LGFW Day 2 Round Up
Yup, its Day of LGFW already… I survived the opening night madness aka Holt’s opening night. There wasn’t much on the day 2 rooster that really tickled my fancy, well minus Chloé comme Parris, LOVAS by Wesley Badanjak and of course Attitude by Jay Manuel
Chloé Comme Parris
The dynamic sister duo is back in full effect, with a little-less dark but just as stellar collection. For the S/S ’12 collection the models strutted down a runway splattered with paint, but the real star of the show is the lovely artist momma who made the wonderful subtle printed fabrics which were the cornerstone of this collection. The prints stormed the runway in a range of styles: from long flowing dresses with quirky wrist cut-out detail, to two-piece short suits embellished with gold buttons and hardware to loose fitting pant suits. One thing I can say about Chloé Comme Parris is I truly love their design aesthetics and this collection was everything I hoped for. BTW can I say thank you for busting out the backpacks again!!
LOVAS Wesley Badanjak entitled his collection “Bird of Paradise” as he drew inspiration from his travels throughout the Caribbean. I’m not a history or geography major by any means, but I personally didn’t see much Caribbean references… maybe little Meso/Indo-American (but like I said I’m no history major).
Don’t get me wrong I was feeling the collection, I especially appreciated the black and white colour detail… and the dresses, loved the Eleanor and the lovely pants.
The show stopper was definitely the lovely ornamental Indo-America headpieces adorned with exotic feathers and the massive statement jewelry (S/O to Rita Tesolin for the bling).
Attitude by Jay Manuel
Let’s face it us fashion purist are always skeptical when it comes to the mass consumer fashion market… and every season during Fashion Week we all say we won’t be at those shows, but some how we always are. So what I am about to say may find many off guard, I really really enjoyed the collection… Bright colours, lovely bold prints, easy layering pieces, and the killer jersey pieces (especially the black maxi and jumpsuit, FIRE)!! At the end of the day this collection is accesible, functional and easy… it was all the things the everyday women needs to make her self a style maven, and for that I can’t be mad!!
FYI the next time you choose to use fog machines on the runway remember the models… S/O to Yasmin Warsame for her ever so gracious fall (we LOVE ya)!!
The adventure continues tomorrow…