Fashion Week’s Best- Runway Edition


When it comes to bloggers posting about Fashion Week and weeding out the worst from the best, they seem to focus solely on celebs. That’s cool, but the purpose of Fashion Week is to focus on the fabulous designs that will help us get through the next season. So I have chosen 16 shows and narrowed more than 40 looks from each line, down to 4. It took me over 6 hours to do this (sorting through collections, choosing which ones to use, narrowing down to final 4, picture editing and finally posting), I’m seriously not exaggerating. My butt hurts from sitting down this long, so you better LIKE IT! Any whoo, check out my picks from Fashion Week’s Best- Runway Edition:

Derek Lam Spring 2009:

See through tops seem to be very popular for Spring 2009. We’ll see how that goes, and if it will be featured as a trend here on FM soon.

Monique Lhuillier Spring 2009:

I love her designs and how they effortlessly transcend from runway straight to red carpet. Not many designers can do that, there are only a select few.

Diane von Furstenberg Spring 2009:

I loved how the colors in this show danced down the runway. Looks like floral will be back for another season.

Isaac Mizrahi Spring 2009:

I’m loving the bright colors and puffy balloon-ish bottoms in this collection, perfect for Spring.

Rock & Republic Spring 2009:

This collection is for the fabulous folks that prefer more casual, laid back- but still fly- clothing. The colors are dark, which adds a little mystique and it’s definitely able to go straight from cat walk to side walk. Loves it! You see, Fashion Week isn’t all about Couture.

Tracy Reese Spring 2009:

This collection has a lot of options. Laid back to couture, brights to neutrals. Whether you want to go on a picnic, to a club or on somebodies red carpet, somethings here for you. A girl can never have too many options.

Miss Sixty Spring 2009:

I have always been a fan of Miss Sixty. They are very youthful and funky. This collection speaks to both girly girls and rebels. If Los Angeles and Tokyo should ever intersect, it would be at the Miss Sixty flagship store in Spring 2009.

Matthew Williamson Spring 2009:

Many of Hollywood elite’s, such as Scarlett Johansson, are fans of this designer, and can you blame them? This collection speaks to the young, stylish city girl that spends her days lunching in Midtown and walking through Central Park and nights partying at Butter.

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Preen Spring 2009:

Here we go with the see through again. Do I spy a Spring trend? Preen played with a lot of sheer and pale fabric. Boring you think? Not with those cuts and spontaneous patches of see through!

DKNY Spring 2009:

DKNY celebrated their 20th Anniversary, and with a big (very colorful) bang might I add. Their collection was very colorful and seemed to be designed with funky high school girl in mind. The collection was very youthful and speaks directly to teenage to young adult aged females. Even though PETA tried to crash it, it still went smoothly.

Michael Kors Spring 2009:

Michael Kors stuck with blacks, whites, blues and reds with this collection. It has a very retro and resort like feel to it, leave it Michael to bring out the polka dots.

Marc by Marc Jacobs Spring 2009:

I think I have already expressed how I feel about this line. Marc by Marc Jacobs is my favorite line! Well, one of them, but it’s number 1 on that list. This collection was very fun, and while I don’t see the complete looks going straight from runway to anywhere, the single items (dresses, tops, shorts, jumpsuits, etc.) can work for almost any thing that can possibly take place in Spring.

Rodarte Spring 2009:

Rodarte played with both sides of the color fence with this collection, but stayed true to the silky draped fabric, thick platform shoes and extra large holed fish nets.

Zac Posen Spring 2009:

Zac Posen is definitely on my list of favorites. He never misses with any of his collections, especially with him being one of the youngest designers on the scene (he is only 27), he is definitely a major threat to a lot of lines that have been around for years! For this collection, which was one of the best collections during Fashion Week, he used a lot of soft colors and free flowing fabrics. Expect him to be a pioneer for the upcoming season and season’s to come.

Tibi Spring 2009:

I recently learned of Tibi while surfing the net and instantly became a fan. Most high-end lines are known for their red carpet appeal and it seems as though if you aren’t going to an awards show or a cocktail party, the line doesn’t speak to you or your lifestyle. Tibi has a very laid back but still dressy vibe, and this collection emphasized that.

Marc Jacobs Spring 2009:

Personally, I didn’t like this collection. I mean, there were pieces here and there that I liked, but over all I didn’t like it. It speaks to a much older crowd and I felt like he was channeling Chanel circa 1940’s with a little color and millenium splashed in.

Over all, there were some fabulous collections, and some not so fabulous collections. But at least we have a clear consensus on what Spring will look like. Free, flowing fabrics, bright, pale & pastel colors and a lot of silk and sheer. Oh Yeah, and see through! Until next (Fashion) Week….

2 Responses to “Fashion Week’s Best- Runway Edition”

  1. omg what an amazing post! i love that marc by marc jacobs last dress. its absolutely adorable. and DKNY’s last dress is also so adorable!! also i love the diane von furstenburg and matthew Williamson.

    wow great post – ill add you to my blog roll.

    xoxo – A Vogue Idea

  2. 2 pouille

    i love marc Jacob collection fun tonic nice colors my favorite with dnk

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