Some New York designers channeled their dark side for Fall. I wonder if this has anything to do with the dark get ups of fashion influencers Kate Moss and the Olsens. Perhaps. The cool touch of model/stylist/muse Erin Wasson at Alexander Wang (left) was certainly evident. This may not be the most uplifting raiment for dark and stormy days, but the fact of the matter is: On such days, don't we all sometimes feel like dressing like a bad ass?
Doucette Duvall is the perfect line for Coterie. It's just high end enough to have it's own off site show at the Ritz Carlton, just under-the-radar enough to be carried at the coolest boutiques in New York and have a small, loyal following. We caught up the Doucette Duvall representatives who told us about the label's recent move away from grunge towards a more ladylike aesthetic. 'Grunge' is so over, they explained, telling us that with Fall 08, for each delivery, there will be a dress with matching overcoat. The fall 08 line is very Jackie Kennedy, the kind of heavy 1960's dresses that make you feel like the President's wife, getting drunk on dry martinis and spraying the pool boy with the garden hose. Whether grunge is over is another argument entirely, but Doucette Duvall certainly hit the nail on the head with their glamorous, upscale vibe for fall 08.
n. Grunge music - a style that emerged in 1991 with Nirvana's album "Nevermind" - translated into fashion. Characterized by heavy layering, natural colors and individualistic mixes of knits, flannel, tweed and uniforms.
For more neo-grunge inspiration, check out Chanel's Fall 2007 RTW Collection.