We continue Fashion Week coverage, starting today with the Brooks Brothers presentation of their Fall 2009 Collection. Like many others, this is not a runway show, but an event at the Madison Avenue store.
In an interesting partnership with Wilson, the official NFL football maker, Brooks will debut a new briefcase and duffle crafted of vintage leather from Wilson. And they will retail a limited edition co-branded football made of this same material; the football is just visible in the photo below.
“The women’s wear has lightened up. “We’re softening the girl,” Browne said, noting there are “more skirts and dresses” offered this time. “The collection is a lot more feminine, from the shapes of the skirts to the looseness of the knits.”
We are intrigued to see the Men’s full-length beaver overcoat Mr. Browne has created. All in all it appears to be a nicely done collection that is eminently wearable.
Thought we’d sweeten your day with a few tidbits we haven’t posted yet, including the debut jewelry collection from Liberty of London.
The line will be available at Barneys.
“Christophe Lemaire’s newly named Black collection for Lacoste offered plenty of comfort. In men’s wear, Lemaire showed the strongest conviction with his milky-colored, fine-knit suits, but sweaters…. held the most appeal.”
We have another frightening instance of multiple AntiPreps being located in the same place.
At. The. Same. Time.
Behold, the Tracy Reese runway show yesterday:
Between Ms. Kardashian and Paris Hilton is Nicky Hilton, singer Kellie Pickler is on the far right. Quote of the Day award clearly goes to Ms. Hilton, as seen in an interview with E! News this weekend:
“There’s nobody in the world like me. I think every decade has an iconic blonde, like Marilyn Monroe or Princess Diana and, right now, I’m that icon.”
We bring you an update on a favorite brand for TPC (The Princess Consort), Hart Schaffner Marx. In this January post we detailed the firm’s bankruptcy filing, but there was good news on Friday from a Federal judge, allowing a line of credit to be extended so the menswear manufacturer can keep operating. It also appears creditor are showing patience with HartMarx as it works to dig out of the financial mess.
President Barack Obama owns several of the Hart Schaffner Marx Golden Trumpeter suits; it was also a tuxedo from the line that he wore to the Inauguration Balls. Speaking of Presidential fashion, one of First Lady Michelle Obama’s favorite designers was at Fashion Week.
Maria Pinto did not do a runway show, but rather, held appointments to show her Fall looks. Below, the one we found most appealing:
It would not be Fashion Week without seeing models struggling in the insane shoes they must now wear. These shots are from Sunday’s Hervé Léger by Max Azria show:
The model on the right was wearing these:
“That’s just sad, you know? It’s boys dressing women. I’m sorry — they don’t have to wear the —– shoes…
What could I possibly add to that comment? Except, perhaps this:
Here is one for the “When Pink Goes Wrong” category, the high-heel sneaker.
This one is the result of a Puma – Sergio Rossi collaboration. Not that that should be anything about which to brag…
Ta-Ta for now.