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?
Photo from Fabsugar
Reese Witherspoon looks both stunning and very sexy in her Pre-Fall 2011 Zac Posen dress. The tight Leopard Print Jacquard Bustier Dress makes the busy mother and newlywed look like a blond bombshell. Check her out!
Between the Galliano saga, the rumors that Pilati will leave YSL, and the sad rumor that Decarnin was a no show at the Balmain show because he was in a mental hospital, I have no clue what to think about Paris Fashion Week Fall 2011. Everything has gone crazing. Paris is truly burning. I had a small bit of time to look at the recent shows, which really means I looked at them around midnight when I should have been in bed. Here are some that caught my eye.
Paris Fashion Week Spring 2011 has begun and it is looking really interesting. I have been perusing Style.com, as usual, and I found some things that caught my eye for better or for worse. Some designers are doing really well and others are sticking to their same tired formula. Pictures from Style.com.
Balenciaga is always hard to wear. This season’s collection is no different. I feel like you have to be built like a tall, skinny box to be able to wear these clothes. That being said, I usually like the collections, but this season I wasn’t a fan. The collection just wasn’t flattering on most bodies or by themselves.
Zac Posen made some beautiful clothes this season. Everything looked like it could of been couture, which is one reason why some people don’t see a need for separate couture shows. Designers like Zac Posen and Alexander McQueen have basically been making couture without being apart of the haute couture in France. I still think they should be separated, but that is neither hear nor there. What is here is the fact that Zac delivered with this collection.
The first words that popped up in my head when I saw the Carven collection were cute and sexy. I could see this collection as my fashion editor goes to fashion week looks because they remind me of Anne Dello Russo.
Damir Doma is a new name to me, but I like what I see. His mostly orange collection was right on target. Most designers have either been using orange or white as the main color for their collections. His orange was very tangerine and bright.
Dries Van Noten was very light, airy, and feminine. I really loved the watercolor look and feel of the collection. One thing that I am noticing about these new spring collections is that big shapes and silhouettes are definitely coming back. Big, drapey looks mixed with one even bigger or really tiny element will be important next spring.
Check out tomorrow’s post for more Paris fashion.
Like I said in the other review post, the woman that these designers are creating clothes for is growing up. Even when she is edgy, she is mature in the way that she dresses. Honestly I think it is great, because women have to mature in their tastes and sense of style. That doesn’t mean that you can’t keep the same sense of style or taste. You just have to mature and embrace change. There are a lot of looks this season that are great for ladies who lunch, young business professionals, and those women that want to look pulled together without looking fussy. This post is going to be long, so I am going to break it up into little bits. Photos from Style.com.
Prabal Gurung’s latest collection is one of his best yet. He used bright color when he needed it and used neutrals when he needed to tone down things, and yet there was a balance between the two.
Jason Wu showed another wonderful collection. Another trend that I have noticed this season is the sheer look. I think it started at Richard Chai and moved on from there. So if you are comfortable going bare…DO IT!!!!
Z Spoke by Zac Posen is Zac Posen’s new lower-priced line that is aimed at young customers. This line still features loads of color and crazy prints, and is young and flirty. While I do think Crystal Renn’s weight is her business, she was looking a little hungry (no pun intended) as she walked in this show.
Doo.Ri’s collection was beautiful and ghostly. Sometimes mostly white collections can get to be a little boring, but this one was full of one beautiful piece after another.
With A Détacher, Mona Kowalska created a collection that reminds me of fall. It irks me when designers design for the wrong season, but this collection actually looks really good.
Alexander Wang showed a dark, dark, dark collection last season, but this season he decided to go the lightest light he could go. Like Doo.Ri show, the clothes were mostly white with a few muted colors sprinkled in the mix. The whole collection was very natural.
When I heard that Coco Rocha was marrying James Conran in a Zac Posen dress in Europe, I couldn’t wait to see the photos. I too dream of an European fantasy wedding. My friends think I’m crazy. Whatever…it will happen. Like I was saying. I couldn’t wait to see the photos, but something else has come out that is way better. Coco and her beau shot video footage of their nuptials. There are two versions, a long and short version, and they feature music from Avatar, so you know they are pretty epic. Enjoy!
