Early Look: Fashion Week Sketches

Hello-Hello from the Great Midwest. Where we have much. less. snow than our friends in the east and south. More than 2 feet in Our Nation’s Capital?

Everything about this photo is just plain wrong.

Jason Reed/Reuters

Evidently our lack of snow is about to change, if the weatherologists are correct. We are standing by to stand by.

Amazingly, New York Fashion Week starts this Thursday; designers will show collections for the fall season while most of us are focused on simply making it to spring. We have sketches from a few lines that will be showing, starting with a look Milly look as designed by Michelle Smith.

Courtesy Milly

Some may recall Jill Biden wore a Milly houndstooth dress for the Inauguration ceremony and luncheon.

Next, a design from Elie Tahari; there is more than one piece from this brand here at the Prepatorium.

Courtesy Elie Tahari

We read a fascinating story about Mr. Tahari in our Journal this morning; if interested, click here.  This is the first time the brand will show at Fashion Week.

Next, Rebecca Taylor’s style.

Courtesy Rebecca Taylor

Why is it we enjoy the sketches over ‘the real thing’ so much?

Our next rendering is from Tibi, an extremely popular line in many quarters.

Courtesy Photo via Vogue UK

One quick Sales & Savings note, pieces from most/all lines seen above are available now at fiscally-friendly prices at major department stores like Saks, Neimans, Lord & Taylor, etc..

In WWD’s story on new designers showing at Fashion Week, one group of sketches caught our eye.

The line is called Callula Lillibelle; we are intrigued to see actual pieces from the show.

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A quick update on a few Gossip Girl stars: Leighton Meester and Kelly Rutherford made it to last Thursday’s party celebrating the Sonia Rykiel Pour  H&M collection.

The actresses are seen in the photo above with Nathalie Rykiel. Two tops from the group.

Sonia Rykiel Pour H&M

And two looks in our favorite color.

Sonia Rykiel Pour H&M

The line will be available in stores February 20.

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Many readers are familiar with our irrational fondness for Mad Men. WWD (Women’s Wear Daily, subscription req’d) has a feature on Elisabeth Moss, who plays Peggy Olson on the show.  First, Ms. Moss in character.

AMC-TV

Followed by two photos shot by Diego Uchitel for WWD.

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We close with this Pretty in Pink via the Pink and Green Scene.

Nautica Edgemont

The Nautica Edgemont quilt and accessories look nice and springy to us!

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8 Comments

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8 responses to “Early Look: Fashion Week Sketches

  1. How cute is this post!! LOVE IT! Love the Callula Lillibelle – can’t wait to see more.

  2. For some reason, I like Peggy better in her 1960’s wardrobe! haha
    Great post. Hope the designers are ready for potential weather issues this week!! xoxo

  3. MCW

    I love Millie!
    It is supposed to snow on Wednesday…hopefully, it won’t ruin fashion weeks plan. The models may freeze without any fat on their bones.

  4. Amy

    I love the Nautica bedding — desperate for spring here!! And the name Callula Lillibelle is great along with those sketches.

  5. Like the H&M sweaters very cute! Peggy Olsen oh wow she looks very pretty .Have a wonderful day!

  6. MJC

    The Nautica Edgemont bedding is just the thing for my daughter’s new room- she wants to go green and pink, and I am so thrilled!!! Have a happy Tuesday!

  7. I’m excited about having some new designers in fashion week. Hopefully we will see something fresh and wearable on the runway.

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