The fashion week torch which burned brightly in New York last week, has since been given to London allowing us to continue our droll fest and make our wish lists for Fall 2010 fashionable pieces even longer.
What did we take away from the city that sets the pace for the other fashion capitals around the world?
Velvet Dreams: It will come in pants, leggings, jackets and dresses. Pairing your velvet piece with the right jacket and shoes prevents you from standing out in the wrong way.
Shine Sir Lot: Putting the shine in the clothes gives us a different version of bling that we can love and afford.
Living A Longer Life: Maxi Dresses are back. But for the colder days, adding a sweater, jacket and boots makes them Fall friendly.
One Sided Focus: Try to keep on your good side will make you happier and sexier.
A new trend of watching fashion is “live Streaming.” This allows designers, especially emerging ones to show their creations to the greatest audience out there, you! The hottest one was William Rast.
New York Fashion Week will be over soon, and we survived this first lap of the Fall 2010 collections even with all the snow and freezing tempertures. From what I’ve seen, we’ve layer it up pretty well and in our own unique way. This is something that we do well with the right coat and boots, but what about accessories? In this case ,bigger is better because you should have to stand out with what you wear around your necks along with the overcoats and hats.
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NYC is where the trends start, we’re suppose to give London, Milan and Paris reasons to get nervous and revamp their fashion collections because This City sets the bar high. I know we’re feeling the recession in NYC, but isn’t that a reason to step up and create pieces that will make us WANT to buy a dress that $500?
Somehow New York based designers got lazy and gave us safe pieces that really didn’t have any “double take” factor to them. Bright colors could barely be found and designers were being selfish with prints and daring silhouettes. The bar was put down, giving London the responsibility of pushing it back up.
It started with Duro Olowu and Erdem who hits you with prints and bright colors with makes you wish that you could buy their pieces now. My fashion high started and seeing Burberry Prorsum’s collection just made it tough to stop looking. Draping a trench, “what the…”, my fashion brethren, you know what that is?! New York was quickly forgotten and London’s designers showed us that their sleepy city should not be taken for granted.
Before the end of this week, we’ll see if Milan will keep this spring fix going and if Paris will finalize the trends we should look forward to.
The further East I go, the more shoes I love. London’s Fall’09 collections failed to please me, but Milan’s accessories, made up for that. Extremely high heels and platforms ruled the catwalks in Milan.
Add outrageous amounts of bangles, oversize sunglasses and statement handbags to hold all of the above, you get a woman who is not to be reckoned with.
It seems as though each designer wanted to make more of a statement using the shoes in their collection than the clothes this coming spring.
Giambattista Valli gave us a new form of platform and sexy pumps rolled up into one, that had to be over 5 inches high. ”Pile it on,” was what the heels for Louis Vuitton would say, if they can speak. Dolce & Gabbana created training heels for us this Spring and Prada and Marni wanted us to wear socks or tights with their creations. With the economy being the way it is right now, designers couldn’t hold back, they had to give us more than the clothes to chose from.
We get more wear out of our shoes, than clothes anyway, so when you buy one of the unique pair of shoes from your favorite designer this spring, know this, you’ll be walking in a pair of art pieces.