Last night, the face of Maybelline and fashion’s resident badass/style icon Erin Wasson debuted her latest collection for PM Tenore’s West C0ast-based brand RVCA at New York’s Fashion Week. The crappy economy has forced a plethora of designers to shun the tents for smaller, budget-friendly presentations, but last night Erin did it up big to present her designs. Although we can’t say we’re blown away by the looks, we appreciate that Erin stayed true to her own style and the boho-SoCal/Venice Beach style that RVCA has become known for.
In true Erin Wasson fashion, many of the looks that made their way down the runway sported baggy, oversize tops of some sort. One look that caught our eye was the full-sleeved printed black and gold minidress, which was paired with a white overlay of sorts. (We’re not sure exactly what to call it, it was long and flowy with cutouts. Unique, yes. Impossible to name, definitely.) Of-the-moment rompers also made an appearance, one neutral-hued beige with a low-slung belt, and another cutout denim version. We pined for the beach with looks like a nautical-striped oversize top and denim cutoff shorts, and even the traditional bell-bottomed jeans paired with a baggy tank seemed like it would look chic at a shoreside BBQ.
Being Alexander Wang’s muse, it’s only natural that Erin would exhibit some pieces inspired by one of fashion’s faves, and that’s exactly how we felt when we spotted the white cutout sweater on the runway. Another A. Wang-esque look: an outfit comprised of black trousers, a low-slung belt, and a cutoff acid-wash tee. So simple, so chic – we love it!
Two of our absolute favorites from the show: the leather grommet and zipper detailed pants (genius!) and the striped gaucho pants. Two pieces that definitely take some guts to wear, but we think we (and you!) could make it work. Zippers, studs, grommets – they’re all hot details right now, and paired with leather they up your sex kitten factor exponentially (trust us, we know these things). As for the striped gauchos, we think they’re a nice break from harem pants (MC Hammer *will* want them back, after all), and we love the grungy take on the traditionally conservative design.
The show ended with Ms. Wasson walking the runway in what could have been a look straight out of her collection. Overall, the show made us excited for the upcoming spring season and had us brimming with hope that the New York weather would be better next time around, so that we might actually be able to wear some of Erin’s pieces!
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