For those new to the blog, I usually don’t review single fashion week shows (that would take forever) but I do group some of my favourite themes from each fashion week together. For S/S 2011 coverage, I had:
I liked a lot of shows at New York Fashion Week but it’s almost always the same usual suspects that stick with me, namely Donna Karan and Michael Kors. While last season may have been about the 1960s, there is a strong reference to 1940s silhouettes. Daytime coats and suits with broad shoulders first appeared in the 1940s when women took charge in the workplace while the men went off to war. I love the simplicity of Donna Karan’s tailoring: clean, American, and no-fuss. Then there is the adorable-as-always Marc Jacobs. But don’t be fooled, these gals are all business.
Michael Kors celebrated his 30th anniversary in the fashion biz with perhaps his most glamorous collection to date. The furs alone make me want to cry. Think Katherine Hepburn (the style superior Hepburn) and Lauren Bacall: strong and powerful, yet ultra feminine figures.
This single look by Prabal Gurung is enough (for me) to cement the fact that he indeed is the next great designer. It’s a very fresh play on an otherwise very classic Veronica Lake 1940s Hollywood siren look. The degrade fur makes it…where do I get one of those?
One colour head-to-toe, who needs more?
Next week: London.