Even though the Spring season often lends itself to more poolside ready accessories, we noticed a couple of head wraps in the Spring 09 shows. Lorick showed pretty headband options that looked glamourous with her cocktail frocks. Moschino showed one that veered towards bohemian as it was oversized and paired with tie dye. Catherine Holstein, who used them in most of her show, paired the knit wraps with all kinds of summer-ready outfits. The contrast, we think, made quite a statement.
This morning we visited the Denise Williamson Showroom for some face time with their Spring 09 offerings. First up was Catherine Holstein's highly anticipated Spring 09 collection which was one of our favorites from New York Fashion Week. She might be known as a cool, pretty girl around town but Holstein's designs go far deeper than that. What was impressive in person was how Holstein balanced so many elements without compromising that classic contemporary feeling. The palette included mustard yellow, indigo, and red, the fabrics ranged from lace to cotton, and the silhouettes went from billowy to pin-straight. There wasn't a piece in the collection we didn't like but if we had to choose our top three favorites it would be a pair of her low-slung trousers, a knit head wrap, and that garden-worthy lace dress.