Alice Roi - Simple, not-ugly, but maybe a tad too much potato sack. I dont believe you have to be super sexy to be fashionable, but I do like my designer clothing to be well-fitted. The skinny shirts (long- and short-sleeved) over tiny shorts are nice, I will probably look for something of the sort in the spring.
As Four - Again simple and not-ugly, but this time the fit is nice and the details are truly original. The trousers are my favorite (photos 3, 11). They look so light and flattering, but not at all plain. I usually miss what people love about this label, but this time I'm getting a hint of what is special. The draping in the bodices of the dresses and the blouses is also very interesting. If I could take only one fashion design class, it would be in draping. I always try to do something interesting when I'm making a skirt without a pattern, but it's really so much harder than I ever thought. Maybe if I was good at origami, it would be easier. I love the dress in photo 34 - are those green lame panties??? Looooove.
Behnaz Sarafpout - Looooove it. The ribbons and obis and gold tanks and shoes. There is nothing here that is not covetable. She makes pretty-classy-original clothes in the vein of Carolina Herrera and Oscar de la Renta. I would love to be this sort of girl. What is the white fabric in the first two photos? I'm so intrigued.
Derek Lam - Trousers, polka dots, and bows. There's a 30s/70s vibe here that I'm totally going to rip off. I'm going to lose the terrible belts though. Photo 30 is so positively elegant, that I think I'm going to have to throw a dinner party just to wear it. The color is sooooo nice too. Completely wearable.
Diane von Furstenberg - I look forward to the photos of this show each season. She also makes pretty and elegant clothes, but her's are always SEX first (photo 14, 18, 25, 29). Her signature prints, sexy-working-girl dresses, and slim-cut jackets are always on my wish-list-that-Marc-will-never-let-me-have. But how is it that she can make those bohemian potato-sacks but they still look sexy (photo 34)?
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