I’m rolling my eyes but still hoping for the best out of this latest attempt to revive, or, rather, kick off a Dallas Fashion Week. Lisa Petta at DFW Style Daily has the scoop on DAFA, the newest mission to bring a fashion week to Big D in spring 2014.
This is by no means the ultimate guide to Fashion’s Night Out here in Dallas. It is, however, a quick round-up of fun things that I know are happening tonight. Jump for a mini calendar. We’ll see you out!
The cosmetic brand that became a sponsor in Fall 2009, is back to sponsor the fall 2010 shows at New York’s Bryant Park, including RVCA x Erin Wasson (the Dallas native turned fashion model/muse/designer). We will be there, reporting live from the shows. I’ll be sure to post a report on beauty trends that I see. Follow the jump for more details and the full press release. (more…)
I am planning my trip to New York to cover the Fall 2010 collections, taking place February 11-17. Let me know what designers you are interested in and what scoop (trends, beauty, backstage, etc) you want to read about on ShopTalk. I will be blogging (&/or tweeting) and posting photos from the tents at Bryant Park (last season NYFW will be held here before moving to Lincoln Center in September) and other locations such as Milk Studios.
Milan Fashion Week ended on a good note yesterday and according to WWD, buyers are happy with what they saw. Neiman’s Fashion Director and Senior VP, Ken Downing, told reporters:
“There was plenty to love in Milan this season with the amount of color and print. There’s much more of a focus on femininity, which our customers are always happy to see. There’s a lot of lace in Milan this season, some metallic. Transparencies look particularly beautiful when they are done in layers and leave something to the imagination. There’s also this sportif idea we saw in so many collections, with interpretations of leggings and shorts, bicycle shorts and anoraks. Shorts are becoming what the legging was for fall.”
Shorts seem to be a must-have item for Spring 2010, luckily designer’s showed them in all lengths (from super short to bermuda). I am loving all the fun prints, designers, such as Miuccia Prada did them in (like the beach-themed pair pictured above).
London Fashion Week concluded yesterday with a bang. The Burberry Prorsum show returned to London (usually in Milan) for the 25th Anniversary of LFW. Strong shoulders, volume, texture and ruffles continue to appear on the runway throughout the spring shows in both London and New York. Designer, Christopher Bailey did them in chic neutrals and pretty pastels. The European shows start tomorrow in Milan. What collections are you loving so far?
(*Photos by Getty Images/Getty Images for Burberry)
Went to Devi Kroell presentation with Kristie Ramirez, Texas Monthly’s Fashion Editor. The designer, who got her start in exotic skin handbags, followed by shoes in 2006 and ready-to-wear in 2009, presented at collection with vibrant prints and gleaming fabrics. Think Alice in Wonderland meets Michael Jackson-the designer mentions both as influences in her notes. Loving the signature II pants. As for bags, Kroell has worked neoprine and oragami leather into the mix with the introduction of the “stylist” bag (a great basic). Shoes were high and mighty, in metallics and bright colors (pink & orange). The collection is available in Dallas at Stanley Korshak and they are opening a boutique in Houston soon. Bag Snobs, Tina Craig and Kelly Cook were there too, no doubt spotting a few must-have bags for the season.
I have been having technical difficulties, so be sure to keep up with what’s happening at NYFW by following me on Twitter – just search for StephanieQH. I have never seen so many people from Dallas in New York at once…socialites, retailers, designers, & journalists included. I almost feel like I’m at home.
Carolina Herrera showed a beautiful and ladylike collection (as always) at the tents this morning. I was running late and almost didn’t get in due to not having my invite in hands and tightened security because of PETA protesters. But, the show must go on and although I didn’t make it to my seat, I ended up standing at the end of the runway and got a great view of the chic collection of dresses, short suits, separates & gowns that were inspired by Japanese baskets and featured many textures and woven details. After the show I chatted with Jackie Miller Stewart (who said she’s here for fun), who attended the show and thought it was the best collection the designer’s ever done!
Abi Ferrin showed her spring collection, titled “Genesis”, at the Metropolitan North Pavillion tonight. The collection was inspired by a trip to the Osa Rainforest in Costa Rica (lots of color, as you would expect). More on it later, but Lisa Garza (in photo with the designer below) was there with a film crew in-tow for a new reality show they are taping.
Spotted Ken Downing at Christian Siriano’s first show at the tents. He was there to check out what the Project Runway alum is up to. Downing arrived in New York this morning directly from a store opening in Seattle (his hometown) and he’ll be attending shows through the last day of NYFW. After a quick stop-over in Dallas to hang with Michael Kors for a CC event, he’s off to Europe. How does he do it all without calapsing? With good doctors, lots of planning, big breakfasts, and by just saying “no” to late-night parties – no matter how much he may want to go.
Erin Wasson showed her collection (Erin Wasson x RVCA) for the first time at the tents last night. Dallasites were there to show their support to the model-turned-designer, including Erin’s family, Jackie Bolin, Elizabeth O’Mahony, Stephanie & John Roberts. The collection featured mostly layed-back looks that you could see Erin wearing herself and many seem to admire her style. We even saw some girls in Spain sporting Wasson-esque looks (loose tanks, short jean shorts, & blazers with rolled up sleeves). Chris Wasson was so proud of her daughter, she could hardly hold back tears of joy after the show. We spotted Bruce Willis with wife, Emma Heming, in the crowd as well as Gossip Girl Taylor Momsen.
Black & blue at Tonuca.
Alex Vidal Jr, the founder of Valencia Fashion Week’s son, just showed his collection of grey, pink, & vibrantly colored (a signature of Valencian designers) dresses and gowns. The backdrop was a photo of the Brooklyn bridge.
Designers are sending the models down the runway with lots of head gear, including these elaborate head pieces seen at Tomera.