New York 02/15/09. Photos by Scott Gries/Getty Images.
>> There was an "icon revival" casting call this season, and so far, Trish Goff, Tasha Tilberg, Natasa Vojnovic, Christina Kruse, and Hannelore Knuts have all been circulating the runways; joining a couple of the aforementioned this morning at Preen: 38-year-old '90s androgynous icon Kirsten Owen and early-'00s Belgian face Anne Catherine Lacroix — who else will show up next?
Also making appearances at Preen — Kanye West, who was a no-show for his front row seat at United Bamboo yesterday morning, Anne Christensen's kids, who played with the clear plastic covering the runway before the show, and Sir Philip Green, who raised eyebrows yesterday at Alexander Wang and is in town for the big Topshop press conference tomorrow morning.
In addition to their stellar standby cut-out minidresses and pleated pants, Justin Thorton and Thea Bregazzi did some experimenting for Fall 2009 — a big, bold, houndstooth print appeared more than a couple of times, and there was a surprising set of candy-colored rainbow dresses toward the end. Pronounced shoulders, random patches of fur on jackets, bold metallics, and cut-out leggings emerged here in addition to other runways — those and structured, uneven hems — see Karlie Kloss's miniskirt; trends in the making? And for the showstopper: a seriously chubby pastel fur chubby, worn by Anja Rubik.
The pair behind Obedient Sons & Daughters just launched their new line, Huston, in the very Old New York-themed Bowery Hotel. The atmosphere proved to be an apt setting for this 1930's inspired collection which was, however true to the Hutson's reputation for good, androgynous tailoring, highly feminine and sexually powerful in a Yves Saint Laurent kind of way. We are truly smitten by this new mix.
Adam always rocks my world. For Fall, Adam was smitten by 19th century hand tinted Japanese photographs. You could see traces of this in cherry blossom embellishments, kimono swirls, and vibrant colors. But I also saw an exotic traveler in some of his goods. Adam never shies away from a bold pink or sparkle, thus my continuous adoration of the line. Layering, tailored jackets, and silky trousers aroused; effervescent furs were divine. And there were plenty of, you guessed it, cardigans. I'll take it all.
P.S. Newbie ELLE fashion assistant, Joanna, from Stylista sat in my row.
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Word of advice: If ever invited to a Target party in NYC, go! I was super stoked to go to the McQ Alexander McQueen for Target launch party Friday night. It had everything; McQ/Target duds for sale, bubbly, a live performance by The Duke Spirit, and the gals from The City. People watching and art in every crevice. Flip through and check it out. Oh, and this is me and my buddies partaking in the Target fun.