Stylish Wanderer blogging from New York Fashion Week. I think it might be 1 am here, but none of my electronics changed their time zones when we landed in NYC, so all of my technology, that is, my iPod, Blackberry, and computer all tell Los Angeles time, so this means Im confused about the time ALL the time. Anyways, I cant sleep and figured what better thing to do than to write a TeenUgly post?!?!
On Saturday I went to three (fashion) shows, and then saw two (ADAM by Adam Lippes people turned away 50 people at the door, myself included. Im so angry its insane.)
One of the shows was Academy of Art University, an art school hailing from San Francisco (holla chictopia headquarters!) The designs were from seven different students who all had a broad spectrum of designs. Im afraid, though, I really only liked three out of seven of the mini-collections. Those three were: Sawanya Jomthepmala, Jie Pan and Marina Nikolaeva Popska. The rest included tooooooo much plaid, a copy of Christopher Kane, and a bad representation of a hollywood housewife… or something.
-Sawanya Jomthepmala’s collection was beautifully origami/diamond inspired. Very avante-garde and incredibly made. Though I personally would not wear the pieces myself, I do have appreciation for the beauty and cleverness in them.
-Jie Pan’s collection was interesting, and its really sad that the pieces look better in real life than they do on the photos, but there was impeccable detailing on the back, and the silky bits and pieces in most of her garments were phenomenal. I actually would have liked to seen the collection produced completely in leather, but all in all it was great.
-[The woman with the awesome name] Marina Nikolaeva Popska’s collection was fun and funky. Not accessorized the right way (in other words, if you wore any accessories with the pieces) it would verge on tacky or just too much. However, they were so incredibly insane and crazy that it made me just fall immediately in love with it. I imagine wearing her pieces on a lovely summer day and being the star of the party, because I think thats what Marina was, the star of the show.
In a Nutshell
The seven designers meant well, but in the end the final product didnt add up to much. There were a couple of beautiful, and possibly wearable designs but my ending thought was that Academy of Art University really only had the money to put on the show (they were in the biggest tent), not the talent.
(1st pic: Models showings pieces from Marina Nikolaeva Popska’s collection.
2nd pic: The end of the show.
3rd pic: Christopher Kane look-a-like from Richelle Venezuela .)