Saturday, September 06, 2008

DAY TWO Highlights, Spring 2009 Fashion Week

Whew! The first day's shows were stunning! But that's to be expected when the hottest of the haute and the chic-est of the chic all converge in one place at one time to present their take on style. And Day Two is no less exciting! Here are a few of my fave's from the day:

Charlotte Ronson

Charlotte Ronson was all about denim looks and girly florals. Her inspiration: "Music, concerts, I was discovering my style in fashion growing up in the 80s and early 90s," Ronson said. "It's about going to your favorite shows, and what you would wear." Little denim skirts and zip jackets, lightweight tees and sheer tops. My personal fave: sheer one-sleeve tops. Starting to see emerging trends - florals, updated harem trousers for spring, and little checks on sheer blouses are coming into their own. The palette of grays, pale pinks, and cool blue gave an overall feminine vibe.

Andy & Debb

Korean husband/wife design team Seokwon Andy Kim and Wonjeong Debbie Yoon, who met as Pratt students, favored confectionery inspiration this season. "We played with drapery and texture and at the same time found ourselves baking cupcakes for our children; they love decorating cupcakes as an art project and we have been noticing how great the swirls looks, so we brought it into our designs," said Yoon. The color palette was a trip to the ice cream shoppe, with touches of pink, mint, banana, kiwi, chocolate and vanilla. Beautiful!

Rock & Republic

Always a favorite, the Rock & Republic show did just that — it rocked! Not a lot of fact, it was all black and white. Which makes for easy mix-and-match for the fashion challenged. The collection consisted of sexy frocks, tight minis, gorgeous denim and ruffles thrown in for good measure. Denim, too, was black and white, along with some very interesting washes - almost a metallic look. My personal favorite was the long black and white gown - destined to become an timeless style icon. Gorgeous!

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