Thursday, April 28, 2011

Jungle Fashion Show

So a couple of these pieces you've seen before, but I chose them to show in a jungle themed fashion show that I co-planned as creative director this spring. It pretty much ate up my entire life, but I loved it all the more for doing so. Brand new for the show, however, is this leotard and train that transforms from a tree I designed and partially constructed (with a LOT of help from tech kids and the artistry of the boy in vines - he consented to help my model Meghan tackle the fabric-draped stairs in heels, so naturally we turned him into a Tarzan-meets-Adam-with-Eve-in-Eden mash-up) into a runway ready opener for the show. The train was clipped onto her waist and velcro-ed onto the wooden tree silhouette, and when she walked, it de-velcro-ed (inventive verb there) and voila - a foliage gown!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Back to Fall Fashion 2011

Joy Cioci (above and below) So I realize it's gotten to be quite after the fact, but I will finish up Fall Fashion Week speed style, just reporting my absolute favorites here. This post takes us up to letter J, as you can see, and of course, a onesie update!
Joy Cioci

Jill Stuart

Jenny Packham - if you like sequins, look up the rest of this line (mercedez-benz fashion week home page). It is the most sparkles I have ever seen in one place, in a stunning and quite pleasing way.

Jenny Packham

J. Mendel

Irina Shabayeva

Herve Leger by Max Azria - don't worry girls, as this whole line ligitimizes, you can still rock the gladiator look this season.


Farah Angsana - best mini dresses of the season award (awarded by yours truly that is)

Elie Tahari - there are multiple magical combinations of flowing, evening-gown trains on not-evening-gown clothing items in this line, yet the pieces run seemlessly into one another as if a draped pair of shorts with billowing chiffon wings was a designated staple in the average wardrobe.

Elene Cassis

Diane von Furstenberg

And of course...a ONESIE update for this portion of the alphabet!

Alexandre Herchcovitch

Diane von Furstenberg

Thanks to Derek Lam for the following THREE onesies - the onesier the merrier I have...never said until just now. (but I was probably always thinking it.)

(photos from the Mercedez-Benz fashion week official web page)

Happy Spring!