Hello-Hello, happy Tuesday!
As promised, we have a quick look at some of the fall styles shown at New York Fashion Week, beginning with Ralph Lauren.
As noted in the WWD review:
“… when mixed with heartier fare — chunky sweaters; little shearling and fur toppers; knit caps pulled on askew — his Bohemia took on a hint of grunge.”
There was a significant amount of tweed, velvet and small floral prints. Actually, some styles reminded us of Laura Ashley. Not in a good way.
From Fashionista’s review:
“While Ralph’s runway was fine – lots of velvet, prairie skirts, long colorful beads — it was staid. Nothing — and I mean nothing — felt new.”
The folks at The Cut wrote:
““Doesn’t an unadulterated mid-calf floral silk, no matter how lovingly rendered, veer maybe just a little too close to the choppy sartorial waters of HSN?”
Most readers can imagine our reaction to the more embellished, overly detailed pieces – not so positive. But some of the classically cut items definitely caught our eye.
We are just never going to be a bohemian, grungy type of girl; fortunately Mr. Lauren designs for a broad range of tastes.
Backstage photos from Kyle Ericksen at WWD do a better job showing the lush fabrics Mr. Lauren used.
Below, Ricky Lauren, Dylan Lauren and Lauren Bush.
Next, Tommy Hilfiger’s show.
From the Women’s Wear Daily review:
“In his show notes, Hilfiger said the collection channeled a young Katharine Hepburn, which meant lean and soft silhouettes.”
More from WWD:
“Not so practical? The sleeveless trenches were a misstep amongst a series of slouchy, cozy stadium toppers and cable knits.”
“The collection felt fresher than Hilfiger’s clothes have seen in recent seasons, with a less rigid interpretation of what it means to dress preppy in the 21st century.”
We loved several of the dresses.
Mr. Hilfiger called the looks “preppy with a pop,”an apt description.
The styles were not the only items being viewed at the show; several celebrities were perched front and center. Below we see Gossip Girl star Chace Crawford chatting with Hayden Panettiere, on the right Mr. Hilfiger is with Ashley Olsen.
One of Mr. Crawford’s co-stars was in attendance, Penn Badgley (L), actress Rosario Dawson was seeing the show as well.
It would be fascinating to know how much any/all of these celebrities were compensated to be in attendance as we talked about in this post.
If interested in watching the runway show yourself, simply click on the image below:
We have great news for Mini Boden fans: the line has now arrived at Nordstrom.
How fresh and fun do these dresses feel? (They are also reminiscent of mid-century Marimekko prints.)
Some may already know this, but Boden has recently switched over their USA website to show standard US sizes; shoppers need no longer fret over converting things into UK sizing.
Hopefully your day will be bright and sunny!
- Ralph Lauren: Thomas Iannaccone/WWD
- Ralph Lauren Backstage: Kyle Ericksen/WWD
- Tommy Hilfiger: Robert Mitra
- Chace Crawford: Carlo Allegri/