Monday, February 15, 2010

New York Fashion Week - Day 1 (you may have missed it!)

With the dark cloud of Alexander McQueen's apparent suicide looming, New York Fashion Week proceeded according to schedule on February 11, 2009.  However, his McQ show was cancelled, of course. 
While all of us fashionistas across the globe wiped our tears, this is what we missed on the first day of Fashion Week in NYC:

BCBG Max Azria:
this brand is designing for the customer and only for their (current) customer.  They didn't take any risks which is understandable--retail is tough right now and they want to secure sales.
That being said, I think we need to get over all this 'doom & gloom' and start creating again.
Some of the best looks:

I love the white hosiery.  Nice contrast to the heaviness that is fall.

Ports 1961:
I love this brand.  So wearable but just so well-made and most pieces have an edge to them. 
The earthtones/neutrals were scrumptious!

*Those cuties Dean & Dan of Dsquared2 used to design for this house in the 80's.

Another Canadian success story.  If you go out searching for a winter coat, chances are you'll fall in love with one from Mackage.  Great quality, style and the prices are extremely affordable. 

Richard Chai Love:
Not feeling the 'love' for this line.  It's too bulky and frumpy.  His shapes do nothing for the female form.
However, off the runway, a lot of his designs could work as a lot of his pieces are very transitional.

Toni Maticevski:
Following in the steps of Elie Saab, this guy loves to design for the red carpet.
However, he has also created some KILLER pieces--especially blouses.  Gorgeousness....

We'll blog more NYFW later in the week, once the show is over.

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