Monday, February 06, 2006

New York - Autumn/Winter 2006-2007 cont.

Sass & Bide-
Sort of a 35 year old cool girl. Not terrible, but very low-key with hints of personality - a little girlishnessness, a little buttoned-up businesswoman, a little reformed punk.

Carolina Herrera-
Ladylike, as always, but not that Hepburn/JackieO look. Modern, rich, classic. The prints and those blue ribbons are gorgeous.

Marc Jacobs-
I'm thinking plaids are the key prints for Fall. Everywhere. Here we have a vagabond version of the ladylike looks from Doo.Ri. Very modest, with little figure-displaying let alone skin-revealing. Boxy jackets, followed by loose and flowing jackets and wraps. I'm not too keen on any specific look, but it's growing on me for the last few seasons (he's definitely been pushing away from the tailored and baring). I do welcome the idea of dressing without care of perfection or matching or prepackaged "looks". It's an individual style, which can never be wrong.

Max Azria Collection-
The hair, the knee socks, the glasses, the dress. Cool girl. Totally basic and wearable, but just a little off - which is perfect. Looove the black patent boots too.

Oscar de la Renta-
It seems that the 70s YSL Russian look is back too. Those sleeves - what are they called? - and luscious sweaters and a really great shearling jacket are totally on my wish list. As usual, his clothes are an absolute dream and he's one of the few designers that I think one could acceptably wear for her entire life. He's neither young nor old nor classic nor trendy. He's just exquisitely right.

You might want to add a sweater dress to your shopping list. I'm seeing it everywhere too. And look how easy and chic it can be:

Very nice dresses and suits in jolie-laide lamés and metallic threaded fabric. I imagine that if IOC had any talent, they would like their clothes to look like these. Modern/space-age disco.

fyi- I prefer British Vogue's coverage, but American Vogue uses the same pictures but labels each photo with the model's name. So you might want to check it out as well. They also often cover different shows.

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