Marchesa Fall Winter 2011
Though it’s somewhat of an impossibility, Charles Dickens’ Miss Havisham was Miss New York during the beginning of Fashion Week-age, being confirmed as the muse for Prabal Gurung and Marchesa. Speaking of the latter, designers Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig have stolen my heart yet again. They used every trick in the book, and then created some of their own. I mean….holy corsetry/tulle/embroidery – I am coveting the chance to see these out of their halcyon presentation. The top five looks are below! View Post

Oscar de la Renta Fall Winter 2011
Hearing about Chintamani patchwork, Beukhara embroidered Ottoman jackets, and Moroccan Beni embroidered melton wool, only one name comes to mind – Oscar de la Renta. In my opinion, he is one of the only designers of Fall/Winter 2011 who took a theme and didn’t go textbook with it. Instead, he took Middle Eastern culture to a mod level. I wholeheartedly expect Natalie Portman to wear Oscar’s bewitching work to the Oscars. Is it time for a Big Fashion Word? De la Renta = pulchritudinous. See the top five looks below! View Post

Betsey Johnson Fall Winter 2011
Time to get your jollies on with Betsey Johnson‘s Victorian-esque Fall/Winter 2011 collection. Though it is years out of production, this is the wardrobe I would expect to see Sex and The City’s Carrie Bradshaw sporting around NYC. Velvet and animal print were omnipresent, including a stronghold on some must-have onesies. Split into two sections, Betsey’s second half was composed of her new line which piece-by-piece retails for under 100 dollars. At this point, the models were traded for employees and friends of Betseyville, including the gorgeous super-blogger Gala Darling, who all wore wigs in the style of Betsey’s quirky tresses. See the top five looks below! View Post

Dennis Basso Fall Winter 2011
Dennis Basso has naught to prove as a furrier, yet he still – undeniably – pulls out all of the broadtail, fox, alligator, chinchilla, kidassia and lynx he can get his talented hands on. New Fashion Week staple attendee Johnny Weir described it faultlessly as a “furgasm“; even chiffon pieces were constructed to resemble fur. The PETA-unfriendly craftmanship and texture work was impeccable. See the top five looks below! View Post

Vera Wang Fall Winter 2011
For Fall/Winter 2011, Vera Wang stuck to her strength: subtle (and first-class) separates, winter-ized by sublime outerwear. With details including pleating that you would expect from a couturier, the collection had a blueblooded English feel conjoined with 1930s taste. Those possessing time machines shall be inspired, indeed. See the top five looks below! View Post