Sunday, September 27, 2009

NY Fashion Week Closing Thoughts

So I decided to follow up my last post with some closing remarks and some honorable mentions I didn't have room for. Here is a brief overview of some of the other collections I enjoyed. Cynthia Steffe displayed very cutesy looks with an abundance of ruffles, florals and all things girly. Her designs are totally my taste and I would wear everything she created.


Cynthia Steffe


Cynthia Steffe


Cynthia Steffe

Although, I wasn't a fan of everything she sent down the runway, I loved the black and yellow floral mini dress in Anna Sui's collection. I thought Dennis Basso's juxtaposition of metalics and floral in his collection was both daring and very aesthetically pleasing. Isaac Mizrahi's collection had 2 show-stopping gowns that I thought were joliesimo! If I was a celebrity and needed a dress for the red carpet, I would definitely opt for his black/white gown. It's chic, edgy, and just plain freakin gorgeous.


Anna Sui


Dennis Basso


Dennis Basso


Isaac Mizrahi


Isaac Mizrahi

That's all in New York! I have to end things with the most WTF collection I saw. Alexandre Herchcovitch is either a visionary whose vision I don't quite grasp or is completely tasteless. Not sure which it is, all I can say is, WTF.


Alexandre Herchcovitch


Alexandre Herchovitch

NY Fashion Week

Fashion Week in New York was 2 weeks ago, but I am just now finished catching up on all the designers that showed this year. Stupid med school has gotten in the way of properly taking in the upcoming trends of Spring/Summer 2010. My overall impression was that I wasn't too impressed with the American designers this year, although there were a few gems that stood out.

The first trend that was very dominant and seen in collections such as Diane Von Furstenberg and Custo Barcelona was colorful, tribal patterns. I loved what Nanette Lepore did with mixing tribal and stripes. Mara Hoffman, who had my absolute favorite collection this season, had several different tribal patterns, mixed with kaleidoscope looking prints. Each look was lovely, vibrant and feminine. I want to own and wear every single thing created in this collection.

Diane Von Furstenberg


Custo Barcelona


Nanette Lepore


Nanette Lepore



Mara Hoffman


Mara Hoffman


Mara Hoffman

Michael Kors, Zac Posen and Max Azria, three designers who I usually love, all disappointed me. One of the trends that I saw over and over on the catwalk was tears and holes with peek-a-boo lace or clear fabric underneath. Micahel Kors used clear fabric underneath his tears and it looked completely awkward and unwearable. Max Azria's dresses looked like they were literally cut with scissors or attacked by some angry animal. Not chic. Not to be outdone, Zac Posen put a coat down the runway that was not only a hideous shade of baby blue, but had diagonal cutouts and furry sleeves that made it one giant frilly mess. On the other hand some designers took this idea and made it quite lovely. For example, Jill Stuart had peek-a-boo cutouts with black mesh underneath that looked quite chic under colorful tones. I also loved the 80s pink cocktail dress with the whimsical bow.


Michael Kors


Michael Kors


Max Azria


Zac Posen


Jill Stuart


Jill Stuart


Jill Stuart

Friday, September 18, 2009

McQueen is the King



Ok, so I'm a little bit obsessed with Alexandre McQueen. Easily, one of my favorite designers, he never disappoints me. That's why I was a bit disgruntled to see several different websites feature one of McQueen's frocks (worn by Drew Barrymore) as a "what-not-to-wear" look. I absolutely love the dress and think the bright edgy color with the almost tattoo-like lace overlay is very visually pleasing. Ok, so maybe Drew's two-tone hair is a bit over the top. I personally wouldn't have gone with hair that looks like it was dipped in black sludge, but hey, that's just me. Ignoring the hair, the overall look joliesimo!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Jeremy Scott for Adidas

Like I need another reason to love Jeremy Scott. Scott has teamed up with Adidas to design a collection of both sportswear and sneakers. Can you say sporty-chic? I love the idea of taking something old-school like classic Adidas stripes and vamping them up by creating a sporty bustier or party dress. Also loving the map sweater dress, just because it's colorful, outrageous and very Jeremy Scott.