Posts for February 2008
Group think may be fashion's favorite formula but at fashion week you are always alone. The seething crowds, the angry cliques, and the masses of nondescript blonds is a milieu not meant for the individual. Its no wonder we found a lone woman that made our heart break backstage at Jason Wu's Fall 2008 Showing.
That hot pink dress Sylvia Heisel showed us during our pre-fashion week studio visit remained intact, in case you were wondering. It appeared right after a pair of trousers in the same fabric, looked smashing, and made us giggle over the fact that we'd been discussing its outcome for days after the visit. If it 'aint broke, Hesiel taught us, don't fix it. The full Sylvia Heisel A/W 08 collection will be up later, along with the rest of today's shows.
We're backstage at Alice Ritter's show right now. Madness ensues. Elle magazine is having a 'models like to hang' pre-show photo shoot down here with a bunch of rock and roll chicks, namely Au Revoir Simone and the like. In other words, a long-hair gamines are lazing about in trousers and silk blouses while the rest of us swirl around them like maniacs, charging batteries and whatnot. Random sound bite we just picked up from the couch, model says, "So, do you cut your own hair", to which the short haired rock chick replies, "uh, yeah".
Photo from Alice Ritter S/S 08
Just a quick update from us while we've a second to drop our camera bags and write. It's pouring rain and cold in New York, umbrellas are flipping inside out with reckless abandon. We'll be uploading photos of the shows as fast as ever, so keep an eye out. Videos of today's shows, including those designers featured in our pre-fashion week video series, coming up soon. Stay warm, keep Coutorture open, and we'll take care of the rest!