Neons, Contours & Turbans
By far my favorite A-list designer of the season, Jason Wu hit every nail on the head with his SS11 showing. Flowers without frou-frou, an updated electric-cobalt turban (Anja gets an extra gold star for looking the fiercest in it), multi-colored appliques over sexy (yet refined) nude wovens, flawlessly tailored slacks… good lawd I’m in love.
The shoes are a whole different monster – I could write several paragraphs, but I’m sure you seeing what I’m seeing. Click for the full set.
VOGUE posted some beautiful behind-the-scenes shots of Wu’s process:
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Michael Angel took a refreshing angle with his minimalist shapes and eccentric printed fabrics, even though it bordered on ‘ugly art project’ in a few looks. The translucent white over jewel tones comes off as incredibly modern and romantic. Click for the full set.
Rag & Bone‘s hi-tech sport-meets- resort flavored collection fell short in fashion critics’ eyes, but the distinct early ’90s raver aura rubs me the right way. And it’s not all sentiment–I love the way the sheer palm-prints and thick black straps blend to create defined, structured looks with room for primal things, like dancing & running from the cops (aha!). The backpacks are way too cool for school–saw those coming? Click for the full set.
Lela Rose this season is something like a younger version of Milly, taking on the similar mission of making customers look uber-pretty and on endless vacation in bright colors with a bit of boho edge. Fruity, flirty, fun clothes you can wear to work or out with your homegirls. Makeup was a huge success with this aesthetic–love fruity lips for fall. Click for the full set.
I wasn’t at Vena Cava but I heard the construction was lacking–a bit concerning if you consider how simple these clothes are. Still, the color palette is beautiful and the styling is extremely clean. Rope-belts, high waists, bare shoulders, and sleek cardigans can’t steer you wrong. Fruity lips© are a perfect match here as well. Click for the full set.
Charlotte Ronson took ’90s inspiration to the next level and gave it a super-feminine twist. This show was reminiscent of strolling into middle school wearing dad’s flannel shirt and a hoodie over my head with a long skirt and sneakers. Aah, memories. I love the mixed blues and contoured tops–and the sheer elements may not be as plausible for inner-city living, but it certainly adds some kick to the image. Click for the full set.
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