Hello-Hello, we hope everyone enjoyed a splendid weekend.
As we previously mentioned, Fashion Week is well underway, and today we start with one of the original prep lines, Lacoste. This is the final collection for creative director Christopher Lemaire, the designer is off to Hermès.
We continue to appreciate the clean lines and lack of frou-frou from this brand.
Not all of the strongly geometric pieces felt right, either the proportions or fit or design just didn’t seem right.
We do enjoy a bold graphic approach, and particularly the top in the center photo above. It is interesting to see the higher waist enjoy a continued return to prominence, for both men and women.
From the Telegraph (UK):
“Pink and orange striped knits injected the sizzle factor…”
Both looks seen above, and the styles shown below have solid elements.
Overall the collection showed a lot of promise and we liked seeing models that were actually smiling on the runway, what a nice change. We are intrigued to see how Mr. Lemaire fares at Hermès.
Also shown this weekend, Band of Outsiders, a line we have chatted about on several occasions. The presentation included a look at the new “Girl” line from designer Scott Sternberg, offering far more feminine looks than his “Boy by Band of Outsiders” collection.
Below, a better look at two of those styles from the new line.
And a few of the men’s styles.
Back to the “Boy” collection.
One more ensemble:
We move on, taking a look at the Kate Spade show, held Friday morning. We liked many of the looks captured by WWD (Women’s Wear Daily) for their brief review.
We adore both of the dresses show above, they definitely have a 1950’s and/or 1980’s vibe. More from the WWD story:
“… all the looks were worn with complementing socks and kitten-heeled sandals. In accessories, she layered beaded necklaces and bangles and added playful belts with brooch closures, new this season. Standouts were the oversize, square bead-encrusted neon clutches.”
Again, both looks have many appealing elements; the two final ensembles.
Below we share a closer look at accessories, the pictures are via this post at Bloginity.
We love the whimsical iPhone covers seen above, and both of the items seen next, they also definitely have a retro flair.
And two more bags via Bloginity.
A quick Sales & Savings reminder for Kate Spade fans:
The promotion offering an additional 25% off sale priced merchandise ends tonight at midnight.
Many readers are fond of Gossip Girl (or the fashions shown on the program), making its reappearance tonight. It was a busy weekend for many of the stars, with several attending Fashion Week functions. Below left, Ed Westwick at the Tommy Hilfiger show, and on the right, Chace Crawford is seen with Naomi Campbell at the Fashion’s Night Out event held at Dolce & Gabbana.
Another star, Blake Lively, was at the Toronto Film Festival for the première of her upcoming movie, ‘The Town’. Left, Ms. Lively at a news conference and on the right, at the screening.
Ms. Lively’s Gossip Girl costar and real-life paramour, Penn Badgley was also at the Festival, but not at “The Town” showing; the screening of his upcoming film “Easy A,” was at the same time. Here he is seen with costar Emma Stone. Another star of “The Town” on hand, Jon Hamm, seen with longtime partner Jennifer Westfeldt. (One almost needs a diagram to keep up with this group.)
A few quick True Prep notes, starting with authors Lisa Birnbach and Chip Kidd signing books at the Bloomingdale’s FNO event (there are loads of photos on the True Prep FB page).
Also, Brooks Brothers is devoting a new section of its website to the recently released book.
The special edition True Prep tie from Vineyard Vines is now available online.
We do think Henry (from the crest on the book’s cover) looks rather distinguished in silk. Sadly, there are grumblings from some quarters; evidently others here at the Prepatorium think they should be showcased in silk.
Doubtful; somehow her blue blankie diminishes the dignity factor.
On that goofy look, we say g’bye until next time!
ADDITIONAL PHOTO CREDITS:
- Steve Eichner/Women’s Wear Daily
- Jason Merritt/Getty Images
- Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Dolce & Gabbana