The Resort 2012 collections have been coming out everyday for the past two months or so. I hate Resort and Pre-fall collections because they always come out at sporadic times. I wish they could all come out in like one week or so, or have the designers release their collection photos at scheduled times. The collections that you are about to see are just a few of the ones that I like. All photos are from Style.com. Thoughts?
America’s favorite fabric is big in a whole new way for spring. While denim has been acid-washed, sand-blasted and shredded within an inch of its life in the past decade, for spring we’re looking at a new clean, minimalist look at denim.
Whether you use it for tops, skirts, jumpsuits and of course, jeans, the new look for denim is soft with a dark clean wash and no fading or distressing. While I can’t condone the Texas tuxedo looks above, a great denim mini skirt, jacket or bootcut jeans in a dark wash are a classic that everyone’s closet could use.
However, if you do want to try a denim on denim look, go with two denims in completely contrasting colors, such as a dark wash denim jeans with an acid wash denim shirt.
Denim on Denim
Erin at Pixel Perfect
Fashion week is still rolling on and everyone is patiently waiting for the big Marc show tonight. While you wait, check out my reviews of these collections.
Victoria Beckham’s collection was a little bit of the same from last time with a few changes. I think she is becoming more confident with her collection and herself. For those of you who don’t know, the reason she doesn’t smile is because she is really shy and trying to avoid people. According to a few tweets, she actually came out and explained her collection to people, so I think that is a great move for her. You are going to see the same 50’s housewife, Dior’s New Look, sharp geometric shapes, but you are also going to see a pattern splashed in there and some lacey cut out mesh fabric. Do I think the last two elements should have been added to the collection…NO, but she was trying to break up her collection. I can see some potential in the future. Overall it was good and I can see people buying it.
Diane von Furstenburg’s collection was more summer oriented than spring, but I loved it. I thought it was awesome how she mixed neutrals with neon colors. the whole collection was very tropical. The prints and fabrics really made you feel like you were on the beach. The model’s wavy hair and bright makeup make me miss summer already. I also applaud DVF for being one of the few designers to use ethnic women in her show. As president of the CFDA, she has to take stands on what she believes in. Hopefully other designer will follow suit. I doubt it though.
Erin Fetherston gets a big round of applause from me. I usually like all of her collections because they are youthful and unique, but there is only so much of the Minnie Mouse and Alice in Wonderland look, that she presents year in and year out, one can take. Well I think Erin got the memo. Her collection, while maintaining its youthful charm, is very much grown up. There are no Lolita’s here. The collection was inspired by her childhood in Japan, and I can totally see that in the floral prints, cut of the garments, and flowing gowns. This collection was one of her best because she actually took the time to mature.
Photos from Style.com.
THE RUPERT SANDERSON FACTORY SALE IS BACK – AND BETTER THAN EVER.
When: Thursday 17th, Friday 18th, Saturday 19th September (BBQ all day Saturday).
Time: 10am – 6pm.
Where: The Chapel Rooms, 24 South Audley Street, London, W1K 2PA
What: Samples & past season stock starting from £50!
The new House of Style was made strictly for teenagers, with its talk of friendship bracelets and sponsorship from Teen Vogue. Here are a few things that I noticed about the show:
- Charlotte Ronson didn’t smile once, but she did manage to to say one word, “Yeah”
- MTV used every chance they could get to put Bar Rafaeli in a bikini.
- Since we are on the topic of Bar, let’s talk about how she is a good host, but tries to be like Heidi Klum a little too much.
- I am glad Chanel Iman is getting face time, but I feel like they could have showed her more.
- Jessica Stam’s segment was great. She would have made a better host.
- Erin Fetherston is cool, but her voice was annoying. I like how spaced out and whimsical she is. The party she organized was beautiful and I need to find a way to make her party masks.
- I also loved the My House of Style segments. They took regular people and they discussed their style like a streetwear blog post.
Photos from MTV.
I thought the Hervé Léger by Max Azria was interesting because they finally veered away from the collections that had been so over and done with. They also recopied what Balmain and Alexander Wang copied from them if that makes sense. Anywho, I liked it.
Victoria Beckham’s fall collection was surprisingly good, but really, should we actually be surprised?
Erin Fetherston collection looked like something out of a Alice in Wonderland ballet. I don’t know who would wear this on a regular basis, but it was still cute.
Photos came from Style.com