Category Archives: NY Fashion Week S/S 2011
NYFW has come to an end and overall, I have to say that I’m quite impressed overall with what the world of fashion wants to offer us for next Spring & Summer. I noticed there was the continuation of bold prints and Ethnic inspired silhouettes. Along with that I noticed that jewel tones seem to be quite prevalent and of course your standard summer whites. I can’t pinpoint an exact decade that fashion decided to take from for these shows. I saw silhouettes from the 60’s (Barbara Tfank) all the way up to the 80’s (Jeremy Scott). You know, now that I think about it…the collections at NYFW seemed quite safe…a lot of good ones, but safe nonetheless. Here’s a final look at some of my favorites along with some honorable mentions…
Proenza Schouler – loved the colors and sort of 80’s inspired business wear looks
Michael Kors – overall, I think Kors is boring, so I really only liked that he used Kelly Green in his looks
United Bamboo – nice collection of silky tops and dresses. I also loved the uses of bold pastels.
Bensoni – LOVED the wide-leg trousers that dominated this collection
Chado Ralph Rucci – of course there are some great sculptural looks in this collection…Rucci is good for that!
Issac Mizrahi – Great prints. I also like the sort of resort feel the collection had.
Imitation – lots of ethereal and goddess type looks
L’Wren Scott – great velvet jackets and evening attire
Tory Burch – bold oranges and a nice “Mumbai” feel
The past two days of NYFW have brought us collections from Threesafour, Vera Wang, Suno, United Bamboo, and Victoria Beckham. The ones aforementioned are collections that I found really creative, had great colors, and were really chic. However, there were a few that missed the mark in my opinion…Vena Cava and Tess Giberson to name two. I just thought they were drab, boring, and uninspired. Here’s a few more (along with 3 short words) of what I loved though…
Tracy Reese (Great Cocktail Dresses)
Rodarte (Nomadic/Mettalic Win)
Marc by Marc Jacobs (Unique Summer Sexiness)
Y-3 (Gothic Yet Chic)
Since it’s currently the season of fashion weeks, I thought I’d dedicate my “Designer of the Day” series to the current collections of designers that I’m digging. I’ll be posting my favorite looks from their recent runway shows along with a personal review. I figured this would be a good way to stay abreast of all the Fashion Week happenings and be a good way to catalogue trends and such.
Mona Kowalska of A Detacher seems to have pulled inspiration from the trend of cultural ethnic influences that have become quite apparent in fashion as of late. To me, the looks for this labels S/S 2011 collection invokes a sort of vintage Tibetan feel. I’m loving the use of jewel tones and metallics (which makes me happy that these will carry over into next years warm months) and I also love the loose silhouettes of the pantsuits and belted dresses. These looks remind me of something you’d wear on a chic African safari…which is perfect imagery for the spring & summer! You can read Style’s review here.
Carolina Herrera’s collection was very classy to me. It also had an Asian feel to it which I could see in the Obi like folds of the gowns. I also loved her use of floral motifs and colors. I posted photos of the most stunning looks, but some of her more wearable pieces also kept with that sort of Korean theme – there were tons of sashed/belted looks and wide brimmed hats. Read more here.
Other collections I loved…
Alexander Wang – the pastels and loose draping in his collection is lovely
Barbara Tfank – LOVE the vintage silhouettes and pastel colors…very Michelle O!
Altuzarra – the futuristic overtones and fabric combinations of this collection are really neat…remind me of something that’s be in a great Sci-Fi film.
Christian Siriano – Why? tons of chiffon and a hella cute leather jacket.
Chris Benz – Why? kitschy vintage inspiration which invokes my love for the 70’s.
Cushnie et Ochs – More awesome futurism…plus theres leather!