Saturday, September 19, 2009

Fashion Week: It's Raining, It's Pouring

New York's Fashion Week has come to a close and fashionistas and reviewers alike have turned their attention across the pond to London's Fashion Week.
New York Spring 2010 left a bland flavor in your mouth. It seems the recession has crept into every designer's mind, leaving no designer safe from mental depression.
There was little experimentation nor a bold new direction to head in. Designers such as Donna Karan offered up beautiful, yet standard pieces; Alexander Wang puzzled some and delighted others with his football throwback collection. Thakoon gave us well done, yet 'seen one, seen em all' bold prints. Marc Jacobs, known for his role as a bold trendsetter, underwhelmed- though a few inspired moments peaked through the cloud cover.
And Ralph Lauren, as Robin Givhan so wonderfully described, " At moments, the Lauren show was like watching the entire financial meltdown unfold as a fashion production."
Spring 2010- in terms of fashion- left me underwhelmed, anxiously waiting and frankly a little depressed. Beautiful clothes, yes. But little imagination to be found.
Perhaps London will prove to be a beacon in the storm?
One can only hope.

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