Sorry for the delay - hectic week. I'm behind and the number of covered NY shows borders on the ridiculous. Therefore, my comments will be reserved for the shows that produce strong reactions (good or bad)...which goes against a lot of my beliefs, but at the same time, I think a lot of designers spend money on shows that would be better off spending the money on...
Anna Sui- I'm in a footwear state of mind, and ohhhh the Pirate boots and ripped fishnets. Anna Sui's dresses are, as per usual, fantastic and on-the-surface girly and sweet (oh but tulle petticoats!), and the shoes are tough and easy and sexy and rough.
Behnaz Sarfpour- How we all would like to dress, when we're in a classy girly mood. Very rich-girled-down versions of fashion-forward, but as with Oscar and Carolina, it's hard to criticize perfectly pretty and elegant and respectable (not sexy).
Bland, boring, dated, or old. I'm not getting excited. These sheer and simple straples dresses are quite appealing, though the remainder of their designers' collections are not too exciting.
Derek Lam (pretty good collection actually):
Jason Wu (pretty party dresses):
Marchesa (pretty party dresses to be worn by Miramax actresses):
Is it just me or are we seeing a lot of late 90s Helmut Lang?
Doo Ri- Futuristic, comfort, pretty girl uniforms. Skinny knit pants (almost leggings, but sexier and more now), loose but sophisticated blouses, sexy dresses.
L.A.M.B.- I'm really itching for leopard print and I can always feel wide-leg trousers. The dresses look easy and dressy and only minorly obnoxious (unlike some of the casual stuff...eep).
Lela Rose- More pillowcases, but pretty pretty.
In how many shows have we seen this exact coat though? I didnt like it the first time.
Marc by Marc Jacobs- Those sandals! Those 60s pillowcases! They come across as more vintage and casual here. It looks wearable and easy though the danger of frumpiness is extremely high (though I do think it's on purpose here).
Marc Jacobs- 30s glamour mixed with 30s safari/flight/desert-gear. Often in old-lady sparkles. And more 90s Helmut Lang?!??!??
Matthew Williamson- Classic Matthew dresses in loud, colorful prints. This season the prints look so fresh and appealing. I'm even digging those loud leggings. I'll ignore the insanely ugly sweaters.
Are you disappointed yet?