Thursday, February 08, 2007

New York - Autumn/Winter 2007-8, Day 1

There are funny things going on this Fashion Week, have you noticed? It seems that every half-assed celebrity gossip site is now updating us on the daily fashion news. I think this has something to do with fashion shows as another papparazzi moment and the feeling with certain designers that the celeb contingent is maybe more important than the people who actually *buy* their clothing or who have an actual understanding of style and fashion (I wont even mention the fact that more than a few seem only concerned with the celeb side and none at all with the actual business of making clothes. Ahem, BabyPhat. Ahem, Heatherette).

Ok, down with the (severely delayed! sorry!) business:
Yigal Azrouel - Loose, sedate layers that would be very much at home on a Williamsburg girl or an Olsen Twin. Feminine, not necessarily messy, but not a girl that needs to look sexy or put-together to be cool. The almost vintage looking jackets and dresses are my favorites.

Rag and Bone - Sexy menswear, with some boxy 60s bits. All in beautiful suiting. The trousers look so comfortable and so flattering.

BCBG Max Azria - Moderately fitted pillowcase dresses that unfortunately fall a little too far into the Solid Gold Dancer Realm or perhaps a particularly low-budget episode of Dr Who. An attempt at making simple dresses interesting that feels a little ridiculous, if you ask me.

Nicole Miller - Peruvian officewear, which feels a little early 80s Ralph Lauren to me. I much preferred the evening looks, with truly new-looking prints.

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