It’s the day before the official beginning of Fashion Week, but that doesn’t mean that the festivities haven’t begun! Loads of designers choose to not show in the tents which means 1) lots of opportunities to check out new studio and gallery spaces and 2) lots of opportunities to completely destroy your feet by running around the city.
Designers usually present their new collection in one of two ways. The first is through presentations which involve live models or mannequins posing still as editors, buyers and show-goers mill around to get a chance to look at the clothing up close. For some like Vicente Villarin’s collection this year, a presentation really affords the opportunity for people to really get to know the intricate detailing on the dress. Bonus? You get to chat with the adorbs designer Joanne about nerdy things like magnetic fields and Angelina Jolie. Yee-uh. Extra bonus? Designers get to go a little crazy with presentations. Case in point: Alison Lewis’ presentation exhibited a dead cat hanging from the ceiling. Yikes.
The second way is to stage a runway show. Without professional cameras (or at least a camera that aren’t held together by two bandaids and the grace of god), action shots are hard to come by which explains why Stas Svetlichnyy at Oeltgenbruns looked less glossy-god and more gassy-ghost.
Trends of the day (and a yea or nay from me): Architectural monochrome (yea!), accordian fabrics (yea!), wide legged cropped pants (nay D:), 30s’ aesthetic (yea!), skirts with ass-slits (naaaaaayyyy D:)
Photos at left:
Models at 6119
6119 designer Ilana with Models
Joanne from Vicente Villarin
The cat in question
Stas strutting it