!) with references to the forties! Lam told Style.Com, "I haven't done full-on color for a while, "and it feels like the right moment now."
Color wasn't the only trend-patriotic stars adorned everything from one-pieces to dresses in prints and bold designs. He played off the nostalgia of summers gone by and it works: you'll want to skip winter and head to the cape as soon as you see his collection!
and my favorite look from the collection:
Rodarte did it again!
But you already knew I'd say that, didn't you?
The silhouettes haven't changed as much as I would have liked but who cares?
The Mulleavy continue to create pieces of art.
Whether the inspirations were warrior princesses, witches, or teen slasher movies the mood was decidedly dark--with fog and shadows covering the runway!
I love the blues and reds shot through the black. I am especially happy to see pants for the first time ever on the Rodarte runway!
They really should be showing in Paris!
I'm feeling very ambivalent about the Marc Jacobs SS 2010 so far. It is theatrical and beautiful and incoherent and ugly.
Maybe I just need a closer look?
I get his ideas and that this is a collection about being an individual and getting away from the "cool New York" girl look. That you can be cool and whimsical when everyone else is black skinny jeans and angry. I get it. I get that this is mostly going to be for editorial, especially the way it was styled for the show.
And when the collection is broken down there are clearly wearable pieces- like the coats and jackets. They'll do well in stores because there is a coat for every women: romantic with ruffles, masculine with military touches, and in many different colors and shapes. Of course, Marc is a genius at accessories and most of these shoes and bags will continue his streak as an accessories favorite. I found the scarves particularly interesting!
But I think a lot of people outside of fashion won't understand the collection until it hits stores and even then may be confused with what to do with it. Every season I try to take Marc piece by piece and try to look beyond common threads and ignore the many references splattered into the collection. You really do have to do that here with this collection as well.
But I really do love the geisha makeup!
This last piece, Marc's "wedding dress", is my absolute favorite piece from all of NY Fashion Week (so far anyway)!
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There was a lot to love at the controversial Preen show and a lot to try to forget! First, they introduced a line of shoes with this line of Spring/Summer 2010. They came in great colors, and shapes with an array of heel heights and while I haven't seen any price points yet I'm sure they'll be a big commercial hit.
Thea Bregazzi and Justin Thornton told Style.Com that the idea for the collection came from simply wrapping a cord around the body. This influence is clearly seen in a strangely sophisticated form of light bondage throughout the line- but the colors and fabrics kept things soft and dreamy. Still, there was a certain unexpected severity to the feminine that was hard to resist!
Of course some things fell flat- like the metallic nude body-con dress. Is she a sexy space woman?
But for the most part the dramatic shoulders, beautiful fits and interesting detailing put Preen high on my favorite list!