Friday, September 17, 2010

S/S '11 New York Fashion Week Round Up

Yesterday marked the last day of New York Fashion Week, but not the end of fashion month. After the final walk through of the final show last night, we now make our way to London. We've seen lots of amazing collections come down the runway this past week. Unfortunately, I was unable to cover everybody and it's so hard picking and choosing which ones to review.

There would be no one better for me to start with for my end of the week round up then Marc Jacobs. Does he ever make a bad collection or a bad piece of clothing at all? There was not one piece that I questioned. Every single one was beautiful and creative. Marc knows what is beautiful and what is going to work for every season.

Great colours and great fabrics came down the runway in both men and women. In my mind, he could do no wrong. Both collections, Marc Jacobs and Marc by Marc Jacobs, were amazing. Marc by Marc Jacobs had a seventies inspired feel about it. The line had that sweetness and sass, but also a sophisticated look that seems to be one of the biggest trends for the spring.

One great dynamic duo of this week would have to be Mark Badgley and James Mischka. The pair did timeless glamour like no other. Oddly enough there seventies inspired collection followed nicely after Marc's show the night before. Light and sheer colours, high waisted pants, beautiful gowns and pops of colour would be the best ways to describe this collection.

Award season may not be here quite yet, but that did not stop the pair from creating amazing red carpet gowns. Also, there were equally great cocktail dresses and sheer, flowy blouses. The show stopper had to be the final dress that floated down the runway. A one shoulder, red carpet gown. Makes me wonder if and who will be wearing this number this season!

Philip Lim had a equally great 3.1 collection and stuck with what he knows best. The abstract collection was backless, sideless, and bottomless with lots of layering that seemed to oddly work in his favor. It may have also been so successful because of the helping hand of Nancy Rohde, the stylist and Dries Van Noten consultant. The natural colours and tailoring with sportswear is what he knows best. Although I would personally liked to have seen a few unexpected items. My favorite pieces of the collection were the eyelet shorts. Take what you may from this line, but at the end of the day he knows what works for him and what is going to sell.

Now personally speaking, I am a jacket girl, I love blazers, sport coats, and trench coats so Tommy Hilfiger made me a happy girl. I typically do not go for the preppy look but honestly, there were too many great looks from this collection. From the shoes, to the belts, to the dresses, skirts and tops, right down to the styling, everything was absolutely perfect. It was a great collection for the spring and summer.

Now that New York is officially done for another season, London is officially starting up. Very excited to view Sass and Bide and Burberry this coming week.


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