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I wish, it’s only in my dreams or when I don’t feel like going to work, which is all the time now. I wish I had Caroline Palmer’s job hoping from one front row seat to another in New York City or jet setting to Paris or London living it up at the Fashion Shows. Thanks to her I can hop around and jet set “virtually” with her.
Maybe it’s better that way because I can imagine hoarding everything from the fashion shows. Which makes sense why I loved: 3.1 Philip Lim, character /globe-trotter and collector of things.That’s how all the Runway Shows looked the designers went around the world collecting things. They ended up with lots of black and white and some color a lot of stiff and execrated shoulder. Alexandra Wang went AndrĂ© The Giant with that shoulder and arms”too much”.At least he added a little color but Michael Kors made me smile with that Blue Camo so fresh.I am living for that oversized orange sweater Michael. His designs you can take them right off the runway and wear them on the street. I want to see those colors in his designs at the department store, he is not the only one who caught that department store bug.
Vera Wang did that Kohl’s thing a long time ago and it was a genius move. Regular people with regular money can’t get to wear designer clothes but more and more now even people with money are not spending on high-end designs. The recession has almost all the high-end designer at Target, H&M, Macy’s, Kohl’s, JC Penney just to name a few. I am glad Vera Wang saved those structured volumes, exaggerated arms and structured collar for her runway show. Can you imagine going to a restaurant wearing those shoulders and you would get a stink eye
for wearing those collars at the movies.
Severe and over done was the common theme. When I think of Marchesa I think girly, romantic,
soft and ethereal. This 2013 Fall Collection gave me severe black and the liver reds, over embroidery and stiff fabric. No sorry I can’t do it. But I have to say I will be surprised if I don’t see some of their gowns on the Oscar red carpet tomorrow night.
Where ever some of these designs are worn and by whom ever there were definite hits and definite misses for me.