Last week was dominated by a frenzy of midtermish things and gross amounts of ADD on my part, and to be honest my little fingers couldn’t type as fast as the looks came up here and there. However that is not to say that I didn’t take note of which collections, and even more narrowly, pieces I appreciated. While I hate to say this, I only choked and gasped for air a few times, however I did not die for any collection. I am still living. The following are the pieces that did make me reach for my inhaler.
Proenza Schouler, Band of Outsiders, DVF
These pieces struck my color heart strings. Color, modern clean lines, and fall-season warmth all over. Awesome geometric lines and whimsical patterns are a real eye-catcher too.
Alexandre Herchcovitch, Alexander Wang, Cynthia Rowley
Three looks that do amazing yet different magic with textures: Herchcovitch makes a very clean cut look seem quite feminine and dressed up, Wang adds sex appeal with a slit in his skirt but keeps it real with a baggy upper-half, and Rowley’s dress is feminine-the way the fabric is highlighted is quite sexy.
Naeem Khan, Calvin Klein, Fabiola
Three neutral-colored looks that I think will dominate stylistas this coming fall. Khan uses a flapper skirt with an Egyptian-esque neckline… and that beading. GASP. Inhaler needed. Klein’s collection was O.T.W. (out of this world, get with) and I can smell some belted leather in my future. Fabiola’s feather-skirted dress looks like a dramatic ornament that I would slip my body into before you could say “squak”.
Honor, Lela Rose, Lela Rose
I am really feeling the girly whirly fun in these three looks. Business woman-gone-SEX in Honor’s look. That yellow peaking out of black lace in such a conservative silhouette is so right. Lela Rose’s two looks go from sexy-work woman to evening angel. Me likey.
all photos courtesy of WWD.com