Fall RTW 2010 definitely cracked the patina of recession gloom that had crusted over the fashion world. Despite uncertainty caused by designers and houses parting ways, (I am thinking more in terms of Atwood than Lohan), and the sad end of the late Alexander McQueen, there were triumphs: Marc Jacob used models of mixed age, race, body type at LV, and things even made me smile (Christian Siriano for Payless is out now...claw platforms for the masses!)... How could the giant iceberg at Chanel not leave you will the confidence that fashion isn't a dying art form? Well, if that Jersey Shore girl actually gets Americans into her boob-slings, we'll be headed for disaster, but that's why they build bomb shelters, right?
Anyway, here are three chicks I dig:
Phoebe Philo for Celine:
I think Philo is rad and I was, like everyone else, interested to see what her first collection for Celine would be like and while I wasn't disappointed by any means, I wasn't wowed by anything. Maybe it's the west coast in me, but I want something fresh and new and fun along with my serving of serious. Something that looks adult, yet young and fabulous. She did a great job at restating the basics for Celine, which she needed to reestablish at the house, I completely understand, but the fun side of minimalism (not an oxymoron, I promise!) that I know Philo is capable of was not there. She had some great looks, though:
It's fitting to follow with a feature of Philo's former friend, (alliteration! yea!), and McCartney rocked her collection. There was a lot of leg, but when pants appeared, they were both perfectly tailored and casual at once. In my own wardrobe, I am biased, (it's a blog, I am allowed), towards a great sweater/t-shirt and pants in a simple palette with pointed-toe flats. The punch factor comes in with fresh details, like a fun bag or jewelry, say cocktail ring or statement necklace. McCartney also played with sheer layers for evening looks and I want want WANT her one-shouldered, shimmery mini-dress. Interesting and completely wearable.
It was the pointed-toe shoes that caught my eye at Marant, and my vision was held with the retro silhouettes of slim pants with sweaters and delightfully wearable obi belts. A lot of shimmer at this show, but it is decidedly fun, especially when paired with her stripes and prints. One print I especially loved reminded me of slices of agate and pepperoni pizza. "Like a counter top, but not in a bad way," my sister opined. Still, I'd wear it. Marant is a mind-reader because she took styles and individual pieces I already like and threw them together in a new, but completely wearable way.
I highlighted these chic ladies for now, but more to come! Also, I got the photos from www.style.com, so head there for the complete shows!
Any runway fav's from Fall 2010? Current trends worth adopting? Already have a classy Snooky by Ed Hardy by Christian Audigier boob-sling in six colors?