While our other editor fearlessly covers London Fashion Week where Issa showed its Spring 2009 collection, we were checking out the line at Coterie. We haven't quited figured out how they managed the transatlantic samples yet with both a runway show and a buyers tradeshow, but we were glad to see more of the line's signature easy to wear jersey options and appealing patterns (we loved the green lipsticks) plus a few exciting developments like a gold sequined jacket.
On Tuesday we visited Coterie's eveningwear selections for fresh runway looks but most of the action was taking place in the contemporary market over on the Piers. Buyers worked themselves into a frenzy over collections from Tracey Reese, Velvet, Geren Ford, Inhabit, Shin Choi, Marc Bouer Glamit, Cynthia Steffe, Twinkle, Betsy Johnson, Harlan Bel, Nieves Lavi, Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent, Anna Sui, Nanette Lepore, Citizens of Humanity, Seven for All Mankind, Foley and Corinna, Julie Haus, Erotokritos, Nicole Miller, Vera Wang Lavender, Tibi, Shoshanna, Alice and Olivia, Rag and Bone, Diane Von Furstenberg, Earnest Sewn, Adam by Adam Lippes, Diesel, Milly by Michelle Smith, Helmut Lang, Iodice, and Sunner.
We already reported on Sole Commerce accessory trends but Coterie's contemporary marketplace, held in the Piers on 12th Avenue, had more than a few interesting accessories companies that are defining the modern contemporary market space for Spring 2009. We checked in on Gorjana, Goldenbleu, Noir, Betsy Johnson Handbags, Bulga, La Dolce Vita, Onna Ehrlich, Rebecca Minkoff, Le Sportsac, Loeffler Randall, and Carlos Falchi. If you want to be the first to see the contemporary handbag, shoe and jewelry trends for Spring 2009 then look no further than our gallery.
The Spring 2009 shows may have only finished a few days ago in New York but savvy fashion watchers know its all about what gets bought. Many runway favorites were at Coterie ENK's impressive tradeshow at the Javitt's Center. Fresh off the runway looks from Charles Nolan, Badgley Mischka, Carmen Marc Valvo and Tadashi Shoji were causing quite the stirr. After all, you need to see the garments up close before you open up the check book!