February 15, 2009

f/w 09.10 new york: saturday.

#NYFW collections

fashion week is always a blur–it’s always interesting and full of surprises, and the first few days here have been no different. after arriving saturday morning (and missing lacoste), i arrived at the tents for adam, which was an explosion of color and life, something i wasn’t expecting based on his last few fall shows. the early section was reminiscent of isaac mizrahi: big buffalo plaids, chunky and colorful fur jackets, silk print bustiers, pleated trousers, long cardigans and tulip skirts. the last section was filled with alot of satin and silks: drape neck tops, cutaway tanks, slouchy suits, boyfriend blazers, and easy shirtdresses. it was all extremely wearable and will probably be affordable (most adam pieces retail for under $500).

after that, it was over to the roseland ballroom for alexander wang. it was quite the scene as it was getting cold out and there was a line around the block to get in. that didn’t seem to deter sarah jessica parker from making a rare appearance, sitting front row was anna wintour. inside, the music was high-octave 80s with matching clothes. wang didn’t stray far from the downtown aesthetic he’s been cultivating for the last few seasons, but this time around, it was much for “fashion” and much less wearable. i don’t know about you, but my days of wearing bike shorts (even if they are stamped croc or black/white tweed a la chanel) are over. much more interesting were the cutout lbd’s, lapel-less long blazers, oversized white shirts, fur sleeve coats, and leather bombers. apparently sjp liked what she saw, but i can’t imagine her wearing any of it. my favorite part of the show? seeing tasha tilberg and natasa vojnovic. rock models for a rock n’ roll show.

all pics from coutorture