***LAST Day of Fashion Week added just now. (Feb. 20, 2009)
I was writing this up as I watched each show. For some reason, a lot of my opinions for the various collections were the same.
Last Day of Fashion Week:
Isaac Mizrahi: CLICK HERE
Love the purse hats. What happened to the rest?
Libertine: CLICK HERE
Johnson and Pamela have such a je ne sais quoi about their clothes. They can pull off the feel of an androgynous look, yet still keep every piece uber feminine. Style is their strength.
Rebecca Taylor: CLICK HERE
Can I just say how wonderful she is? The slight not to the femmes were amazing. I loved the unfinished hems. Effortless chic went a tad too far though on some looks. One word: Steamer.
Vera Wang: CLICK HERE
Oh Vera. *yawns* How boring hon.
Zac Posen: CLICK HERE
How is it that you NEVER let me down? After this very disappointing season, I opened your collection already Fashion Weeked out. But you excited me all over again. You reminded me why I'm even doing this.
Earlier this Week:
Donna Karan: CLICK HERE
AMAZING evening dresses, however the rest of her collection was uninspiring. To me, it was a tad reminiscent of a Philosophy by Alberta Ferretti collection from past runways.
Which brings me to the Philosophy collection…
Philosophy by Alberta Ferreti: CLICK HERE
oh gosh I adored some of the uber feminine pieces accessorized with chiffon scarves or silk belts. However, again I was quite disappointed with the rest of the collection
Rodarte: CLICK HERE
This collection was uninspiring and got too monotone. After a while, you start to see the same dress over and over again. And also…hated the hair and make-up.
Pamela Roland: CLICK HERE
Very cliché and so predictable for a fall runway.
What happened Pamela?
Badgley Mischka: CLICK HERE
Did this not remind you of Romney’s collection from project runway? Too reminiscent for me. Why do these designers keep disappointing?
Okay, so I just finished reviewing Halston. CLICK HERE
Now that’s what I needed. When a collection is put out, you should feel inspired and feel the need to improve YOUR style because of what you saw. That’s how I know a collection is amazing. Because right after I see it, I’m inspired to play around with my own wardrobe and style. Halston wasn’t utterly amazing, but the collection was innovative and cohesive.
Derek Lam: CLICK HERE
There were unique patterns on certain dresses that I just adore. However, the rest of the collection looked like it came out of a forever 21 and The Gap. Disappointing. Again.
Max Azria was definitely a breath of fresh air. Not too much to say. However, a bit more color please? CLICK HERE
Behnaz Sarafpour: CLICK HERE
Hated the hair, first of all. Second, it was just okay. This collection is one of those that you just shrug.
(***Side Note:I agree with what a friend of mine said. Some of these designers are a little TOO reminiscent of Balmain, spring 2009 couture.)
Marc by Marc Jacobs: CLICK HERE
He redeemed himself finally. Je j’adore (I love) the quirkiness of this collection. Amazing Marc, very cute. Love the tights and scarves. The little hint to vintage was lovely. Finally a breath of innovation hits me.
G-star: CLICK HERE
Boring. Sigh. The. End.
Oh gosh, just finished seeing Erin Fetherston. CLICK HERE
LOVE. LOVE. LOVE. Her collections are always styled so amazingly. And I can see the thought process that goes into the styling of the overall look. I loved. She never disappoints me.
DVF: CLICK HERE
So so lovely. So much better than spring. Great Diane, you got your mojo back…oh and your florals! The styling was impeccable. She had fun with this one and I like that. Considering how long she’s been in the business it’s nice that you can still sense her passion. (Although I didn’t know what to sense with that velvet leopard suit. Not working.)
3.1 Phillip Lim: CLICK HERE
LOVED this. I loved this Phillip! The models looked like dolls, and the looks were so inspiring. Nothing was too monotone and it was lovely.
Oscar de La Renta: CLICK HERE
It takes time to learn to love this season’s collection. But after a while I started to see that genius again that Oscar puts into his clothes. It was a well paced show and I did not once question his color choices like I did with my other designers this season.
Proenza Schouler: CLICK HERE
Although I must admit some pieces were boring, I’m loving the comme de garcon feel of the whole line. The cohesiveness of the collection was definitely evident, but the pace of the show wasn’t that lovely. I wish certain looks came more towards the beginning so that the more complicated looks could be built upon.
Tory Burch: CLICK HERE
I see she went for the very urban, effortless chic look. It worked with certain looks but once the metallic dresses came out, you lost the whole essence of the line. Certain pieces were extraordinary, as always. But the whole show did not look like one collection from one season. However I must admit, Tory is one of the few brands that can maybe get away with it. Not this season though.
Anna Sui: CLICK HERE
My heart stopped at the very third look. She even had Daisy Lowe who looked amazing by the way. But okay, what is up with that velvet black suit? Not liking that. What’s going on with the velvet people? At the end of the day, Anna is Anna. And styling was impeccable as always.
Nanette Lepore: CLICK HERE
By far my favorite collection this week. The whole show was very Morena. Just enough of a hint to vintage and yet it was so quirky. This is the first time this season that I would wear every outfit put out on that runway. Amazing. Impeccable Styling. Lovely. Can I just say, the feminine edge is quite wonderful. Nanette, you did wonderful. Wonderful indeed.
Marchesa: CLICK HERE
The avant-garde(ness) of a Marchesa dress usually is breathtaking. So why am I sensing a bit of tackiness? I’m not liking that. Oh and can I mention that the attempted effortless hair and makeup just came off as messy. There were only about three looks that I actually liked. What happened girls?
Betsey Johnson: CLICK HERE
Okay, Betsey is my second favorite this week. Some outfits bordered on tacky, but she's Betsey Johnson. It's how she rolls. One thing is for sure, she never disappoints.
It'd be lovely to know your thoughts and favorites.
Now that fashion week's over, what else is there to do anyway? So comment.