Posts for February 2nd 2008
Araks Fashion Show
>> You can always count on Alexander Wang for upbeat music, a boisterous crowd, and covetable clothes, but this season, he really seems to have come into his own. The show this afternoon attracted plenty of fashion notables, including Terry Richardson and Julia Roitfeld, and had Erin Wasson once again styling behind the scenes.
Speaking of Erin, her personal style has really started to infiltrate Alex's collection: the black leather, biker boots, zippers, and hanging chains were all there. Also, I saw a little bit of the Olsen's The Row in the sheer jersey tees.
But overall, the models, who walked in a smoke machine-induced haze, ended up looking very cool grungy goth girl to me. There was a nude gauze skirt, a furry bag, a dress with a mini-train, and a beaded vest that all caught my eye — but when the designer jumps up and down and claps at the end, you can't help but catch the energy.
If you're in the mood for more Alex, this up close and personal look at his jeans that zip into two halves is always fun.
Abaete Fashion Show
Academy of Art University Fashion Show
Lacoste Fashion Show
The National Arts Club in Gramercy was the perfect location for this season's Lyell runway show. The atmosphere was of cluttered, cultured, pipe-smoking wealth, and the A/W 08 collection complimented the haunted warmth of the space. Specifically, A/W included feminine bedroom clothes, wool coats with high collars, pristine fur hats, and delicate lace trim punctuated by thick stockings and vintage Ferragamo heels. It was a collection for a proper lady; one who knows when to sit with her hands in her lap, or smear on cherry red lipstick and go to the movies alone (was it to the movies she said she was going?).
Erin Fetherston Fashion Show