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Well, that’s not entirely accurate. Half of Joey is very, very opposed to these kicks, but there are just so many fantastic details about the shoe; how could you not love it? The perfect brogue shape, leather and pattern + sneaker and fiber base + platform! Just imagine wearing them with some dark skinny-ish jeans that are broken in so that they’re slightly baggy but the denim is still sorta stiff, and you’ve got on an oversize white oxford shirt, and then you’ve got on these badass Prada brogues? Hair is definitely pulled back. Just picture it! Fantastic, right? This is our vision for them anyway, and we’re going to run down to the SoHo store and say, “Get us on that wait list!!!” Because we’re pretty sure the other half of Joey will soon enough see the light. Trust.
Image source: vogue.com
Now that we’ve had time to process it all… Our five favorite collections from NYFW, plus an honorable mention.
5. Jen Kao
A slight departure from the usual body-con fare that Kao offers—but still just as sexy—the chiffon-y, dreamy clothing had us wistful for the passing summer. We need these clothes now (usually how we feel after watching a great show), but we’ll have to wait another six months before we can have them. We’re also trying to figure out a way to wear those macramé footies in our everyday life without actual shoes stealing their thunder or undermining their design. Dream a little dream, maybe.
See the rest of our list after the jump.
Images from the Spring 2011 The Lake & Stars lookbook have been released. Shot by Tom Hines, it’s a glimpse into what life is like in a sexy cult’s commune. It kind of reminds us of when, after having watched The Craft for the first time, we had a slumber party and tried to change our hair color and levitate. And also that time when we discovered Wicca and tried to make a pentagram using thumbtacks, telephone cord and a sleeping bag, but then our friend’s dad discovered our coven and put an end to it. Maybe our forays into the subversive would have been more successful had we had this sort of wardrobe rather than our oversized tees and scrunchy socks? Possibly.
See more of the lookbook after the jump.
As the models stomped down the runway in their palazzo pants and paper-bagged skirts at Jil Sander during Milan Fashion Week this past weekend, one classic, epitome-of-effortlessness item tied the whole line together: the perfect T-shirt. Shown in a neatly edited array of colors, the perfect T-shirt is a Jil Sander staple and its return marks a lovely throwback to the days when the label was still designed by Sander herself. Nicely played, Raf Simons.
And if you can’t afford Jil, we like Michael Stars. At $31 a shirt and lots of colorways, it’s a sharp alternative.
Photo source: style.com
This past weekend Charles Anastase showed his Spring-Summer 2011 collection. We’ve been devotees of his designs since seeing his London premiere on Style.com, and from then on, we knew we had found a comrade in swiss dot/silk/sheer/eyelet cotton love. Always able to balance sweet and eccentric, we were happy to see a return to girlish innocence that was missing from his Fall 2010 line. Sheers and drop waists, as well as Peter Pan and Pierrot collars, made up the bulk of this season, which made us endlessly coo, “Ooh! Want, want, want!” While other designers of this newer generation have struggled to find a consistent voice (see Cathy Horyn’s complaints about Alexander Wang and Joseph Altuzarra), Anastase has found his niche and remained true to it. As Tim Blanks noted in his review, “Anastase’s world may be unsettling, but it is remarkably consistent—and that’s called a signature.” After the jump, see more of our favorites from this collection.
First off: Any designer that pulls Ryan McGinley, Olivier Zahm, Terence Koh, Sarah from Colette, Kim Gordon and Terry Richardson for the front row deserves props. For his Spring/Summer 2011 collection, Alexander Wang loosened his silhouettes, avoided his expected blacks and lightened up for spring. The makeup and hair—streaked with toothpastey white—were bananas. The Imagist notes that Karl Templer requested that the girls walk like boys. Plus, Wang cast Karen Elson, Omahyra Mota and Karolína Kurková on the runway, with a Freja close? Serious. Check out the video and tell us what you think in the comments.
Cynthia Rowley is always a favorite. For spring, she went retro with cut-out dresses, flared pants and all applique everything. The biggest highlights where the accessories; watch for the massive hair clips and harmonica-holderish necklaces. (Bonus points if you can spot Nigel Barker in the photo above.) Click through for more shots from her Spring/Summer 2011 show at New York Fashion Week.