Wwd Bows

  • 68 months ago Wwd »

    Charlotte Ronson is proving to be a designer who knows her youthful following, this time with a series of sweet, frilly dresses mixed with great sportswear, particularly a light zipped cardigan and mini.

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  • 72 months ago Wwd »

    The designer wowed her audience by tossing aside any niche notion of what Lela Rose is all about. She has eclipsed her rather prim party clothes with what one might call quirky sportswear. Dressed-up sporty? Certainly. And still hip enough to be perfect for those young ladies who lunch in the Meatpacking District. They would love her effortless mixes: thigh-high organza peplum skirts with offbeat printed tanks; perfectly cut cotton tweed shorts with a silk faille track jacket. The designer’s slightly hippie edge — think ikat, dip-dyeing and beads, all polished to a high shine of sophistication — makes this her best collection ever. The ease is evident, too, in her latest flirty signature dresses, among them the patch-embroidered cotton, drop-waist tank version and abstract plaid T-shirt shapes, which all reflect Rose’s newfound freedom.

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  • 72 months ago Wwd »

    Add Note Yigal Azrouël likes things just so, but definitely not prim. In fact, he is a perfectionist when it comes to making his clothes “not too perfect.” “I want them to look like they have experience,” he said during a studio visit this week. “Like [they] got kind of damaged. I think it makes [them] look cooler.” To wit, his spring collection was full of the rumpled, nonchalant clothes — leather jackets, silk cocktail dresses and slouchy pants — in a dusty palette and washed fabrics for the worn-in look his clientele craves. Here, batik prints and sarong skirts worked the bohemian side of Azrouël’s downtown ethos. As always, his signature jerseys will have broad appeal, but there were some awkward moments in drab sack dresses and tricky high-waisted pants. While that might tickle the extremely hip, it will likely leave those who don’t get it feeling hopelessly uncool.

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