New York Fashion Week: The Hottest Picks
The fashion world and all those enthralled with fashion (like me) have been agog these past few days with New York Fashion Week. It's actually quite overwhelming. I'm having problems digesting it all and focusing. So many designers have already showed and there are many more to come - New York alone has 264 shows over just 9 days!
So in an effort to make it easier you readers to figure out what shows are worth your while checking out, here are what I think are the highlights New York Fashion Week thus far:
The Big Stars:
Marc Jacobs came out on top this season. In seasons past, I've often wondered what on earth he was thinking sending some of his creations down the runway. Yes, he is extremely creative, but the clothes just didn't do it for me - too fashion forward and just meant for the runway, not real life. His ideas for next spring really caught my eye though. Marc presented a collection sparked from 1940's America - plaids, layers, gingham. Middle America farm girl meets Parisian socialite meets Lauren Bacall meets turn of the century New York meets Anne of Green Gables meets Japanese Geisha. Yes, I know, that's a lot of introductions - are you confused yet? You'll just have to take a look for yourself to understand what I'm getting at.
Ah... Proenza Schouler. I believe this season, they hired on Kim Basinger circa 1980's for inspiration. Exposed, industrial zippers are still around, leather is running rampant and fashionistas everywhere will be wearing gloves in the Spring. You may be able to pick up some left over zippered dresses on the sale racks, it was only today that I spied a dress with a large zipper in the Reduced rack at Holts a la Proenza Spring 09... better hurry.
DKNY is a favourite of mine, mainly because it's all just so wearable. This season I found that there just wasn't a focus that tied all of the looks together seamlessly. It were as though, Donna Karan combined all of the past 20 years into one show. Despite this, I would still wear 90% of what she sent down the runway, minus the sneakers. The brilliant blues and the peaches were gorgeous. I wish I could post each and every image but I'll spare you.
Diane von Furstenberg will be heading to an Ibiza villa next spring and summer, based on what she showed this past week. Beautiful flowy dresses and flirty prints. Flower power is back.
The Supporting Roles:
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