Circa '99, green was my favorite color, so I was elated to see the earthy tone back in action on the Fall '10 runways. During New York Fashion Week, a mass resurrection of green in every color variation — forest, olive, chartreuse, apple, and hunter green — spawned decadent beaded gowns, tailored blazers, and my fave, anoraks. A classic color reinvented? We seem to think so.
Fashion Week just ended, and now it's time for the real fun to start. All over the world, stylists, celebrities, and savvy peeps will be taking what they saw at the shows and translating it into real-life, wearable looks. You don't have to wait for the tastemakers to adapt these looks for you, though; in fact, you can wear many of the trendiest ones right now. I've assembled the 20 prettiest, easiest-to-create looks from the second half of Fashion Week (see the first half here) to get you runway-ready right now. Click through to get gorgeous.
>> Devi Kroell and Lanvin Now Share an Investor —The Bartel family, founders of Travelzoo, who last November took a 12.5 percent stake in Lanvin's parent company, has been revealed as Devi Kroell's silent investor. Bartel quietly took a stake in Kroell in 2008, allowing the designer to open boutiques and expand her product range; she's also holding her first runway show Feb. 15 during New York Fashion Week. Bartel reportedly doesn't have the intention of building a fashion conglomerate, but has looked at investment opportunities in Christian Lacroix and Jil Sander in recent years. [WWD]
Warning: These handbags will make a dent in your bank account. It's my duty to let you into the wonderful world of ostrich bags.
These spotted confections are a luxurious investment you won't regret. The rare texture stands out from the crowd, not to mention all the rich color choices. If you think about it, a $2,000 bag spanned across a lifetime isn't so bad. Did I convince you?
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Most designers start with clothes and add accessories to the mix. To go against the grain, designer Devi Kroell is branching out from accessories announcing her first ready-to-wear collection for Spring of 2009. "I feel my accessories need a little bit of a backdrop, something very unique that fits them and complements them. I think it's a really natural continuation of what I have been doing so far. I started with bags, and then my clients asked for shoes, so I started making shoes," said Kroell.
Devi's exotic selection will offer dresses, suits, outerwear, and separates and retail between $790 to $2,000. The collection will be unveiled at a small showing at New York Fashion Week in September. Devi currently sells her accessories at high end retailers such at Barneys New York and Saks Fifth Avenue and hopes that her newest venture experiences the same success.