Monday, February 21, 2011

NEW YORK FASHION WEEK 2011 REVIEW


New York Fashion week exhibiting designs for Autumn/Winter 2011 was last week and it certainly lived up to expectations. From classic elegance at Carolina Herrera to 90’s inspired mini dresses at Jeremy Scott, there was a little bit for everyone this week. At Rebecca Minkoff models paraded panelled faux-leather leggings and harem trousers, whilst at Cynthia Rowley there were glittery jumpers and sequinned jackets. The man considered one of the most influential leaders in style, Marc Jacobs, gave a show that was described as ‘101 Dalmatians on acid.’ The silhouetted midi-skirts in 40s style and the structured shapes against the leather statement materials wowed the audience. Having created a range of t-shirts with proceeds going toward the Designers against Aids charity, it is pretty clear that sex and porn were underlying inspirations for last night’s collection. What appeared to be sequins on a dress turned out to be rubber, whilst a fur jumper turned out to be made of sequins. One event in particular stood out from the others in its creativity, obscurity and accessibility: The Moncler Grenoble flash mob at Grand Central Station. 363 dancers in chic apr├Ęs-ski fashion appeared in the crowd and danced for travellers, all perfectly in sync. Because of its pure spontaneity, clothing couldn’t be described individually, but it was clear that a huge influence on Moncler’s A/W 2011 collection was Ski-wear. There were graphic-knits, lots of tweed and everything was streamlined. The New York Fashion Week was a raging success, and with London Fashion week coming up, who knows what we will see!

MARC JACOBS

JEREMY SCOTT

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