Feb 24, 2009

NYFW FW09 TOP PICKS

lights, camera, action:
 PS: you should definitely click on the pictures for higher res. for some reason blogger isn't doing my photos any favors unless they are clicked on. BIZARRE. anyone with tech help?
matthew williamson
  
playful brights lent color to ombre-d coats, gilded tunics, metallic accents, zigzag motifs...
 notable: ombre-d coats, gilded tunics (very lohan!) 
 
3.1 phillip lim 
 
 rock and roll meets his pretty girly ruffled pastels, creating a modern rock chick. 
notable: convertible trenches and a new flare silhouette for skinny pants.
 
nanette lapore
 
winner of the lot for me! plaid, leopard, tweed, all tastefully combined in a wearable modern way. 
notable: leopard-print accessories, assymetrical hems, fitted layers
 
trovata
 
close runner-up! relaxed silhouettes with a distinct Gallic touch of garconne. lovesit!
notable: tuxedo-like shirts, loose-fit slim pants, buttoned collars.
  
thakoon
  
ever-feminine and fitted without being stodgy, with a hint of WOMAN thru all the sheerness.
notable: fitted skirts, tucked in blouses, defined waists.
 
rodarte
 
stand out standout standout. hip-high nicholas kirkwood textured boots, intricate beading, weaving, OTT embellishment with workmanship that can make you weep. tears of joy for me. 
  
and a close up on those CRAZYASS boots. amazing.
 
rag & bone
 
simple, clean, japanese-inspired. schoolgirl aesthetic with a carefree edge that makes it very wearable.
notable: distinct buttoned collars, blue palette, obi-like belts, swingy skirts.
 
narciso rodriguez
 
extremely fitted and very symmetrical as usual. modern, streamlined, sexy.
notable: one-tone palettes, cut-ins to bare shoulders (quite counterintuitive at this point!)
  
united bamboo

playful, fun girlwear with cardigans, textured skirts, lots of prints. nothing too serious!
notable: oxford-looking shoes worn with ankle socks and bare legs. 
  
vena cava
 
dark, mysterious, rugged, almost 80s in its look; easy to achieve with your own vintage finds.
notable: cutouts, biker-chick footwear, darker palette with stonewashed and tie-dyed fabrics.

ever since i took those SHOES photos, i decided to give myself some daily reminders. 
HOW TRUE.

9 comments:

Cathy Voyage said...

Matthew Williamson is just a genius!

Zoë said...

Hello there dearest!
I loved Nanette Lapore and Phillip Lim's shows. Absolute perfection with stunning detailing.

x
graciouslyzoe.blogspot.com

copperoranges said...

i love the trovata and rag & bone collections because i think they translate well with my style!

Jasmina said...

nice, so much to love :>> thanks for Ur nice comment ^__^ Lindex is kinda like H&M, swedish too and "makes clothes for the masses". Lindex has their own shops at least in northern europe, but I´m pretty sure that U can buy it online too :>

tis serendipity said...

Woah lots of great collections here! =) I enjoy reading your overviews on them. At a glance my favorites would have to be Rag and Bone (anything Japanese inspired is great!!) and Trovata for the clean lines and subtle looks. Am definitely going to check these out.

Ziling said...

Wow i love everything here! Especially the hip-high nicholas kirkwood textured boots. Its god damn awesome!

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

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Ashford said...

ooooh I totally agree with you. I picked that Nanette first and the Trovata second (at least out of these photos).
Ive been so behind in life that I havent even checked out the shows. Shhhh... Don't tell anyone!