I’m Not There, But NYFW Is Still On
And while I may or may not be double fisting a cafe au lait and scrambled eggs while I explain the evolution of runway shows to my mama in Paris, I will tell you it ain’t over until the fat lady sings. La di da di da. In today’s round-up, I look back to shows I saw but haven’t included and share with you the latest happenings at Phillip Lim and Proenza Schouler though I do recognize you’ve likely seen and reviewed the shows on your own. Me so tired. More tired, less funny. I apologize in advance. Fine, I don’t. People are allowed to be tired. I’m not a robot, ya know.
Yigal Azrouel was one of the more exciting shows to watch. It seems the collection has come a wildly long way from slinky sexy body hugging dresses to a more mature, man repeller approved collection of leather palazzo pants, cropped white jackets and a very witty granny hot pant–oh yes, I went there–disguised by Hermit’s green cloak. And while I did swoon through all the pieces and silently applauded my Jewish brethren…
This look took le cake. It so eloquently notates an extended beginning to the return of palazzo pants. There was a butt-ton of white presented through many shows and so the best I can say is, sorry stupid holiday rules, the hue will be back long before Memorial Day rears her sunny head. Let’s also just admire the blazer.
Back uptown–literally and figuratively–Jill Stuart showed a collection inspired by pastel hues of pinks, oranges, and yellows. The silhouettes fit the usual uptown girlie feel and some new prints, including that darling little cropped pant suit and the messy hair style rock-star eyeliner suggested signs of oh, I don’t know, maybe some evolution? I always love the collection and reason it by saying, “yes sure you may call me the Man Repeller, but ultimately, I did grow up uptown.” Man I love quoting myself.
3.1 Phillip Lim yesterday documented his excellence to layer and create the most wearable and simultaneously man repelling garments. As noted by Molly, Phillip Lim is the new classic. I’ve already wishlisted the over-sized denim vest pictured far left and am trying to rationalize a pair of culottes worn over black pants. Peplums are so first week fashion, eh?