Archive for September 11th, 2010

September 11, 2010

Daniel Vosovic Spring 2011

Credit: NY Magazine

Well-tailored collection from Daniel Vosovic.  I don’t follow him but feature slide enticed me.  With this very shot in fact.  Probably the most fall-like offering for Spring 2011.  I suspect I’ll be tired of it by then (ha! Unlikely), but a minimalist well-tailored fall-like collection certainly pleases my aesthetic.

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September 11, 2010

Nicole Miller Spring 2011

Credit: NY Magazine

I’m warning you now: this may be a rather incoherent review as I’ve had 4 hours of sleep.  And I’m sleepily cheering on Rafa Nadal at the US Open Semis.  In any case, I wasn’t terribly impressed by Nicole Miller’s offering.  However, I was terribly intrigued by those crisscross strap lingerie tops.  Seems to be a theme this upcoming spring, and I’m all for it!  What I am sad about is that I can’t get a close up look at them.  They’ve been tantalizing me from the back in the side shots of the models walking back when I’m looking at the next one.  All I can say is: hot. I’m all for bondage strap lingerie.

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September 11, 2010

Edition by Georges Chakra Spring 2011

Credit: NY Magazine

Beautiful dreamy dresses.  I wasn’t terribly aware of Georges Chakra until I began to see his dresses on the award circuit in the past year.  And they were all beautiful.  This collection is no exception.  Again, this is all about texture for me.  Seeing as I can’t actually touch or personally see the dresses, I love visible texture to clothes.  It makes it all the more real for me.  And creative.  The weave to a lot of the dresses are very earthy; it seems to be a motif.  It appears almost braided and threaded of silk and satin.  I love that!  And the color is wonderful.  I may like a lot of black, but I prefer dresses with some color and life into them.

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September 11, 2010

Ports 1961 Spring 2011

Credit: NY Magazine

I thought that I would be more impressed by Ports 1961 but seeing as I never was before, I really should be surprised.  I did like a couple looks though.  The maxi dress that Tao is wearing is lovely.  Ports 1961 was a bit free-floating and little too unstructured for my liking.  I could care less for flowery spring offerings.   To be fair, they did open with structure.  I love the cape-like jacket that Freja is wearing.

September 11, 2010

Doo.Ri Spring 2011

Credit: NY Magazine

Thank you NY Magazine for posting good shots and quickly.  I honestly don’t know how I dealt with WWD photos; the lighting and angles are horrible.  NY Magazine is just a tad faster than style.com and with larger photos!  Ok enough about that.  I’m so glad that Doo.Ri’s back to her old self.  Her entire 2010 offering (both Spring and Fall) was simply too quiet.  After a spectacular 2009 season, I had no idea what happened.  Maybe the pressure’s been too much after winning the 2006 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund.  In any case, I like this very neutral offering.  Because while it is neutral, it is hardly boring.  It brings her back to the wonderful draping that she does.  I love the texture to the clothes.  Her crepe jackets and dresses are beautifully crafted.  The bra tops are like mini works of couture.  The collection is relatively effortless with the floaty wide-leg trousers and tailored shorts.  Everything hangs beautifully with a nice easy feel.  Well done Doo Ri.

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