His Spring 09 collection is reminiscent of a nostalgic Coco Chanel in Venice, Italy (1939) and modern day Venice Beach, California. The marriage of both inspirations resulted in a contemporary take on classical pieces. Look for slouchy jackets, cigarette pants and neutral colors. Lam's resurrection of the "jumper" is worth keeping an eye on.
We can't deny that the Betsey Johnson show was over the top. I love her style, but this season just didn't win me over. With the intensity of bright colors and crazy wigs, it was more like a circus parade graced by a bunch of life-sized Raggedy Ann dolls. (Sorry Betsey) The line will be altered for retail, which I'm rather thankful for.