224 posts tagged F/W 2009 in ALL BLOGS


Katy Rodriguez -

NEW YORK… Besides being an up-and-coming designer, Katy Rodriguez is also co-owner of the vintage mecca Resurrection. Her party girl ready collection had roots in the '80s and '50s. The look was an interesting combination of a pinup girl/cheerleader/prom queen. Tiers of ruffles made up miniskirts paired with black tanks. A favorite ensemble was the puffy miniskirt with blue ruffles ...
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Journey to Mumbai -

New York...Ports 1961 It was a journey through India with designer Tia Cibani's F/W 09 Ports 1961 collection. Cibani explored the richness of their beautiful fabrics and intricate weaves in a palette consisting of hushed hues including moonstone, white jasmine, subdued blues, warm grays and tea tones. More invigorating colors included captivating burnt oranges, ruby and henna reds, while strong ...
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Libertine -

NEW YORK...Libertine design duo Johnson Hartig and Cindy Greene “wanted to turn the fussy, Waspy would upside down,” they stated as their mission for their new collection. The look was proper girl meets punk, Vivienne Westwood with an art school, customized twist. A key piece of the show was a fitted, three quarter sleeved blazer with colorful stripes and patches. ...
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Emotional Rescue -

 New York...Calvin Klein Collection If we are to leave New York with one big new idea for F/W 09, it will be this, "texture". In his showing for Calvin Klein Collection, Francisco Costa nailed this message to the wall. Save for one flash of sulfurous yellow, color was restricted to black and grey as one girl after another appeared dressed in ...
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Black Hole Sun -

New York...Odyn Vovk Showing his very first collection, LA native Austin Sherbanenko is continually inspired by all things dark and dreary. In fact, he seeks solace in an almost all black color palette. The designer thinks it's void of distraction, allowing for a complete appreciation of detail. For a first collection, the styles would probably be at home on a fashion-forward ...
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Downtown Chic -

New York...Proenza Schouler For their F/W 09 collection, this dynamic duo understood the desire for the “downtown girl” to have investment pieces in her wardrobe. Outerwear fabrics were indulgent and tactile, like twill coats and jackets in camel and black as well as cropped tweed blazers. Dresses were shown in mineral colors like mercury and copper in fabrics like high shine ...
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Neo Classics -

New York...Michael Kors Known for his classics, Michael Kors stuck to the basics for his F/W 09 collection. “Investment pieces don’t have to be boring,” he said. “They can be sexy.” True to his word, Kors delivered slim pencil skirts with a mile-high slit along with super luxe furs that exuded sophistication. A double-breasted elongated blazer with abbreviated sleeves was matched ...
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Carnaby Street -

New York...3.1 Philip Lim In a nod to London in the swinging ‘60s, looks from Lim's recent collection were each topped off with Beatles-style bob wigs. Hipster singer, Lissy Trullie, gave off a super cool vibe throughout the show as she belted out lyrics accompanied by her band. Convertible Sergeant Pepper jackets (with a removable bottom) in antique white were coordinated ...
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Escape from the Asylum -

New York...Nice Collective For their first-ever runway showing, designers Joe Haller and Ian Hannula made quite an impact with their 12 Monkeys-inspired collection of body conscious clothes. Just like in the movie, the models had looks of escaped mental patients in a post-apocalyptic future. The bonded feeling of the show manifested in the form of stretchy latex being used on the ...
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Anna Sui -

NEW YORK…Anna Sui paraded Victorian vixens down the catwalk this season. References included rich velvets, high, ruffled necklines, full shoulders, and small floral prints done up in regal colors mixed with a great deal of black. Waistlines were either tight at the waist or more noticeably dropped and bloused—a newer directional trend. Hemlines and sleeves were also adorned with ruffles. ...
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Pulling Rank -

New York...Helmut Lang Breaking away from the mostly straight-forward tailoring and preppy aesthetic of many New York collections, designers Michael and Nicole Colovos went the opposite way, giving us a very European-meets-LA way of dressing. Gauzy jersey knits hung provocatively on the body, layered over multiple other knits. All of the pants were either jersey tights or skinny, cuffed twill cottons. ...
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Alexandre Herchcovitch -

NEW YORK…Brazilian designer, Alexandre Herchcovitch showcased a couple of important concepts, print mixing and layering textures and separates. The show began with bright, embellished prints sometimes separated by black. Then moved into neutral gray and all black. Favorite directional pieces included: an extended blazer that served as a dress, black shorts paired over embellished, ruffle hemmed leggings and an asymmetrical ...
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Soldier Boy -

New York...3.1 Phillip Lim Each season, Phillip Lim continues to fine-tune his small men's collection, hopefully making his ideal man more than just arm candy for his sought-after woman. Following many other F/W 09 collections that had visions of "soft meets hard," Lim's seasonal message was maintaining a boyish innocence while keeping an eye cautiously open to the changing world. Classic ...
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Palm Beach Street Cred -

New York...Michael Kors Michael Kors almost always goes back to a warm beach environment like Palm Beach for his collections (doesn't matter if it's spring or fall). For F/W 09, he presented his most masculine, "real streets"-worthy designs to date, showcasing traditional tailoring with military trims and pops of neon. The hints of acid green and construction site orange should have ...
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Clean Lines -

New York...Behnaz Sarafpour The sleek lines of Sarafpour’s sportswear were carried over from last season into F/W 09. Hourglass shaped mini dresses in dramatic grey and black color blocking were paired with key the legwear, black stretch pants. The same pants were matched with a cropped fur bolero with voluminous sleeves. Fur continued in an ombré grey chubby belted with tweed ...
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