Tuesday, September 13, 2005

New York - SPRING/SUMMER 2006 - Days a Few More

BCBG Max Azria - Treading on some Michael Kors territory...How can you go wrong with Rich JetSetter?

The influence of Marc Jacob's voluminous silhouette is apparent. It's a fairly easy risk, as most magazines - after the initial shock - claimed it to be the groundbreaking/beginning of a new era...

Carolina Herrera - The sportiest I've seen her. I do so love the primness of her designs, but I also like how modern and un-trashy it usually is.

Ohhhhh, and the gowns. Mmmm. Some 80s atrocities that could work on the right girl...

Some overly fussy things that dont quite work...

And some drop dead gorgeous...

Jill Stuart - Delicate lace, Victorian shapes, and pretty party dresses. Borderline boring to me - I dont like things that are too precious and antique, but the simple appearance and complex fabrics keep things interesting.

Marc Jacobs - A weird sort of sloppy stiffness. Very unfitted and slightly mis- or de- constructed mixed with very prim and stiff jackets. Like a not-at-all-sexy schoolgirl...though I'm all about sexy girls in not-traditionally-sexy clothes. Much prettier than I expected...he seems to have reined in the ugly-pretty and gone for a more Oscar than Prada sophistication. (And actually a little minimalist Calvin for the evening wear).

Oscar de la Renta - Some more of the ethnic-y appliques, gorgeously simple suits and trousers, and surprising colors. This gold looks so wearable. I think I'm definitely lusting after oversized sleeve blouses for Spring...and those signature lace frocks. Sigh...I really like certain pieces, but it's a rather diverse show. I'm not sure what the message is.

Proenza Schouler - Marc Jacobs-y anti-sexy. A little Balenciaga schoolmarm. Lots of visible technique. This isnt draping fabric on a mannequin.

Temperley - Heart-wrenchingly pretty dresses! So romantic, so unexpected. Girly drama, but built for fun.

Tuleh - Celestial and floral fabrics, breezy cuts, a tad simple and bland - except when paired with horrid fabric combinations - then just ugly. Not so impressed (except the first photo below).

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