Today I walked to The Out NY to see the Stephen Burrows SS 13 Presentation and the launch of his Pazette Barbie doll. Do you remember me blogging about the Pazette doll? Anyway I loved this season’s collection. It featured plenty of neon colors, spunky spots, and cray cray cut outs to please the young and old Stephen Burrows customer. The printed pieces varied from the bright to subdued, but blended well with the simple silhouettes of the solid pieces. Both the pants and dresses were flattering for every figure. This collection is one that makes me want to skip Fall and go straight to Spring.
Katya Leonovich showed 24 looks today at New York Fashion Week. The crowd was large and very hype. Everyone was spilling into the show. It just so happened that I was coincidentally seated next to two of my friends. The designs were very intricate and looked like they took quite a lot of technical skill to create. A lot of the looks were asymmetrical or had short pieces of fabric layered on top of one another. Some of the garments played with texture by having crinkled and ruffled fabrics. The green, beige, grey, and white color palette, along with the asymmetrical deconstruction of the garments set the mood along with the thunderous music. The collection was very creative. While I love designers who follow trends, it is also amazing to see designers who choose to have their own voice and stand out from the crowd. This designer gets serious props from me for the intense construction and individuality of the garments.
This season’s Yuna Yang collection was simply beautiful. With a pre-show clip featuring a fashion caper who stole the collection out of an apartment and dashed through Central Park, I was able to get a glimpse of the collection before the fashion presentation began. Then the music of Civil Twilight started and the first looks came out in the Nasdaq building.
The Erin Barr show was a lesson in sophisticated, downtown chic. Tight, tailored cropped pants, blouses, and dresses adorned the models on a set that looked like a mid-century living room or an extremely chic early 1960s all girl college dorm common room. The modernist black and white shoes by Michael Antonio really added to this stark collection. The palette went from beige and grey to black and red stripes. The slits and v-cuts added a sexiness to the collection. If you want to know what sophisticated, downtown chic is… check out this collection