There’s only 1 more day left of the craziness that is Fall Fashion Week 2011, and I’ve picked out my favorite 7 things from this week from both in and outside the tents:
1. Fur-hooded parkas were ubiquitous on the runways this season, and officially on my lust list for Fall/Winter. Fortunately (or unfortunately), the weather in NY this week has been frigid, arctic tundra cold, making the outerwear shown this week especially appropriate. Altuzarra, Vera Wang, and Cynthia Steffe had some of my favorites, balancing the ruggedness of the fur parkas with delicate-cut, feminine dresses. Altuzarra showed one with almost every one of his 37 looks, in the army-green hue, varying between cropped and longer lengths, and Vera Wang preferred her usual raven-black, mixing the fox-fur trim inside and outside her outerwear.
2. Speaking of Altuzarra, this fascinating profile of the designer from the NYTimes is a great read, and really cements a fact that’s been proven to be true since the recession: that is, to be a successful designer these days, it’s not just about the fashion design or the celebrity front-row seating plan, but also smart business. Based upon his cool smarts, his packed show and my first-hand witnessing of the madness at Milk Studios the day of his show, I would say that Altuzarra is definitely a definitely a designer to keep looking out for and I’m excited to see what he has to offer for the future! READ MORE