Well it is the end of New York Fashion Week. Off to London, Milan, and gay Paris! If I actually had to work the shows, I would not have the foggiest idea on how to keep my stress levels down, my wardrobe intact, my plane tickets together, my hotel arrangements together, my travel foreign language phrase books together, and all my foreign currency. Oh My! Not to mention my computer, notebooks, cameras, and the European plugs for all my technology. I am a very organized person, so I am sure my OCD self would figure it all out.
Anywho! Christian Siriano showed last night, and I thought that he brought us all a pleasant little surprise with the collection. Yes he showed his signature ruffles, but they weren’t all over the place. His collection was fantastic. It featured different shades of browns and some teal, aquamarine-ish color in there. It was a very realistic collection this time also. It seemed like he toned down the theatrics to bring us something everybody can wear. Overall, FABULOUS. Here are some pictures from Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.
Proenza Schouler started off with a very menswear inspired collection, but then towards the end you started to see shiny silks and satins in golds, blacks, blues, and purples. Then out of nowhere came the silk devore. I’m in love. Do I think this was a good collection? Yes. Do I think it was cohesive? Not so much. Photos from style.com.
Can I just say that after that glorious Marc Jacobs show the other day and that amazing Rodarte collection last year, I really was expecting more from Marc by Marc Jacobs and Rodarte. I am not even putting pictures up because I was so not amused with the collections.
Halston, on the other hand, was marvelous. I could see myself wearing everything that they showed, especially those blue harem pants. The leather was amazing and the silhouettes were flattering . I could see me and my mom wearing the sweater dresses. The color schemes for this collection were so amazing for the fall. Just like Marc Jacobs, this collection featured some not so recession like colors. It had blues,reds, and yellows. I loved it. I can’t wait for the fall.
Photos from Style.com
Thakoon and Marc Jacobs were amazing. They were both very colorful and structural. Thakoon had the tight 80s mini dresses that everyone is doing now and Babooska looking hats. Marc Jacobs Fall collection looked like Easter Eggs. I love it. Finally someone who isn’t afraid of the dreaded recession.
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
Both Lela Rose and Boy by Band of Outsiders had clothes that I think are very wearable for the average women. Lela Rose was very colorful for fall, and Boy was very preppy and they had shoes by Manolo Blahnik. Photos from Style.com.
Abaeté had a real soft, neutral palette. Maybe the recession is to blame for the lack of color,or maybe the fact that it is a fall season collection explains the lack of color. I still liked it anyway.
Bibhu Mohapatra was a name I hadn’t heard before. I don’t even know where to start as far as pronunciation goes, but I liked his collection. The colors were rich and full, and the fabrics were amazing. Apparently this is his debut. I want to see more of his work. GOOD LUCK!
Christian Cota said his collection was based on upheavals in beauty and nature. I believe it. His collection was an explosions of sparkles, bursts of leather, and fabric shaped like it was exploding off of the models. I loved these clothes because they were fun and beautiful at the same time.
Jason Wu, of Michelle Obama inauguration dress fame, showed a beautiful collection full of bright colors and flattering shapes. Check out more pics here at Jezebel.
I was going to write about BCBG, but I was bored with it. You find it here.
I didn’t really like the Charlotte Ronson show either. I did manage to like one or two dresses but I felt like I had seen them before somewhere.I found them on RackedNY.
Sorry if I don’t really show pictures of ones that I don’t like.
I went to Style.com and found some more great shows.
Peter Som was very colorful for a fall show but I still liked it.
Monique Lhuillier was very gothic, but at least it looked fall like.