Those designers just keep on showing and they are producing some beautiful creations. Editors are being moved to tears at Rodarte, rendered speechless at Marc Jacobs and blown away by Tommy Hilfiger. So whats all the fuss about? Let me talk you through some of mine (and their) special moments. Moncler, chose to show in Grand Central Station, with no run but in a presentation format. The passing travellers became part of the show. Crowd involvement, flash mob style.
Grand Central station
Moncler AW11: courtesy of Moncler
Tracy Reese went for 70's glamour and this was my stand out shot from the show. I love it simplicity - perhaps because I could happily see myself wearing the combination.
source: wwd photographer:george chinsee
Tommy Hilfiger was one of those shows which had the front row salivating. Especially in New York, home of the exceptionally well groomed. The pieces were a little preppy, of course, but a strong focus on tailoring which reeked of class, quality and luxury must have that buying office in turmoil this week. Everyone is gong to want to stock the collection. Dazed digital had this to say.
source: wwd photographer: thomas iannaccone
The Master of fun was at play again this fashion week. TheÂ Marc Jacobs showÂ was S for superb and everything else besides, literally. Spots (of all sizes), sequins, satin, suede, space, sheer and last but not least all pinned around the skirt. Quite a collectionÂ and quite a review from the LA Times.Â Noted as it was, that although texture had been played with the graphics were stark and a contrast to last seasons fluid 70's lady.
source: wwd photographer: john aquino
Victoria Beckham has relaxed into AW, gathering new fans along the way, as she Â showed tangerine and sunshine yellows mixed in to a more somber palette, with some of the best boots I have seen in a long long time (more on those separately), graphic cuts and neat jackets. High end luxe, jersey maxi dresses with pleats, draping knits and hooplas of belts..... delicious.
source: wwd photographer: giovanni giannoni
Fur trimmed long gloves, swathes of chiffon (worn as hood) and a palette of soft greys draping everywhere. I sense a calm and serene atmosphere at Donna Karan, when I look back at the show, so much so I wanted the girls to gracefully and soundlessly walk on air.
source: wdd photographer: thomas iannacconne