Wednesday, September 23, 2009
OHNE TITEL: S/S 2010
EGYPTIAN INSPIRED “GRAPHIC LINES, LUSH TEXTURES and BOLD COLORS” FOR SPRING & SUMMER
BACKSTAGE MODELS :)---- AND ON THE RUNWAY = MODELS :(
Words, Images Judith Ecochard
This was one of the most memorable shows during NY Fashion Week…and not only because the collection was a tight 24 looks.
Alexa Adams and Flora Gills have evolved as designers while remaining true to their sophisticated DNA of woven knits (unique textiles to them)…
this time, incredibly lightweight…
… with fluttery feathers on hems and tops, and hand embroideries.
An intricately woven graphic vest/top popped for us--- in black, white chalk, red and a French gray.
Silhouettes were fitted and slim…the first look, a black/ “chalk” graphic play on a tuxedo with a multi color crop sweater--- set the tone.
We also thought the imaginative draping of jackets and skirts was well done...
Egyptian elements…the linear spaces and lines of hieroglyphics came through…though we were thinking a mash up of cubism and abstract expressionism.
OUR FAV PANT-"BLACK TUXEDO CONTOURED"
Hair-Jimmy Paul Bumble and bumble
THE CESARE† PACIOTTI SHOES !!!!! Lace Up Wedges and flats…and knit leggings.
Makeup: Gucci Westman for Revlon Blanked out eyebrows and faces with hallow eyes. We saw this at several shows.
Word Up: Bergdorf Goodman bought the entire collection….smart.
ADDED NOTE: We remember an Ohne Titel RTW show three collections ago at Bumble and bumble… flippantly dismissed with like two sentences by the NY Times reviewer. We saw her at this West 36th Street show and are sure she was very pleased this time around…who wasn’t?
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