Sunday, September 20, 2009

Notes on New York

(Rachel Comey SS10)
(Clockwise from top left: Karen Walker, DvF, Chris Benz, Julian Louie)
(Clockwise from top left: Rodarte, Erin Wasson x RVCA, Proenza Schouler, Ralph Lauren)

I've had so many random thoughts about New York Fashion week floating about my head for the past week, but never worked up the effort to get them out on paper/screen. I blame it on having to wake up at 5:45 everyday for five days and then having to go to work on Saturday as well. Makes me a deadbeat.

Anyway, here are my scribbles on what I loved from the past week...
  • The colours, the layering, belted dresses and of course, the shoes by Rachel Comey. Oh, and her backpacks...my shoulders are still in dire need of one.
  • Rodarte's burned, post-apocalyptic tribal woman -- while the aesthetic did not veer greatly from what they've done in the past, my god, they still are such artists with fabric and design.
  • All the little details at Diane Von Furstenburg: clash of prints, belts and leaves in the hair.
  • The boots at Erin Wasson v RVCA - don't know if they are actually part of the collection, but they were certainly the thing I coveted.
  • The peach palette at Julian Louie.
  • The twee, dainty dresses juxtaposed with the 3-piece suits at Ralph Lauren.
  • Proenza Schouler's amazing tie-dyed dresses derived from scuba gear.
  • The psychedelic/nautical mix that was Karen Walker's show.
  • The fun, flirty rainbow at Chris Benz.
Overall, I was just happy to see less of the bad-ass and more fun injected into fashion week. There were more things that I want to try and translate into my own wardrobe for spring. Though I feel weird thinking about spring when fall has barely begun. Very confusing.

(All photos from style.com; click to enlarge)

2 comments:

Lilee said...

amazing pics! how'd you put them all together so awesomely? :)

dw said...

aw, thanks! i just fiddle around with picasa, it requires no skill at all, which is perfect for my photoshop-illiterate ways...