Sunday, February 15, 2009
NYC Fashion Week: Day 3
Just a reminder if you're joining the Style Therapist for the first time. I'm bringing back Blaine Edwards and Antoine Merriweather for Fashion Week. A Zorro Snap in a Z Formation is my opinion in the affirmative and Hated It is a thumbs down.
LELA ROSE (view the show)
Zorro Snap in Z Formation: Sharp, ladylike polish in modern forms and prints. Love the little short-sleeved jackets.
Hated It: Like a lot of designers presenting this week, a lot of the shapes seem to be staid at this point. Don't take it personally Lela, this is directed towards the lot of you at the tents and elsewhere. What did Alexey Brodovitch used to say? "Astonish me!" Maybe that's the function of the members of the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture. Perhaps ready-to-wear is about practical clothing for the everyday working (in and out of the house) woman. Sorry I went off on a tangent Lela. Keep doing your thing.
HERVE LEGER BY MAX AZRIA (view the show)
Zorro Snap in Z Formation: Azria cultivates the iconic bandaged and bondaged aesthetic of Leger items from the past. And you know we love strong shoulders at Style Therapy!
Hated It: If you dare to wear these dresses, don't forget to wear your Spanx. That goes for you skinny girls, too!
DIANE VON FURSTENBERG (view the show)
Zorro Snap in Z Formation: A little darker and heavier than I'm used to from DVF. But that's ok. The Style Therapist is adaptable to change. After all, I'm able to weave in and out of the first and third-person. There's no fear here when it comes to utilization of prints at all kinds of levels.
Hated It: This is one of those shows that could have been pared down a bit. Once the collection gets into pieces 30-34, things begin to look similar.
PREEN (view the show)
Zorro Snap in Z Formation: Look 11 is my favorite piece from the Fashion Week thus far. I reckon it's tacky to anticipate a discount (or gift) from Thea and Justin for this biggup.
Hated It: Not sure how Spanx are going to work with look 8.
REEM ACRA (view the show)
Zorro Snap in Z Formation: Just how I like my shows, not and short without any extraneous bits of drib and drab.
Hated It: Here, the issue of age appropriateness rears its head. This aesthetic is a bit too mature for youngins.
BOY BY BAND OF OUTSIDERS (view the show)
Zorro Snap in Z Formation: It's no secret that the Style Therapist loves jackets to pull a wardrobe of separates together seamlessly.
Hated It: However, there's nothing in the Style Therapy Rulebook that makes reference to stiletto sneakers.