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Spring 2011 New York Fashion Week Begins NOW

Today was the first day of New York Fashion Week! I just started looking at collections, because I didn’t have service at the IFB Conference. From what I have seen so far, short sets, wide pants, basics, and graphic prints are very popular.

I was really impressed with Lyn Devon’s collection. I think it was bright, fun, flirty, and totally wearable. When I saw it, spring came to mind. There were pieces that you could easily mix and match. It is a great wardrobe building collection.
Lyn Devon Spring 2011
While I liked the Nicholas K. collection, I thought it was more suited for a colder season. I mean, yea it had cropped tops and cropped pants, but it just seemed unseasonal. It was still a great collection, just made for the wrong season.
Nicholas K Spring 2011
Organic by John Patrick was crisp, white, and airy. The collection reminded me of fresh laundry or linen. This collection, just like the Lyn Devon one, was full of great basics. I love crazy fashion, but I think it is great for designers to make clothes that people can wear everyday or more than once.
Organic by John Patrick Spring 2011
Sachin + Babi had some great pieces that spice up the wardrobe and some basics that you could wear everyday. This collection was great because of the mix between the wild and the tame. There seemed to be a balance between the two instead of a war.
Sachin + Babi Spring 2011
The Willow collection was graphic city. Graphic dresses, short shorts, and skirts. Prints were everywhere. It was a very interesting, beautiful, and modern collection.
Willow Spring 2011
Photos from Style.com.
Which collections did you like?

New York Fashion Week Begins On A Somber Note

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As you all know New York Fashion begun yesterday with the news of Alexander McQueen’s death.  I think everybody took his death pretty hard. He will be missed. Death and the Snowpocalypse could not stop NYFW. It still moved on at a slower and somber pace. Photos from Style.com.
Vena Cava was amazing. Sophie Buhai and Lisa Mayock showed what looked like a 1970s Studio 54 meets the wild west. I saw a lot of silk, Western inspired jewelry, and wool. The floppy hats and turtlenecks were a nice touch too. Question to the ladies, will you be sporting Vena Cava’s fall short and fishnet stocking look come fall? Cute yes, but practical? I guess it depends on the climate.
Shipley & Halmos was another awesome collection. Sam Shipley and Jeff Halmos really know how to dress a modern woman. The alpaca sweaters and sweatshirts are not only practical for the fall, but they look nice too. The pants were slim fitting, and I even saw a pair of jeans. I wish they would of had a few more jean offerings so there would be a balance between jeans and dress pants. The best thing about the collection were the fur lined coats. Whoever buys them will be so warm next fall.
The thing I liked about Lyn Devon’s collection was that it was full of bright, playful basics that I am sure Audrey Hepburn would have loved to wear. Devon’s collection featured classic cropped and slim pants, cropped shirts, full skirts, playful patterns, and beautiful wool jackets. A perfect collection for the woman who doesn’t like her fashion fussy.
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Wednesday 2/17 – Thursday 2/18 – Anna Beck, Men’s Designer Fragrances, Splendid, Swiss Legend
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