Lacoste Black Label, Lush @ Brooks Bros & When Anti-Preps Gather…

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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.

George Chinsee

PHOTO: George Chinsee

The styles are displayed in tableaus, as seen above. We like the rich gray and lush purple, it is very striking.  The review in yesterday’s WWD mentions plenty of cashmere, in twinsets and coats.

George Chinsee

PHOTO: George Chinsee

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.

George Chinsee

PHOTO: George Chinsee

The review also talks about changes in the Black Fleece line from designer Thom Browne:

“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.

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Thought we’d sweeten your day with a few tidbits we haven’t posted yet, including the debut jewelry collection from Liberty of London.

Photo by WWD Staff

Photo by WWD Staff

The line will be available at Barneys.

We also share a few images from the Lacoste Fall 2009 Men’s collection, we ran out of time when posting the Women’s collection on Saturday.

Talaya Centeno

PHOTO: Talaya Centeno

As the WWD staff put it in their review of the line:

“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.”

Another look:

PHOTO: Talaya Centeno

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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:

Amy Sussman/Getty

PHOTO: Amy Sussman/Getty

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.”

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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.

Hart Schaffner Marx

Hart Schaffner Marx

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:

Kristen Somody Whalen

PHOTO: Kristen Somody Whalen

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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:

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The model on the right was wearing these:

Getty

PHOTO: Getty

One designer, Maria Cornejo, is vocal in her thoughts on the heels and the spills taken by models; she spoke with NY magazine:

“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.

Photo by WWD Staff

Photo by WWD Staff

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.

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10 responses to “Lacoste Black Label, Lush @ Brooks Bros & When Anti-Preps Gather…

  1. I love it that all these models are falling all over runways in these ridiculous shoes. At some point in time with fashion form must meet both function and classic design.

  2. LOVE that the pic captured Paris lifting her specs up to catch a glimpse!

    kHm

  3. Oh my – that ridiculous quote from the Ms. Hilton! haha. . . But I do love and covet many of the Brooks Bros items!

  4. the shoes are oh so lovely!

  5. I really feel bad when these models fall down. Given the long legs and the longer shoe heals, its a long way down to the ground for them.

  6. Those Puma / Sergio Rossi “sneakers” are hideous. What’s the point?

    Do love the purple suede accompanying the Brooks Brothers looks!

    And thank you for the kind comment yesterday. It is sincerely appreciated…

  7. That’s for the tote suggestion!

  8. I kind of hate to admit it – but Kim Kardashian (anti-prep) actually looks really pretty in that picture… 🙂

  9. The Brooks Brothers outfits made me release an audible ‘oooooh’ – I particularly love the grey kirt, cardi, frill top combo -I would LOVE to buy that whole outfit! Sadly, no BB here. Mr Fox would love the rugby combo too. It has changed my opinion on Brooks Brothers – I had wrongly assumed it was all ‘slacks’ and clothes for seniors (I must have got them mixed up with another company!)! Oops – I’ll have to check out their site! As for the Anti-preps – they all look pretty great to me – sat on the front row – sometimes you just gotta have some full on glam!

  10. KK

    Hmmm, someone things rather highly of herself!! That’s the first time I’ve heard of Marilyn and Diana in the same category.

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