Outside the Eyebeam Gallery, a crowd of phenomenally dressed women and party-goers confusing the Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti show for Perez Hilton’s party across the street gathered. Even Vogue Nippon Fashion Director Anna Dello Russo, decked in a head-turning red Lanvin dress, was in attendance for fellow Italiana Alberta Ferretti’s big New York night. The relatively calm gathering was a welcome change of pace from the hectic, fan filled and protested steps of the Bryant Park tents.
Inside the dimly lit space was a runway surrounded by young dapper men holding trays of champagne and caviar. Tres bourgeoise, non? Soon the music began to play and the photographers pit began to yell at everyone taking a champagne break on the runway.
The not so subtle theme of the collection? Lips!
Down the runway strolled model after model in sheer nudes and lips of every shade. The collection was youthful and thankfully free of the relatively cliche cutouts and grunge-girl details I’d been seeing all week. Refreshing, that’s for sure! Tons of tank dresses, crop tops, simple jackets in lightweight fabrics and bright Spring shades.
My favorite details, aside from the lips, of course, were the shoes! So long frighteningly high Fall pumps! Simple, low-heeled, lace-upbooties in colors pulled from the collection graced the feet of every model. I can’t wait to snag a pair and throw them on with some white jeans.
If I hadn’t been feeling the Spring spirit yet, I certainly was after this collection.