3 posts tagged with Mercedes Benz Fashion week

Don’t get me wrong – like any member of the fashion industry, I love black and own a great deal of it. But when I think of Project Runway favorite Christian Siriano, somber darkness isn’t necessarily what comes to mind or what I expected to see in his Fall 2011 collection. But more than anything, black is what I found.

Siriano’s signature ruffles and frills were still there, but in a somewhat more somber aesthetic mixed with some sharp tailoring and and a few splashes of mauve and olive toward the middle and end of the presentation. The drama and overabundance of some of Siriano’s previous collections had been noticeably tempered, perhaps with more of an eye toward retail sales. Several gorgeously detailed pieces remained, though, and I’m sure they’d be a marvel up close. Even when cloaked in black, Siriano doesn’t lose his eye for exquisite details. (more…)

This morning we kicked off Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York by attending the BCBG Max Azria Fall 2011 show. Rather than overwhelming heavy layers, the collection felt light and airy fitting perfectly into fall’s aesthetic.

The dresses were both easy and feminine. The collection stuck to layers, showing almost every look with tissue thin white turtlenecks underneath. From the dresses we saw long flowy bottoms with plunging back and necklines. When color was added it was in clolorblocking and abstract geometric prints.

The collection flew down the runway effortlessly. There was almost a feel of spring but the deeply hued colors and layers reminded us that this line is meant for fall. When it came to the handbags we saw chic fold-over clutches and compact structured messenger bags. Both of these designs work well with the layered look, ending with an almost boho vibe. Overall the BCBG Max Azria Fall 2011 collection is both simple and wearable, which is what most of us look for in a line.

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NYC Fashion Week

The fashion world has convened in NYC for the past week for the Spring 2010 showing of some of our favorite designer labels. While Vlad and I could not make it this year, we have been glued to the computer checking out all the shows, events, trends, and celebs! One of the biggest parts of Fashion Week is the who is who. Bloggers are now being given first row seats to some shows, while the celeb presence continues to remain a constant. Of course there are the top fashion editors and magazines in attendance as well. One of the most notable faces of the fashion industry has made her appearances at fashion week, Anna Wintour, editor of Vogue.

What do you think about New York Fashion Week: Which shows left you wanting more and which shows did you adore?