Coco + James // Teaser from Americana Cinema on Vimeo.
Coco + James // Short film from Americana Cinema on Vimeo.
Target has really gone designer collaboration crazy! Coming up in the next few months are the collections by Zac Posen and Jean Paul Gaultier. Out of these collections, I love the JPG one the best. The trench coat and motorcycle jackets are tresmazing! Zac Posen’s line looks good if you are into that thing. I like Zac Posen, but his collection looks like a mix and match of things, more mix/matchy than usual. Photos from Refinery29 and Fashionista.com.
Yesterday’s camera-phone sneak peek of the Jean Paul Gaultier for Target collection led us to our receiving the actual lookbook. The original editorial from Elle—not Vogue—played a few tricks on us. There’s no lace paneling, no sheer-topped dresses, there’s a big cartoon anchor on that striped top, and that $40 trench is actually $59.99 (still affordable for just how adorable it is). But what can we expect when the line drops on March 7th? A hodgepodge of styles, really. At times the looks can look sweet, ranging from prim floral A-line skirts to bustier tops with a chipper, sailor’s neckline. But other times the looks can be positively head-scratching. The last time pin stripes and “tattoo-print” dresses appeared on our monitors was when we were watching old episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer on Hulu. Prices range from $17.99 for swimsuit separates to $199 for those sick leather jackets. Click through for all the looks!
The collection’s 100% Zac, made for a woman who likes to dress up, but might not have a red carpet to walk every other week.
It’s mostly dresses, highlights include a sleeveless floral mini with a massive side bow ($74), a well-cut purple polka-dot number with thick seams ($39), and the long printed gown at left ($69).
Swimsuits come in gold lame ($40) and tie dye (so do tees), skirts are basic black in flouncy cuts ($40) and Zac’s even included a slim black suit ($90).
You’ll have to wait until April 25th to buy it, but click through to see the whole collection.
Please support The Fat and Skinny Shop!
If you haven’t figured it out already, the majority of my posts throughout this month will be fashion week related. This is the schedule for the remaining fashion:
Upcoming Fashion Weeks
- September 18 – September 23, 2009
- September 24 – September 28, 2009
- September 30 – October 8, 2009
Back to New York Fashion Week, which ends on the 17th.
Zac Posen really did a great job of editing his collection. I think his mind is overly creative and flamboyant, which makes editing and figuring out what pieces work extremely hard. This collection showcases his flamboyance but it is magical. I love the silky fabrics, and the way he mixed all the colors together. I think bright colors and painterly/graphic patterns are really going to be big trends for the spring. I am also seeing a feather boa used as a coat/vest contraption too.
Chris Benz is another designer who got the bright colors/feather boa memo, as well. His collection looks easier to wear than Posen but it is still great. I also like how he mixed textures. There are ruffles, feathers, and solids. The ruffle and the polka dot was featured heavily in his collection as well sequins. Apparently that trend isn’t going away anytime soon ladies.
I remember yesterday when everyone at the Marc Jacobs show was twittering. They kept saying the theme is Geishas. Everyone let out a collective “HMMMMM…” Well I can tell that Marc’s inspiration was definitely Asian. The garments were ruffled, silky, and some were extremely geometric. I also liked how he did the exposed undergarment thing again, except this time it seemed more put together. The colors range from very muted neutrals to a deep blue and red. I can’t see myself wearing the clothes or the shoes from this collection, but I can definitely see the beauty in it…. I guess? I don’t it. I guess I just expect more from Marc.
Photos from Style.com.
Photos from Style.com.
P.S. I went away to Atlanta this weekend, and I took a blogger break. For some strange reason, this post didn’t magically appear on the 19th. I just want you all to know I didn’t forget about you or the blog. I hope you all had a fabtabulistical weekend.