September 18, 2010

s/s 2011 new york: best of the rest.

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my time in new york for fashion week was once again a whirlwind. it was fabulous to be there for fashion’s night out and hang out with the always lovely cuffington (who on her first trip took fashion week by storm), see friends and family, partake in amazing shopping and food, and witness many fabulous collections. there were also quite a few shows that i didn’t see in person, but were impressive nonetheless. here is quick hit list of some of my other favorite new york spring shows.

proenza schouler
the proenza girl, who has always been a mix of downtown edge and uptown cool, saw more differences between the two. the collection morphed from chanel like tweed suiting, loose trousers, and chiffon blouses to sheer neon slipdresses worn with black retro underwear, guipure lace dresses, and tie-dyed t-dresses that looked like geodes.

michael kors
kors’ collection was all about ease: loosely weaved sweaters, linen palazzo pants, bright yellow a-line minis, mid-calf shirtdresses, and simple tank swimsuits. for night, pair your silk tank with a pair of pewter charmeuse pants, or a draped jersey asymmetrical hem cocktail dress.

designer johanna uurasjarvi of the urban outfitters-owned leifsdottir looked to the amazon for inspiration for the spring presentation. the details really made the line stand out: full minis were covered in a graphic palm print and maxigowns had built-in matching necklaces, a skin-embossed black pouf miniskirt, tiers of matte-finish paillettes on a jacket. the new shoe collection was shown for the first time, and included cutout wedge platforms and python paneled heels and flats.

justin thornton and thea bregazzi of preen showed a collection of clean looks inspired by a trip to egypt. the mostly monochromatic looks featured skirts with aprons, cutout back shirts, diamond smocked dresses, and quilted tuxedos.

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