New York Fashion Week the Story so Far…

BATD ON Feb 19, 2009 AT 5:28 pm

Anna Sui

Anna Sui

Anna Sui
Who was there?
In the front row, Taylor Momsen, with models Leigh Lezark and Poppy Delevinge could have been spokeswomen for Sui.

The Look
Anna Sui pulled out all the stops for her new fall fashion line. “If you’re going to have a show, then have a show,” she echoed a week before the catwalk. Her inspiration for the ready-to-wear collection came from Proust and Paris of the Gay Nineties. Sui admired the “grandes horizontales”, along with Yves Saint Laurent’s country retreat, where bedrooms and lounges themed with characters from the book ‘Remembrance of Things Past’.

Her love for nostalgia translated into rose prints and black velvet trims on a handful of designs. Intricate lace patterns on sleeves, hemlines, sheer tights, and hats enlivened black knee length frocks. Bright hues like cerulean blue, amber, and violet were also splashed through.  And the best bit? These incredible looks won’t break the bank. Sui said she was very selective of her fabrics to ensure that every item fits in a well-to-do budget. (We’ll save up!) . For once we love a runway line…and the price tags that come with it.

Miss Sixty

Miss Sixty

Miss Sixty
Who was there?
Celebs like Kristen Bell, Mischa Barton, and Minka Kelly managed to tear themselves away from their touch screen Blackberry’s to watch the show.

The look
The fall line for Miss Sixty was inspired by the “strength, vitality, and optimism” of the early eighties, according to its designers. The denim collection showcased unparalleled punk rock style in bold colours like jet-black, fuchsia, and crimson. Sasha and Jessica stomped down the catwalk in skinny acid jeans, bright graphic tees with patterned tights and leggings. The label’s new offering proves that intense fashion never went out, displaying power shoulders, tartan jumpers, and feather boas with thigh-highs. Miss Sixty is giving us new adventure in the fashion scene: the one thing we don’t see enough of.

Click here to watch the show in full.

G-Star

G-Star

G-Star
Who was there?
Mischa Barton graced the front row once again, along with the likes of Natasha Beddingfield and Shenae Grimes.

The Look
This week G-Star kicked off its runway show with two stunning pianists behind an opaque screen at the Hammerstein Ballroom. The fall line’s edgy pieces focused on low-rise, parachute style trousers, zipper-adorned tops, and monochromatic selections paired with bluish eye make-up. After gliding through the transparent curtains, fair skinned models with ebony hair highlighted signature looks as they paraded over, off, and around, the runway.

Tough impressions were conveyed from the use of masculine influenced collars and hemlines, sharpened the already intense charcoal jumpers, ebony silk gloves, and even pencil-grey lined coats. Benicio Del Toro performed a reading of Joy Division’s “Candidate” at the show’s close (quite the strange finale, in our opinion). G-Star’s meticulous minimalist appearance didn’t thrill or astonish us, but presented the simplistic chic we’ve grown to admire.

Click here to watch the show

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