Hedi Slimane’s first Saint Laurent Paris SS 13 Collection has finally debuted. If there was a battle between this collection and Raf Simons’ Dior collection…I think Hedi Slimane won. While Raf Simons’ collection was good, Slimane’s was great.I am tired of the boho trend, but this collection was boho, urban cowgirl is the best way possible. The slim pantsuits and slim stilettos were very sexy. The flowy printed peasant dresses and fringed suede brought new meaning to the term the Wild Wild West. The bow and tassled collars with the giant hats made the women look like it was disco night at the saloon. It was great to see him move from menswear to womenswear. I can’t wait to see what he is going to show next season because I know it is going to be great. He totally exceeded all of my expectations.
Just left the Angel Sanchez show. It was amazing. Pastel colors were shown with a mix of red and black. This yellow dress was AMAZING! The geometric nature of the garments were awesome. Fabric was layered and molded with other fabrics that featured lace cutouts, but still had a lightness to them. Asymmetry is a trend I am looking forward to this spring. I can’t wait for you to see the video.
I just left the Farah Angsana show. It is always super packed at this show. The show was amazing as usual. The designer showed many looks that had a bright color scheme. Very bright, neon colors mixed with more subtle blacks and whites.
The beading and embellishments around the collars, cuffs, and waists of the models along with the deep V-necks and empire waists reminded me of the 60s in Monte Carlo or some other hot spot of the time. The evening and cocktail looks seemed perfect for any dressy occasion, but the final looks – which garnered applause from the crowd- looked fit for Rio. The collection will be perfect for spring.
Today I went to the Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center to see the Nina Skarra show. I was not very familiar with the Scandinavian designer before, but I really loved what I saw today. I love shows where the audience voices their opinion in a pleasant way.
I really enjoyed the long flows maxi skirts that were paired with gauzy blouses and some barely there see thru blouses. The 1920s style flapper dresses were light and right for spring. The knit pieces were a personal fave of mine. While some might think they were too heavy for spring, I can assure you they are just light enough to layer and transition you over from the winter. Knitted in an Art Deco style design, the knitter in me seriously wanted the pattern for myself. The color palette, which ranged from navy blue, to beige, to pastel pink and blue were right on trend with what I had seen in other collections this week.
With all the oohs and ahhs coming from the crowd and the celebrities in attendance, like Lil Kim, Angela Simmons, and stylist June Ambrose with cute daughter in tow, you should be seeing these clothes on a red carpet shortly.