04 March 2009

Fashion Week: Fall 2009 Favorites

Ello. So, I'm not posting my sculpture project just yet because I don't feel like it, for some reason. Instead, I am going to share with you some of my favorite looks from Fashion Week thus far. So without further ado...

A lot of these looks sort of missed the mark for me, but these two really stood out. I love the colors--I'm really into the whole large expanse of neutral with a bit of bright color hidden away thing they've got going on--and the structure of these dresses is so fabulous. The low v-neck is really sexy, and the proportions of the dress (the length in particular) is just right. It's revealing and conservative at the same time. Maybe that's just because the models have no boobies.

Ah, yes, very nice. The colors are right up my alley, and although the layering is a little much in my opinion, I really dig the long looping headscarves that they're playing around with. Also, the turbans. Yes. Love it. The first look (above) really harks back to Lacoste's Spring 09 collection (at least a portion of it), which I in fact posted about previously on my blog. Anyways, the scarves really inspired me, knitting-wise, and I think I'm going to knit some oversized, cashmere (I wish) loop scarf as soon as I finish what I'm already working on. And speaking of Lacoste...

Well, I have to admit, I always underestimate Lacoste. It's probably due to the fact that I tend to associate them solely with their polo shirts, etc. But I think their runway collection this season was pretty cute. Admittedly, I didn't really get the whole solid mustard and sky blue looks, but there were definitely a few nice, wearable outfits among the bunch. I picked these two because I would definitely wear them, or at least elements of them. The aviator style hat is just too precious and I love that all white outfit, with all its layering and buttons and cuteness.

Burberry Prorsum
I didn't like a lot of looks in this collection, but I had to include these two! I just love that scarf and dress combo in the first look; the fullness of the scarf paired with the tight waist and full skirt of the dress is just so flattering and reminds me of Italy in some vague way. I really want to like the hat, but something about it doesn't completely win me over. Maybe it's the model's hair, I dunno. Anyways, I just really like that look as a whole, even the hat...I guess. And the velvet suit, well. Who can resist such a beautiful oceany blue, especially in a rich velvet? And to make it into an entire suit? So sharp! The lapel and bow-tie area are particularly adorable.

3.1 Phillip Lim
Okay, Phillip Lim. Hmm. I find him pretty tricky, because I always think that I love his stuff, but every season I tend to be a little underwhelmed, so to speak. This look, however, really appeals to me. Maybe its the color combination (actually, definitely the color combination), but I also just love its simplicity and sophistication. I dunno, I just like it. The coat is just right, and the cream color with the plum tights...satisfaction! And the model is really cute too. She reminds me of a lot of the little doodles I make of strange looking little ladies, which might be an insult to her, I don't know.

Okay, that's it for now. I definitely haven't checked out every designer by any means, but from the few that I did, these were my favorites. I'd love to hear your opinions, personal favorites, what have you. Have a lovely week!


Claire said...

yes to plum tights
yes to pale grey tights
yes to the burberry dress

Taylor said...


I really really wish I could wear stuff like that. I love the second dress in particular. Also, I am really into the complete costume transformation, the body paint, it is really artful and dramatic.

Barbara Eisenstein said...

Hope you won't mind me putting in my two cents. The first 4 remind me of tough times. Maybe it's the gray, though I do love gray. Maybe it is that the models are so thin. Not sure why but they make me think of poverty. Weird, huh?