I finally got a chance to review New York Fashion Week for Spring/Summer 2011 collections. After seeing the minimal silhouettes and the neutral color palette over and over again from designers, the missing prints and fun colors we love for the sunny seasons had me wondering what got into these designers? Why so simple minded about what we should be wearing next year. I pondered and wondered, then came to a conclusion. The heat wave of 2010 did it to them!
In New York this summer, we suffered for months from heat we haven’t experienced in years, designers though that they would do us a favor and try to keep things simple for the next year. No intricate closures or unique details to think about when taking off our summer garments. Keeping the colors or prints on the lighter side will attract less heat or hide the sweat marks, whichever solution works best for you. The reasons above has to be why most designers didn’t give us much to GaGa over.
Once it gets hot, everyone wants to go outside and play. For the fashion lovers, our playtime involves dressing up, not buying a white shift dress or a pair of sheer pants that requires more than just a slip to cover up your goodies. Not using one’s imagination by leaving nothing to the imagination isn’t acceptable.
Pleasant exceptions were Custo Barcelona, Diane von Furstenberg, Jason Wu both lines from Marc Jacobs and Marchesa who can do no wrong in my book, even though they went a bit overboard with the ruffles and draping for some of their Spring/Summer garments.
An unexpected comeback on the runways, denim in the form of trench coats, wide leg pants and florals printed on the fabric.
Overall, NYFW didn’t make me feel like a kid in a candy shop. There was no “gimme more” but rather ” I hope that piece is not sugar free like the others?”
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