Feb 18, 2011

NYFW - New York Fashion Week 2011

There were more than 150 collections presented this past week at New York Fashion Week. Amazing!
A lot of new young designers showed this season and I wish them major success!
The more seasoned ones such as Donna Karan, Calvin Klein, Michael Kors, Vera Wang, Chado Ralph Rucci had shown some exceptional work. Marchesa created a collection that showed more of what they can do with textures and the couture in their work shined through each piece they did. Jason Wu presented the most lady like collection there is in New York. Carolina Herrera designed an elegant collection that was a feast to the eyes. Marc Jacobs keeps pushing himself to make great collections every season. And he delivered.

One Collection that really caught my eye this season is Libertine. I LOVED the colors and the play of textures! Johnson Hartig was inspired by the tiles he had seen on a trip to Istanbul and took some patterns from ancient tiles as well as Islamic motifs. All I can say is that I can see this collection over and over again. I would devour every piece that was shown.
New York did well. Creativity and some Luxe were obvious and I think the designers will do well with their clientele and in the stores this coming Fall/Winter. I am certain that all the major magazines are already in a frenzy thinking of what stories they can create for their big fat September issues!

Marc Jacobs Fall/Winter 2011