ENDING FASHION WEEK RECAPS
Overall, NYC Fashion Week received likable and spirited reviews! Personally, I gave the entire week a bold 8! With F.W. officially wrapped, its time for rollout reviews of my favorite ending designer shows.
A show worth attending--packed with all the right punches!
Last week a colleague and I rush determinedly to sit in on Bastian's much-buzzed Spring presentation. Even in nosebleed seating assignments (power fashion A-listers crushed the frontal and secondary rows), I still swung a perched and focused view. Truthfully, opening runway men's looks were clear, conventional, Michael.
...What happen next, ensued repeated jaw-drop gasps--literally. Space lights dimmed, reappearing (in seconds) to propose fresh-toned models hammering out attractive + striking! pieces along the runway mile. (Michael focused substantially on one-piece standouts as per se coordinated and matchy looks.)
Frankly, taking in the mixture of styled together assortments--thigh-long cardigans over safari green shorts, U-ring toggle coat layered over a sweater-shirt-combo and milky shred-cutoff shorts--planted me on the cobblestone roads of Italy. Michael's echoed machismo inspirations were transparent even before receiving Spring '010 collection notes. A collection has one charged once cravings and itching for a second walk-of-show conjures.
Mr. MSR plans on scouring through Jeffrey's NY aisles [early March] for Bastian's all-powerful Spring collection.
Timo . Weiland
Überhip fashion designers, Timo Weiland and Alan Eckstein, blew us out of our loafers--again! First exploring with a capsule [accessories] collection, Timo tag-team duo shout out a rather well-rounded men's + women collection. Themed A Life Full Of Holes, Timo Weiland synched a theme-matched collaboration within their Spring roster: ivory open bow tie bibs, whimsical ruffled loop neck chokers + skirts (women's), perforated asymmetric-back militia coat (a dreamy cognac), and polka dot traces.
The creatively styled host of models presented an anti nouveau riche essence during their stance atop v-shape runway platforms. On the outskirts, for an aerial preview, Mr. MSR documented well-tailored, highly-wearable, statement looks.( All jazzy wares for discerning twenty-something wearers.) Besides drool-swooning over the aforementioned cognac perforated coat, a charming precision-pleated trench took ahold !!
"The casual, weightless luxury of his clothes marks them as dream ensembles for the contemporary playboy connoisseur," were penciled thoughts from men's style critic Tim Blanks. I couldn't agree more Tim!
Spurrs' Spring collection emanated a subtle yet clear air of sexiness and gentleman flyness! The collection--without any reflection of doubts--mirrored Mr. MSR's Spring '010 wardrobe lineup: sheen navy-blue double breast suit, white sport blazers paired to worn-in distress jeans, peach tone singular pieces, suede oak brown lace-up shoes, bleach-white skinny jeans and a distinct [day-into-night transitioning] trench coat. Using '60s style icons Jimmy Hendrix and Bowie as main inspiratory for Spurr's Spring layout, I would say it had a real groovy and spiced appeal.
See for yourself…