It's fashion week in New York and I have been browsing it. Okay, stalking obsessively is more like it, I have a notebook. I'm going to talk about 5 collections I like so far. So far, next spring will be colorful and joyous.
While inspired by a nude photographer, Prabal Gurung looks lady like. I love the wilting flower prints. The way the prints and solids are laid out create a really flattering hourglass. The pants on a floral suit look like a Rorschach test. Fabric was used to add volume to shoulders and hems on printed dresses. A sheer dress with black detailing is a stand out look.
I would describe the Jenni Kayne collection as a fun country club; it is basic preppy pieces with some done in a colorful way. I'm picking up a Cher Horowitz vibe from how well it is coordinated. I adore the playful short suits and the wonderfully tailored jackets. The pink preppy skirt look is my favorite.
Gary Graham is fantastic a bit darker then I usually like. Tea stained coats and dresses provide some whimsy and old world charm. I like the way some of the sheers were handled:paired with something shorter underneath. It adds a bit of mystery.Graham has a great future ahead of him.
Cushnie et Ochs uses simple color palette: white,pink,yellow,tan and black. There were cut outs that made the little white dress sexy. Full leather skirts create a flirty and girly look. The gravity defying necklines interest me. A bright yellow skirt suit will make its wearer into a ray of sunshine.
Vivienne Tam,my absolute favorite so far, put on a great show. I want to wear everything she showed. The collection feels like a flower. I love the short suits. Her interesting prints give a nice spice to basic cigarette pants. Mixed prints make simple separates more exciting. A pink and orange look showcases an amazing color combination and some great texture.
What shows do you like so far?