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PRE-FALL: Floppy Hats 2011


Labels: Derek Lam, Gucci, Pucci, Sonia Rykiel
Season: Pre-Fall 2011

While this trend could really be expanded to full brimmed hats period(which also were a major trend for the Menswear Fall 2011 shows), floppy hats were certainly a trend on the Pre-Fall 2011 collections. Being from the south, means that floppy sun hats are nothing new to me, but since the Spring 2011 collections, where Prada and Marc Jacobs both showed wide full brimmed hats, it seems that designers have taken a renewed interest in the accessory.
The Pucci collection was was the epitome of feminine sex appeal. Peter Dundas, known for creating his sex appeal, has been working on revamping the Pucci label during his tenure there and there are most certainly more than a few winners in this colorful, stand out collection. His talent for making a woman’s body as beautiful as possible is clearly evident, as is his design longevity.
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RESORT: Derek Lam 2011

So, while looking for the next show package to post I noticed that Elite Milan was up. I immediately thought, how appropriate. I love Milan Menswear… and the show package is soccer themed so why not… I’ll tell you why not. The package was 228 pictures strong! Now while I think it’s amazing that 113 models from one agency alone will shortly be descending on the city of Milan… uploading their pictures 5 at a time… isn’t going to cut it. And so instead we are here with Derek Lam and his collection for Resort 2011. A nice quaint, 16 looks :).

See the rest of our coverage and the collection below the clip
Call me stuck up, call me whatever you like really, but there are certain things I adore in fashion and certain things I wish would just GET LOST! I mean Mr. Lam and I don’t have an ongoing relationship but looking at this collection I could TELL that if we did it would be a tumultuous one. I either LOVED a look or HATED it.
Pieces that I loved included reinterpreted basics, like the t-shirt above, and pieces that utilized draping, like the piece below. Mr. Lam, in my humble opinion, seems to thrive in those simplistic moments, while floundering helplessly in the more… ornate times. For example, the purple frock with the many ruffles… I’m not sure I can quite express my discontent with it. It’s too much, just too frivolous for my tastes and furthermore… FOR THE STATE THE ECONOMY IS NOW IN. You want to return to your staples, a return to minimalism… and I find that Mr. Lam flourishes when he does.

Models: Megan McNierny(IMG NY), Ksenia Kahnovich(IMG Paris)