I’ll be honest, I’ve been disappointed by New York’s fashion week this go ’round. I haven’t made my way through all the shows but I’m just not moved. Partially because I like dressing like a grown up, which apparently is Just Not Done especially with the hot young designers whose goal is to throw the thinnest cotton voile imaginable on the thinnest model imaginable, spin her around like she’s getting ready to whack the mother of all pinatas and send her down the runway with whatever stuck.
So it fills my flask-shaped heart with glee to see Oscar de la Renta back in delightful form. Great colors, LOVE the hats and much of it is extremely wearable in larger sizes.
Revolutionary? No. But it’s genius in its own way.
We saw a lot of these great almost-Breton hats in this collection. It doesn’t look like an affectation at all, but does completely make the outfit in scale, and –as we see below– color.
Love this entire look. I think people wear blue and red together a lot for very casual wear, but you don’t see it often in sportswear, which is a shame because it looks amazing.
Am dying for this jacket. First I thought it was a print, but it appears to be passamenterie cord applique over a textured silk. I like a statement jacket over a shift, especially for our apple big girls.
I’m not sure this dress fits the model as well as I’d like, but I like that it’s not painted on. This would be one of those 20 year dresses. I could see myself wearing this when I’m 50, no problem.
If you MUST wear crochet, this is how to do it. Looks like the top is silk noil open work and the jacket is bouclé. Skirt looks to be voile with several types of lace treatment.
continuing with a crochet theme. Which one of you crafty broads could do one up for me, please?
Love love lovity love. I’ve seen things not dissimilar for the past few seasons from Lacroix and Gaultier, and there was another designer who did something similar this season which I like.
(I don’t even like this dress, but I promise you it’ll be on a red carpet near you, soon)
For those of you following the shows, let me know what you think. What’s wowed you? What’s bored you to tears? Most importantly, how much do I love Victoria Beckham (answer: a lot)?