Posts tagged NYFW
an oldie, but a GOODIE…it’s autumn sunrise.
*the dress* yours truly spotted glowing atop the grand staircase one dewy Saturday morning at Barneys New York (LA).
Post-NYFW, I had the pleasure of visiting Shin Yoon’s midtown showroom where she experimented with black and white digital prints [read: x-rays of the female form—see above] and rock dyed crepe de chine, providing a juxtaposing illusion of roughness.
Taking cues from Rick Owens and possibly early Nicolas Ghesquière, the silhouettes mimicked those of a traffic arrow—billowing, loose, languid on top; ultra-slim, sleek, straight on bottom with an occasional yield in the form of near perfect seamed slits at the knee of second-skin denim pants. The ‘reveal/conceal’ theme explored here (as in many of the Spring/Summer 2012 collections) made for interesting conceits, particularly in a black stretch cotton with center braid, meant to ruche across the body to create an illusion of a spine.
Somewhere between the hard edge unisex toppers, subtly sexy slip dresses and one mean draped blazer (in you guessed it….black), Ms. Yoon’s weird science is sure to appeal to more than the average Bowery hipster.
A wink or two at 1920s sportif with drop-waist dresses and boxy toppers interspersed throughout in an southern dance hall setting, but a tour-de-force in signature Jacobs appeal [read: painfully stylish girls who choose not to lead with their bosom].
The innovative textiles were lush and tech-y (yours truly favoring the cellophane organza); the drapes and folds, loose and plentiful. However, Mr. Jacobs’ genius lies in the accessory department. The Vivier for Dior style low pumps and color-blocked flat loafers paired with silk men’s socks, for instance [not to mention Stephen Jones’ head scarves and topless Songkok- or Kufi-like soft hats], took the already fantastic collection to greater heights.