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New York Fashion Week Highlights

April 2, 2009

I’ve decided for the next few days I will cover the three biggest fashion weeks: New York, Milan and Paris. There are lots of pictures to keep your attention and some of my personal opinions.

Unfortunately, I was unable to be there and marvel in the glamorous shows and events that take place during one of the biggest fashion weeks in the world. However, I do have highlights AND pretty pictures! No really, that’s the best I can do right now.

Let’s jump right in – in alphabetical order.

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Fendi

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Fendi

Fendi‘s creative director, Karl Lagerfeld, lead this LVMH-owned line in its Fall/Winter 2009 runway show in New York. As with almost every other line, super high heels are still on the runways. Fur, as always for this season made an appearance. Fendi, unlike some other designers, did not showcase a lot of black. There were neutral tones and some colour – which has been the case for a few seasons.

Jason Wu, who has risen to instant fame since Michelle Obama wore one of his gowns at Barack’s inauguration, has designed a beautiful Fall/Winter 2009 collection. The collection and pieces were amazing, but in my personal opinion, this was more a Spring/Summer line than one of Fall/Winter. Had I not known the season, that would have been my guess.

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Jason Wu

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Jason Wu

Next on tap was one of my favourite collections for this season – Louis Vuitton. How Marc Jacobs is able to pull of two lines of his own and this amazing legendary house, is beyond me – but we love you Marc! As expected from LV, a lot of attention to detail – beautiful purses and shoes completed every outfit. Splashes of colour throughout the collection as well as a lot of black.

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Louis Vuitton

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Louis Vuitton

Who better to flow Marc, than Marc himself! We’ll start with his more casual/affordable line – Marc by Marc Jacobs. We saw a lot of colours and really fun patterns. He added a lot of fun and edge to his collection with the use of patterned and coloured stockings. This collection was very fall – not as much winter as i would have hoped for, but it could have been due to the casual nature of the collection.

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Marc by Marc Jacobs

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Marc by Marc Jacobs

Marc Jacobs was sure to please with his self-titled line. This 80’s inspired line showcased big boxy shoulders, feminine silhouettes and lots of colour. We saw everything from yellows to blues to purples to pinks. This line had a great balance of Fall and Winter and was quite different from the rest. While I felt everyone else was doing more 50’s and 70’s inspired looks, Marc Jacobs pulled out some 80’s looks.

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Marc Jacobs

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Marc Jacobs

Only three more to go. I know, don’t be sad. Michael Kors showed a very ready-to-wear collection at the Fall/Winter show. Again, beautiful, sleek, feminine lines. Lots of colour. Fur. Super high heels. I would probably wear his entire collection, but would have loved for it to be more risky.

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Michael Kors

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Michael Kor

I only have two pieces that I really wanted to showcase from the Proenza Schouler line. I absolutely love both. Think they are perfect for the season, and think that lace is definitely going to be HUGE next season. Love love.

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Proenza Schouler

And finally, we end with Zac Posen. Wow. Wow is all that needs to be said about this collection. As we’ve been seeing, splashes of colour throughout, though this line had subtler colours. Not as bright as the others. Softer lilacs and blues. Very feminine with a lot of silk fabrics and flowy dresses.

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Zac Posen

Zac Posen

Zac Posen

Stay tuned – Milan and Paris to come in the next few days.
-M

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