Models: Kate Kosushkina, Jacquelyn Jablonski, Fei Fei Sun
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)
MARC JACOBS! Undoubtedly one of the coolest kids roaming the halls of fashion right now. I mean he just won Womenswear Designer of the year for Superlatives.. wait I meant for the CFDA Awards… you know that I was trying to say. Anyway, so what does he go and do? Well of course he goes and puts out outfits in his Marc by Marc Jacobs line, that are uber laid back and chill, and yet still chic and a tad quirky. Utilizing florals, small pops of colors, and draping, the Marc by Marc Jacobs crowd is at ease when on vacation but of course is always ready with any number of cocktail dresses to throw on.
The Donna Karan woman is an impeccably dressed one. She is always prepared in a very business chic way, and so when she goes on vacation, there is no difference. Whereas she doesn’t expect to be holed up in an office, she does plan to be out at events and her wardrobe allows her to be stylish as well as business minded. She packs with her all the required pieces, including a go-to LBD. Her wardrobe is very simplistic, with alot of draping, and on the whole outfits that are monochromatic that are given a spark of life by the large statement pieces. No matter what the Donna Karan woman gets into for her vacation(besides maybe mud wrestling) she’ll be atleast dressed the part.
Yves Saint Laurent is a name we more than likely all know, or atleast you’ve seen the letters, YSL somewhere. Most notably for me I think of the film that Bruce Weber did entitled Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing(WARNING: Male Frontal Nudity). Anyways, the line is back with their Resort 2011 line for women. The message seems to be pretty simple to me though ladies, it’s all about the legs.
So, yes I am aware that the posting on the blog has been lacking… and yes I’m also aware that resort/cruise shows and presentations are going on. I’m also aware that my computer is conspiring against me to not make any new posts. Juggling two internships, while searching for a job and having a tempermental computer that likes to drop the internet connection when it feels like it isn’t the best way to get work done… but let’s get on to the fashions! When I first saw Sara Blomqvist, who’s represented by DNA in New York, in this dress I immediately thought about this editorial, and doing a female version. Now I’m thinking it may could have made the SATC 2 movie… which I have yet to see.