The New York fashion week was all about a new way to dress. Marc Jacobs is in a league of his own. In these money crunch times he has proved that style comes before fashion. He showed a way to stylize anything in garments be it from a vintage store or right out of the closet.
The show was a pleasant mix of different influences, the background music itself “Rhapsody in Blue “ from Jacobs. The collection is a delightful mix of the classical and the rhythms of the common streets. The styles too were a blend of the exotic and the bizarre, the elegant and the ordinary. It was delightful to see florals combine with a plaid shirt and a couture jacket with flashes of color which could belong to any flea market. The styles are so simple that anybody can adopt them.
The fashion week stressed simplicity and streamlined looks.
Jacobs had eccentric accessories, funky glasses peek a boo blouses with multi layered skirts. A perfect blend of different styles, eras, textures ,textiles and prints for shorts skirts and gowns.
Michael Kors had a graphic style and a predominance of checks. The block heels and the shiny sun visors left a mark. Most of the dresses were saleable and bright.
Oscar de la Renta had garments, which emphasized the waist with corset belts and embroidery. Some felt it was a little dull as it lacked excitement
There was plenty of excitement with Narciso Rodriguez and his sexy dresses bandaged skirts with black and white stripes were a novelty and the y did amplify the curves. Criss crossing straps and cutouts with alluring glimpses of skin made this very attractive. Proenza Schouler’s Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez went back to the eighties with jump suits and bell sleeves.