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NYFW! ideeën

September 24, 2009

Now that we’re already completely over NYFW and London Fashion Week’s wrapping up, I’m finally getting around to posting my favorites.  For a list of reviews I wrote at Refinery 29, stay tuned.

ideeën. After getting over the haphazard staples in the show program and the gash subsequently left in my index finger, ideeën’s clean-tribal spring 2010 collection came careening towards me.

My first defining brush with the label was that completely viral shredded black dress OAK was selling. What I saw on the runway was decidedly less about sex appeal and more about story telling.

The designers channeled the “legendary tenacity of the African Spirit” and female fertility, across various landscapes with a mixture of sheers and opaques, draped silhouettes accented with crushed handfuls of Swarvoski and rows of studs. It was fierce but feminine–the models were like elegant everyday-warriors.

See more below.

There are some great shots of ideeën’s collection here as well.


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