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resort review: alberta ferretti

20 Jul

Keeping true to form, here’s another review of the Resort 2012 runways:

 

Alberta Ferretti tried something different for the new season. It seems as if the bold, electrifying aesthetic of her fall lineup seeped into the train of thought the designer had for resort, moving her looks – at least somewhat – further away from the ethereal and ultra feminine feel I’ve always known them to have.

But who’s to say that’s a bad thing? Ferretti certainly kept in sartorial step with her latest lineup – clean lines, architectural silhouettes and back-to-basics pieces were all included – but didn’t let her core aesthetic and who she is as a designer fall too far from view. Case in point: the designer followed up structured pencil skirt suits with relaxed, flowy dresses, and complimented bold, drastic prints with soft fabrics and light tailoring.

But what I thought most intriguing with this collection was the noticeable – but not overtly obvious – use of the stripe. The pattern showed up everywhere, from a bold navy line running down the front of white trousers, to the more subtle gold trim around the bottom of a jacket and pencil skirt ensemble. And as I flipped through more and more photos of the collection, I found myself playing a fun game of find-the-stripe-in-every-outfit…don’t judge.

 

Anywho, I liked what Ferretti had in store for us this season – we got a taste of both the au courant trends and the elements characteristic to her line. And neither were the least bit disappointing.

*photo credit: alberta ferretti via style.com

 

resort review: 10 crosby

18 Jul

Ok, so I’m a little behind the times as far as fashion reviews go, but better late to the party than never, right? Ok, good.

One of the founding fathers of fashion’s impossibly-cool generation of hip young things, Derek Lam, debuted his hotly anticipated diffusion line, 10 Crosby, this season, to much applause and praise from the fashion set.

We already all loved Lam’s edgy, urbane namesake line, but to couple his runway repertoire with even more I-just-rolled-out-of-bed-and-still-look-way-cooler-than-you looks catapults our beloved designer to a whole new realm of fashion greatness.

Now, on to the clothes. Whether you’re into tweed trousers, long, flowy dresses, put-together (though not stuffy) black suits or yes, even the needs-to-be-finished pajamas-as-daywear trend, there is something for everyone in Lam’s latest lineup. Impeccably tailored outerwear and edgy styling rounded out the collection, leaving me wanting more from the line’s debut. And while Lam’s resort looks undoubtedly mimic the downtown vibe characteristic of the designer’s runway collections, the pieces in 10 Crosby’s first take feel fresh and exciting.

All in all, this resort collection is success for the young yet oh-so-talented Lam. There always seems to be something great cooking in this designer’s studio, and I, for one, can’t wait to see what’s next.

*photo credit: derek lam via style.com