The Chris Han woman grows more mysterious by the season as Han's line continues to mature into a vision of soft etheral dressing. Inspired by water nymphs, this chiffon heavy collection is our favorite to date. Please check out our video interview and runway footage of the show.
Posts for September 11th 2008
Victoria Barlett continues to evolve her innerwear as outerwear aesthetic in her Spring 2009 collection, while still heavily utilitarian this collection has a touch more fun than seasons past even as it retains traditional comfort.
>> Phillip Lim created the mascot skirt of Fashion Week earlier this year — not kidding, I've seen it on at least one person every day this week — and if the attendance to his newest collection's presentation is any indication, Spring 2009 will be smooth sailing for 3.1 Phillip Lim — the Tent was packed to the gills with fans, including friends Richard Chai and Irina Lazareanu, both sitting front row.
Christian Louboutin designed ruffled heels for the collection, eliciting covetousness in many — in fact, the whole Spring 2009 season is about ruffles for Phillip. The treatment in some of the dresses and skirts reminded me of a tamed version of Marc Jacobs's Spring 2007 ruffles, but among the hazy smoke that hovered on the runway, the real standouts emerged — the stiff, open-edged zipper pieces, and the jewelry Eddie Borgo made for the occasion.
>> A LITTLE TURN ON THE CATWALK —Sure, we've already seen our fair share of model trips, stumbles, and falls this season, but can you blame them? Heidi Mount had to walk on an entirely broken heel at Doo.ri (left) yesterday, and this afternoon, Atuai Deng hobbled along on a Manolo Blahnik at Juan Carlos Obando with a stiletto heel that had warped into a 45 degree angle . . . [ONTD_FF]
Chris Han just showed in the tents to a booming applause from the audience. Han, who took a bow with tears of joy running down her face, told us backstage that her Spring 2009 collection was something she was more proud of than ever. We couldn't agree more. The collection, which stuck with Han's signature ethereal aesthetic, showed tie-dyed print gowns which were so finely gathered that it was hard to believe they weren't one of a kind. The closing exit, a black chiffon gown with a jewel encrusted bodice was so unbelievably special, we actually pondered the idea of wearing black on our wedding day (only in New York would such a thing be deemed acceptable). We'll be bringing you a video interview and photo gallery shortly and, until then, check out our pre-Fashion Week interview with the designer.