Posts for February 6th 2008
We are backstage at Isaac Mizrahi. The ever media friendly Isaac is holding court with a slew of reporters, publicists, and models. Even as he as perfected the sound byte you still get the feeling that he doesn't much care what anyone thinks. He just knows he is right.
We admire that he has flip flops on even while the rest of the fashion crowd continues to dress to the nines. Isaac told us he is very excited to be showing a true fall collection today because last season as many are likely to remember he showed a Fall for Spring collection. Though today with the weather topping 65 degrees we don't know what to think. Thankfully Isaac promises lots of feather weight cashmere and if you can believe it even light furs.
Pop colors are abundant these days. We all know that. You start with the neutrals and then pick a few complimentary brights to serve as lining, piping, and the like. The Behnaz Sarafpour A/W 08 collection was the perfect example. Deep plums and acid green's jumped off garments while the blacks served to classify the bright color. Two amazing flapper-like dresses turned up solid, showing off Sarafpour's knowledge of texture (the dresses moved like sea anemones) and confidence in the two hues that only appear in glimpses elsewhere.
Vivienne Tam Fall Winter 2008 Fashion Show
Designers are banking that women's appetites for dresses remains strong for Fall 2008. Even if the economic climate isn't so sunny designers seem to believe bright day dresses will open their pocketbooks.
And while we think it makes more sense to buy mix and match clothing for maximum versatility in a downturn sometimes we all need something to help get us through a sunny day. Nicole Miller, Lacoste, Erin Fetherston, Yigal Azrouel, Diesel and Marc by Marc all have their own version of the warmly colored day dress this season.
Michael Kors, now a household name thanks to television, Intermix, and his WASP-friendly aesthetic, is about to start at the tents. People are loitering and bumping into each other, either because they've been here all week and are exhausted, or because they haven't and don't know how to navigate the bull pen.
If you're a Karen Walker fan, you're probably keen on the makeup for this season's A/W 08 runway show. We spoke with the MAC team about the quintessential Walker look, where sweet pinks and nude coverage embody that cool downtown vibe. After all, Walker girls aren't really the sort to cake on the face lacquer, nor fuss with touch-ups. If you seek guidance, check out our video from backstage where MAC walks us through the look.