Wednesday, October 21, 2009
WALTER: SPRING 2010 RTW SHOW
West 19th Street -
NEW YORK FASHION WEEK
SUNSHINE READY MODERN APPAREL
Words, Images Judith Ecochard
Our gal pal from LA is a big fan of Walter Baker’s eponymous collection…
A former finance guy turned CEO/Creative, Walter is POPULAR and found in the major department stores and boutiques apparently---
we were clueless…the label was launched in 1991.
And after seeing the runway show (long though)…we get it.
The feminine separates, jumpsuits, rompers, and dresses ---are for girls that want to have fun….but who don’t want to compromise on fabrics and the finished perfection of a well made item.
Side swept eighties hair, puffy sleeves, bubble silhouettes, one shoulder frocks, zipped jackets, and cute mini skirts hark back to The Breakfast Club era (we thought)…but with a 21st century viewpoint too. Especially the vests. Day to evening “…without popping a stick.”
The clothes aren’t dated are "sweet"---even a drop waist, bowed number gets roughed up.
Bright colors and oversized flower prints are summer ready…a touch of the exotic.
Cropped pants and a one piece = comfy casuals.
A few black pieces, a deep lavender and graphic prints gave an urban downtown vibe to some looks …
Clearly, Walter has an edgier side…as seen in this sexy strappy thing that Kristin Cavalleri from the Hills is wearing.