Yes, folks, it was time for fashionistas everywhere to rejoice in the kick off of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in good old New York City last week. Sigh. What I wouldn’t give for a front row (or even a back row, slightly blocked) seat at almost any of the runway events that have been ongoing since last week. Instead, you and I are both going to have to settle on my picking apart and/or total gush-fest over the looks that I think are going to take the cake come Spring 2010.
Fashion Week is so great because it gives the common folk the opportunity to take what we can and alter the sometimes over the top ensembles into a translation that’s all our own. This year, I’m most excited about Twinkle by Wenlan. The collection proved to be whimsical as expected and it did not disappoint by appearing like you could take them directly off the catwalk to enjoy as opposed to the variation that may end up on the rack.
I’m obsessed with the shade of red-orange that tints each and every model’s lips that rocked her presentation. It screams renaissance and I’m not one to argue with a classic. The collection as a whole totally coincides with the early ’90s trend that’s so rampant on the runway this season and femmes across the land will sing the praises of it’s instant wearability.
Second on my list this year is — suprisingly — Lacoste. I mentioned in last week’s blog that being preppy is actually kind of making a comeback. You’re pretty much guaranteed to be a hip square in any of these duds and I think that even those ladies who tend to sway away from the more fashion forward can easily appreciate the up and coming casual-chic that Lacoste is coughing up this Spring along with the more stylistically aware. I’m a big fan of the way the hoodie is hanging for 2010 — definite win.
Not to be forgotten are the frocks of Diane von Furstenburg. I happen to be lucky enough to own one of her fabulous designs and I’ve yet to find a dress to top it. It’s both casual and dressy which is nearly impossible to find and most of her stuff for Spring is A+ material in the same vein. The prints are dripping and lush and her layering choices for her runway presentation are to be envied. I wanted to copy almost every single one.
I was kind of under impressed with Charlotte Ronson‘s collection, with it’s studded belts, shoulder pads and influx of leggings, although Li-Lo might be happy at their presence. Is this an indirect attempt to get back together via Sam?
I am psyched to check out what Nanette Lepore will be dishing out today and you should be, too!
What’s your favorite piece from Fashion Week?