It’s day two and New York Fashion Week continues. It was hard to limit our list to only three favorites but the spots go to:
Jason Wu - Yes, the Jason Wu for Target collection is in stores now and the commercial with the kitty is too cute; but his Fall 2012 RTW collection is here to remind us, the runway is where he shines. I could look at this collection over and over again. Not only for the intricate details; but for the cinematic feel of the show that began with giant Forbidden City doors opening into the runway. Inspired by Chinese military and history and a touch of Hollywood “Shanghai Express” charm, army green and red come together to stand guard for feminine skirts, belted waists, fur sleeves and collars and more fine details.
Doo.Ri - Influence stemmed from Butoh dance as cited in the shows notes. Known best for her impeccable draping skills, Doo-Ri Chung created a collection of form-fitting silhouettes that demonstrated soft movement. The whimsical feel of the show was grounded by the use of laser cutting and dark shades of eggplant and brown.
Billy Reid – This Louisiana-raised designer started out in the menswear and accessories categories. In 2008, Reid added a women’s wear collection to round out the Billy Reid label. The outerwear pieces for both men and women are what grabbed our attention. For the guys, a variety of fabrics, leathers and materials displayed Reid’s menswear capabilities. For the ladies, we noticed the same variety with a touch of cinch-worthy draping. Check it out below…