This past fashion week we attended the Fall 08 Wayne presentation. The inspiration for the collection was aviation and though no specific mention was made to Amelia Earhart, she popped into our minds as a likely source of inspiration. This photo, taken in 1928, shows Earhart's slick, tomboyish style which, eighty years later, could blow any modern fashionista right out of the water. Earheart was a rebel who broke records, smiled coyly, and wore low-slung silk blouses. We'll spare you the look of the day from the corner of Mott Street (though an admirable outfit can always be found) in favor of someone whose style went beyond trousers and blouses.
We just popped into the Wayne A/W 08 presentation downtown where the breezy collection really lifted our spirits. On a rainy day the 1940's aviation themed collection made us wish we were high above the clouds. Looks like Wayne's got quite a following as it was full of young, pretty things, throwing back the booze. While the girls slowly moved across four platforms, a man sat in the corner playing harmonica and singing in a very lonesome, Steinbeck sort of way. Our video, and photos from the collection, coming to you shortly.