We’re hopping from New York Fashion Week to Social Media Week and loving every minute of it! Today we attended a panel entitled “How Street Style Blogs Affect Retail and Design” at Hearst Towers. The panel included a talented group of experts: Laura Brown, Jo Hillman, Kate Lanphear and Tamu McPherson.
A day of social media and fashion equals a great day. Alas, as the end of fashion week approaches and as sad as we are to see it go, our spirits were lifted once we saw today’s shows. From JBC to you, our top three picks of the day.
1. threeASFOUR – Is it wearable? Practical? Sensible? Probably not, but threeASFOUR’s Fall 2012 Collection is an artistic masterpiece that represents the avant-garde side of fashion week, a rare concept these days. Psychedelic, three-dimensional swirls constructed into dresses and over-sized jackets kept us intrigued and waiting for the next look to emerge. The cage-like apparatus used to construct boots and a green overlay in one look brought to mind rotating gears. Much like those used to operate automatons like the one in Hugo. Mixing a little fantasy with reality isn’t always a bad thing.
2. Michael Kors - A lush collection of warm knits and furs (shearling, raccoon and Mongolian lamb) at Michael Kors Fall 2011 RTW Collection prompted thoughts of cozy nights in snow-covered Aspen or a casual stroll during the peak of Winter through the concrete jungle that is NYC. When it comes to closet staples, Kors knows; and he delivers. The tailored pieces trickled in throughout the show along with the more formal dresses. Obviously, we were really feeling the furs.
3. Marchesa – William-Adolphe Bouguereau’s A Soul Brought to Heaven inspired the angelic gowns and dresses at Marchesa Fall 2012 RTW. Bouguereau (Nov.30, 1825 – Aug. 19, 1905), was a French painter known for creating an idealized world through his work. Using feathers, lace and tulle, the collection created a soft, angelic whisper as the models seemed to float on the runway. Angels on the runway? Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig of Marchesa came pretty close.