Fall fashion week is off to a roaring start with the first few days behind us. Trends have already started to form (the continuation of 70’s swing), street fashion is on steroids with creative unique looks at every turn. Editors, bloggers and celebrities have taken their seats in the front row dressed to the hilt!
Derek Lam 10 Crosby’s (secondary line from Mr. Crosby) love affair with mixing of textures and prints continues from the Pre-Fall 2015 collection. They haven’t done away with there minimal aesthetic, just added a luxe feel consisting of a mixture of velvet, bouclé, shearling, double-face wool, and brocade.
Standouts include a 3/4 length teal cardigan dress with rust trim worn with must have crushed velvet over the knee boots, all topped off with a fringed bandanna. Another is a fuzzy olive knit top paired with a pinstriped skirt/pant hybrid, and that same fringed scarf that dips into a Derek Lam main line scarf from a few seasons back.
Trademark, Pookie and Louisa Burch, having just turned one has entered the toddler stage of their brand, and the clothes reflects the maturity. Being known for clothes that have artistry for a great price, this collection not only continues with its standards but ups the ante as well.
The inspiration was a mid-century aesthetic, with the Garry Winogrand retrospective at MoMA last year as another point of reference. As Style.com reported, ” Something about his photographs of mid-century New York and the way people dressed back then—their offhand formality—proved compelling to them.”
Stand out pieces were a ribbed turtleneck body suit paired with a high-waisted black and white cheetah print a line skirt, and stirrup pants with tasselled suede loafers. They presented dashing coats, case in point a must have faux fur piece!
Maybe it’s Gary Graham’s choice of models, Jamie Bochert, or maybe it’s the rock n’ roll edge fused with ethnic vibes, inspired by his collaboration with composer-performer Meredith Monk — an installation at Salem’s Peabody Essex Museum, that has Graham’s Fall collection reading as a modern-day Patty Smith wardrobe. Most likely it is a bit of both.
Graham delivers a rich extravagant collection that highlights his craftsmanship, and an evocative selection of prints and fabrics. His embroidered peacock coat is a prime example. He is quickly becoming one of my new favorites, and I have a feeling I’m not alone!