I know I’m a little late to just start obsessing over the shows of Fashion Week (I think I have fashion ADD, and get distracted easily), but better late than never, right?Watching coverage for any Fashion Week is enough to make me curse the fact that I am not independently wealthy, or a celebrity, where I can just go get anything that I am particularly fond of on the catwalk. It would take forever to cover every designer that I found something I loved, so I am going to narrow it down a little bit and just pick a few of the pieces that I loved. Here we go!
New York Fashion Week:
As many of you know, I’ve been a fan of Christian Soriano‘s work since I saw his work on Project Runway. Sure, his RTW collection for Spring 2011 took some flack from the editors at style.com (mostly for his inability to inject more of his sparkling personality into the line), but I do applaud Siriano’s attempt at creating classic pieces that will work with many wardrobes. Unsurprisingly, Siriano’s cocktail dresses are the true stars of the collection, although the African safari pieces at the beginning of the show are impressive as well.
Stuff I want from this collection are this strapless number and in blue and brown (I have a secret fondness for flowing ballgowns), this glittering sheath, this soft brown leather jacket and white pant duo and this minimalist white dress with wide brown belt (for when you need a little something to, I dunno, run down to your local Whole Foods for).
It took me a while to get behind the boho look. I’m not entirely sure why. I think it has a lot to do with the fact that my clothes are pretty modern minimalist and I’m probably a little too tied in to black, white and grey. But I do appreciate the look and have a slight envy to the girls who manage to pull that look off with effortless ease. Not one to ever really back away from a challenge (in regards to fashion or otherwise), I threw myself into Anna Sui’s latest RTW collection for inspiration.
My favorite piece in the collection is something I wouldn’t be able to pull together on my own steam (standard stuff for Sui, in my opinion), and I think that’s why I appreciate it so much. The hand-crocheted sweater, the prairie-inspired print on the dress, the printed leggings that manage to pull the entire outfit together. I so want to walk down the street in that. Sui’s pieces for this collection were inspired by 1978’s Days of Heaven, one of her favorites. Add a bit of 60s LA folk, and you’ve got a collection that isn’t as sweet as you think it might be when you think “prairie chic.”
London Fashion Week:
One of my favorite designers from London Fashion week is Aminaka Wilmont. The palette and style that designers Maki Aminaka Lofvander and Marcus Wilmont have developed is my own fashion dream come true. These pieces flow, but also emphasize your silhouette. What’s not to love about that? The collection, called “Psyche,” has an emphasis on dreams and fantasy. How fitting because, I’m definitely dreaming of my favorite piece of the collection, this strapless number that you could wear out to dinner or on a date, or anytime you’d want to look particularly fabulous.
Stuff I want (I really want the whole collection, but if I had to narrow it down, these really stand out): This asymmetrical dress, this dress with some very interesting shoulder detail and this romper.
For their show during London’s Fashion Week, Acne decided that a show at Kensington Palace would be just the place to showcase their collection (according to Acne’s creative director and founder, Jonny Johansson, it’s part of how he views England), but these pieces are anything but traditional and stuffy. Leather and suede jackets and waistcoats, parachute silk hoodies and leather skirts dominate the collection, as well as some traffic stopping red knits.
This skirt and jacket combo was my favorite of the collection, mostly because it’s casual without trying too hard, but incredibly fashionable at the same time.
So, what are your thoughts about the NYC and London shows? What pieces would have gone on your list if you could have any piece in the collection?
Until next week (and my next obsession)!
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