My fashion week roundup
My fashion week roundup
Paris Fashion Week Spring 2008 – Alexander McQueen
Alexander’s show was part tribute to Isabella Blow, fashion Icon, who died this year. The wonderful hats were created by Philip Treacy. It was a feathery sight in Paris.
Paris Fashion Week Spring 2008 – Lanvin
I love Alber and Lanvin. Every look was so incredibly beautiful. Shoes are pretty boring this season, but the jewelery is very chunky and big, love it. I can’t wait to see the video of this.
I like a lot of stuff that people would find ugly, but man Chanel was so damn ugly and tacky. This denim is just wrong, wrong, wrong.
I’m sorry Karl, but only Irene can make a denim swimsuit look good.
You talk about not retiring Karl, but maybe you should reconsider. Why the hell is your own line good this season? I don’t get it.
After New York Fashion Week, I’m so glad that Paris has gone the opposite of neutral; thy’re going colour crazy. Dries has done the best prints so far. Love him. Of course I’m loving the accessories too.
Paris Fashion Week Spring 2008 – Tsumori Chisato
Marni always does great accessories; Spring 2008 in Milan is no different.
Oh, I liked the clothes too.
I love Gareth Pugh so when I found this video from the Spring 2008 collection I had to post it.
So I saw some interesting people during my trip
1. Demi Moore – she is flawless. It’s kinda disgusting really. However, she was really nice to people.
2. Jenna Jameson – It was extremely weird, I saw her at the hotel. She’s really tiny and duck faced, ugh.
3. Anna Wintour – I saw her entering Thakoon. First knocked off my list.
4. Andre Leon Talley – He’s massive. 2nd knocked off my list
5. Carine Roitfeld – she is my style hero, only that woman can make a grey tshirt look amazing, paired with a balenciaga skirt and sky-high heels. I saw her outside of Proenza. She was the 3rd.
Carine in Alaia outside of Phi
I didn’t get to see Anna Piaggi, who knows if she even was in New York. There were a lot of celebrities at the shows I attended, I didn’t notice them though.
images: thefashionspot.com, me
I’ve noticed a few runways shows for Spring 2008 that have featured the dreaded midriff. I saw some midriff action at Doo Ri. I was hoping that it was just one of those random things, but it seems to be gathering steam. Perhaps it won’t be a full blow trend for Spring 2008 (and god I hope so), but I can see a return to it in Spring 2009.
Y-3 – for men, really!
3.1 Philip Lim
House of Holland
images: style.com, nymag.com
The Temperley show brought me to Bryant Park. Finally I would get to experience the tents. It was madness. The tents are huge. I’m sitting in the forth row in this picture and there were a ton of people behind me.
I was stuck at the beginning of the runway which was at a really odd angle. The lighting was poor for my camera and I didn’t get many good shots. See my Temperly photos. I have video after the jump though.
I thought the collection was a little all over the place. I loved the black & white and prints. The more neutral stuff and the muted orange just didn’t do anything for me. I’m a big fan of these looks (pic 1, pic 2, pic 3, pic 4, pic 5). There were two dresses (pic 1, pic 2) that really threw me for a loop, they just didn’t fit in.
I didn’t go to Marc Jacobs. I was already back in Toronto suffering from culture shock at TIFF parties. I loved the show, I thought it was a lot of fun and the presentation was excellent (video after the jump). The clothes were completely unwearable in my mind; the shoes and bags were divine. Read his rant on WWD, it’s hilarious.
It was back to Chelsea on Saturday morning for Phi. Guests rode a big freight elevator up to the 16th floor where the show was to take place. It was the best entrance to a show so far for me.
The collection was very fall like, too many layers for Spring. It was menswear and androgyny goodness. Everything in this collection I could see myself wearing. If it was Fall it would have been my favourite collection of the small number of shows I saw. The boots were to die for; a feminine version of the Motorcycle boot.
More pictures can be found at my Phi Spring 2008 Flickr photoset
Doo ri was the next and final stop for me on Friday in Chelsea. I was suppose to see Proenza Schouler that night but it fell through. Yes, I was a little upset about that.
I spent some time looking for my seat with no help from the staff. They would wave in the general direction of seat and walk away. I shouldn’t be the one to kick people out of my own seat, that should be your job. But if you want to get anything done it’s best to do it yourself. I wasn’t in a good vantage point for pictures, I couldn’t even see the shoes. After Thakoon it was hard to impress me. There were a few pieces I really like, but I wasn’t feeling the colour palette and some of the cuts (what’s with the mid-drift stuff, haven’t we moved beyond that). I did love this Bone cotton trend coat
It was funny to see that even the top girls fuck up. The first model out the door turned at the wrong moment and forgot half the audience. That was 2 shows in a row, a couple of the women at Thakoon forgot the layout too.
It was the first time I saw Masha Tyelna up close. She’s a new model that has the hugest blue eyes you will ever see.
Since my pictures are horrible, I’ve tracked down a video for you all. There is one thing I’ve learned in New York. Pictures suck and don’t make any judgments until you’ve seen the video or been there in person.
Before and after the Zero show I had time to kill. So I browsed the shops of the Meatpacking district. Scoop, Puma Black Store, Stella McCartney, Jeferry, Ed Hardy, La Perla and Alexander McQueen. I was salivating in the McQueen store, some of the gowns for sale were just beautiful.
Thakoon was next show. It was in a large warehouse space, two rows of benches lined the runway which snaked it way around the room. I saw Anna Wintour. It was a brief glimpse of the woman and the only time I saw her all weekend. There were some other celebs in the audience, but I didn’t know who they were. A lot of the top models walked the show, Stam, Irina (both K and L), Hye Park. It’s amazing how thin these women are, it’s astonishing. Top models do screw up time to time and a couple models forgot the layout of the runway and bypassed a whole section of buyers and other guests.
The clothes were absolutely stunning. I loved everything and the last 3 dresses were complete knockouts. My pictures are online for viewing.
NYC Fashion Week Spring 2008 the shows I saw
It was an amazing time, better than I could have anticipated. I’ve got lots of post materials, so keep checking back. I got in early this morning so I’ve been sleeping this afternoon. I’ve got a couple of film fest parties to attend tonight.
Here is a little preview, check this link out and you can see me front row at the Zero show, It’s the 3rd photo in the slideshow.
I’m a fucking lucky person. I’m going to New York City this weekend and I’ll be checking out some fashion shows. Can you believe it? This lowly Toronto fashion blogger is actually going to be at Bryant Park. I’m hoping to see Anna Wintour and ALT in the flesh. Throw in some Anna Piaggi and Carine Roitfeld, I’m in heaven.
I’m not going to reveal the shows that I should have access to in order not to jinx them. Watch this space on Tuesday for NYC Fashion Week updates.
Danielle from Final Fashion will be there. She’s covering Jeremy Laing, the lucky bastard. I arrive the day after. If I can get my ass to Brooklyn Saturday morning I might meet up with some other fashion bloggers.