I’m starting with Jason Wu for a few reasons… 1: thinking of M. Obama (I refuse to use ‘Mobama’) and 2: his design on the front page of Style.com is gorgeous. And did you hear? Anna Wintour smiled during his show, front row, sunglasses and all!
Anna Wintour. Photo via NYmag.com.
General thoughts: pretty good. Nothing to wild or extreme, all sort of feminine, springy looks. (One could easily picture Michelle in many of these…) The colours were good, sticking with – generally – more mild tones, although the textures and materials (ostrich feather, hello!) gave the collection a little oompf. Wearibility: check. Realistic: check. Gorgeous: check.
Yulia Kharlaponova – I like the texture, mostly, and the bow/side tie.
Iekeliene Stange – [this was the look on Style.com] – love the shoulder puffs and the crossover on the skirt. Modern 80s take, good.
Addison Gill – I like how this has the style/cut of a tracksuit, but the appearance of a more refined fabric.
Imogen Morris Clarke, one of my favourite models!
Rianne Ten Haken – This fulfills the 80s rock requirement in my book.
Ksenia Kahnovich – Reminds me of that Thakoon dress from SS09…
Feels like MJ, non?
Eniko Mihalik – feather skirt = oui!
Iris Strubegger – LOVE! The lavender colour, the all-over ostrich feathers… repeat, LOVE.
Karlie Kloss – another feather dress. Mmmm. But I like the other better (the bottom band on this one seems a little off to me, though the green belt is fun).
Final words: I would totally wear this stuff. That lavender ostrich number? Totally my dream homecoming dress. All very wearable, which is – brace yourself for overused buzz-phrase! – key in this economy. But really, wearibility pretty much translates into success (assuming your designs are good, which his are).