Every season I declare that Fashion Week in New York City is better than Christmas: the stockings are silk and cashmere, Anna Wintour is much more chic than Santa, and what could be a better gift than the latest collections from our favorite designers?
Thursday kicked off New York's Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, Fall 2010: the last to be held in Bryant Park before moving uptown to Lincoln Center in the September. I'll be following the shows, recapping my favorites, and highlighting a "Look du Jour" all week long. And in honor of Bryant Park's last hurrah - I'll also include a quote from the fashion community, on their memories of the all important venue. Think of it as "7 Days of Fashion" - like the "12 Days of Christmas" but with more stilettos and less partridges.
February 11, 2010
"Bryant Park put the term 'The Tents' on the map and gave them a whole new meaning - one of unparalleled glamour and prestige that will forever be an integral part of fashion history"-Nina Garcia, Marie Claire
We had drapey color blocking from BCBG Max Azria, and layers, layers everywhere at Richard Chai's new contemporary line - Richard Chai Love. Jen Kao rocked the runway with short and sexy styles in leather, fur and sequins, while Erin Wasson's collection brought a lighter palette to her typical silhouette of skinny pants and oversized sweaters. In their third design season, Cushnie et Ochs showed a divine play on textures, with chunky knits and feathers sharing the runway. But my favorite Look du Jour for Day 1 comes from ever cool design duo, Vena Cava. Their collection of high waisted culottes and vintage feeling accessories are sure to be seen all around town next fall. I adore the combination of modern lines and old school glamour in this darling LOOK DU JOUR!