Saturday, February 10, 2007

New York - Autumn/Winter 2007-8, Day 4

Peter Soronen - The classiest sort of Audrey sexy.

Carolina Herrera - A little too muddled. Clashing bits of not very appealing fabrics. Herds of fur. Some pretty dresses, but too much of the other.

Isaac Mizrahi - Dramatic necklines, cozy jerseys, and stiff proper crinolines. Nice. Though very Spring?

Jill Stuart - Sailor pants and double breasted jackets (seeing a lot of). 60s shifts (a lot of these too). Nice blues with black.

Staerk - A mix of drapey 70s chic and polished tailoring. Nice but hohum.

Thakoon - Oh those fabrics - the blue and black again. - love. A slouchy sort of put-together. Not messy or boho, just easy and nicely made.

Adam & Eve - 60s shifts and peacoat suit jackets. More Sophia looks.

Marchesa - What we'll undoubtedly grow tired of on the red carpet. Not sure the poufy bust lines will work. Seems a little over-done. Not a fan.

Chris Benz - A quad-breasted jacket? Diaper pants? The colors are nice. Very much for the scarf-wearing passionates.

Jovovich Hawk - Old Hollywood (movies, not red-carpet). Difficult to get a good look at the pieces I really wanted to see though.

Oscar de la Renta - Lady-luxe and ski bunny femme fatales. I want to wear that midnight velvet gown all winter.

Marc Jacobs - It feels like a fashion show from "Funny Face". Some truly hideous prints and sweaters. The work suits and dresses are a little too Margot Kidder too, but the minis are adorable. The show seems so serious, but the clothes are difficult to take seriously.

Jeremy Laing - Interesting folding and pleating. Nice shapes.

Reem Acra - Seems old. And I'm not referring to all the flapper influence. Just for a much older woman. Or someone with zero interest in sex-appeal - unless you count the bared breasts at the end.

Luca Luca - Techno ski-bunny. Skinny and tapered trousers - please dont fall for this! The dresses are a much better choice.

Max Azria Collection - Heavy. The fabrics, the colors, the references. Everything is heavy-handed and not very appealing. If you're hoping to look like a roll of carpet in the Fall, I've got the label for you. I do like this one dress though.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I don't even know where to start on the Marchesa stuff ---- the model looks like a scared civilian off the streets. The poof bodice is disturbing --- do her breasts need their own atmosphere??

Of these, I really, really like the herringbone oscar de la renta --- cute!