Tuesday, September 30

Spring 2009 Recap

Missed New York fashion week? Don't worry we've got you covered. This upcoming Spring, noteworthy designers and emerging trends separate the trendy from the mundane.

Derek Lam
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.

Proenza Schouler
Can we say fierce? This collection has a dominating feel. It's pretty much a celebration of female confidence. No Frills, just pure sex appeal.

Betsey Johnson
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.

Chris Benz
Benz never fails to deliver. He casts a spell by knowing how to delicately combine minimalism and innovation. Luxurious fabrics on their own make a compelling statement.

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